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Why It Pays to Set a Realistic Price for Your Home, from Day One

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

In her latest article Cynthia Anderson, of the Herald Tribune, explains why pricing is still the key to successful real estate transactions.

She writes, "Never simple, the philosophy — and the psychology — of home pricing has grown ever more nuanced as markets drop and edge back up, then stabilize, only to dip again."

While most Realtors agree that price trumps other salability factors, such as condition and marketing, setting the true value of a house can prove challenging, especially in this market. This is why it is critical that homeowners committed to selling their property set a realistic price from the beginning.

Those of you who have sold your home with me and my team will recognize my "Is Your Price ON TARGET?" bulls-eye, which helps sellers use real-life data like their number of showings to date and number of offers to set and adjust their home price.

Click here to read Anderson's full article, "Setting a Listing Amount Is the Key to the Deal."

BurlingtonFreePress.com, There are some ways to sell your home quickly

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS
The Burlington Free Press just published an article that provides some helpful tips for getting your home sold quickly. They side column also has some great points for easing the stress of a move. The article as a whole is a good read, some key points to note are; Think like buyers, Price is critical, Curb appeal and Pets, lighting, bathrooms and smells.
 
-Nancy

There are some ways to sell your home quickly

Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2007
By Michael Perrault
Gannett News Service

There are plenty of houses for sale, and they are not moving nearly as quickly as they did during the dot-com boom of 1995-2001. So if you want your house to sell and not sit, here are some tips to consider:

Think like buyers.

“Sellers should view their home from the buyer’s perspective as if they are in the market to buy a home right now,” recommends Carlo Lombardelli, broker associate with Re/Max Real Estate Consultants in Palm Desert, Calif. “That gives sellers a clearer picture as to how their home would compete against the other active homes in the area and in their price range.” (read more)

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