I am not going to read everyone elses replys so my reply may be redundant. Whatever you do do not let someone flatter you with how much your place in worth, try to understand the market and hit it!
Did you read the A2 News today? I have seen a steady increase in buyser traffic since early December.
Today I held a house Open that I listed on Tuesday last week (we have already received one offer that we have counter offered). It was my last Open House and we had 15 sets of people through it, there is a market for the right house for the right price. Two of them spoke of writing offers and another two are very interested.
The best advice is to price it right! There's an old phrase that sticks in my head 'a little less, a little more'. Price it right and get more, rather than the wrong price and dropping later.... Good luck!
Homes that sell in the first thirty days sell closest to asking price. Buyers want value, so 80% of successful marketing is price, the having your Realtor expose the features and aspects of your home that buyers value would be next.Any one can put a home in the MLS. You need a marketing expert who can look at your situation and tailor their marketing plan to your needs.
Jackie and Missy are correct. With them being from your immediate area I would listen to them. Historically if you want to sell something then price it aggressively. So if you have an agent giving you a market analysis go 2 to 3% under the market value. Also for your own peace of mind look closely into your relocation benefits and see what costs and timelines they have for the benefits. Some of those benefits have a expiration date. As far as your particular market stick with the agents in your area. Every region is different. Here in Greensboro, NC we have maintained steady growth and the homes here are going up in value at a steady rate not down. So every area is different I would ignore the hype in the media and concentrate on where you are.
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I suggest contacting your employer(s) and verifying the options and/or benefits provided and if you must work with a specific agent.
Based upon information available 1016 Sxxxx PL sold for $425,000, I would be prepared for everyone to use that property against the value of your home.