Selling your home is a complicated process. The Arizona Real Estate market is constantly changing. Many things can go wrong. With a transaction valued in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, any error can be an expensive one. Unless you are a sophisticated seller, we highly recommend that you educate yourselves to the extent possible and then obtain help from experienced professionals. Here are a few things that we believe a seller should consider.
- Obtain a pre-listing home inspection. This will identify items that should be fixed before you put your home on the market. This is also a good time to tend to cosmetic repairs that have been neglected over the years. Your home should be generally spruced up, neat, clean and de-cluttered before you interview real estate agents.
- Investigate the market for similar homes in your area. Consult online services such as trulia.com, Zillow.com or realtor.com. Visit open houses in your area. Be objective about the pricing of your home. The amount you paid and the cost of your improvements are not relevant. The most relevant data is what price similar homes in your area are actually selling for.