JoAnn can provide a suggested listing price for you based on her extensive knowledge of the market. She’ll review MLS sales and see where you can fit in. The goal will be to list it where you will get some interest and also to help you net the most you can.
Consider comparable sales: What have other homes in your neighborhood sold for recently? How do they compare to yours in terms of size, upkeep, and amenities? JoAnn can assist and work with you with this research or you can give it a go on your own using our property search page.
Consider competition: How many other houses are for sale in your area? Are you competing against new homes? JoAnn can assist and work with you on this research.
Consider your contingencies: Do you have special concerns that would affect the price you’ll receive? For example, do you want to be able to move right away or can it wait?
Be accurate. Studies show that homes priced even as little as 3 percent over the current market price can be much more difficult to sell. In a buyer’s market, showings are slowed down considerably when your home is not priced to attract attention.
Know what you’ll take. It’s critical to know what price you’ll accept before beginning a negotiation with a buyer.
Get an appraisal: For a few hundred dollars, a qualified appraiser can give you an estimate of your home’s value. Be sure to ask for a market-value appraisal which is the best possible way to estimate the value on your home. Be aware that any realtor who says they do appraisals is not being honest, appraisers do appraisals.