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ON THE MARKET
What makes one home sell in a few weeks while others may linger on the market for what seems like seasons? Well, each case is different, but it almost always boils down to one of these four factors.
A home that is priced right will attract buyer attention. A fair and reasonable asking price that is in keeping with market demands will pique consumer interest and ultimately make the property more appealing.
Unless they are searching for an investment property, most buyers are looking for a structurally sound home that has been well maintained. In addition a home that shows well is likely to sell quicker. This means the home is clean, well kept, updated and appealing to a today's buyer.
The better the location, the more likely the property will demand buyer attention. This could mean a single family home in a charming town with an exemplary school system. Or it could mean a wonderful apartment in a great section of the city.
Whether it is a "buyer" or "sellers" market it also influences how long a property is up for sale. When the advantage is with the buyers, you may need to make allowances, such as a lower asking price or favorable terms to help your property attract an offer. Your sellers agent is your greatest resource during your home sale.