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Price Your Home To Be Shown!

One of the most important steps in selling your Austin-Round Rock home is pricing it correctly from the beginning. How you price your home can have a dramatic effect on the final sale price and how long it could be on the market before selling. Research has shown that overpriced homes take longer to sell so it is crucial that the initial price matches the current market expectations. Having access to an experienced real estate agent with the knowledge of the local housing market is an invaluable tool that will help you determine the right price. Together, you can find a price where your home will be attractive to the most buyers under the current market conditions without being overpriced so they pass on yours for other properties. The more people who see the inside of your home, the greater the chance that you’ll receive the greatest offer.

Price Your Home For Profit!

Things that affect the sales price:

There are many important things to consider when discussing a listing price with your Realtor®. You can have an influence some of these factors but some are beyond your control. You can have an effect on the sale price by enhancing the curb appeal and the interior condition of your home to make it the most presentable and well-maintained. Your real estate broker may also have suggestions for improvements and should let you know the approximate return to expect from your property.

Other things that will have an effect the final sale price are:

  • Your schedule
  • The time of year
  • The location
  • The local market conditions
  • The condition of your home
  • Competitive pricing of comparable properties currently for sale
  • The pricing and terms under which your home will be offered for sale

Be aware of “SOLD IN ONE DAY!”

Don’t be taken by agents advertising about selling your home in one day. Attaining the best sales price takes time because buyers need to view the property, consider their decisions and communicate with their agent. Buying a home is often one of the biggest investments a person will make and rushed buyers or sellers will often make decisions that they may regret. As a seller you need confident buyers that have the time to make solid decisions and to fully commit to closing the sale of your home

What do you get when you list with a Rock Properties Agent:

Assurance that you’ve priced your home to attain its greatest return by utilizing the knowledge of a great Realtor® who knows and lives in your local market. We’ll develop a custom market analysis and suggest an effective price that takes into account the most actively searched prices and home values throughout your area, including expired listings and properties still on the market. We’ll look at your home objectively and recommend a competitive price for your home designed to generate competing offers and drive up the final sale price.

Choose a local housing market expert:

Our agents are trained to perform an advanced market analysis to accurately determine the optimal listing price for your home. To get a free price opinion of what your property is worth in today’s real estate market, just contact us or complete our free home market evaluation form. We’ll perform a detailed Comparative Market Analysis, and get right back to you, so that you can make an educated decision about how to proceed with the sale of your home. Contact us today to speak with a professional about the best way to sell your home.

Also don’t hesitate to contact us for:

  • Friendly, expert advice and helpful resources to assist you.
  • To find your home’s worth in today’s market, for free!
  • Do you have a Make Me Move price?
  • Curious about another property’s worth?
  • Wondering what a neighbor listed their house at?
  • Interested in finding out what your neighbor’s house SOLD for?

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In Texas, the homeseller typically pays the commission of the agent that is listing the home for sale as well as the commission of the agent that is representing the buyer.  Commission payments to the real estate agents on both sides are typically paid out of the proceeds of the sale at closing and are typically 3% of the sale price for each agent.

Buyers will typically incur some costs as part of the purchase. Those costs most commonly include:

EARNEST MONEY: Usually about 1% of the sales price.

OPTION MONEY: The option fee is typically $500-$1000 for an average priced home.

INSPECTION COSTS:  For a standard inspection of an average priced single family home, a buyer can expect to pay $500 – $1,000.

LENDER COSTS & FEES:  These fees are based on the Lender’s APR (Annual Percentage Rate),  The APR, reflects the true and total cost of the loan. It factors in the interest rate plus any upfront costs and fees that are charged by the lender to obtain that rate or to close the loan, such as points, fees, or other costs associated with the loan.

DOWNPAYMENT: This is the portion of the loan that you pay at closing, while the rest of the loan is typically paid over time through a mortgage.   Down payments are usually a percentages of the mortgage in the range of 5%, 10%, 20%, 30% down, etc).

MARKET VALUE:  The FMV (Fair Market Value) is simply the agreed upon price between a willing buyer and seller, both of whom are reasonably knowledgeable about the property in question.

APPRAISED VALUE: The valuation determined by a professional appraiser during the mortgage origination process. 

ASSESSED TAX VALUE: This is the value assessment performed by the county tax assessor’s office for tax purposes.

The listing agent works for the seller, and they are obligated to work in the seller’s best interest.

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