While the rest of the country is still dealing with the tail end of winter, right now in Arizona we’re in our prime home selling season. Here in Tucson in particular, February through June are our strongest months. If you’re a seller, how can you maximize your sale price while minimizing your costs?
Let’s start with maximizing your sale price. Your home must give a strong first impression, and that first impression starts outside on the street where people pull up in their cars. The front yard landscaping, the front entry, and your home’s exterior painting all contribute significantly to your home’s curb appeal.
Once you get inside the house, the carpeting, flooring, and windows all need to be clean. Layer on a fresh coat of paint if possible. Making these areas look spotless might seem like a nuisance, but doing it will help your house sell quicker. The earlier a house sells in its listing period, the higher the price it generally sells for.
What about minimizing your costs? Not many sellers do this, but we recommend getting your home inspected. Have a home inspector go through your home with a fine-toothed comb so you can repair any items with a vendor of your choice. You lose a lot of cost control if you let the buyer do their own inspection after you’re under contract and select which vendors to use.
Whether you’re a buyer or a seller looking to make a move in our market, please give us a call so we can help you out. We look forward to hearing from you!
looking to make a move in our market, please give us a call so we can help you out. We look forward to hearing from you!