How to Calculate the Ratio of a Selling Price to an Asking Price

by C. Taylor ; Updated April 19, 2017

The list price of a real estate property represents the seller's asking price. This is the figure the sellers hope to get for the sale of their property. Most buyers will attempt to achieve a lower price. Through negotiation, a final sale price is achieved, which is likely lower than the original asking price. The difference between the asking price and the sale price is expressed as a ratio, which represents the percentage of the asking price at which the property actually sold.

Step 1

Get the original asking price, or list price, and the final sale price for the property.

Step 2

Divide the sale price by the asking price. As an example, if a property was listed at $200,000, but sold for $180,000, then the result of the calculation would be 0.90.

Step 3

Multiply this figure by 100 to convert it into percentage format. In the example, the sale price to list price ratio would be 90 percent.