My Grandfather watches the Price is Right all the time. It's been one of his favorite shows for as long as I can remember and I had to endure it many times as a child. There was one particular game that was played by contestants that comes to mind when I think about real estate. Remember the game where there was a row of products and the contestant had to pick the right price for each product and if they got it wrong they lost?
Well guess what, that says a lot about pricing a home for sale. You have to pick the right price if you want it to sell. Otherwise, you get to hear that incredibly annoying buzzer and the sigh of the crowd that lets you know you just lost. That buzzer represents your home for sale expiring from the market.
If you don't price your home right, then there is little to no chance that the home will sell. Especially this day and age. Other sellers have learned how to be realistic and more importantly, they are not playing games. They are attempting to sell a house. So if you want your house to sell, I strongly suggest that you think long and hard about the Price is Right and how many people walked away disappointed because they didn't get it right.
As always, pricing a home for sale is something of a guessing game. But you can be prepared by taking a look at comparable homes that have already sold in the area. Based on those homes that have actually sold, you can come up with a realistic price that will give you the best opportunity to avoid the sound of a sighing crowd and a blaring buzzer as you walk away empty handed.
JL Boney, III - Columbia, SC Realtor - Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
I specialize in Columbia, SC real estate and the surrounding areas, including Blythewood, SC, Kershaw County, Fairfield County, and Lexington, SC. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in Columbia, SC or any of the surrounding areas, I would love the opportunity to speak with to see how I can help. Thanks for reading and feel free to contact me if I can be of service to you.
Office- 803-788-1450 Cell- 803-730-9601 Email- James_Boney@Yahoo.com