$100,000 home that is 1,000 sq ft is basically $100 per sq ft.
$120,000 home that is 1,000 sq ft would be $120 per sq ft.
There are many different ways sellers price their homes, but ultimately is what the buyer thinks of the home that will determine whether it would sell or not.
I have seen homes that sell for more per sq ft than others and they sell faster.
Buyers buy on emotion. I've had buyers run away from homes that have the same floorplan as previous ones we see. Tile VS carpet will give value to a home. It's not so much the material that gives value but the look and emotion buyers feel. That's intangible but it's the power of real estate.
That's why you should at least paint the house. It's not the fresh paint that gives it value, but the feeling the buyer gets from walking into a home that feels new or well taken care of.
Hope that helps,
No two properties are alike. The differences may be indistinguishable, but they're there.
Keep in mind that smaller houses sell for a much higher price per sqft than larger houses, it's the same principle at play as when you buy the family size jar of mayonnaise instead of the smaller one, the smaller one is more expensive per unit. It's easy to miss the mark by comparing your house to smaller ones because of this. Fortunately in Hinesville housing is fairly consistent within most neighborhoods, almost all of the homes that have sold in your neighborhood should be within about 200 sqft of yours.
if a house is 28x48 you would multiply the 2 numbers together. It equals 1344. If the asking price was $134,400 it would be asking for $100 a square foot.
Finally, do not forget that some people think this community is great while that neighborhood is horrible. There can be a price difference based on location. THEN you have some people who want (or need) to sell now and price lower, and some who refuse to admit house prices have dropped and price astoundingly higher.
In the end the asking price is just that. An ASKING price. There is no reason to pay more than you think is fair. Do not worry about insulting the seller with a low offer. After all, they did not worry about insulting you when they posted such a high price.