Seller’s Guide

Making Your Home Move In Ready or Selling It As Is

  • Aside from the fresh coat of paint or updating hardware on the drawers and cabinets, deciding whether to do small touchups or larger remodeling projects can be a tough call. If you can afford to do the remodeling, it is the right move to attract more potential buyers and possibly sell your home more quickly and at a higher price. In other cases, the cost may outweigh the value of the upgrades and it may be wiser to reduce the price of your home to move it more quickly. Some buyers might find the option of a “fixer upper” attractive as they can remodel the home to their specific tastes.

Get rid of the clutter

  • Before you put your home on the market—prepare your home to appeal to as many buyers as possible. It’s a great time to have that yard sale! Once you have done this, making your home look comfortable and inviting will be much easier.  Stage your home or have someone stage your home for you. Home staging involves not only a clean, clutter free home on the inside—but making a first impression from the moment a potential buyer arrives at your home.  This includes a clean and trimmed yard and appealing landscaping to what the buyer sees upon first entering your home. How the furniture is arranged for flow and the décor chosen in each room can have an impact on how the buyer envisions themselves in the surroundings. Read more on Home Staging

Using a Realtor versus Selling Your Home on Your Own

  • Though some sellers have been able to sell their own homes, there are many reasons to use a real estate professional.  A licensed real estate agent or broker has many resources at their fingertips and the expertise to generate the leads to find buyers for your home.  Real estate professionals are also experienced in negotiating to get the best price for your home.  Read More: FSBO vs Realtor

Additional Home Seller Information: Arizona Short Sale Seller’s Advisory

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