If you’d like to sell your home in South Jersey, you are probably aware of the importance of pricing your home.
The price of your home should be based on prices in your area: similar homes with the same style, location and size should be priced in the same range.
However, it’s not always easy to know what area homes are sold for. It’s not always practical to approach the home seller and ask.
To help you price your home to sell, here are 3 tips to help:
- Find a Realtor
- Use Online Tools
- Search Local Property Records
Follow along as we take a deep dive into each tip to give you all the information you need to price your home properly.
1. Find a Realtor
To price your home effectively, you need certain information. What other homes in the area are listed at or sold for will give you a good idea of what you can expect for your own home.
The best method to find your true price is to work with a trusted and low-pressure realtor. They have the unique ability to access the MLS and get a detailed record of the home’s price history over time. This critical information, if gathered ahead of time, will put you on the right path from the beginning of your home selling journey.
When you work with Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty - Nancy Kowalik Group you get the benefit of our accurate pricing system. We guarantee that our prices are correct when you sell a home in South Jersey.
What makes our pricing strategy superior? We provide a comprehensive market analysis of your home, complete with all its distinguishing features and unique aspects, that compares your home to other MLS listings in your area. Examples of the types of features we analyze include:
- Square footage
- Number of bedrooms
- Number of bathrooms
- Special interior features
- Unique exterior features
- Age of the home
Combined, this gives us a highly customized comparison of your home to others that are listed or sold in the area.
Working with us gives you access to information you normally wouldn’t have – and in the real estate industry, the more you know, the better your results!
2. Use Online Tools
When you want to sell a home in South Jersey, it’s tempting to go to popular real estate websites to get a price for your home.
However, these sites are notorious for inaccuracies and omissions. While these sites can show the correct previous selling prices, they are not privy to the unique aspects of your home which can affect the selling price by the thousands.
Another problem online users face is that there are many off-market homes that aren’t listed on the MLS. In fact, over 50% of the homes sold last year were not listed on the MLS at all. Only a realtor will be able to access off-market home information to give you a fuller picture of the proper pricing for your South Jersey home.
It’s also important to note that some states have non-disclosure laws that protect privacy by preventing the sold price of a home from being publicly disclosed. Examples of these states include, but are not limited to:
If you live in a non-disclosure state, it’s impossible to get the pricing information you need without a realtor.
3. Search Local Property Records
Another way to find pricing information is to search local property records. This method is incredibly time-consuming but it can be helpful if you are willing to put in the work. Examples of places you can look include:
- Local county courthouse
- Tax assessor’s office
- County records
However, this information may not be a fair comparison of the unique aspects of your home and a true representation of what your home is worth.
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When you’re ready to sell your home, get the help of our expert realtor team. Give us a call at (856) 478-6562 for a free no-obligation home evaluation and comparative market analysis of your home. Or, for an immediate response fill out the form below.