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Should i stay or should i go?

Two townhomes in the same complex (all built 4 years back) have sold in the last 3 months and another went on sale last week. They are all pretty similar. Should i wait for that to go into "sale pending" or should i put mine on the market at a price slightly below theirs? Also, the owner staged it and i don't plan to. Is that a bad idea?

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Thank you so much to all of you folks for taking the time to respond to my questions. Interestingly i just heard that the townhome is now in "Sale pending" mode. So I'm working on getting my place ready to put on the market next Wednesday night. I am either considering using a broker from findwell.com or using the MLS enhanced listing package on forsalebyowner.com.

Thanks again and have a great week!
  • June 04 2013
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It is difficult to answer your question without knowing more information about the property, about you, and about the other units/transactions. In general, I believe homeowners in the Seattle area who are thinking about selling should take advantage of the incredible seller's market we are in and list their home/condo/townhouse ASAP (if they can afford to). Part of a realtor's job is to find out what your expectations, goals, and motivations are for selling, and then help you meet those expectations and achieve your goals. There are pros and cons to working with a realtor, and I recommend that you meet with one or two to get some advice...whether you list with them is up to you in the end so don't feel pressured to do so just because they've given you some advice on your situation. Of course as a realtor, I believe you will have greater success if you list your property with the help of a realtor, but there are people that do just fine without...although it can take a bit longer. Staging is helpful, especially if your property is vacant. It helps to get people looking at your property picturing what they would do with the space. I'm a realtor that lives and works in West Seattle. I'd be happy to discuss your options in greater detail with you anytime. Good luck in any case!
  • June 04 2013
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Here's a great broker in West Seattle who can actually look at your situation and give you a real opinion. http://www.cbbain.com/jillpetersen
  • June 04 2013
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When you are looking at selling one of the biggest investments you own (real estate) it is always difficult to know when the right time is because there are so many factors.  As with anything else, you should definitely get a professional opinion, so the advice of the others, I believe, is very good.  Find a local Realtor that knows your particular market conditions and can assist you with this decision.  Good luck!

  • June 04 2013
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I agree, do not wait if you're sure you want to sell. Consult with a Realtor for a Comparative Market Analysis to come to a price to list at. You can seek the Realtor's input about staging but don't worry too much about that.
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If your looking to sell put in on ASAP, let a Realtor give you their opinion on the price.  Don't worry about staging, just get a good realtor and you will be fine.
  • June 04 2013
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