Thinking of Selling Your Home? Read More Below to Find Out What Team Lehman Recommends!
There are many things to consider when selling your house in the East Valley and having a professional real estate agent can help make the entire process much easier for you. Professional Realtors are just that; professionals, so they know the ins and outs of the market and it is their responsibility to ensure you get the absolute best price possible for your home. It’s important to bear in mind while your home is on the market, you’re still paying mortgage payment, homeowners insurance, taxes, and upkeep costs, and the longer your home is on the market, the more it’s value will drop. That’s why it’s best to consult with your real estate agent for a listing price, because the best price you can get is the price you get right now. Studies have shown that sellers who list at the price their agent recommends sell their homes roughly 30 days sooner.
In addition to the marketing, which is best left up to your real estate agent, there are plenty of things you can do to make your home more appealing to buyers, whether you’re selling real estate in Mesa, Scottsdale, Gilbert, or Chandler. There are many homes for sale in these cities and you’ll need to stand out above the competition in order to close the deal. One way to do this is to have what is known as “curb appeal.” Make sure the front door is clean, freshly painted, and in good repair. Consider replacing the house numbers with new ones, invest in a new welcome mat, and make sure the porch lights are on during the evening so potential buyers can see your house should they drive past. Another thing to consider is your garage door, if you have one. Make sure it’s clean and in good repair and maybe give it a fresh coat of paint, just like your front door. An unsightly garage door can make your home feel unapproachable and keep potential buyers away.
While it may seem obvious, clear away the clutter in your home before showing it to possible buyers. Make sure the place is as clean as possible and, perhaps most importantly, put away any excess decoration. It may be your style, but it might not be the style of someone looking to buy a home in Scottsdale or Gilbert. People buying real estate in Mesa may have a different feel and style than those looking to buy a home in Chandler. Let them envision their own style in the house by removing yours. Don’t worry, you can get your groove back on when you settle into your new home.
Now comes the balancing act: clean vs lived-in. You want the house to look clean and spacious, but not abandoned or sterile. Having the house be completely empty makes it look like, well, a house, not a home. Now that you’ve cleaned the clutter and your own personal style out, time to judiciously bring back a few carefully chosen elements to really make your house feel like a home. When putting a home up for sale in Gilbert or Chandler, consider some rural charm like a vase of cut flowers, a basket of produce fresh from the farmer’s market, or the lingering scent of the cookies you baked earlier that day. If selling a home in Scottsdale or Mesa, set an elegant but simple table, as if expecting visitors for dinner. An oversized arrangement can look too formal, so try lining up a small series down the center of the table for a classy and welcoming look.