Unique House Pricing and Unique Realtor Compensation

I thought I would post an email I sent today to show how we work at Valley Market Real Estate. I made a few redactions to protect identities but otherwise this is just a copy and paste of an email sent just a few days ago.


I viewed your house with XXXXXXX. It was good that I did. I was in your house just once quite a few years ago. It is certainly a unique Alaskan house.

There are really no close comparisons to your house to try to nail down a real accurate price that a buyer will be willing to pay. The woodwork in the house is impressive and the fact that much of it is recycled wood makes it even better.

The location is also extremely unique. It is unlikely that the land around it will be developed in the foreseeable future. It is hard to find properties like this.

After viewing the property I would have to say that the value is around $250K with a margin of error of 10% or so. So that is a range of $225-$275K. I know that is a huge range, but with the current market situation and the extremely unique property I don’t feel it would be responsible to let you believe we can price this more accurately than that.

It’s one thing to compare apples to apples and oranges to oranges but when you have a pomegranate in an apple orchard it’s a little difficult to make good comparisons.

I am VERY flexible when it comes to marketing choices. I have different packages ranging from 5% to 7%. All the packages include great photos, good signage and extensive internet coverage. I do the same amount of support on the transaction management portion of it, and that is really where a real estate licensee’s value lies.

Give me a call

Marty Van Diest
Valley Market Real Estate
907 232-7900
[email protected]