On the other hand....Listing agents should use the same data...don't list higher than what the comps show...not even if the seller tries to convince you to do it their way for a while. if they insist tell them they need to pay you up front for the advertising that you have to incur to try to make their property appear worth more than the market will allow. That should help bring the point home. It's best to hold true to the market or walk away from an unrealistic seller rather than waste your precious time, energy and money.
All the Best and Merry Christmas!
June Lizotte, Principal Broker, GRI
Providing REAL Service
If they would be crushed to get completely rejected without a second chance, then I would not lowball.
There are so many factors to list. I would have to see the home to decide which factors should come into play, but here are some I can think of:
Quality of School district for resale purposes
Past Utility averages
Proximity to Interstate exit, dining, shopping, entertainment
Proximity to downtown (if not there already)
Traffic conditions in that area during rush hour
Is it in need of any renovations or need updating at all?
If it has carpet, does it need cleaned or replaced?
Is there a bedroom downstairs?
Does the lawn have weeds or need redone?
I would be sure to compare all of these features and more, to the sold comps. If there is anything lacking, come up with an estimation as ammunition ready for the agent when negotiation starts.
Tom Inglesby, Broker
RE/MAX Equity Group inc
Janeese Jackson, Principal Broker
Real Estate Resource