If you are ready to sell your home in North Scottsdale this fall, you should start preparing now. You will likely need a few months to be truly ready to part with your house, at least if you want to get the best possible price for it.
To get you ready to go, we’ve compiled a list of some steps you should take in the months and weeks before you list your home for sale. Of course, always work closely with your qualified Realtor to determine which of these takes priority, and move forward from there.
1. Make Repairs
It’s normal for your home to endure some wear and tear over the years. Faucets leak, doors become squeaky, and light bulbs in fixtures that you rarely use go out. You might deal with these issues for months or even years without being too motivated to fix them, but you can’t put off these repairs anymore if you want to sell your home in North Scottsdale. After all, buyers expect a lot these days, so it’s important to hire a handyman or complete some sturdy do-it-yourself projects before you list your home for sale.
2. Keep It Clean
Once your house is in good repair, it needs to be spotless before you show it. If you’re too busy with regular upkeep to do much deep cleaning, you have a great excuse to hire a cleaning service to get all the nooks and crannies. You will really impress buyers if the baseboards, vents, and ceiling fans are all free of dust and dirt. If your home is clean but still looks a little cluttered, start putting away personal items, such as knick-knacks and pictures. This will help you get a head start on your move, too. At this point, you might even consider adding a fresh coat of paint to the interior and exterior walls, or staging your house to make it appeal to more buyers.
3. Determine the Right Price
We cannot emphasize this enough: while you can always change the list price depending on the amount of interest buyers show in your home, it’s best to get it right the first time. Otherwise, your home might stay on the market for a long time because it’s overpriced, which could make buyers wonder what’s wrong with it. This is why you should first find out how much comparable North Scottsdale homes are selling for. Your real estate agent can help you find this information, and at this point you can decide on the best listing price together.
If you think it’s time to sell your North Scottsdale home, make sure you consider these tips first. Then, contact The Matheson Team to get the help of experienced real estate agents who can advise you on your next move.
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