If you have been thinking of selling your St. Petersburg-Clearwater Florida area home, one of the most important questions you may have is, what is my home worth? Below are 3 common mistakes sellers make when they overprice their home - don't make one of these mistakes.
1. "I want to price it higher than I need to sell it for because the buyers will make a lower offer anyway"
Truth: In today's market buyers are generally educated by their Realtors and do their own online research so they have a good idea of what the value is of a property. Buyers generally search in increments of $25,000 online, so pricing your house at $235,000, when the value is between $200,000-$225,000, will likely cause you to lose potential buyers. They can't make you an offer, if they don't know even know your house is for sale.
2. "I'll price my home high, and let the market catch up to my price, I'm in no hurry"
Truth: If you want to sell your house, time is not on your side. As of September 30, 2014, the largest number of homes in Pinellas County, Florida sold within the first 30 days (33.5%), followed by homes between 31-60 days (18.80%). Don't be a homeowner caught with your home still on the market after 60 days, as buyers will start to wonder why your house is not already sold, and may not even want to see it at this point. If you really are not in a hurry to sell your house, then it is best not to put it on the market until you are serious about selling it.
3. "I watch the news and they say the real estate market is hot and prices are are up, I'm not going to give my house away."
Truth: We are in a healthy real estate market in Pinellas County, Florida right now However, that does not mean that buyers will pay more than market value for your house. In most areas of the county we are in a balanced market, however, it is very important to look at supply and demand in your particular area. We have some areas and price ranges with an excess of inventory making it a "buyers" market, while other areas are in more demand, making them a "sellers" market.
Let us help you navigate this real estate market. We specialize in selling St. Petersburg-Clearwater Florida homes, and our team's sold listings in 2014 year-to-date, have gone under contract in an average of 17 days. We would be happy to meet with you to discuss your needs and help your price and sell your house fast! Call Deborah Ward & Associates, Keller Williams Gulfside Realty, at 727-216-9247 today!
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Do you want a real estate agent who can get your home
Deborah Ward & Associates' average days on the market for listings sold year-to-date through 9/30/14 is just 17 days, as compared to the average days on market for all sales during the same timeframe in Pinellas County Florida at 86 days! We list and sell homes throughout Pinellas County, from St. Petersburg up to Tarpon Springs, including the Gulf beaches.
If you would like to get your home SOLD FAST, call us at 727-216-9247!
Sunday, October 12, 2014
|Don't wait until after the holidays to list your Florida home for sale!|
Have you been thinking of selling your home in the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Florida area, but don't want to move before the holidays? Deborah Ward & Associates can negotiate an offer on your home so that you can stay in your home for the holiday season.
We understand some home sellers think that buyers aren't interested in home shopping during the holidays. In fact, we have found that the most serious buyers are out looking for a home during this time of the year. However, the holidays do tend to weed out the number of home buyers who are "just looking", resulting in less traffic through your house, since only the "true" buyers are out looking at homes.
Also, since many home sellers prefer to wait until after the holidays to list their home for sale, this results in fewer choices for those serious buyers out there, so the buyers are more likely to choose to buy your home!
Call Deborah Ward & Associates at Keller Williams Gulfside Realty, if you have been thinking about selling your home, and we will get your home SOLD during the holidays. We cover all areas of Pinellas County from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs, and over to the Gulf beaches. Call us today at 727-216-9247!
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Deborah Ward & Associates, Keller Williams Gulfside Realty, has been using YouTube videos to market their listings for sale in Pinellas County Florida for many years. We receive phone calls almost every day from home buyers who have seen one of our videos that they found by "Googling" for information on purchasing a home in the Tampa Bay area. If you have been thinking about selling your Clearwater-St. Petersburg, Florida area home, and would like more information on how we use the internet to get homes sold, please give us a call at 727-216-9247, or go to YouTube.com and search "Deborah Ward & Associates" to see our videos!