If you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to sell your home on a timeline, it’s important to have a plan of action in place. While it can be a stressful scenario, it’s not impossible to make the sale of your home happen without pulling your hair out. Let’s start by saying that the current market is the best time to be a seller. Current data from the National Association of Realtors reports that 52% of homes have recently sold less than a month of being placed on the market. The Valley of the Sun real estate market is reflecting the same trend.
Market the Positive- This is an important tip regardless of the timeline of your home. But when you are assessing your home, take notes of the best features. If it’s an amazing view of your huge backyard, make sure you have your windows cleaned and open so that it’s an instant draw to potential clients. If you have a huge living room, make sure that you are staging your furniture to highlight the grandness of the space. In this market, homes that were properly staged before listing sold in an average of 23 days based on finding by the Real Estate Staging Association. If you don’t have a friend or family member with a staging eye, hire a professional who will help showcase your home. As a listing agent, I am happy to recommend ideas that will help you sell.
Professional Photos- Have you ever clicked on a listing only to find photos that could have been made from a smartphone? This is bad marketing strategy. If you have lead a potentially interested buyer to look more at your listing, you certainly want to make sure that you appeal them enough to schedule a showing with professional photos of your home. Hire a professional who has an eye for drawing in buyers. Pay attention to lighting and make sure that your home is ready to shine for photographs!
Fair Price- If you are in a time crunch to sell and move on, then marketing your home for a fair price is key. You can’t consider factors such as the original home price or your mortgage balance. The bottom line is that your home is worth what buyers will pay. High prices will push buyers away but keep in mind that you will want to place the sticker price on receiving a couple of offers to meet you in the middle on offers. Hire a trustworthy agent that will help you set a competitive price based on recent local home sales. Knowing the market and key strategy are imperative in this market.
Competitive Agent- This is the time when you have permission not to use a friend who is a real estate agent on the side. You will need an agent who promotes your listing and skillfully markets your home. A good agent will sit down with you to develop a plan to successfully sell your home. They know how to attract the best buyers by highlighting your home’s features to the right area. They also know the market area like the back of their hand.
As an Arizona Native, I am happy to place buyers into the home of their dreams. When it is time to sell, I can successfully get the maximum amount of money with… a seamless transaction for the seller. Achieving great results has been my success – call me today so that I can help you. 480-466-8193.