Coldwell Banker Town & Country is a full service real estate firm that has been assisting home sellers in the greater Livingston county market area for more than 20 years. With superior market knowledge and a wide range of services, our dedicated agents maximize the efficiency of your home sale by acting as trusted guides before, during, and after the transaction.
What Is Your Home Worth Today? With the increase in social media and real estate “guru” websites, everyone has a say in what your home is worth. And, the home up the street may not be the best indicator. In the simplest terms, your home is worth exactly what a reasonable buyer with a fair market price will offer and a lender will finance for it. Market forces and appraisal values are the primary indicators of what a home is worth. The very best – really, the only – way for you to know now, before you decide to sell, is to review your FREE market analysis – request yours now.
Pricing Is Important In today’s market, we have an inventory shortage and that carries with it an interesting buyer dynamic. Fewer homes on market means less competition between similar homes, which can equate to faster sales for higher sales price. This can lead to over-pricing which may extend sales times and/or sell at an inflated price that will not appraise. It can also lead to buyer frustration leading to buyers taking a break – we saw this at the tail end of 2013 in a red hot sales market. The optimal situation is timing the launch of home priced within 2-3% of the optimal sales price. As your local experts, we will help you price your home at that optimal point.
Does Hiring a Local Expert Matter ABSOLUTELY – You’re not selling a car! You are selling your most important asset in a location that is varied from area to area as anything can be – where do you think the term “location, location, location” comes from? As your local experts we live in Livingston and the immediate surrounding areas. We are local PTO parents, volunteers, coaches, board members, consumers of local businesses and a part of the fabric of the community. We know where to get the best appetizers, what routes to take during rush hour, where to find locally owned businesses and the intangible differences of the communities in our market.
But, “You have a friend…” Everyone has a sister, nephew, friend in real estate in some city somewhere. We have those as well. But this is an important business transaction – one that requires local expertise in order to gain maximum return for our most important asset. To ease your conversation, ask these questions even if just to yourself:
- Are they local experts available to your home at a moments notice?
- Can they answer community questions without looking for the answer on Google?
- Do they have a local office and phone number?
- How many homes have they bought and sold in the past 12 months…here?
- Can that rattle off 20-30 selling points about your home, the models in your sub, the benefits & shortcomings of your location, local services, historical pricing data, etc in 60 seconds or less without batting an eye?
Simply put, your don’t owe anybody a living when it comes to your business – they will understand.
Take the first step to making a sound decision regarding selling – request a free market analysis and discuss your goals with one of our local professionals. We are vested in great results for you!