One of the most important benefits an experienced real estate agent brings to the table is the ability to recommend an “asking price” to a home seller. Unlike cars, each home is totally unique depending on condition, how it sits on the lot, location, and many other important factors.
Has the Northern Virginia real estate market stabilized?
The important place to start determining the value of your home is looking at some cold hard facts. Seeing what your neighbor sold their home for can give you some insight when getting a feel for prices. Here is the place to start and providing you with this information just got easier with some new technology that I discovered recently at a conference in Chicago. Now I can send you a report anytime that will show you recently sold homes, active listings and a series of charts and graphs for you to take a look at with a simple e-mail. Get a report now (click here)
I look at this as an excellent starting point for anyone looking to put their home on the market for sale, and then when we meet the time can be spent discussing the value of your home versus the current competition. Determining your home’s value may be very different when comparing McLean to Vienna or Oakton.
My real estate agent “insider tip”
If you are a seller then you need to know an insider’s tip before you get started. Just a few years ago, I started to meet with home buyers who brought reams of paper to our first meeting which was a big change from the 1990’s. Today’s home buyers have totally tapped into the mountains of home sale data that is available on the Internet feeling confident that it is giving them the “inside edge” when it comes to negotiating.
I have written many articles on how to get your home ready to sell that gives my clients a way to leverage that exposure, get their asking prices or very close to it, and sell it without too much wasted time. Sorry but there are “for-sale sites” out there that make this look a little too easy and costing sellers time and money!
Don’t you deserve real sales advice?
After spending time recently helping clients get their home ready for the market, I have actually felt the “comps” were too old and that their homes were worth more than the “facts” were telling them. The end results were sales at the higher price point that also appraised without any issues.
Start now with you own neighborhood real estate sales report
If you have any questions please give me a call or send me an e-mail. Often, with a meeting in your home, I can help refine the pricing data that these reports generate and then put together a plan to sell your home for the most amount possible against the competition.The best contact number is 703-304-6827 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Yes, it’s your Second Showing (dougfrancis.com)