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Is the price right? How your Summit, NJ real estate agent will help find your home's value

It's pretty difficult to determine an asking price for your home if you don't have a Summit NJ real estate agent on your side. This is because the housing market is a complicated and ever changing animal and thus you need an expert on its trends to tell you how your home's sales price fits into it. As well, there is often a lot of untapped equity in your home that your Summit, NJ real estate agent can encourage you to take advantage of, thus increasing the value - and price - of your home. Too often, homes sit on the market for too long because the price is too high. But how do you know if it's the price or the advertising? How do you know if you're asking for too little or too much?

The first thing a Summit, NJ real estate agent might tell you is that it doesn't really matter what you bought your home for; while this is certainly something to consider and can give you an idea of what ballpark you're operating in, your home has probably appreciated or depreciated since the time you originally moved into it. Has it been more worn down than improved upon? Have the crime rates risen or declined over the years? These are the kinds of questions that a Summit, NJ real estate agent will know to ask; you just need to be ready to answer them!

So how does a Summit, NJ real estate agent estimate the sales prices of your home? Basically, a Summit NJ real estate agent will look in your neighborhood and explore the sales prices of homes nearby - this is a much better indicator of how much your home is worth in the current market. Oftentimes, homeowners will sell their homes for more than 10% of what their neighboring homes are worth - this is a practically a scam, as there is no neighborhood that features one house that is that much more valuable than every other house on the block!

It's also a good idea to get your home appraised and inspected. You can find out about necessary repairs and the like and thus prevent scaring off buyers unexpectedly when they themselves hire and inspector!

A Summit, NJ real estate agent is a great asset, because there are a whole lot of other financial benefits you will get beyond the basic price of the house, like closing costs, as well as other disadvantages, so all of these factors must be considered when you're determining how much you will profit in the end.

A Summit, NJ real estate agent might also suggest you sell your home in the summer or spring, instead of the winter. Why is this? Well, there are simply more people shopping around for homes during these seasons and thus you can accept better, competitive offers as a result! It's these little secrets that can make all the difference in getting the most out of selling your home.

The rule of thumb for selling a home is to not ask for too much. Those who choose to sell their home without the help of a Summit, NJ real estate agent will often make this mistake and thus turn buyers away who are too smart to pay too much. Only raise your home's sales price above the prices of other homes nearby if it boasts better features and more space, etc.

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Kristin is a Summit NJ Realtor who specializes in Summit NJ real estate. If you are in the real estate market in Summit, Short Hills-Millburn, Berkeley Heights, Madison, Chatham and New Providence you deserve the expertise that Kristin Balsey, Summit NJ Realtor offers.  Email Me: kristin@kristinbalsley.com  or Call 908 522-1800 for any Assistance.

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