Additionally, you need an agent that has been actively selling homes in this market and not just holding inventory. I see many agents that hold 50 to 100 listings and my first question is how many are under contract. It lets me know if they know how to price a home. It is very easy to take 50 to 100 listings when you take the listing for what the sellers wants... it is much harder when you actually do your research and know that a home should not be priced where the seller wants. Holding inventory with no closings or very few in comparison to the number of listings could mean the agent has no clue how to price properties in this market. An agent that was a top producer in 2005 and 2006 might not be selling any homes in this market.
Lastly, you need to price it to sell quickly. Buyers compare homes... if you want a quick closing then you need to price it aggressively so that buyers feel the need to react quickly.
Our recommendation is also to list it with an agent that can get you the exposure you require for a quick sale. Additionally, it is critical that you price the property in step with the current market trends, keeping in mind that today's buyers are typically looking for "DEALS."
Price it accordingly..............
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