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In many real estate listings, the phrases "motivated seller" and "priced to sell" are sometimes included to make an apartment stand out and attract more buyers. Some would think the terms are interchangeable, but that is not the case.

When a home is described as "priced to sell," this means it is listed for under the comparable price for similar properties. Those living in a market where homes are in high demand, like New York City, embrace this strategy because they feel confident that it will attract attention, lead to multiple offers, and potentially be bid up. Homeownering points out that this works best in a hot market; in a slower market, homes may sell faster, but at a lower price.

"Motivated sellers" are described as those willing to sell their property at a reduced price and/or include concessions (think paying a year of common charges or parking fees). In cases like this, The Balance advises buyers to learn exactly what is behind the seller's eagerness to offload the property before making an offer - some might be eager to move to another location, others may be facing higher costs than expected, and still others could have homes in poor condition. Below, we look at apartments that are priced to sell as well as those listed by motivated sellers.

Priced to Sell

781-Fifth-Avenue-01 All images of The Sherry Netherland via Douglas Elliman
From the Listing: JUST REDUCED! PRICED TO SELL! Harness the magic combination of romance, originality, location and drama found at the Sherry Netherland, where elegance and exoticism, both flamboyant and reserved, permeate through this one-of-a-kind mixed used tower, rising up in asymmetrical form from, hands down, the best corner of Manhattan, 59th Street and Fifth Avenue. This beautifully renovated residence boasts a functional and gracious layout, lighting by Modulightor, hardware by The Nanz Company, and exquisite carpentry. While both the living room and second bedroom/library face west to Central Park, the primary bedroom suite looks out to the east and north and encompasses a large bathroom with his and her sinks, a spa-like shower area and two custom closets. See floor plan and full details here.

845-United-Nations-Plaza-01 All images of Trump World Tower via Compass
From the Listing: SERIOUS SELLER This 3-bedroom, 3-bath has stunning architectural improvements, advised by renowned designer. Arrive at the sprawling home via a gracious foyer where 10-foot ceilings and herringbone hardwood floors nod to the elegant touches that lie ahead. In the impressive corner great room, you'll find unobstructed views of Midtown, the U.N. gardens and the East River. Custom electronic window treatments, integrated audio, custom lighting, zoned climate control, designer wallpaper and an in-unit washer-dryer add to the comfort and convenience of this grand Midtown residence. See floor plan and full details here.

146-West-57th-Street-01 All images of Metropolitan Tower via Compass
From the Listing: PRICED TO SELL! This large 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom condominium with floor-to-ceiling windows provides glorious Central Park and panoramic skyline views, to the west, east, and north. Awash in natural light all day. Watch the seasons change from the heart of the city. You will be mesmerized by the Central Park views throughout the year. This is THE OPPORTUNITY to design your prefect 1,463 square foot dream layout. See floor plan and full details here.

188-East-70th-Street-01 All images of The Trafalgar House via Corcoran
From the Listing: Priced to Sell. Enter the apartment through the foyer that leads you to a split living room and formal dining room that can easily be converted to a den, home office, or guest bedroom. Continuing through the hallway you will find a green marble-encased half bath and a sunny windowed kitchen with two separate entrances. An over-sized primary suite features a large fully-outfitted walk-in closet and en-suite white marble bathroom. The second bedroom facing west also features an en-suite marble bathroom and a wall of closets. This wonderful home is completed with 9' ceilings and herringbone floors. See floor plan and full details here.

176-East-71st-Street-01 All images of Townsend House via Corcoran
From the Listing: Priced to sell, plus amazing incentive - Seller of pay 5 years of the $530 monthly surcharge at closing. This bright, spacious and well located apartment has all the features to make it a perfect home. High floor, open city views, fabulous location, large gracious rooms, fantastic service and the plus of outdoor space. There is a large entry foyer off of which is a second bedroom/dining room/den, windowed kitchen (that could include counter seating), a dining area off of the kitchen, an oversized living room with open city views and a large terrace. Nine closets, large windows and two terrace doors add to this terrific layout. This beautiful space offers great "bones" to a creative buyer. See floor plan and full details here.

200-West-86th-Street-01 All images of The St. Germaine via Warburg Realty
From the Listing: High-floor 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom in excellent Upper West Side pre-war coop. Dining platform, sunken living room, large rooms, big windows and flexible layout. Needs TLC. Priced to sell. See floor plan and full details here.

44-West-62nd-Street-01 All images of Lincoln Plaza Towers via Douglas Elliman
From the Listing: PRICED TO SELL. This is your chance to create your sumptuous dream home in the monumental and celebrated, beautiful Lincoln Center, mere steps away from the heavenly Central Park! Unique corner unit faces north and east. The loft-like, spacious living room/dining area allows for a plush, homey feel and comfy entertaining. Other features include large closets, extra half bath, generous master bedroom with a second 5-paned bow window. Open kitchen can be easily done, and the board will consider a request for a washer/dryer on a case-by-case basis. See floor plan and full details here.

55-Wall-Street-01 All images of Cipriani Club Residences via Douglas Elliman
From the Listing: PRICED TO SELL! The new owner will enjoy the large open layout with 10' ceilings, new wide-plank mahogany hardwood floors throughout, and very generous living area. The sleek Sub-Zero/Bosch/Miele kitchen is open to the living room for easy entertaining of your guests. There are custom cabinets and closets in the bedroom for ample storage, and a limestone spa-style bathroom with upgraded Restoration Hardware vanity, sink, toilet, and lighting. Apartment has a washer and dryer and best part, it also comes with a new digital lighting system to be controlled via an app throughout the home. See floor plan and full details here.

334-West-87th-Street-01 All images of 334 West 87th Street via Halstead
From the Listing: Now priced to sell! This converted 2-bed is the perfect home for the way we live today, offering several work-from-home options: a sizable desk can fit into either the large living room or the king-sized primary bedroom, which is conveniently tucked away at the rear of the apartment and has a full wall of custom hanging and and dresser storage. Or, for a completely separate office, the second bedroom, currently used as a nursery, could be converted into the ideal home office. Additional features of this home include custom built-ins in the living room and master bedroom; a huge walk-in closet; a renovated, windowed bath with classic white subway tiles; and a renovated, windowed kitchen with stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher. This 1927 home includes wonderful prewar details, like 9' beamed ceilings and solid oak floors with a 3-banded border. See floor plan and full details here.

455-FDR-Drive-01 All images of East River Coop via Compass
From the Listing: Voluminous 1-Bedroom perfectly perched on the 20th floor of the building's southwestern corner affords open views of the East River, the Manhattan Bridge, the surrounding landscaped parks and the iconic vistas of Lower Manhattan. For the discerning buyer craving outdoor space, step out of your large living room with double exposures and onto your very own private terrace. Separating the living room and the king-sized bedroom is the eat-in kitchen which is windowed, galley-style, and can accommodate a table for six. Priced to sell - live "as is" or bring your contractor to envision your new home! See floor plan and full details here.

235-Adams-Street-01 All images of Concord Village via Compass
From the Listing: This one bedroom in Concord Village has just hit the market and it is priced to sell. Enjoy a sensible one-bedroom layout, a nice updated kitchen, a newly renovated full bathroom, a large bedroom and very large living room-dining area combo. Concord Village amenities include a well-maintained green space surrounding the complex; full-service, 24-hour door-attended building; state-of-the-art fitness center; shared roof deck; and laundry room. The phenomenal location is on the cusp of DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn. See floor plan and full details here.

The Henry, #2D | $399,000

Chelsea | Cooperative | Studio, 1 Bath
16% below recently sold studios in the building
166-West-22nd-Street-01 All images of The Henry via Compass
From the Listing: Priced to sell. This Art Deco-inspired junior one-bedroom was designed to maximize comfort and divide and conquer living vs entertaining, all while located in the heart of Chelsea steps from Flatiron, Gramercy, and Greenwich Village. 2D was renovated over the years to keep up to date, chic and modernized to maximize the storage capacity. The windowed kitchen features brand new stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher, full-sized fridge, and full range stove. Interiors boast high ceilings, classic architectural details including real hardwood flooring, crown molding and thoughtfully designed archways. See floor plan and full details here.

Motivated Sellers

195-Bowery-01 All images of 195 Bowery via Red Star New York LLC
From the Listing: 22% DISCOUNT FROM ORIGINAL ASK. PRICED TO SELL WITH A MOTIVATED SELLER! Offering over 1,800 square feet of living space and spanning the entire 10th floor of the building in the Lower East Side's most sought-after neighborhood, this residence comes together to provide a superb layout. The south, west, and north exposures create outstanding light, highlighted by floor to ceiling windows throughout the living room and pour sunshine throughout the unit. The sizable, chef-level kitchen blends functionality with endless entertainment possibilities and is equipped with top-of-the-line appliances. See floor plan and full details here.

160-Central-Park-South-01 All images of J.W. Marriott Essex House via Sotheby's International Realty
From the Listing: VERY MOTIVATED SELLER!The finest finishes were used in this complete gut renovation of this gracious, approximately 1,350 square foot home. Outstanding features include gorgeous Mahogany hardwood floors, hand-crafted crown moldings imported from Morocco, double doors with crystal handles, antique mirror wall, two working fireplaces, a spacious kitchen with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, abundant custom storage appointed with soft-closing drawers, Italian stucco walls in both bedrooms, two full marble bathrooms with Aquabrass fixtures, and a convenient in-unit washer/dryer. This intelligently designed home features a Denon surround-sound system, and Lutron lighting which conveniently links to a personal smart phone and/or tablet. See floor plan and full details here.

50-Sutton-Place-South-01 All images of 50 Sutton Place South #11A via Brown Harris Stevens
From the Listing: MOTIVATED SELLER! This renovated move-in condition, sun-flooded home welcomes you with its expansive entry gallery opening to a grand living room and formal dining room overlooking the East River! A double bedroom suite provides an abundance of custom closets and hand crafted cabinetry including an ingenious hidden desk. The windowed Kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, & granite counter tops completes this special home! See floor plan and full details here.

56-East-87th-Street-01 All images of 56 East 87th Street via Douglas Elliman
From the Listing: Elegant, spacious, and chic prewar 2-Bedroom, 2-Bathroom home in move-in condition, just off prime Madison Avenue. Interiors boast triple exposures, 10' ceilings, windows in every room, oversized living/dining expanse, spacious primary bedroom with two closets and en-suite bath, large dine-in chef's kitchen, quiet second bedroom with walk-in closet, and substantial gallery/foyer. Motivated seller. See floor plan and full details here.

75-Wall-Street-01 All images of 75 Wall Street via The Modlin Group
From the Listing: Owner is a MOTIVATED SELLER. Upon entering, you are welcomed home to a gorgeous open living area with soaring 10'3” ceilings and beautiful light that pours in through the oversized 6-foot windows with custom marble window sills. The open kitchen is a perfect place to cook and entertain, featuring top of the line finishes and appliances including a Bosch oven, Liebherr refrigerator and Miele dishwasher. The large bedroom fits a king-size bed, has a custom California walk in closet, and a chic en-suit bathroom featuring a double vanity and deep-soaking bathtub. With wide plank flooring throughout, a brand new LG washer/dryer set, and a completely redone powder room, unit 26K embraces New York living and gives you a fantastic escape. See floor plan and full details here.

325-Esat-79th-Street-01 All images of 325 East 79th Street via Engel & Volkers
From the Listing: Back on the market, but not for long....Motivated Seller! This spacious and beautiful 2 bed/convertible 3, situated in an immaculate pre-war coop with shared garden and low maintenance, offers exceptional value. A gorgeous entry foyer with two large closets leads through an arched entrance to the grand living room, expansive enough to accommodate both entertainment and dining. The separate, designated dining area can easily be converted to a small third bedroom or home office. The windowed galley kitchen boasts granite countertops and backsplash and a new Sub-Zero refrigerator. Other desirable details in this special, pin-drop quiet home include re-finished hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, moldings, high ceilings, generous closet space, custom window treatments and a flexible floor plan to accommodate your specific needs. See floor plan and full details here.

20-Sutton-Place-South-01 All images of 20 Sutton Place South via Douglas Elliman
From the Listing: Motivated seller! An excellent opportunity to create a stunning, corner two-bedroom two-bathroom with three exposures, facing east, south, and west. See floor plan and full details here.

50-Sutton-Place-South-01 All images of 50 Sutton Place South #2D via William Raveis
From the Listing: MOTIVATED SELLER! Welcome home to this warm, exceptionally large, 1-bedroom apartment located on the ground floor of one of the most desirable, tree-lined streets in all of Manhattan. The living room expands off of the foyer and allows plenty of space to relax, entertain, or work from home. The renovated, open chef's kitchen opposite the living room allows you the ability to cook and entertain at the same time. Off of the kitchen, the large, windowed dining room provides the option to be converted into a second bedroom or large home office. The bedroom suite features a massive, custom walk-in closet, built-in cabinetry, and a lovely, en suite bath. See floor plan and full details here.

251-East-32nd-Street-01 All images of Riverview East via Brown Harris Stevens
From the Listing: JUST REDUCED! MOTIVATED SELLER! This sunny, spacious 1-bedroom home has open city views. The apartment has wood floors, an open chef's kitchen with granite countertops, a Viking Stove, Miele dishwasher, Liebherr refrigerator, and a wine refrigerator. The attractive layout features a separate dining area and four closets including two double deep walk in closets. The bedroom is large with spectacular city views. See floor plan and full details here.

303-East-57th-Street-01 All images of The Excelsior via Corcoran
From the Listing: Motivated seller! This incredible, oversized two-bedroom home with two full baths is situated in the iconic full-service Excelsior. Super bright and airy, it features a washer/dryer in the unit, elegant bamboo hardwood flooring, and a total of six closets designed by 'California Closets’ which provide generous storage space. The renovated windowed kitchen is outfitted with granite countertops and backsplash, a beautiful black granite floor, and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances including a Sub Zero refrigerator, GE Profile convection oven, Miele dishwasher, as well as expansive cabinet space. The apartment’s crown jewel is the spacious terrace overlooking spectacular Billionaire’s Row. See floor plan and full details here.

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