For Sellers

Home sellers really only have a couple of goals. Sell their house. At the best price. The end.

But, how do you get from “honey, it’s time to move” to your next place? You do it by thinking like a buyer and that’s where we can help.

Today’s home buyers are searching online for homes. Check…we’ve got that. Today’s buyers want to see as many photos as possible of listings. Check…we’ve got that too. Today’s buyers want to be able to get information without being pestered, whether to their laptop, email or smart phone. Yep, we’ve got those covered as well.

When you are ready to sell your New Orleans West Bank home, ask us how we can put our buyer glasses on and position you for success.

4 Signs It’s Time for a Lower Price | West Bank Real Estate

Is it time for a lower price? Here's our list of signs it may be.

Your West Bank home has been on the market for awhile. After the initial flurry of activity, you are now sitting there. Waiting. Not so patiently, I’m sure.

Is it time for a lower price? Perhaps. Here are our 4 signs that it may be time for a price reduction.

Showings have slowed to a trickle/no showings at all

You can’t sell a house that no one is coming to see. If your showings have dropped off and there is little to no activity, that means that buyers have decided to pass your home by – for whatever reason. If the condition is good, then price is the only adjustment you can make.

Low ball offers

If you are getting offers, but they are all written in the same low price range, that’s a clear indicator that either your condition needs to improve or your price needs to change.

Negative buyer feedback

If the feedback your agent is getting from buyers is consistently about the price, it’s time to consider an adjustment.

Your competition has already sold for a lower price

There’s no getting around the fact that no matter what price a buyer agrees to pay for your home, it still has to appraise. If your direct competition is all selling for a lower price, it’s OK to leave a little wiggle room for negotiations, but it’s not OK to be priced extremely higher than what they sold for.


 

Looking for the right agent to help sell your West Bank home? We’ve got them all, right here. Thousands of homes for sale, experienced agents and someone waiting to help you today. Call us at 504-327-5303 or contact us here.

Home Seller FAQ: Why Shouldn’t I Just List My House for $250?

New Orleans Real Estate

Just recently, I was called by a couple who has been attempting to sell their own home. They hired a broker who agreed to list the house in the MLS for a flat fee. It may have been $250, it may have been $400….the bottom line is that it’s a significant cost savings to the…

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Surveying your West Bank property

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve seen some real problems with the new flood insurance rules. There are a big number of homes built before 1975 in West Bank neighborhoods. When these houses were built, the flood maps were not in place and elevation surveys were not standard. Insurance agents call these Pre-Firm homes….

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