If you are thinking of selling your house in Arizona, this page is for you.
I have prepared this Home Seller Information Guide to help people in the Arizona that are thinking about selling their house. Follow this guide to maximize your home value and learn what makes a house sell quickly!
Everyday I get asked common questions from potential home sellers so I’m just going to answer those now and get them out of the way first thing.
The first and most common question that I get asked is, “How much is my home worth?”
This is obviously a very important question but not one that is easy to answer.
Each and every home is different just like each and every home seller is different and has different goals.
Many people wrongly assume that they can go by the Zillow Zestimate online but before you fall into that trap think about this:
Does Zillow know what the inside of your home looks like?
Do you think that Zillow knows about the upgrades that you have completed on your property?
What about your personal needs and desires?
Certainly Zillow can’t know how quickly you need to sell your home or how much money you need to get from the sale.
If you want to know the true value of your house, I can help.
Click this link and fill out the form and I’ll get you a free no-obligation value estimate.
Whenever I help a homeowner approximate their homes value I always provide two comparative price analyses reports.
I will give you the most accurate pricing possible. We can discuss all of the upgrades and benefits that your home offers as well as your personal situation so that I can custom tailor your estimate.
The second most commonly asked question is, “How long will it take to sell my house?”
Well that’s the million-dollar question!
First off, the number one thing that determines how long your house for sale will sit on the market is price.
The less that you list your home for the quicker it will sell. In fact, if you need to sell your home in one week or less, I can help you price it right and sell it to an investor really quickly.
Most home sellers have a little more time and want to get as much money as possible for their home.
The second most important aspect of the time it takes to sell a home is marketing.
A home that is marketed properly will attract more eyeballs online and that will translate into more feet inside your home.
It is very important to make sure that you have a well thought out marketing plan before you list your house for sale in Chandler.
One of the other factors that help to determine how quickly a home will sell is the curb appeal.
If your home looks good it will attract more potential buyers.
Not sure what inexpensive things you can do to help boost your curb appeal?
When I come out to meet you in person rest assured that we will discuss all of the things that you can do to help your house sell fast.
The third most common question that I hear is, “How much will it cost to sell my home?”
This, like the questions above is a little bit complicated to answer.
For one thing, It’s illegal for real estate agents or brokers to advertise a set commission.
This is due to the Sherman Antitrust Act which makes price fixing illegal.
Now you may be thinking, that’s so stupid, a real estate agent should be allow to advertise his prices, and I would agree but the law is the law.
Infact, not too long ago all of the real estate brokers in one area of Texas lost a suit charging them with price fixing for simply disclosing their prices over the phone!
I know that’s crazy right?!
What I can tell you is the average price range that most Arizona real estate agents charge.
But before I spill the beans on Arizona real estate agent commissions I need to explain that there are two sets of commissions when you sell your home.
The first and most well known commission is the seller side or seller’s agent commission.
The second is the buyer side or buyer’s agent commission.
Both of the buyer and seller side commissions are paid (generally speaking) by the person who is selling the house.
This means that you, the home seller, gets to choose how much to pay.
All real estate commissions are considered to be negotiable but typically only the seller side is negotiated.
As a general rule of thumb you can expect to pay your selling agent between three to five percent.
Typically the higher the commission the more services that you will receive.
Top agents know how to sell your home and therefore charge more for their services.
But remember, you need to really investigate what you are getting for that higher commission.
It’s important to make sure that an agent who charges a higher fee actually provides more services!
For the buyer side you basically have two routes to go when offering a buyer’s agent commission.
You can go the more traditional route and offer a set percentage.
The generally recommended percentage to offer for buyer’s agents is between three and five percent.
This seems to be the right amount to get agents to want to show your home.
If you want to incentivize Arizona real estate agents to show your home more, you can always raise the percent.
On the flip side, if you offer a lower percentage, some real estate agents will be less likely to show your home to their clients
The other route that you can go is to offer a flat fee commission.
This strategy is typically only used in rare instances and generally only if you are selling a home that is worth less than $100,000.
Remember, the key her is not to “save money” on a lower commission, it is to create an offer that will get your home in front of the most qualified buyers who are willing to pay top dollar for your property.
If You Are Ready to Talk to a Professional Arizona Real Estate Agent About Listing Your Home for Sale – Give Me a Call!
My Name is Justin and I’m a Licensed Arizona Real Estate Agent.
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