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Aptos Times - July 2018

July 15 2018
July 15 2018

PRICING – Pricing your home correctly based on market conditions (comps) and amenities of your property is the most critical thing a Seller can do, and it should be done with a LOCAL, PROFESSIONAL REALTOR who knows the market. Pricing considerations should include: location within County, location within neighborhood, size and floor plan of house, garage, # of beds and baths, condition of house, size and usability of lot. Pricing should not be based on: what you originally paid for house, amount of cash you need for new home, actual costs of remodeling, what your house may have been worth in the past. Appraisers review comps from the past 6 months when determining home values.

Zillow, Redfin, and CoreLogic (County uses) all provide “valuations”.  These “values” can be all over the board. Here are 3 Aptos examples. 1) Townhome at xxx Village Creek: Z=$785,720, R=$697,363, CL=$869,385. 2) Small house on bluff with panoramic ocean views at xxx Coates: Z=$778,599 (totally wrong!), R=-$1,716,616, CL=$1,140,827. 3) Houses in homogenous neighborhoods have closer estimates, xxx Siesta Drive in Rolling Greens: Z=$868,667, R=$831,887, CL=$837,238.

The buyer ultimately determines “market value”, and in a Seller’s Market, if you do not have an accepted offer within 14-21 days, pricing was wrong. I offer a free CMA (Market Analysis and Home Valuation) that will give you a true perspective of the current value of your home.

STAGING – Making the best first impression is the most important thing you can do when selling your home. Use the FOUR C’S: Curb Appeal, Clutter, Closets, and Comfort. 1) Curb appeal – home is neat, clean, attractive from curb to back fence. 2) Clutter (and Cleanliness) – decluttering is the key; keep rooms open and picked up. Remove all personal items, photographs, prescriptions, awards, and anything with your name on it. 3) Closet – lighten them up so buyers don’t feel like there is no storage in the house, 4) Comfort – depersonalize and neutralize your home so buyers feel comfortable when walking through. If house will be vacant, consider professional staging – it can increase the value and shorten the days on market


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