Would you like to know how to sell your home for the highest price in the shortest time? If so, perhaps the best place to find the answer is from sellers that have been successful in doing just that. Rather than guessing at the best way to sell your home or just believing a real estate agent that can't backup what they are telling you, why not learn from homeowners that have recently been successful in selling their home?
Great idea, but how do you go about talking to a bunch of people that sold their home's recently to find out what worked? It's easy! The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) , the behemeth professional association that we are a member of, does a massive survey annually of people that bought or sold a home in the past year. In the survey home buyers and sellers are asked dozens of very detailed questions to find out, in the case of sellers, how they went about the process of selling their home, and what the results were.
So, how do I get to secrets found inside the survey? Well, you can go to NAR's website and buy a copy, OR since you are lucky enough to have signed up on our site, you can access the National Association of REALTORS Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers for free!
First, though, we'll save you some time and highlight the most important things learned from the survey that will help you sell your home for the highest price, in the shortest time, with the least amount of hassle:
Our chart below makes it clear the importance of pricing your home accurately from the outset as time on the market is not a seller's friend. The chart below is based upon data from the National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey below and shows the double-edged sword of an overpriced listing. First, the percentage of the list price the home sells for (red line on chart) starts to drop after the 2nd week on the market. Next, the need to reduce the asking price (blue line on chart) increases. This basically leaves a seller chasing their tail, so to speak, lowering their asking price while, at the same time, putting themselves in a position to have to accept a lower percentage of the current asking price.
The information above makes it very clear that the sellers that sold their homes for the highest price, in the least time and, although there is no data available on the issue, it is probably safe to assume with the least hassle, are the ones that had everything correct when their home first hit the market. The home was properly prepared for market, was properly priced (it cannot be overemphasized how important this part is) and it must be properly marketed and presented where buyers today are looking.
The good news is, at MORE, REALTORS®, we do all of these things better than anyone else and we would love to have the opportunity to prove it to you!
Please click on the button below and allow us to show you how we are different, part of which is why you are here to start with, and how we can do things for you NO OTHER REAL ESTATE COMPANY IN ST LOUIS CAN DO!
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