Of course, every home for sale comes with an asking
price. Where that price came from, what
factors were taken into consideration, how close it is to the actual current value
in todays market, and how likely a it is that a qualified buyer will agree to
pay anything close to the asking price is another matter altogether. Add to
that whether or not the house has had recent, tasteful, upgrades, has been
staged like a model home, is in a prime location, has a swimming pool, or a killer
view and youre into the difficult science of right pricing a home for sale. Add into the equation the other factors that
some sellers pack into their desired sales price, and the difficult job of
right pricing a home becomes an art more than a science. Here are a few examples of right pricing
Upgraded just to sell So you have a condo in a great location with an attached garage and youve kept it in exactly the same condition as you bought it. Now its time to move on and get it sold. Bring in a designer and a good, reasonably priced contactor, and now youre the bomb. Quartz. Stainless steel. White. Brushed nickel. Add on $20K to the recent comps and subtract two months from the time to get it sold.
Lipstick on the pig When you have a desirable floor plan in a great location but are dont have recent, fashionable upgrades, you might just want to replace your light fixtures with something more up to date, change out the cabinet pulls to match the fixtures, give it a new coat of neutral paint and youve got a fighting chance of getting a great offer. As long as you price it closer to the recent sales in more original condition and avoid the lure to ask for what the fully remodeled flip that just sold for, which is the highest price in the history of the neighborhood.
Flipping for the big bucks When you pick up the house with the most amazing lot in the entire neighborhood (end of the cul de sac, at the top of the hill, with a 180 degree view) built in 1972 and in original condition before it even hits the market for slightly less that similar recent sales, then you use your previous flipping expertise, flawless design touches, add a few windows and remove a few walls with proper permits from the city, and hire the staging company with the best sense of style and emotional appeal, you might get multiple offers and end up selling it for the highest price in the history of the neighborhood.
Call me. Text me. 949-678-3373
Email me. Leslie@LeslieEskildsen.com
Helping you make the right move in , , , , , , , , , , , , and other Orange County communities.