Selling a home is always an exciting experience. Novice home sellers, however, may find the process a little complicated. Follow these neat tips and tricks on how to get your Arizona home sold fast and for the best deal:
Get the price right the first time
It is crucial to get your home’s price right the first time around. If you’re home is underpriced, you could stand to lose a lot of money. An overpriced home, on the other hand, will stay on the market longer and may sell for lower than expected.
If you lower your price on the home, it can be seen by potential buyers as a sign that it is in poor condition or has hidden defects.
Make your home sale ready
Give your home’s curb appeal an upgrade by clearing up the lawn, making the entryway more welcoming, and giving the exterior a fresh coat of paint.
Remember that first impression last so it’s important you make yours a good one.
You should also have your home professionally staged so it is open house-ready. Part of the staging is removing any clutter to make it seem bigger and neater. Make it easier for buyers to imagine their lives in your home by removing personal items as well. Clean every part of the home especially the bathroom and kitchen to complete the look.
Respect the inspection period
Sales contracts in Arizona have a default time of 10 days for property inspection. Sellers can expect buyers to have the home inspection done within that time frame. Buyers can request repairs or cancel the contract altogether if they don’t find the results satisfactory. It’s important to encourage buyers to get a home inspection so you can save yourself from lawsuits if a buyer is unhappy after the sale.
Fully disclose any of the home’s defects
Arizona law requires sellers to disclose important material information about the property’s background. You have to answer any questions the buyer has about every aspect of the house. You are, however, not required to do any inspections of your own.
Purchase agreements typically include a disclosure statement from the seller. Even if it doesn’t, you are required to inform the buyer about past damage like termites, water damage or mold, no matter how long it’s been fixed.
It is never advisable to guess an answer when being asked about the condition of the house. When in doubt, it’s best to be forthcoming about the state of the property so you’ll be safe from any legal liability.
Hire a real estate agent
Hiring a real estate agent can make selling your home a breeze. An agent is an expert with knowledge of the local real estate market and access to tools regular home sellers don’t have. They can guide you through complex procedures and advise you on the best course of action.
With an experienced agent, your home will be better marketed and can reach more potential buyers. They know what local home buyers want and can make
your home as appealing to them as possible. They also have strong connections with other real estate professionals to make your sale go as smoothly as possible.
Get a head start on selling your Arizona home by getting in touch with The Kimberly Lowe Group. Give them a call today at 480-363-1622. You can also send an email to sold(at)thekimberlylowegroup(dotted)com.