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Pricing Your Home in Utah County

Value of Your Home in Utah County: FREE CMA

When you decide to sell your home, setting your asking price is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Pricing your home correctly is important. The first thing a Utah County Buyer sees is your price. If you want to realize the most money you can for your home, it's imperative that you make a good first impression. This is not as easy as it sounds, and pricing strategy should not be taken lightly. Pricing too high can be as costly to a home seller as pricing too low. Taking a look at what homes in your neighborhood have sold for is only a small part of the process; this alone is not nearly enough to help you make the best decision. Team Teasdale Realty will help you for free if you need help pricing your home in Utah County.

Team Teasdale Realty will Pull Comparable
Listings and Sales on Your Home

Team Teasdale Realty will Look at every similar home that was or is listed in the same neighborhood over the past six months. The list should contain homes within a mile if possible. Pay attention to neighborhood dividing lines and physical barriers such as major streets, freeways or railroads, and do not compare inventory from other parts of town that are not similar. Compare similar square footage, within 10% up or down from the subject property, if possible. Similar ages. In Utah County we have pockets of homes that vary in year from one block to another. Compare apples to apples. Paul Teasdale has been doing CMA's in Utah County for seller's since 1995. Paul has personally sold over 1,100 Homes in Utah County. Here is your opportunity to get a professional accurate CMA on your homes value. Pricing Your Home in Utah County is important. Hire a professional to help you when pricing your home.

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Sold Comparisons on Utah County Homes

Team Teasdale Realty will pull history or expired and withdrawn listings to determine whether any were taken off the market and relisted. If so, add those days on market to these listing time periods to arrive at an actual number of days on market. We will compare original list price to final sales price. Also, we will compare final sales price to actual sold price to determine ratios. We will adjust pricing for lot size variances, configuration and amenities / upgrades. It is important to get the most similar comparisons to arrive at true market value. When pricing your home in Utah County make sure you add all the amenities. Some appraisers will overlook important aspects of a home. Pricing your home correctly makes a difference if your home will sell or not.

Under Contract and Active Real Estate Homes

Under contract or sale pending means a buyer has placed an offer on a home and the seller has accepted the offer. The price on the under contract homes are unknown until the sale closes. A Realtor is not suppose to disclose the accepted offer price prior to the closing. 

Active Real Estate listings are only relevant if they are an exact match to your home. Keep in mind the market is flooded with short sale and bank foreclosures. These active homes are not always good comparisons to your home for many reasons. Unapproved short sales which are about 25% of the Utah County Real Estate market are priced by the Realtor. The Realtor hopes the bank will take this price. However, the bank often does not take the listed asking price on a short sale. An appraiser will only look at the sold comparisons of a home in Utah county. An appraiser will not consider the expired, under contract or active listings will determining the value for the bank.

Square Foot Cost Comparisons on Utah County Homes

When pricing your home in Utah County remember that after you receive an offer, the buyer's lender will order an appraisal, so you will want to compare homes of similar square footage. The appraisal system in Utah County has recently gone thru a major change. Unfortunately, this new system plays in the favor of the inexperienced and or new appraiser. If you get one of these on your home in Utah County you are in trouble. I recently had an appraisal on a home in Springville by the same company within a few weeks apart. One appraised the home for $535k and the other $410k. The appraiser that appraised the home for $410k wouldn't allow an add on for an exterior six car garage. Ridiculous! If your home is appraised just off square footage you may have a problem. This is one of the reasons to hire an excellent Realtor in this market. 

Average square foot cost does not mean you can multiple your square footage by that number unless your home is average sized. The price per square foot rises as the size decreases and it decreases as the size increases, meaning larger homes have a smaller square foot cost and smaller homes have a larger square foot cost. Team Teasdale would like to take a look at your home and give you a free, no obligation evaluation of your home. Don’t rely on past appraisals or inexperienced Realtors here in Utah County. Let our experience give you an honest evaluation of your home. Many “rookie Realtors” either under or overprice homes. Let our experience help you determine the true value. If you need help pricing your home in Utah County contact Paul Teasdale for a FREE CMA. Click the "What is Your Home Worth" banner at the top of the page to get your quick free evaluation. If you need help pricing your home in Utah County contact Paul Teasdale.

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