The listing price of a property will depend on the local real estate market, the national market, the condition of the house, comparable properties in the neighborhood, and any variety of other factors. Check out the articles, columns, blog posts, radio shows and videos for more information about what goes into determining a listing price.
Buying a foreclosure or short sale is basically the same as buying any property on the housing market. You may be able to get a good deal on a foreclosure or short sale if the market is full, but the market value and property value in your area will drive the pricing and financing the loan. Watch this Expert Real Estate Tips video for more information about short sales and buying a foreclosure.
Selling real estate today? In many markets it pays to price the house competitively and make the house look great, regardless of the inventory. Fix up the house, price the house right and compare the house price with what is on the market vs. what houses have been sold. Watch this Expert Real Estate Tips segment to learn more about what it takes to sell in one California market and how to be competitive.
Selling a house in today's tough real estate market? Furniture, paint, clutter and repairs all impact the sale of a house. Is the price right? Maybe not! Watch this Expert Real Estate Tips segment for tips on how to sell your house from painting to repricing!
When you're selling your home with a real estate agent you will sign a listing agreement that makes your agent the exclusive representative for your property. If you're unhappy with your real estate agent it may be difficult to break the listing agreement. Ideally, you should never sign a listing agreement that lasts longer than 60 or 90 days.
Home sellers can't pick appraisers but they can learn how appraisals are calculated and what current market conditions are. It can be tough to appraise a home accurately in a declining real estate market. A good appraiser will dig deep to understand high sales.
Properties that once cost $100,000 are selling for 10 to 12 times that sum. How do you determine the true value of a home? There are many reasons why properties that seem too good to be true are still on the market.
Sometimes when you buy a new construction home, your purchase depends on the money you'll get from selling your current home. But what if you're not having luck selling your home? What can you do to improve your ability to sell your home? Talk to your listing agent and discuss your listing price and the factors that affect the price. You may have to lower the price of your current home so you can sell it and buy your new home.
A lot owner wants to sell the property, but a potential buyer thinks the price is too high, even after a good appraisal. If the seller is asking for less than the appraisal, he should stand his ground.
Once you figure out how the condition of your home compares to other homes that are for sale in your neighborhood, and you decide whether you're willing to fix it up for sale, you can turn your attention to pricing your property. To get the most money for your home, you should make it shine. Fix the broken items, repaint the interior, clean the carpet, "stage" your rooms, and clear out the closets and countertops.