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After finally saving up enough money to use as a down payment, I decided that it was time to hit the market. I met with a lender, got pre-approved for a loan, and then started visiting different properties. However, I quickly realized that I didn't know as much about real estate as I would have hoped. I wanted to find a great neighborhood and know what to ask the professionals, but I could tell that I needed a little help. To point me in the right direction, I started working with a great real estate agent who was familiar with the area. This blog is all about educating the general public on real estate matters.


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Selling A Home That Is Priced Out Of The Market

by Nathan Olson

Is your home too expensive for your neighborhood? It's very easy for this to happen. Some homeowners simply renovate their properties over time without realizing that their property values are climbing. Other homeowners get a little too aggressive with their renovations in hopes of capturing an even bigger profit. Either way, this can cause a problem.

Finding or Creating Major Selling Points

A buyer is available for every home -- it's just about finding that buyer. When your home is overpriced for the market, you will need to hope that a buyer will come along who can overlook this. That means that your home is going to have to have aspects that you simply cannot get anywhere else. Emphasize points of your home that aren't available in your neighborhood otherwise.

Ensuring That the Property Is Perfect

An overpriced property is going to come under extreme scrutiny by buyers. Ironically, a small amount of additional spending may help. By updating the paint and the fixtures throughout the property, you can make the property look perfect and new again. This may help persuade buyers who are on the fence about purchasing a property at this cost.

Removing Some of the More Expensive Items

If there are features of the home that can be removed, you may want to consider doing so in order to provide a lower price to buyers. As an example, an expensive above-ground pool can be removed from the property rather than being sold with it. If buyers in your area aren't interested in it, it should go. Likewise, expensive and recently purchased appliances don't necessarily have to be sold with the property.

Waiting for the Right Time

There are times when the market can bear overpriced homes -- and times when it cannot. Most homes are purchased during the summer months and not the winter months; people are excited about seeing new homes and are more willing to move. During the holidays, very few people are interested in buying homes at all. By concentrating on the best months to sell, you'll be reaching more buyers.

Selling a home that is priced out of the market may take a while. But as long as you have the additional time -- and can put in the effort -- you should still be able to capture much of your home's value. In order to get the best results, you may want to work with a real estate agent, such as those at Buy Sell International.