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Details 331358, 5020 GIHON CIR, TRUSSVILLE, AL – $308,900.00
Details 338932, 5012 GIHON CIR, TRUSSVILLE, AL – $308,900.00
Details 339702, 7913 COUNTRY CLUB DR, TRUSSVILLE, AL – $309,900.00
Details 346229, 4966 JOAB CIR, TRUSSVILLE, AL – $309,900.00
Details 344631, 6229 JONATHANS WAY, TRUSSVILLE, AL – $309,900.00
Details 347557, 6672 SERVICE RD, TRUSSVILLE, AL – $309,900.00

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Should You Start Off With A High Sales Price?

Because of the change in real estate market conditions, more sellers are competing for fewer buyers. So once again, it seemed important to challenge a long-standing “myth” of real estate.

“The initial listing price isn’t that important because the price can always be adjusted down later.”

Many homeowners believe this.
It is a myth.
Not true.

If most buyers first viewed your house because of a newspaper ad, a magazine, the internet, brochures, or the sign in your front yard, the initial listing price probably would not make a difference. The house would always be “new” to those seeing it.

But most buyers do NOT come to your house because of various types of advertising. That is the another myth.

Sure, buyers call on an ad, they often LOOK at that house, but not always. Once they talk to an agent, they may discover it isn’t what they need (or want) at all.

However, they ARE talking to an agent. That agent knows the current inventory and will know of other property that DOES fit their needs.

Those are the properties that buyers look at, and THIS is how most buyers end up looking at your house, too. Because of other agents, not because of your ad.

Hardly anyone buys the house in the ad.

As a result, you need to get other agents interested in your property, and this is where your listing agent comes in…and why a good listing agent is extremely important. The listing agent gets buyer’s agents looking at your home.

Those agents have clients who called in on other properties.

Buyer’s agents are not swayed by advertising. They look at the needs of the client, where the client wants to live, location, condition, and other details of the property…
And most importantly….
…price.

If your house is overpriced, agents are going to show similar homes that are priced more attractively. Your listing will get passed over.
Agents pay MOST attention to homes newly on the market. There are fewer NEW listings than current listings. It is easier to keep an eye out for what is NEW, compared to the vast number of current listings.

New listings are on the “hot” sheet circulated in real estate offices. The MLS computer identifies new listings. Your listing agent may hire a service to distribute fliers to all the buyer’s agents. There are office previews and MLS tours to showcase new listings. A lot of attention is focused on what is NEW.

With agent’s looking at newly listed homes so aggressively, a properly priced home gets attention.

An overpriced home gets passed over.

You may be thinking, “But I’m willing to negotiate!”

Buyers aren’t thinking in advance about how much you are willing to negotiate. They are comparing your asking price to other asking prices.

Plus, when your house is new on the market, you may not be willing to negotiate as much as you will later, once you’ve realized your error. Keep in mind that statistics show, quite often, the first offer is the best offer.

So what happens if you overprice in the beginning and get more realistic later?

You don’t have all those important Buyer’s Agents looking at your listing because it is NEW. A price reduction later in the listing cycle often gets overlooked. It is just one of many listings, not one of a few new listings.

As time passes, you could actually become desperate to sell because you’ve accepted a new job or because you have already bought a new home.

That is a recipe for receiving lowball offers, so you could end up selling for less than if you had priced the home correctly in the first place.

Agents know this stuff, but many sellers still mistakenly believe they should “price it high” because they can lower the price later, if necessary.

That is not the best strategy.


ePartners comes to Alabama

ePartners is making it’s debut in Alabama in 492 cities statewide. ePartners is a nationwide relocation network that allows anyone to search for and find properties for sale in any city any time.

The local cities are affiliated with an agent or team of real estate agents who work the areas and are specialists in properties in each city. They can help members of the homebuying or homeselling public find exactly what they are looking for.

The ePartners network also contains specific city information on schools and neighborhoods, shopping and restaurants, and parks and recreation.

Sellers can market their homes through the nationwide network and buyers can easily find them from anywhere in the United States.

Some of the main sites are very easy to find: Alabamawebpage.com, Montgomerywebpage.com are examples of url’s that make this network very consumer friendly.

The ePartners network also allows real estate agents to easily get plugged into a nationwide relocation and referral network.

ePartners is set to take off in early December 2006. We will be watching.

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