Apparently Elizabeth Rhodes’ Home Forum Extra blog wasn’t capable of single-handedly satiating the real-estate-hungry readership of the Seattle Times. So, they’re introducing a new real estate blog by Real Estate Editor Cindy Zetts.
Lots of people are avidly interested in real estate — buyers and sellers, owners and wannabes, investors and market voyeurs. But it’s tough to make sense of it all.
That’s where my blog, The Real Estate Deal, comes in. I’ll decipher real-estate issues and post news, tips and nifty tidbits from around Puget Sound. And I want to hear from you. What are you seeing in your neighborhood? What are you curious about? What doesn’t make sense to you?
Take this weird real-estate market we have now. Why, for example, are prices rising in the Seattle area while sales are plummeting?
She also seems to be saying that the point of her blog will be primarily to give advice for sellers so they can get as much for their homes as possible and ride out this difficult market.
I often hear, “My house is worth more than that.” Actually, it’s worth what someone will pay for it; and if no one will pay what you want, then your asking price is too high. No amount of emotional attachment (yours) to the place is going to change that.
Potential buyers can afford to be finicky these days. There are thousands of home for sale right now, and even those who love a house can fall just as quickly for another with a lower price tag.
This leaves you three choices: Lower the price; wait months for the perfect buyer; or take the home off the market.
Here are a few tips to help you avoid our mistakes and get the most for your house…