I have been looking in the Lakewood proper area for over 9 months and have seen literally hundreds of houses. If you are between the Mockingbird/Gaston/Abrams streets as boundaries ("Lakewood Proper") you will see a price more in the $180 - $220 a square foot. Not cheap as a home buyer but good for you as a seller. I had my real estate agent do some analysis last week and she stated lakewood overall enjoyed a sales price of $201.60.
As you have already read, there are many variables to pricing a home. Are you in actual Lakewood? Or one of the surrounding neighborhoods. Houses in Lakewood are actually selling for $133 - $246 per sq./ft. It really does depend on the age, size, condition, and location. I work for Ebby Halliday, in the Lakewood office, and like all the others would like to speak with you regarding the possiblities.
As far as WHEN to list your home. Several other factors determine the best time for that as well, but I suggest that you start getting ready now. We have seen a jump in business at the office. The phones are ringing. The fax machine is running. Houses are selling. The weather has been great. We have seen an increase in the traffic at open houses. It's looking like a great beginning to the year.
You do have some competition with other houses being sold right now. The key is to have the home ready and in the best light from the beginning. You need to create a flurry of activity to showcase your home as "the one". A sign in the yard, and putting it into MLS just won't do it anymore.
So an average price per square foot would depend on your homes square footage. The range can be from $80-$300 a sqft. We would be glad to meet with you and provide an up to date Market Analysis
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As a Coldwell Banker Residential agent I will be glad to give you a free home market analysis. You can contact me at 469-688-0207 or LaVenda.Lee@cbdfw.com.