Here at The Cusick Group, we understand that listing your home for sale can be an incredibly exciting, yet overwhelming time. Knowing how to accurately price your home can be the difference between a quick, seamless sale or some unnecessary time spent on the market. There’s quite a few pricing mistakes that homeowners can make when setting one for their beloved abode they’re saying goodbye to! The good news is, we’re here to help you avoid these. Take a look at our quick tips for avoiding these mistakes when pricing your home for listing!
With new chapters ahead and a journey ending, it’s easy to get emotional when it comes to putting your house on the market. While you may think your house is priceless and invaluable, everything truly has a price in the real estate world. It’s important to stay realistic with yourself on what’s feasible. To avoid getting sentimental and possibly overpricing your listing, make sure you are paying attention to comparable past sales and current listing prices near you.
Don’t discount the Lower offers
Because you’ve spent a significant amount of time becoming invested in your home, it’s easy to see a lowball offer and get offended or even completely dismiss them. However, we believe that every offer is a potential start for a bigger conversation. Negotiations have to begin somewhere, and this can give you a better idea of what local buyers have to offer and how you can better approach your listing to get the most for your home.
More often than you may think, sellers get in their own way when it comes to making the sale. And it’s key to understand that once you’ve listed the property, it’s best to no longer think of it as “your home”. This helps you distance yourself emotionally and see things more clearly. A few ways to help with this is to remove as many of your personal items as possible for your situation so potential buyers can imagine themselves there. Another tip is to stay away from showings if you can.
Stay Patient and Say Yes When You’re Ready
No matter what price you list home at, in the end there’s no perfect formula for selling a home. Sometimes, these things just take time! That’s why remaining patient throughout the process is a must. This also means that when you feel like you’ve gotten an offer you can live with, don’t be afraid to say yes as long as it works for your plan! There is no one size fits all for home buying, and every situation is different. Make yours what you want!
At The Cusick Group, we are proud of our dedicated, experienced team and the many years of Valley real estate knowledge that sets us apart from the rest. If you are looking to buy or sell, or just want some more information about the market around you, we would love to help you. Get in touch with us by calling us or texting us today at 602.790.7966.