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Terri, Home Seller in Haughton, LA

I am thinking about selling my home with two acres. How do I determine how much to ask?

Asked by Terri, Haughton, LA Tue Jul 13, 2010

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That’s a great question and one I get about 3 times a day. There two views of a property price, the buyer view and the appraiser view. They are not the same.

Most people want to sell their property at a fair price. It is a bit like asking how do I determine the value of the transportation (maybe it’s a car) I use to go to work. Only the property question is a lot more complicated.

You can spend a lot of time doing research or you can spend your time talking specifics with a professional. The answer is in the details, and the details deal with the specifics.
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I am a real estate professional and I help clients buy and sell real estate in the Shreveport/Bossier area. I interview prospective buyers and sellers on a regular basis. I would be glad to speak with you about opportunities in our area.

Carolyn Grimsley, CRS, ABR
Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer’s Representative
Licensed by Louisiana Real Estate Commission

Realty Executives SB
In Bossier, 4012 Benton Rd suite 110
In Shreveport, 8575 Fern Avenue Suite 105
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 20, 2013
You may see the CMA of your property before price it.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 30, 2013
Terri, please feel free to contact me for assistance. Information that would be helpful in helping you determine the fair market value would be location, size, description, condition and age of your house, covenants and restrictions, as well as the condition of neighboring properties. Then we use all this information to compare to what's currently on the market and what has sold in the last 90 days. I have access to this information and work with you to get your property sold quick. You can learn more about my services at http://www.debralindseyrealestate.com.

Thanks, Debra Lindsey, CME, REALTOR, Keller Williams Realty NWLA, 714 N. Ashley Ridge Loop, Shreveport, LA 71106, 318.213.1555. Each office independently owned and operated. Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 9, 2012
Terri....the first step is to determine what comparable properties have sold for in the immediate area within the past six months. A realtor will be pleased to assist you with this process, generally at no charge to you. Be sure to consider upgrades as well, and unique factors which differentiate your property from others...such as the size of the lot, appliance types, granite counters, etc. Then the issue becomes how aggressive you want to be....in essence which is more important, time or money...the quicker you wish to sell, the more aggressive you need to be on price.

Interview a couple of realtors to be sure you are comfortable with their approach, knowledge, and experience.

good luck in the sale of your home!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 9, 2012
A real estate agent can do a Comparative Market Analysis(CMA) to help you determine a price. The right price will help your home sell faster than over pricing it. I am an agent in Haughton and would love the opportunity to help you get your home sold. Im available 7 days a week. Call me to set an appointment if you would like to discuss your options further. Look forward to hearing from you.
Kelly Newell
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 9, 2012

The links below are to blogs that have some info that may be of some interest to you. Good luck.


0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 13, 2010
Consider using the services of any agent--your agent can provide you with comps--recently closed similar properties in the immediate area, he/she can discuss/review the data with you, -- then a determination on price can made--your agent can inform you as to your current competition, keep informed as new listings appear on the market, etc. Keep in mind that in today's market, pricing and marketing that maximizes your exposure is paramount--consider interviewing a few different agents from different realty companies, and choose the one you like best and the one who has the most to offer.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 13, 2010
I would suggest interview a couple of Realtors and ask them to analyze your situation.
Then, you can either try it yourself, or select one to take care of it.

Know that most people think whatever they own is more than it really is worth.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 13, 2010
Keith Sorem, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
When determing the price, you want to look what has sold recently in your area that is comparable to your home. That way your home will be around the current market value. The best way to do this is to have a local realtor do a Comparable Price Analysis. If you need help finding a realtor please feel free to email me and I can set you up with one. Hope this helps
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