Best Home Pricing Strategies – Washington Blade

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Pricing your home correctly from the start is imperative to a successful sale. We all love our homes and probably think it is worth more than it is. But that thinking can be a killer when it comes to pricing your home when you go to sell.

Home Pricing Strategies

There are three main home pricing strategies to think about when approaching finding the right price: Aspirational, Market Value, and Below Market Value.

The first thing to remember when pricing your home is you must think of it like a product. While it is still currently your home, in the minds of the buyers it is a product. And buyers will decide if that price you’ve set is worth what the house offers. If it isn’t, your showings will lag and offers will just not arrive. This will lead to longer days on market, which can be a huge turn off to buyers, especially in the D.C. market. 

So, what is the best of these home pricing strategies for you? It comes down to your specific property. What it offers, where it is located, the size, the condition, etc. It’s also helpful to see what the market norms are, so you are competitive. So before pricing any home, you have to do your research. You want to closely examine what similar homes have sold for in your area in the past year to six months. Seeing that data is a start to any good pricing discussion.

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Colleen DiBiase – Tucson Gay Friendly Realtor

Colleen DiBiase - Tucson Gay Friendly Realtor

Native Tucson Gay Friendly Realtor

Whether first time home buyers, buyers wanting to upgrade or downsize or seniors I cherish them all.

As a Tucson gay friendly Realtor, client service is my strength. I’ll be with you every step of the way to make sure your experience is positive and stress free.

An Old Pueblo native, I can assure you this is a great place to live. This Southern Arizona town considered one of the most culturally diverse U.S. cities.

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REAL ESTATE TIPS: Should You Be an Aggressive or Cautious Home Buyer?

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If you are thinking of buying a home, some of your friends may have told you that you have to throw caution to the wind and just go all in. Or you may have heard of friends that bought a home and had to spend lots of money after the fact to repair things they didn’t know were wrong, and want you to be a cautious home buyer. How can you as a buyer feel protected yet also assert yourself in a competitive market? 

That’s where your agent comes in to help. The buyer agent will call the listing agent and find out what is important to the sellers. It is important in these transactions that both sides are aware of what is important to each side of the transaction. There are situations where more money is being offered to a seller, but what they really want is a one or two week or a one month rent-back so they can have time to get all the moving parts together and move on to their next home. Some of my clients once won an offer situation because they wanted to renovate and update the home, not demolish it like a developer wanted to do.  

A good agent knows the tools in their belt to keep their buyers confident in their purchase and assertive in a competitive market. Pre-inspections, negotiating techniques, and sometimes just a good reputation can go a long way.  A good agent wants to make their clients happy but also wants to make sure they stay happy long after they have moved into the house.

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Marty Chrisman – Canyon Lake Lesbian Realtor

Marty Chrisman - Canyon Lake Lesbian Realtor

Canyon Lake Lesbian Realtor in the Texas Hill Country

As a Canyon Lake lesbian Realtor / Broker, I spend most of my time supporting and counseling agents as their broker, though I do still assist buyers and sellers seeking the good life and all that the Hill Country has to offer.

I love this area. It is rustic enough, yet close enough to city life to be one of the best places in Texas to live. The pace is laid back and spending time on (or in the water) or tubin’ in Guadalupe is all part of what makes it that way.

I started saying nearly 20 years ago – I live her and I work here. I’m a Canyon Lake lesbian Realtor / Broker and know my stuff and my market.

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Gerard Sullivan – Hartford Gay Realtor

Gerard Sullivan - Hartford Gay Realtor

Hartford Gay Realtor Specializing in First Timers

A Hartford gay Realtor with more than 25 years in the hospitality industry, Gerard “gets inside the heads and hearts of the people he serves” to listen well, anticipate needs and deliver beyond expectations. From colonials and Victorians to mid-century moderns and new developments, your home’s in a neighborhood that Gerard’s eager to explore with you or showcase for others to find.

Whether buying or selling, with Gerard you’re going to love the process as much as the place you’ll call home.

* First time home buyer specialist

* Relocation Specialist

* Accredited Home Buyer Representative

* Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist

* Short Sale Specialist/Consultant

* Property Flip Specialist/Consultant

* Probate Specialist

* 5 Star Zillow.com Rating

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Erik Molzen – Tacoma Gay Realtor

Erik Molzen - Tacoma gay Realtor

Erik is a Tacoma gay Realtor who began his professional career as a marketing executive in the 2000’s. Erik chose to enter the real estate business during the beginning of the Great Recession.

As the market collapsed, Erik took on the challenge of learning the business from the ground up, speaking with bank asset managers, and negotiating intricate contract terms to the benefit of his clients. 

Once the market turned, Erik was able to capitalize on his experience and ability to create lasting relationships with his clients. He turned his passion for client focused service, and marketing into a powerful business, selling hundreds of homes during his career. 

Many people claim to have a real estate license, yet few people actually have a successful real estate career. As a Tacoma gay Realtor/broker for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate and BHHS Nevada Properties, Erik has a broad appeal in both markets.

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Matthew Fenicle – Phoenix Gay Realtor

Matthew Fenicle - Phoenix Gay Realtor

Phoenix Gay RealtorWith Twenty Years of Experience

Matthew Fenicle, a Phoenix gay Realtor, is an Ohio native and moved to Arizona to enjoy the lifestyle that only Arizona can offer. Bringing with him a strong Midwestern work ethic, Matthew began work as a REALTOR 20 years ago and is also a retired Firefighter after 20 yrs of service.

Building a business based on integrity and communication with a willingness to work hard, Matthew enjoys a great deal of repeat business and referrals from satisfied clients. In 2006, Matthew obtained his broker’s license and started his own real estate office. 

As a resident and Phoenix gay Realtor, Matthew cares deeply about the community in which he lives and is committed to the growth and success that continues to make this city what it is today. A passion for travel has taken him to 35 countries and numerous cities around the world.

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Did You Know: Zillow Listings Show LGBTQ Housing Discrimination Protections

Zillow - LGBTQ Housing Discrimination Protections

Online real estate behemoth Zillow now shows local LGBTQ housing discrimination protections for queer people on all listings.

Only 22 states and the District of Columbia have laws against housing discrimination that include sexual orientation and gender identity.

“It’s 2021, and yet, unfortunately, in many parts of the United States, LGBTQ+ home shoppers still face housing discrimination,” said Dawn Lyon, Zillow chief corporate relations officer. “That’s why we strongly support federal-level protections as part of the Equality Act.”

“In lieu of federal law and in the spirit of ‘turning on the lights,’ we want to give people the most information possible when buying, renting and financing a home, including which communities provide equal protection under the law for all.”

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Michael L. Sullivan – Durham Gay Realtor

Michael Sullivan - Durham Gay Realtor

Durham Gay Realtor Specializing in Duke/NC State

Michael L. Sullivan. Property manager and real estate broker and broker in charge of MLSullivan™. As a Durham gay Realtor, Michael is responsible for all management agreement negotiation, execution and ratification and all tenant lease creation, negotiation and execution.

Michael shows tenants properties and institutes tenant background checks. Additionally, Michael is responsible for all major repair and renovation management/coordination.

Michael manages all repairs that could be classified as significant or problematic. Michael controls all monies held in trust for tenants and landlords.

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Jon Bonfiglio – Amador County Gay Realtor

Jon Bonfiglio - Amador County Gay Realtor

As an Amador County gay Realtor, real estate is my passion. It has been in my blood from the beginning. As kid I dreamed of being an architect and attending Cal Poly. I would take floor plans from home magazines so I could remodel them to improve the layout and space flow. 

This all lead me to drafting classes throughout junior high and high school. My first job as a sophomore in high school was working for a small Electrical contractor in Fremont as a draftsman.

My love for drafting and homes all spurred from growing up in a family of Real Estate. My grandfather was a self employed contractor who bought and remodeled many homes in the Santa Cruz mountains.

In 2004 I decided that it was time for me to make the leap to owning my own office. I have since joined RE/MAX to provide worldwide service for my clients as an Amador County gay Realtor.

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