With vast oceans of information at our fingertips, home buyers are more educated today and have access to a greater amount of real estate information than ever before. This means that most buyers will be able to compare the price and quality of hundreds (if not thousands) of homes online in order to find the best quality for the best value. In other words, they’re often going to be making decisions and narrowing their options before they even talk to an agent or consider viewing your home. That means that you need to have your house presented professionally and appropriately priced as soon as it’s listed, it also means that high quality photographs of your home are of the utmost importance. We’ve become a web-based market and we’re not going back anytime soon.
Have you installed new granite countertops, re-tiled your kitchen floor, added landscaping features? Is your home in a unique location? Is it in similar shape to your neighbor’s homes? How is the general market doing? Homes selling like hotcakes? Many factors can come into play when establishing an asking price for your home. Are you in a hurry to sell in order to move out of town? Ultimately, the asking price of your home is your decision, but your agent can provide valuable information to help you make that decision.