Setting Your List Price Requires Calculation and Savvy

Setting Your List Price Requires Calculation and Savvy

Posted by Billy Peshke on Friday, November 2nd, 2018 at 5:07pm.

When you're having a garage sale, one of the toughest tasks is pricing your

items. If you put a price tag on your old golf clubs that’s too high, no one will

buy them. If you make the price too low, they might sell quickly, but you’ll

spend the rest of the day wondering if you could have gotten more!

It's similar to selling your home — except with your home, the stakes are

much higher. You want to price your property to sell, but you don’t want to

leave any money on the table.


How do you accomplish that?


Setting the right list price for your home requires a combination of skilled

calculation and industry savvy.


Let's start with the "calculation" part...


When you work with us, we'll review recently sold properties that are similar

to yours in type, size, features and location. Then, using that data, we’ll

calculate a range that represents your property's "current market value."


For example, consider a spacious 15-year-old bungalow in a nice

neighbourhood. If similar homes in the area have sold for $475,000-

$550,000 in the last six months, then it's obvious that your home should sell

in that range too. A list price above or below that range would be in the

danger zone.


But skilled calculation is only half the task.


Setting your list price also requires expertise in the local market, combined

with good old-fashioned gut instinct. That instinct comes from being on the

front lines of many property transactions.


That's why working with a good real estate agent is so important,

when you’re deciding on the list price for your home.


Want to discuss selling your home? Call us today! Billy can be reached at 403-466-8353 and Yasin at 403-681-0319.

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