When you are trying to sell your home fast, setting the right asking price is absolutely key.
You canâ€™t change the location of your Fort Myers home. You also canâ€™t
quickly change the other fundamentals of your home â€“ its size, layout,
or similar factors. In most cases, the homeâ€™s price is the strongest
weapon in the quest for a quick sale!
As long as you havenâ€™t picked a shady, fly-by-night operator for a
real estate agent (see Tip #1), you should be confident that your agent
will set the best possible price for your home. Armed wit research and
comparable sales, they will be able to find the perfect balance between:
A price thatâ€™s too low, which will lose money for both you and your agent!
A price thatâ€™s too high, which will keep buyers away and leave your house to linger for too long on the market
The key is to come up with a price that will allow you to meet your goals, while still getting top dollar.
If you are having a difficult time accepting the price that your
agent recommends, take a deep breath. Remember, if you have a
competitively priced house, not only will it sell faster, but you may
also have multiple bidders competing for your house! That is a situation
which certainly favors you, the seller.
Todayâ€™s home buyers have more access to information than ever before.
They are checking online listings, comparing prices and have no
tolerance for overpriced listings. In fact, most online listings allow buyers to sort by â€œlisted in the last 7 daysâ€, â€œ14 daysâ€, etc. â€“ which will eliminate the old dogs on the market. If you arenâ€™t priced right, you may miss out on many potential buyers.
Remember, your agent wants to make money on the sale of your Fort Myers home
too! They are your best resource for setting the right price to make
your house sell quickly. That makes a good agent invaluable.
I can tell you that in my personal experience, this is often one of
the most rewarding parts of my job as a real estate agent. If you choose
to work with us at AJ Ackerman and Associates, we will be happy to help you set a price that will sell your house quickly, while still earning you the most money possible!