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By Robert Taylor | Agent in Atlanta, GA

Pricing Your Home To Sell

The Atlanta Real Estate Market is shifting and Seller's are begining to list their house again FOR SALE, and although prices aren't at the highes they were in the mid 2000s they are getting better and better each quarter. 

Every Seller thinks that their house is worth more than the home next door, and why wouldn't they; afterall, they do have the cutest baby! 

And just because your home has an extra bedroom than your neighbor has doesn't mean that it is going to sell for more.  It could have more living space, a better kitchen, nice bathrooms, updated mechanicals etc. It could be a different style of home, better features. 

Agents want to seel your home. That is how they get paid. When an agent performs an CMA for your property they just don't pick random numbers out of the sky. They compare sales in your neighborhood and take certain factors into consideration before recommending a price. Sometimes that price isn't the ball park you want to be in and other times it is a dose of realtiy for you. 

A few months ago I had a potential client ask me about listing her home. It was a very nice home, but her expectations were $20,000 higher than what the market would bear for the place. Some people don't like honesty so she didn't hire me, and went with another firm.  As the months go by I have seen the listing drop in price month and month.  It is now finally at the price it should be at.  3 months later.  By now, that listing has been on the market that everyone who is looking has seen it and it is an outdated listing. 

Some agents will take a listing at any price. I am not one of those agents. I will give you an honest assessment of the value of your home and if you want to take my recommendation and list with me I would be happy to do so.   If you are ever in need of a FREE MARKET ANALYSIS for your home do not hesitate to contact me. 


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