List to Sell!
Listing a property is one thing, selling it is quite another. You HAVE to have it priced right. That cannot be stressed enough. I always hear, "Well, we can always come down." And indeed you will if you price it wrong to start with. Often over priced properties are not even seen by potential buyers because they fall outside their budget. Then the over priced property stays on the market and gets stale. Buyers and agents continue to see the same property on the market and wonder what is wrong with it. Eventually when it does sell, it statistically sells for LESS than it would have if it had been priced right in the first place.
Sometimes you can list higher and let the market come to you but the market has to be moving fairly rapidly to have that expectation. AND!!!! Your first offer many times is your best offer. If you price a property right and it sells in 30 days, you win! Don't second guess that it was too low. Bottom line, list it to SELL.
Here are the most recent statistics for the Bitterroot Valley. I have always said there are three kinds of lies; lies, damned lies and statistics. They can, however, be useful tools.
SOLD and PENDING LISTINGS as of December 2015
Bitterroot Valley Real Estate- Craig Siphers, Senior Broker
Providing trusted consultation on buying and selling Montana
real estate for over 30 years in Lolo, Florence, Stevensville,
Victor, Corvallis, Hamilton, and Darby. Call or text Craig Siphers
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