Adjusting Your Price before It's Too Late

Adjust your price before your house is "old news." Although you will never be able to recapture that flurry of initial activity that a realistic price would have brought, but the longer you wait to adjust your price, the more effort and more time it will take to sell your house. 

Even if you did successfully sell at an above market price, your buyer would need a mortgage and the mortgage lender requires an appraisal. If comparable sales for the last six months and current market conditions do not support your sales price, the house won’t appraise. Then your deal falls apart. Of course, you can always attempt to renegotiate the price, but only if the buyer is willing to listen. Your house could go "back on the market."

Once your home has fallen out of escrow or sits on the market awhile, it is harder to get a good offer. Potential buyers will think you might be getting desperate, so they will make lower offers. By overpricing your home in the beginning, you could actually end up settling for a lower price than you would have normally received.


Donna States
Donna States
Broker Associate
No Address Provided Torrance CA 90505