How to Price your Property for a Faster Sale
A decade or so ago, the location of property played an integral role in how fast the property will fly off the market. However, the changing times have seen a paradigm shift in this in that today price is the greatest determinant of how fast, or slow, thereof a property will go. When you price your property for purposes of selling, no doubt you may not get the exact figure that you quoted. Thanks to the growing need for selling property and people getting smarter by the day, today they go the opposite. Rather than one pricing their house based on the market statistics and information, many would do that based on their emotions, i.e., how attached they are to the property. However, when you take a closer look at comparable property in the market, no doubt you will make an informed decision. Another thing you should keep in mind is that if the locality has many houses for sale, you should set a very aggressive initial price for the property.
Maybe you are thinking the availability of so many properties for sale will scuffle your ambition of getting whatever amount you wish for your house. Underpricing is a tried and tested way of ensuring you are selling your property faster and at a price that will be determined by the market and not you. Assuming a property in your locality that is similar to yours in size, amenities and age recently sold for $200,000 pricing your home at $200,000 would be a perfect example of initial under-priced cost. You are sure to attract potential buyers and investors that are looking for a hidden gem at an irresistible price. Sooner or later the buyers will get into a bidding war, and you will have the major advantage of having the price go up naturally through a free and fair market.
If you are thinking of selling your house, you can always contact a professional for guidance. While you may get to sell your house successfully on your own, a professional comes in to help with property appraisal. No doubt a professional property appraiser is better placed to advice you on accepted industry standards, practices and regulations in regards to property appraisal and pricing. Do not be surprised when you discover whatever figure you had in mind is completely off than what is quoted by the appraiser.
Always keep in mind your property is worth exactly what you manage to sell it for. , Of course, an independent buyer will not put any special value to your house when compared to all others in the market. Rest assured when you price your house to sell it will fly off the market.