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So now, you would think – there must be some great deals out there! Right? Well – the answer is sometimes. Even with the local slow down, quality houses that are priced and marketed right are selling very quickly here in Austin. On average, houses are selling for 95% of list price. My last listing sold in 10 days at 98% of list price. The biggest discounts are on new construction homes from builders or homes priced over $700K (which are NOT selling fast). So, if you find a house and you want to make an offer, definitely go low with your offer, but don’t expect gigantic discounts.
With that in mind, if you are thinking about listing your Austin home for sale this spring, in today’s market you must pull out all the stops. The MLS listing, a sign in the yard, and an open house are really only the beginning. To sell at the maximum price in minimum amount of time, you must make your home as competitive as possible. Do not overprice “just to see what you can get”. Choose an agent who implements progressive marketing strategies including blogging, Facebook, Craigslist, Zillow, Trulia, virtual home tours, and customized websites. I personally syndicate my listings on over 30 websites. Staging and presentation of the home are also more important than ever. Finally, your agent should be providing you with constant feedback as to what potential buyers are saying when they tour your home.
1809 Rockmoor Ave: Original List price $549,950, Sold Price $545,000
Immaculately updated, unique property located in MLS area 1A within walking distance to Lake Austin. 2 bed/ 2bath, 2020 square feet, .25 acres; 9 days on market
SOLD IN 45 DAYS – 95% OF LIST PRICE
5915 Rickerhill: Original List Price $264,900, Sold Price $250,000
Cute little Circle C home with 4 bed/2 baths, 2091 square feet, .19 acres, 45 days on market
SOLD IN 9 DAYS – 97% OF LIST PRICE
700 Jessie Street: Original List Price $450,000, Sold price $438,500
Beautifully staged, fully updated with modern design located in MLS Area 7 (south Austin), 3 bed/2bath, 1370 square feet + bonus building, .21 acres; 9 days on market
SOLD IN ZERO DAYS – 91% OF LIST PRICE
1007 Arcadia: Original List price $175K, Sold Price $160K
Handyman special located in MLS area 2; 3 bed/ 1 bath, 1692 square feet, .17 acre lot
SOLD IN 742 DAYS – 75% OF LIST PRICE - $1 MILLION PRICE REDUCTION!
4708 Mirador: Original List price $4,495,000, Sold Price $3,400,000 (included $350K in non real estate items)
Custom built new construction located on 5 acres in MLS area W; 5 bed/ 5 baths/3 half baths, 8650 square feet
SOLD IN 15 DAYS – 83% OF LIST PRICE
800 E. 451/2 Street: Original List Price $299,000, Sold price $250,000
Cute 1939 bungalow with hardwood floors, original tile bathrooms, kitchen and detached 1 car garage located in north Hyde Park, 2 bed/1 bath, 1056 square feet, .18 acre lot