Why You Need to Price Your Home Strategically

Mar 13, 2024 / Selling

Choosing the right price for your home is a big deal. Instead of picking a random value of what you think your home is worth, it’s something that requires careful strategy. 

Not only will using the correct pricing strategy help you sell your home faster, but it will also help you sell for more money. On the other hand, pricing incorrectly (either too high or too low) can negatively impact your bottom line. 

If you’re hoping to enjoy a great home sale, you’ll need to know what makes for an effective pricing strategy before you list. In this blog, we’ll look at exactly that. 

Why is Pricing Important?

There are a lot of big decisions involved in selling your home. However, few will have as significant of an impact as the asking price you choose. 

Attracting (or Scaring Away) Buyers

Setting the right price is crucial for attracting potential buyers. Contrary to popular belief, pricing too high can actually lead to a lower final sale price. Rather than submit an offer below the asking price, most buyers will ignore (or not even discover) your home if it’s priced too high.  

On the other hand, a well-priced home will capture plenty of attention from both casual browsers and serious buyers, maximizing interest.

Speeding up Your Sale

Overpricing your home can lead to it spending longer on the market than you’d hope. Not only is this a major hassle, but it can also hurt your results in the long run as buyers may form suspicions about why your home hasn’t sold, leading them to lowball or ignore your listing altogether. 

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How Can You Price Your Home Effectively? 

There’s a lot more than just one or two factors involved in finding the perfect price for your home. And, as a seller, you won’t necessarily have access to all the information you need right away. With that in mind, you’ll want to work with an expert who can help you make sense of the important details to ensure you’re making the right choices around pricing – ideally, a local real estate agent.

As someone who sells homes for a living, an agent not only knows how to price your home effectively, but they’ll have access to the tools, data, and long-term insights to get it done. 

What Goes Into a Pricing Strategy?

When you work with your agent to find the right listing price for your home there are a handful of considerations and variables that you’ll analyze together. 

The Local Market

As you might expect, the state of the local real estate market will play a significant role in your pricing strategy. Factors such as supply and demand, interest rates, and other economic trends can all impact how buyers react and respond to listings. Your agent will closely consider what’s happening in your market today along with past trends to guide you toward an informed decision. 

Comparable Homes in Your Area

One effective way to gauge what potential buyers may be willing to pay for your home is to look at recently sold properties that are similar to yours. This process is called a comparative market analysis (CMA) and it’s a big part of the pricing process. 

What Makes Your Home Unique

On top of analyzing similar homes in your area, it’s also important to consider what makes your home unique. Buyers may be willing to pay more for unique or in-demand features that are harder to come by in your neighbourhood. 

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Selling Your Home With Lino Arci

As Vaughan’s number one real estate team, we’re completely committed to helping you get the best results possible on your home sale. Thanks to our decades of experience, we’ve got home selling down to a science and are confident that our proven selling process will help you get top dollar.  

If for any reason your home sells for less than the asking price (or doesn’t sell at all), we’ll buy it from you! Our stand-out Your Home Sold Guarantee and 100% Asking Price Guarantee ensure that you get a great result in any market. 

To learn how the Lino Arci Team can give you a risk-free selling experience, get in touch. Call our team at 416-571-2724 or email info@arciteam.com to get started.

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