More Than Half of Homes Sold at a Discount

Costs may be going up, yet around 63 percent of homes sold at a  discount compared to the list price in May, as indicated by the 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey. The discount arrived at the midpoint of in the 1 to 11 percent range.

The longer a property lingers on the market, it becomes more likely the home will end up selling at a discount. Eighty-four percent of homes that sold following 12 months were sold at a markdown. Then again, 24 percent of homes that sold inside of a month sold at a premium.

Staging a home may help a a listing to fetch more, as indicated by the National Association of REALTORS®' 2015 Profile of Home Staging. The study found that 32 percent of purchasers' specialists say that staging homes expands the dollar esteem a home purchaser is willing to offer by one to five percent.