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5 Reasons Why You Should Never Overprice Your Pleasanton Home

Written by Posted On Wednesday, 13 July 2016 13:46

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Overprice Your Pleasanton Home


When selling your home to buyers looking for Pleasanton homes for sale, you have to be careful not to overprice. While it is natural for a seller to maximize the sale of a home, overpricing your property can backfire and leave you with nothing to show but a stale listing.


Here are 5 alarming reasons why you should never overprice your Pleasanton home for sale.


Read on for some reasons why you should be careful not to overprice your home when selling.


You will scare off buyers

Pleasanton has become a popular destination for buyers looking for luxury homes and starter homes.  If you overprice your home, you will scare off the best buyers.  They will be dashing to the next house even before you get the chance to show them your home. Buyers often work with real estate agents who can easily tell when a home is overpriced.  If they think that yours is, they will advise their client to consider other more reasonable priced homes. Even if the buyers are not using a real estate agent, they still usually avoid homes that seem far pricier than others in the neighbourhood.   


You will attract lousy agents

Real estate agents are in the business of selling homes, and they prefer homeowners who have realistic expectations. A good agent will honestly answer your question, “What's my home value in Pleasanton CA?” On the other hand, there are some agents who take advantage of your unfamiliarity with real estate matters and encourage you to overprice your home or worse yet, don’t have the nerve to explain the importance of proper pricing in fear they will lose a chance to take a listing. Some agents will tell you what you want to hear just to get their for sale sign in your yard.


These kinds of agents are just using your home as an advertising vehicle to acquire other clients. The good news is that there are lots of great and experienced real estate agents who do not prey on unsuspecting clients. Instead, they have your best interest in mind. As a seller, your job is to find an agent that knows the market and knows how to sell homes for the best price in the shortest amount of time and is not afraid to advise you as to proper pricing.


You will have missed showings

Buyers and real estate agents looking for a home, search within a price range when using the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). If you price your home outside of the comparable range or above the current market value, your property will not come up in their search. You will end up losing showings from prospective buyers who can afford your home.


Avoid the 5 dangers of selling an overpriced home by following these tips!


You actually help sell the competition

Buyers usually compare properties when considering a home purchase. When a buyer compares your overpriced home versus one that is priced at a fair market value, the buyer will likely be convinced to place an offer on the well priced property instead of yours. With an overpriced home, you are helping the competition get sold.


You will face a tough closing

It is quite difficult to close an accepted offer on an overpriced home. This is mainly because of the fact that buyers will continue to look at the competition. Once they quickly realize they have overpaid, it will result to buyer’s remorse and a collapsed sale prior to contingency removals.


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If you are looking for a Pleasanton luxury REALTOR® who can help you sell or buy your dream luxury home, call me, Rhonda Fee, at 925-200-0827. You can also text 925-660-7110 with any of these codes: seller411, buyer411 or homesearch. With my extensive experience and knowledge of the Pleasanton luxury real estate market, combined with a track record of satisfied clients, your next transaction will be the best move you’ve ever made!

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Rhonda Fee

Rhonda Fee is a successful Real Estate Broker & Realtor serving the Greater Bay Area. She is a highly sought after Pleasanton luxury homes Realtor® with a real estate office location in Downtown Pleasanton.


She specializes in luxury home sales and provides excellent customer service to all of her real estate buyers and sellers regardless of the price of the home. Her marketing materials are unsurpassed in quality and she prides herself on putting the client first and foremost in the entire process. Rhonda aims to please her clients in all aspects of the transaction, from best possible price for a home to making sure the communication is on task and so much more!


Rhonda achieved the Grand Master’s Achievement Award in 2014 from Bay East Association of Realtors where she ranked among other top producing peers. She is a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.


Rhonda Fee

Broker/Owner CA BRE # 01414989

Aspire Realty Services

Phone: 925-200-0827

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