Eleven Reasons People Can’t Sell Their Homes (3)

by The Real Estate Faction on November 24, 2010

3. Get the Right “Comp”

Sellers must make sure that foreclosures in their area are included in the “comps” the Realtor gives them. Traditionally, a broker will give a seller a list of similar properties in the market and that information is part of what is used to set a price. What brokers do not always do is put the price of any foreclosed properties that are comparable into the calculation. A typical foreclosed home sells for 25% to 30% less than similar inventory in the same area. If sellers don’t take that into consideration, their home will not be priced competitively and they put themselves at a disadvantage. Sellers wind up slashing prices after their overvalued properties are on the market for several months without success


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