A decade or so ago, the location of a property is what determined the market going rate and the overall cost of a property. However, the changing times have seen a paradigm shift in this in that today price is the greatest determinant of how fast, or slow, thereof a property will go. When you price your property for purposes of selling, no doubt you may not get the exact figure that you quoted. However, most property owners will go the opposite way. Rather than one pricing their house based on the market statistics and information, many would do that based on their emotions, i.e., how attached they are to the property. You can always look at comparable property in the market and use things like age and amenities to make an informed decision. What you should keep in mind is if there are much other property in the market for selling, you must set a very competitive and aggressive initial price for you to get something out of the sale.
Probably you think you may not get the exact figure that you wish to have of your property due to the availability of many houses in the market. Underpricing is a tried and tested way of ensuring you are selling your property faster and at a price that will be determined by the market and not you. If for instance a similar house in your locality sold for $200,000, how about you price yours at $180,000. When you price this way, you will attract a category of investors looking to make a kill from a great investment. Sooner or later the buyers will get into a bidding war, and you will have the major advantage of having the price go up naturally through a free and fair market.
If you are thinking of selling your house, you can always contact a professional for guidance. The critical role that a professional play is to do what is known as property appraisal. No doubt a professional property appraiser is better placed to advice you on accepted industry standards, practices and regulations in regards to property appraisal and pricing. Many a time you will discover the actual price of a property is completely different from what you had figured out since the determinants of prices in the market will often vary a lot and may even change overnight.
Always keep in mind your property is worth exactly what you manage to sell it for. To an independent investor, your home is not any special and different from all others in the market. Well, an independent investor will not see your house any different or any special from all the others in the market. Rest assured when you price your house to sell it will fly off the market.