10 Signs That You're Overpriced

We all want to sell our properties for more than they are worth. Dealing with a seller who wants to overprice their property can be a Realtor's biggest frustration. overpriced homeThere is nothing wrong with wanting to find a buyer willing to overpay for your home. It is just human nature.

The most common reason a property is not selling is because of price. In most instances it has nothing to do with how often it is being advertised, the quality of brochure, how many websites the listing is found on etc.

HOWEVER, there are some instances where price is NOT the problem. It could be a lack of good marketing, or cumbersome Realtor access to show the property, bad photos, dirty house, bad lighting, bad Realtor, slow real estate market, high interest rates, tight lending guidelines etc.

10 Signs That You Might Have Overpriced Your Property

1. Your asking price formula was something similar to: mortgage balance + Realtor fees + credit card balance + car loan payoff.
2. You are praying every night for a cash buyer that won't do an appraisal.
3. You based your asking price on how much you spent improving it.
4. Your home has been on the market a long time.
5. You are getting little to no showings.
6. Despite several showings, no buyer has made an offer.
7. You start insisting that your Realtor advertise your home to wealthy people in China.
8. Your asking price was based solely on what other (unsold) sellers are asking for in your neighborhood rather than homes that actually have sold.
9. Your agent didn’t agree with your pricing, or worse – the first agent you spoke with refused to list your home at “your” price so you had to search for someone else who would.
10. You believe your house is so “unique” from all other homes, even though most of the properties for sale in your neighborhood offer about the same size, age, condition, location and view. 


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#1 By Rich Cederberg at 8/20/2021 6:23 AM

Oh boy, this is so on the mark that I don't whether to laugh or cry! I think I'll include this in my pre listing package!

#2 By kevin kling at 8/20/2021 6:23 AM

I didn't realize I could buy a 1/1 in Sarasota for less than $2,000,000.00... Great post!

#3 By Daryl at 8/20/2021 6:23 AM

Ha I agree great article

#4 By Bret Nida at 8/20/2021 6:23 AM

As a realtor in the Charleston Wv Real Estate market, I think number 1 rings most true!
I'll just walk- away and let others "buy the listing"
Great blog!

#5 By Mark Herdman at 8/20/2021 6:23 AM

Why do these all sound so familiar? Great post!

#6 By Karen Singbeil at 8/20/2021 6:23 AM

Great and accurate blog Marc , exactly what goes on out here in the Shuswap where I sell , seems I am usually 9. the agent who won't list it ! The bad thing is sometimes they get someone who lists at their price, double ends or since we are rec buyers , they don't know the market and deal with FSBO and WAY over pay ...I am selling these now for a lot less than they paid about 180K ouch !

#7 By Daryl at 8/20/2021 6:23 AM

I heard that you know you have had a good negotiation when both the buyer and the seller feel they have been cheated!

#8 By Scott King at 8/20/2021 6:23 AM

Don't you know it. Way too funny!

#9 By Paul Heim at 8/20/2021 6:23 AM

Love it, and I want to print that list and keep it in my pocket. After a hard day it was a great read and added a chuckle to my soul.

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