Thinking of Selling Your Home?
The first and most important step in selling your home is to select an experienced, professional real estate agent. At WaldenWest Realty, we have friendly, professional Realtors with years of experience in the Phoenix major metropolitan area, and can provide you with the services you need to get the best deal for your home and sell it quickly. Selling quickly is important because the best price you can get for your house is the price you get right now. The longer your property sits on the market, the more it’s value will drop, and all the while, you’re still paying mortgage payments, taxes, and home owner insurance. Owners who list their home at the price originally suggested by their real estate agent generally close the deal on selling their home 30 days faster than those who list at their own price. Trust your agent, they’re a professional, after all, with knowledge of the ins and outs of the current housing market in Mesa, Gilbert, Gold Canyon, Queen Creek, Chandler, and San Tan Valley, and it is their responsibility to get you the best price possible. We here at WaldenWest Realty take that responsibility very seriously.
Next up, take the time to fix the little things around the house. Fix the dripping faucet in the bathroom, make sure all the lights throughout the house have working bulbs, touch up the paint, and spackle any dents or nicks in the walls. Minor flaws like this that come from everyday wear and tear on a home can imply that the house has been neglected, planting the notion in a buyer’s head that there may be major flaws in the home because of the poor maintenance. Some of the smallest details can have the biggest impact, like the house numbers on the door or the doormat on the porch. It’s worth the small investment to make sure they’re clean, new, and shiny when potential buyers come look at the house. Try driving up to the house as if you were a potential buyer. It can be challenging to look at your home with a fresh set of eyes, but it’s a good exercise. Does it look appealing from the curb? What about from the porch? Step inside and look around, inspect it as if you were thinking about buying it. What things would you want the owner to fix before you’d consider buying? This is a good checklist of things to fix before showing the house.
With so many homes for sale in the Phoenix area, be it San Tan Valley or Chandler, Queen Creek or Gold Canyon, Gilbert or Mesa, you’ll need to be at the top of your game to step above the competition, and that means your house will have to be at the top of it’s game too. Get rid of clutter, clean until the walls sparkle, make all the little repairs to make the house seem like new again, and make sure your home is easily accessible to any potential buyers who want to look at it. Keep the porch light on in the evenings so it’s noticeable to evening passersby and most important of all, trust your Realtor. Real estate professionals know what they’re doing and it’s their job to make selling your home as stress-free as possible for you.