List My Maricopa, AZ Home on the Real Estate Market
Are you thinking you want to “sell my home in Maricopa Arizona”? Putting your house on the market is a big decision. Where do you want to move to? What will you do? Can you buy another home while you’re trying to sell the current one? One thing is for sure… you will want to use a Maricopa real estate specialist (like me) to assist you.
Price: The average home in Maricopa sells within two months. Pricing is the biggest factor in getting your home sold. If you price it too high you may not get any showings and the house will sit on the market. If it’s priced too low you may not be getting the most money out of the sale. As a Maricopa realtor I will make sure you are informed of the value of your home by running a free home valuation. I’ll run comparable sold homes in your area so we know what pricing has sealed the deal. Once you have the estimate on your home value, you can pick the price to list your home in Maricopa. The pricing is always up to the seller.
GET A FREE MARKET ANALYSIS ON YOUR MARICOPA HOME
Curb Appeal: Now, take a step back and look at your home from a fresh set of eyes. How does it show? Will it be vacant while it’s listed or will you still be living there? I suggest starting at the curb and see what your home looks like from the street. How’s the paint job? Is the landscaping neat? Then enter your front door as if you’ve never seen your home. How is the paint, does it smell fresh, is it clean, uncluttered? You should definitely get some of the issues taken care of but I don’t suggest doing major renovations or anything that might be too costly.
Inspection: The next step to sell my home in Maricopa Arizona would be to think about the inspection period. In Arizona, in the first 10 days after contract acceptance the buyer is allowed to have inspections performed on your home. To prepare for this, take a look around yourself prior to listing. Any leaks under the sinks? Any termite tubes creeping up the foundation outside the perimeter of the house? Is everything functional… appliances, a/c, furnace, outlets, etc. If the buyers inspection finds something wrong with the home other than cosmetic items, they may ask you to make necessary repairs.
Costs: What does it cost to sell my home in Maricopa Arizona? Well, the seller always pays the real estate agent commissions and 6% is the common commission rate. 3% goes to the listing agent and 3% goes to the agent who brings in a buyer. A sellers closing costs are usually around 1%. So, that’s 7% of the purchase price of your home. Then any needed repairs can be included as well.
What I can do for you: I’m a very active realtor in Maricopa. I keep a strong online presence to market your home, hold open houses if you desire, put flyers around the neighborhood to get word out, tap into the resources of other realtors at my brokerage who may have buyers looking for a house like yours under the radar, provide you with weekly updates, and put your home on the MLS so websites such as Zillow.com and Realtor.com will pick them up. I’m also available locally in case you need me to run an errand for you or swing by your house to keep an eye on it. One more thing, if you need to sell your home and buy a new one simultaneously there are several different ways we can get that to work out.
If you’re looking to “sell my home in Maricopa Arizona”…
I’d love to help. I’m a resident and specialize in Maricopa real estate. Please contact me if you want to get your home sold. 🙂
Jason Bechtold, Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company