Community Clubhouse

Indoor Pool

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Fitness Center

Playground

Relaxing Backyard

Lee's Parke Single Family Homes November Sales Report 2014

www.MyLeesParkeHome.com

Relevant Real Estate Information for the Lee's Parke Community of  Single Family Homes in Fredericksburg, VA
For a free consultation of what your home is worth in today's market call Nate or Shawn at 571-477-1245

To find out the value of your home CLICK HERE

Upside Down?  Find out when your home will be an asset again CLICK HERE

As of today (December 3rd, 2014) there are 14 active homes in Lees Parke, 3 homes that are under contract, and 1 home(s) have sold in the last 30 days.

Here's the breakdown of all active listings in MLS:

Falls at Lee's Parke- 4
Lee's Parke -8
Heritage at Lee's Parke- 2




NEW LISTINGS
According to MLS, there are(is) 3 new listing(s) this month!

UNDER CONTRACT
According to MLS, there are 2 homes under contract.
I will have the final numbers for these once they close

SOLD in last 30 days
According to MLS, 1 home(s) have sold in the last 30 days.


OBSERVATIONS
We have seen a few new listings this month that came on the market and go off rather quickly. The key is to price your home ahead of the market and utilize all marketing channels possible.  As you can see some of the homes that have been on the market continue to rack up days.  Buyers do see this as a warning sign that maybe something is wrong with it or they wander why does nobody else want it.  You only get one first impression and for a home this last about the first 2-3 weekends.  In this market you need an agent that is aggressive and has a marketing plan to get your home sold for top dollar.  We would love to chat with you if you are thinking about selling in early 2015.  Call Nate or Shawn at 571-477-1245



Thanks for reading our Lee's Parke Real Estate Blog!
Posted by: Nate Johnson and Shawn Derrick - Lee's Parke Real Estate Agent
The 12:45 Team is apart of Keller Williams Realty,
specializing in real estate in VA, MD & DC.



Disclaimer: Information was gathered from the MLS and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

The Biggest Mistake Sellers Make

The Biggest Mistake Sellers Make
Home prices are starting to inch up again in most areas, which is encouraging sellers to believe that their homes will sell quickly and for more money. And that's when they start making mistakes.

Don't be one of them.

Overpricing a home is the biggest mistake a seller can make. Asking a high price for your home says more about you than it does about your home. It may show you value your investment, that you have cared for the home and kept it updated and in good repair. But if the price is too high compared to other similar homes, it can make you appear unrealistic.

Buyers shop in a range that they've either been given by their lenders or one where they feel comfortable. If they're searching on the MLS, they will typically look at homes they can afford and may miss seeing the page where your home is advertised because it's out of their price range.

It's also psychologically easier for buyers to negotiate in their price target range. Buyers feel more comfortable asking for a little discount on a home within their reach than to ask you for a big discount on a more expensive home.

You won't get the more affluent buyer either. Buyers who can afford to pay the price of your home will simply compare your home to others in the same range. They will quickly find out that other homes have better locations, more square footage and snazzier finishes than yours and for the same price.

You'll find your home will get few showings and if you get any offers at all, they will be low. To get traffic to your home, you'll have to lower the price. You may find that offers still aren't coming, even though your home is now fairly priced for its location, amenities and condition.

Why wouldn't buyers jump at a price reduction? First impressions count, and you didn't make a good one. The first impression the market had of your home was that it's overpriced. An overpriced home is a reflection of the seller, not of the home.

Other agents and their buyers don't want to deal with a seller who is unrealistic. They may have already jumped to conclusions about you and your home that are more negative than you deserve. You've overpriced your home because you're unreasonable, greedy, out of touch with current market conditions, or you're heavily in debt, upside down on your mortgage, or otherwise in some sort of trouble.

A wounded seller tends to bring out the predator in buyers. Often, homes that have been repriced attract lower offers than other similar homes in the same price range. Buyers think you're desperate, so they may offer less than market value hoping you're strapped enough to take it.

It's far better to make a good first impression on the market -- that your home is offered at a fair price because you're a reasonable seller who understands your home's value and current market conditions.

Keep in mind that a home will never sell for more than a willing buyer will pay for it, or that a willing bank will finance. You're always better off pricing your home so that you can get as close to 100% of your asking price as possible.

Only then, will your home sell quickly and for more money. Written by Blanche Evans


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Lee's Parke Single Family Homes October Sales Report 2014

www.MyLeesParkeHome.com

Relevant Real Estate Information for the Lee's Parke Community of  Single Family Homes in Fredericksburg, VA  
For a free consultation of what your home is worth in today's market call Nate or Shawn at 571-477-1245

To find out the value of your home CLICK HERE

Upside Down?  Find out when your home will be an asset again CLICK HERE

As of today (November 2nd, 2014) there are 22 active homes in Lees Parke, 3 homes that are under contract, and 6 homes came on the market

Here's the breakdown of all active listings in MLS:

Falls at Lee's Parke- 0
Lee's Parke -16
Heritage at Lee's Parke- 6


NEW LISTINGS
According to MLS, there are(is) 6 new listing(s) this month!

UNDER CONTRACT
According to MLS, there are 3 homes under contract.
I will have the final numbers for these once they close


OBSERVATIONS
The current market is a buyers market. Allot of homes are sitting for more days than they should be. Don't be fooled though, a buyers market is still a good time to sell. Although, a buyers market does require a skilled realtor to market and attract buyers to your door step. Different perspectives and fresh ideas go a long way in making your house stand out. Things like a professional stager and photographer are a must but not all. A seller needs an agent to personally try to find the right buyer for you. You can't play the waiting game in this market. You need aggressive agents working for you to get you top dollar in the least amount of time. We would love to chat with you if you are thinking about selling in early 2015.  Call Nate or Shawn at 571-477-1245



Thanks for reading our Lee's Parke Real Estate Blog!
Posted by: Nate Johnson and Shawn Derrick - Lee's Parke Real Estate Agent
The 12:45 Team is apart of Keller Williams Realty,
specializing in real estate in VA, MD & DC.



Disclaimer: Information was gathered from the MLS and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.