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Top Ten Home Selling Tips for Prescott Arizona!

Filed in Prescott, AZ Real Estate by on September 8, 2014 0 Comments • views: 508
Make the right choices when you sell your Prescott Arizona Home. GotPrescott.Com The Conners Team

Make the right choices when you sell your Prescott Arizona Home.
GotPrescott.Com
The Conners Team

1. Make Necessary Repairs: Buyers are looking for two main things; Price and Condition. so make your home Move-In-Ready whenever possible. This will allow you to get the Best Price in the Shortest time. The vast majority of home buyers look for homes that don’t need immediate repairs. 

2. Boost Your Curb Appeal: First Impressions are critical and great curb appeal can help make up a buyer’s mind before she even gets in the door. Go stand in the street and look for problems, then fix them.

3. Know The Market: Today’s buyers are the most educated buyers ever and they have the most information about the market. So being an informed home seller is extremely important for a successful sale. Your agent should be able to tell you what the absorption rate is in your neighborhood. Remember, Price & Condition.

4. Stage Your Home To Sell: Staging is an important tool that will make your home stand out from the competition. It will sell much faster (up to 73% faster according to National Association of Realtors NAR) and it will sell for more money.

5. Use A Professional Photographer: Did you know that today, 95% of home buyers begin the search online? And since the first thing most buyers do is to eliminated homes from their search, it should be a no-brainer that you want your home to look its best. Does your agent use a professional photographer? If not you are leaving money on the table. 

6. Clean It Until It Sparkles: The cleaner a home is, the better maintained it feels to potential buyers. So it is super important that you clean your home and maintain it that way until it sells. This can be a big task so consider hiring a professional for regular cleaning.

7. Clear Out All The Clutter: You need to clean out and pack away any and all clutter from your home. This goes hand in hand with staging your home. Anything that you will not be using for the next six months should get boxed up and ready to move. Also clear out your closets so they have 25% to 50% empty space. This shows the buyer how much storage the home has, and it gets you one step closer to your new home.

8. De-personalize Completely: A buyer’s job is to picture their family and all their belongings in your house. This is so much easier to do it your home is not full of personal family photos, pets, stuffed animals etc. This is important, just do it.

9. Price It Right.  Did you know that according to NAR, 96% of all homes that sold for full price, did so in the first 3 weeks after listing? Now go back and read #1 and repeat after me “Price and Condition”  If there were only two items on this list, they would be price and condition. Today’s buyers have smart phones with all the local sales data for your neighborhood. They know what your home is worth, even if you don’t. Listen to your Realtor and price is right.

10. Hire A Professional: Buying a home and selling a home require two totally different skill sets. Great agents and great teams have qualified agents who can help you with whatever your situation. But did you know that 70% of home sellers only interview one agent? It is very important to ask your potential listing agent the right questions; How many homes do you sell each year? What is your average days on market and average list to sell price ratio? How many years have you done this? Have you ever been sued by a client? How much of your business comes from referrals? 

Then after you have determined that you have an experienced agent, find out what exactly they do to get your home sold. This should be in writing. Strong agents usually enjoy competing for your business. 

 

Dave Conners has been a full time real estate professional since 2001. He enjoys teaching and building new relationships for life. 

 

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