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When it comes down to it, the most important advice a real estate agent can give sellers is how to price their home. No matter how beautiful or well-maintained a property may be, how many upgrades it has or how well it shows, if a home is not properly priced, it’s going to be a tough sell.

The battle for agents most often lies with aligning what sellers’ think their home is worth with its true market value.

These disparate realities can be difficult to merge when working with a seller to set a list price or on a price adjustment. Here are seven pricing myths that often get in the away.


1. It is better to price the home on the high side because the seller can always come down. If buyers are interested, they can make an offer.

Well, not quite. If a home is overpriced, a seller risks losing potential buyers who aren’t stretching their search into an uncomfortable price range.

The asking price sets the stage and may invite or dissuade buyers based on the dollar amount. Just as you would painstakingly prepare your home for sale, you never get a second chance to make a first impression price-wise.


2. If a home is priced just right, a seller risks leaving money on the table. 

Actually, the opposite is true. A well-priced home tends to generate a lot of interest and can result in multiple offers.

A shorter marketing span brings strong offers that could result in a home ...

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Home Prices in the Clearwater Area are Soaring!

Home prices in Tampa Bay are continuing to rise and prices are surging even higher in Pinellas County. The real estate market continues to provide home sellers and buyers with outstanding conditions and encouraging even more attention from surrounding areas. Tampa Bay saw the highest increase out of ALL Florida metro areas with an impressive 20% jump in the month of August whereas Pinellas County soared even higher according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Breaking Down the Numbers

The number of homes sold in June was about the same as the same time in June of 2015. This means that inventory, overall is low. For those who are planning on selling a home right now, that's good news. Home values are on the way up as a direct result of limited inventory. For those planning to buy right now, it’s not a good time to “sit on the fence” and interest rates are already predicted to increase after the election. Anyone schooled in basic economics understand “supply and demand” and right now there are more buyers in the market right now than sellers – this is a key reason you'll want to take action quickly and work closely with a local real estate agent like Christopher Milson. Be sure to you seize the opportunity before the train leaves the station and you end up paying way more than you should have.

When it comes down to location, here are some key facts:

  • Hernando County had the largest increase in home values. It grew...
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