June 27, 2019

Perils of Overpricing Even (Especially) in a Rising Market

Market Appreciation vs. Home Depreciation “In all cases in which work is produced by the agency of heat, a quantity of heat is consumed which is proportional to the work done.” —Rudolf Clausius, first law of thermodynamics. “An overpriced, “For Sale” home depreciates in value faster than an appreciating housing market rises.” —Ross Kaplan, first...
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Bell Curves, Home Showings, and the Odds of Getting an Offer: Why Home Sellers Shouldn’t Get Too Excited About a 1st Showing

Law of Diminishing Returns Past Three or More Showings Want to handicap the odds of any given Buyer purchasing a home, especially at higher price points that fewer Buyers can reach? Think of a Bell Curve, with the peak corresponding to 2-3 showings (call it “2.5”); the left tail represents one showing, and the right...
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