Is The Price Right?


If you are thinking of selling your home¬†this Spring in Anacortes or Skagit County, one of the most important aspects to consider is pricing.¬†When a potential buyer is looking for a property, they want to get the best possible value for their dollar.¬†This doesn’t mean that a home should be priced too low, but it does mean that knowing how to price your home is a must. Here are some tips on how to get the right price for your home right from the start.

Know The Value

Regardless of whether you are in a buyer’s market or seller’s market, it is important for every seller to know the actual value of their home. A home appraisal can be helpful in this situation. You will be able to choose a listing price that does not exceed the home’s value.¬†At the same time, you will know how to react to various offers that a potential buyer may make.¬†If you can select a price that is affordable to a range of buyers, you may receive multiple offers, thereby sparking possible competition among the¬†interested parties.

Do Your Homework

The asking price that you choose should not be based on an appraisal alone, but rather a combination of factors.¬†One such factor is that of recent selling prices for comparable homes in the area, known as ‚Äúcomps.‚Ä̬†Important comparisons include construction year, square footage, views (if applicable), interior upgrades and additional features that make the home unique.¬†While you’re doing research, check out current listings and the asking price for each home available in your area.

Set A Realistic Timetable

In researching the sale price for other comparable homes in the area, you should also note the length of time a particular house has been on the market.¬†Some homes practically sell overnight, while others may remain on the market for months without being sold.¬†If you want to sell your home quickly, you should consider this when setting a price.¬†A bargain will obviously move quicker, but it’s important to make enough from the sale to feel good about your choice.¬†If you aren’t in a hurry to close, talk with your REALTOR¬ģ about a fair starting price that’s at or near the appraised value of your home.

Ask Your REALTOR¬ģ For Advice

While you hold the key, so to speak, to your house’s actual asking price, most sellers will ask their REALTOR¬ģ for their opinion.¬†After all, real estate is their business and they will be working with you through every step of the process.¬†If you choose a REALTOR¬ģ that you trust, give great consideration to the advice they offer.

Remember, pricing your home appropriately from the beginning is critical to getting it sold quickly and at the best price!

If you are thinking about selling your home this Spring anywhere is Skagit County, please give us a call. We will gladly do a complimentary market analysis for your home and let you know how much your home is worth in the current market.

(360) 941-3734

809 7th St Anacortes, WA - (360) 941-3734

809 7th St Anacortes, WA – (360) 941-3734