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How Setting the Right Price Can Help Sell a Home

Setting the asking price correctly can help you with a swift and successful sale. The first few weeks a home is for sale on the market is the best chance for selling a home at a good price, in a reasonable amount of time,

right_pricing_home_for_sale_282Because of the low inventory in markets across the United States, home buyers are searching the MLS listings every day, waiting for the right home to go on the market. If your home is priced right from the beginning, you will be in the best position to attract home buyer attention and sell the house for a good price within a time frame you can live with. If your price is set too low, you might get a lot of attention and some lowball offers, but you stand a chance of losing out on thousands of dollars.  If your price is set too low, less people will come to look and offers to pay your impractical price will be few and far between. You could reduce your price, but by that time you will have likely missed out on home buyers who might have been interested.

How Are Prices Set?

Determining what an initial asking price should be involves research on the real estate market and judgment that comes from experience. The basic steps include, but are not limited to:

  • Assessing the homes against similar home in the neighborhood that have sold recently or are presently for sale.
  • Defining what features of the house make the home special among others currently up for sale in the area.
  • Deciding how much to invest in improvements that could increase the marketability of the home to earn the best sale price.

A good sale price will be close to the market value of the house, which is continuously shifting. Setting the right price from the beginning...

What $225,000 Buys in Burnsville


Here is MLS #4405982. This remodeled home is set up on a huge double lot, .76 acres, and is surrounded by a what you could desribe as a park setting. This move in ready home is beautiful inside, starting with the newly remodeled kitchen complete with stainless steel applicances and granite countertops.This home is located at 13601 James Avenue South, Burnsville, MN.


The upstairs have impeccable hardwood floors to match the wood cabinets in the kitchen. The home features a lot of open space giving potential homeowners endless possibilites of what to do with the large rooms. 



The downstairs is carpeted, and offers plenty more open space and storage possibilities.


What $469,000 Buys in Eagan, Minnesota


Here is MLS #4409097. This absolutely gorgeous, 3514 square foot home is located in one of Eagan's most sought after neighborhoods. This home is filled with plenty of amenities like stainless steel kitchen appliances, granite countertops, newly re-finished wood floors, and a huge back patio surrounded by a private fenched in yard. It is located at 891 Oak Court, Eagan MN, in a cul-de-sac, a prime location for families with young children.

This home feautures four large upper level bedrooms, five in total, four bathrooms, and as you can see in the image above, a three car garage. 


The foyer has plenty of sunlight coming in from the windows to light up the space to accentuate the beauty in the wood.



The kitchen not only has the look of a quality space, but has the right features to make any home cook fall in love instantly. 


What $229,000 Buys in Eagan, Minnesota



Here is MLS #4411448. This beautiful, 1724 square foot, 3 bedroom walkout rambler is updated with plenty of modern features all tucked away on a private cul-de-sac. It's located at 3708 Denmark Court Eagan, MN 55123.


The home built in 1976, has been updated all over, including the kitchen which features silestone countertops with ceramic backsplash and hardwood floors. The kitchen is also connected to a dining room, both of which overlook the wooded area surrounding the house. 


The basement features an office, a family room, and an entertainment room.


The backyard is huge and has plenty of room for a family...