Well we are very close to selling our home now but I'm confused. We have a realtor & she gave us a price between $135,000-139,000 but the guy across the street from us said his realtor gave him $180,000 + and the only difference is that his lot is slightly larger than ours since it's on a corner.  So to get a 3rd opinion I contacted a separate real estate company & they came up with $150,000 - 160,000 and gave me a few houses nearby & what they sold for.  Both houses had about 100 more sq. ft. than ours but sold for $160,000+.   My hubby's in a hurry but I'd like to slow down & not rush into anything or rush into selling it low just because.  Is it rude to talk to our realtor & tell her we'd like to price it higher?  It's not listed yet so that wouldn't be an issue.  We are also going to have a home appraiser come in a couple weeks to let us know & I guess we'll go somewhere between what he tells us & what the other 2 realtors have mentioned. Just felt like getting this off my chest & now I feel better!

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 3:25 PM Good luck!

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 3:37 PM It would not be rude to price it higher than what the first realtor told you. That was an estimate and there is nothing wrong with starting it on the market at a higher price for a couple weeks. If you get no bites, then you can think about lowering it. Good luck!

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Jun. 4, 2008 at 10:06 AM Oh for sure tell her--this is your house and you price it where you want it!!  You have to watch out for realtors--most of them only care about themselves and their commision..  Which makes me wonder why she would price so low--maybe to quick sale..  Be very leary of them and go with your gut and if someone else told you it should be higher--go higher for sure!!  Good Luck!!!!

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Jun. 4, 2008 at 2:51 PM

Wanting to price a home low is just for profit for the realtor!!!  The key to making money as a realtor is to price low sell quick for a nice turn over profit with little effort!!  The average realtor puts in quite a bit of there own money in order to sell a home ie. marketing, open house.  So if you have a price in mind stick with it unless your in a hurry to sell otherwise if you can afford to sit on it awhile it might be worth it in the end.  Also there is fine line to being stingy and reasonable so If I were you I would defianetly take the average and price just a bit higher then that... In case you were wondering I have bought and sold quite a few homes... :)  Good Luck


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Jun. 5, 2008 at 2:49 AM Have you checked all the houses in zillow.com to see how their appraised value compares to your property? Remember that you are the employer and you make the decision on the price.

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