Still Overpriced!

Real Estate Agent with Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803


Are you still noticing that homes on the market are still being overpriced?  We know that many sellers feel that their home is worth more than their competition. Afterall, it's human nature, but unfortunately buyers don't want to pay more and they will know it is over-priced.

A seller may think...why not start with a higher price because a buyer can make a lower offer? This is wrong. They won't make the lower offer because they may not see the house if it's not in their price range. Competition is fierce and they will just move onto the next house down the road that is fairly priced.

An overpriced listing may not have an advantage for the Seller, the Buyer, or the Listing Agent.
  • The seller's house is going to be on the market longer.  
  • The buyer may be missing out on a truly nice house.
  • The listing agent may get a negative effect by the sign being out too long and it may show that they aren't able to sell the house!

It's true there are a fair share of agents who will take a listing at any price.

However, if you are serious about selling your house, price it right. If you are not serious about selling...then don’t bother putting your house on the market. It's just that easy!

Larry and Sheila are Realtors with Charles Rutenberg Realty and can help you choose a home on Long Island to buy or can help you sell your present residence. We can be reached at 631-805-4400.


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Sheila Rasak
Keller Williams Realty-California Coast Property Group

This is a must re-blog as so many Sellers believe that "List it and they will come" and they may look, but the Buyer's are much too smart to dance that dance. Thank you for a very well-written blog!

April 03, 2012 10:21 AM
Paula McDonald
RE/MAX The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
Chevaux Group, PLLC

It would help if we could take the "emotional pricing" out of the equation.  Some homeowners truly believe their house is worth more than it actually is.  They want to be paid for their emotional investment, their "blood, sweat & tears".  The trick is explaining to the seller why you think the price is too high without hurting their feelings.

April 03, 2012 02:15 PM
Michael Thornton
Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
Complete Home Inspections, Inc.

Good evening, Larry & Sheila. Congrats on the feature. I am finding that properties that are priced right move. Period! Those that aren't sit like a toad on a log...

April 03, 2012 05:48 PM
Karen Steed
Associate Broker Haralson Realty licensed in GA and AL
Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton

Glad to hear you tell it like it is.  When I try to explain the concept to sellers, they seem to have a difficult time understanding why a buyer won't pay their price.

April 14, 2012 09:31 AM
Adrian Willanger
Profit from my two decades of experience
206 909-7536

Hi Larry and Sheila-I have a second showing on a home that, I and my clients feel, is overpriced, just looking for some AR strategies on how to proceed with an offer. 

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