Sequim listings can be dramatically different. Do not assume that all sellers and their listing agents are on the same sheet of music. Similar homes can be priced substantially different. I showed homes today to a couple from Iowa. We had a great time, and every home we looked at was totally different, although each property had some acreage and offered some privacy, important criteria for my buyers. But the prices were all over the map.
Sequim Listings Compared
For example, one property had a quiet location and beautiful level acreage, and it had a great shop, but the house is arguably a tear down. It is a vintage late ’60s or early ’70s home that has never been remodeled. There are some very bad smells in the house. My buyer estimated the upgrading cost at $100,000+, and yet this home was priced higher than another home that was absolutely immaculate with a perfectly landscaped property, albeit less acreage but still quite private. The word that comes to mind is “disparity.” Disparities are likely to happen in any market. Not all sellers and their listing agents will all value properties with the same standards. But today was a glaring example for my buyers that not all homes are judged in the same way, so Sequim listings may have dramatically different prices.
Sequim Listings and Prices
What does this mean? It means you should do your comparisons of Sequim listings in the MLS as best you can, and then communicate with your buyer’s agent before you arrive to filter out the homes that would be a total waste of your time. Then when you come to look at your short list of properties with your buyer’s agent, you will make the best of your time and increase the chances of finding the ideal home at the right listing price.
Last Updated on September 7, 2019 by Chuck Marunde