Some Green Bay real estate agents choose to either list
property OR represent buyers. Some agents love doing both--I am one of
those! I absolutely LOVE selling homes but, I also LOVE showing off
Green Bay real estate and the wonderful Howard community! So, I
enjoy keeping my hands on both sides of the transaction because I can
keep a pulse on what Buyers are looking for in homes that my Sellers
are attempting to sell.
When a Buyer contacts me to show them homes in
Green Bay Wisconsin Howard, their four top 'qualifications' are as
1. Price point
2. Total Bedrooms
3. Total Square Footage
4. School Zone
Let's address the first
Location used to be the premier point for the sale of a home, but in
recent months price has become top priority. Here are a few of the
Seller 'myths' that have come to light recently--avoid these at all
As a Seller, I can 'dictate' the sales price and am quite confident
that I will get multiple Offers on my home.
Sellers should work hand-in-hand with their selected listing agent to
establish a price. The days of multiple Offers are on-hold unless you
have a home that you're simply giving away or a dream home that several
Buyers have had their eye on for some time! Using recent sales,
comparables are reviewed with great attention to detail--you simply
MUST not overprice your home or you'll wind up a very unhappy
Your property will NOT
sell if it's overpriced.
I love my home just the way it is! I'm sure I can get more than my
neighbor got a year ago for their home!
In 2008, you must visit comparable homes in your area to see what the
competition is offering for their price. If you can't beat those homes
on price & appearance, you're going to have to wait your turn
for a sale. Your
home MUST be priced competitively.
The homes in my neighborhood are listed at $_______!
VALUE is not the list price--If you want, you can list
your $350K home for $1,000,000--that is IF your agent will list it for
that for you! The point is, we're comparing recent SALES to establish
your price, NOT list
is only worth the price that someone is willing to PAY for it!
Two years ago, the Dallaire's' got $_____ for their home!
Just as lenders have increased pressure to do their due diligence for
new mortgages, appraisers are feeling the pressure as well. The rule-of-thumb is to
use sales that occurred in the last 6 months, either within the same
neighborhood or under one mile away. Their goal is to get
as close as possible
to square-footage, garage size, number of bedrooms, baths, lot size,
basement or not, exterior construction and condition of the home (these
are the main criteria). So, you're no longer comparing your home to
your neighbor's that sold two years ago!
Other in my neighborhood have sold for $_______. I've spent an
additional $_____ to have my walls faux painted, deck restained,
landscaping and a pool dropped into my backyard. I expect to recoup
every dollar spent on those items.
WILL not recoup every dime that you spent on improvements!
Kitchens and baths bring the most return on investment but, sometimes
other work done or additions made can actually DE-value your property.
Everyone does not like faux painting--especially in bold colors.
Everyone does NOT want a pool and you will certainly not receive a
dollar for dollar return for pool installation.
They're building million-dollar homes right behind me and my $350K
home's value has surely increased due to the new expensive homes!
Actually, for some aging homes, this can prove to be more of a
detriment than a benefit to your home value! Your home could completely
lose it's value, and the land that it's on may become the only value to
your property. That million-dollar neighborhood is looking to expand
and developers are not going to pay for that new kitchen that you just
installed--they're only going to want your LAND and your property value
will reflect only that price.
As a Seller, you must take
the emotion out of the process of pricing your home. Keep
in mind that this
is a business transaction and NOT a personal one! Yes,
it's personal because it's possibly your childhood home, or your
children's childhood home or the home in which you were married--but,
that doesn't matter to your Buyer! They are
looking at this as their new home and as an investment.
You should consult an expert
Green Bay Real Estate agent that can help you understand the current
Green Bay Real Estate Market. One of the most important criteria to
success in selling your Green Bay Wisconsin Howard home is working with
an agent who actually understands your great community and has in depth
market information geared towards Howard. You can view the Howard Market report on the link on the bottom of the page.
Price point has become the #1 most important
factor in listing a home.
Don't try to 'save' money by listing with an agent who ONLY lists your
home in MLS for a fee and turns it over to you to do the rest! These
agents have absolutely no incentive to help you price your home
correctly as once your property is in MLS, their job is DONE!
You are then in command of the remainder of the transaction. Unless
you're a former real estate agent in your state, you're doing yourself
an injustice--your home MAY go under Contract but, if it doesn't
appraise and you have no 'counsel' to assist you with your
negotiations, you could not only lose the Buyer but, precious time off
of the market while under Contract. This leads new potential
Buyers to skip over your home because they fear that something is
'wrong' with your home due to the length of time on the market compared
to others in your neighborhood that were listed by qualified agents
I'm an expert of the Howard Community you can view other
Howard information below:
Dallaire Green Bay Real Estate Agent an Associate Broker for Micoley and
Green Bay, Wisconsin at 920-217-2647 to list your property for sale or
to purchase a property in Green Bay,
Howard, Suamico, East De Pere, West De Pere, Bellevue, Hobart,
Bellevue, Allouez, Wrightstown, Denmark and the rest of Brown County
Call me today at
920-217-2647 . Contact me by email if you prefer by clicking on email
me on the right side of this page under my profile.
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