Selling Your Home in Arizona? Read This.
If you are considering selling your home in Arizona there are a few things to consider. Currently Arizona is in a “sellers market”. All that means is that there are more home buyers than there are homes for sale.
For those who want to sell their homes this is great news! Pretty much as long as you list your home for sale at the right price, it will sell.
In this Arizona real estate article I am going to go over a few things that you should look into before listing your home for sale in Arizona.
How Much Should I Sell My House For?
The first thing that everyone who is selling their home considers is how much money they can get! Don’t you want to know how much your home is worth? How much should I sell my house for is the first thing that you need to determine. If you price it too high then it will not sell, however, if you price it too low, you will be leaving money on the table.
The best way to determine how much you should sell your home for is to run a comparative market analysis. This is where a licensed real estate agent will look at the data on sold properties that are similar to your home.
A good Realtor in Arizona will consider all possible factors to help you determine a reasonable asking price for your home. It’s very important to make sure that your agent is comparing Apple’s to Apples. For instance if your home has been completely remodeled it would not be accurate to base your home’s value off of a comparison with a non-remodeled home.
If you want to know how much you could sell your house in Arizona for, give me a call. I am happy to provide you with a 100% Free Comparitive Market Analysis.
Should I Fix Up My House Before Selling It?
Most people ask, “Should I fix up my house before selling it or just leave it as it is?” Unfortunately my answer is usually, “Well, It Depends“.
Before giving you any advice on pre-listing home improvement options I should probably see your home in person first. But, because this is the internet and you want info now I will share some general guidelines.
If the Arizona home that you want to sell needs completely remodeled and updated, it’s probably not worth spending the time and money. Unless you are a general contractor of course but I’m guessing that if you were you wouldn’t be reading this article.
It is however, a great idea to fix things that are broken. If you have been putting off some minor repairs on your home you should fix those items before we list your home for sale in Arizona.
I would also recommend doing all of the little cosmetic maintenance items that you can. The better that your home looks the easier it will be to sell. Touch up paint here and there, lubricate that squeaky door hinge, fix that loose cobblestone in the back yard, and do any other quick and easy cosmetic improvements.
How to Get Your House Ready To Sell - 1 Simple Thing
Want to know the #1 answer I give when people want to know how to get your house ready to sell? Clean and DeClutter.
I always tell my clients that it’s best to move out before you move out.
Before we call in a handy man or cleaning company, before we take picture or put a coming soon sign in your yard, before we even thing about listing you home for sale, it is vital that you de-clutter your house.
The best thing to do is to get several big moving boxes and start packing. Take any personal items and nick-knacks and put them in boxes for moving. Anything that is on a countertop or shelf needs to be packed away. You want your home to look as clean and clear as possible.
This is sometimes the most difficult step for many Arizona home sellers is this initial home de-cluttering process. It can be hard to put away all of your family photos and memorabilia but trust me, when it comes to selling your home you want it as clutter-free as possible.
Want to learn more tips that will help you with selling your home in Arizona?
Give me a Call or send me a Message. When you hire me as your Arizona home sales listing agent I will help guide you every step of the way.