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3 Home Selling Design Hacks to Try Right Now

by Melissa Dierks

3 Home Selling Design Hacks to Try Right Now

Selling your Arizona home? Don’t be surprised to find you’re not the only listing in your neighborhood. What can you do to make sure to your home really stands out to help it sell? Here are 3 home selling design hacks to try right now to appeal to potential home buyers. 

1.) More space: Home buyers want large, roomy spaces for their belongings. Removing clutter and allowing plenty of room to walk around furniture and easily maneuver around is a great way to help sell your home. Clean windows with open window coverings that let in natural sunlight help spaces seem lighter, brighter and open. Also, placing a few strategically placed decorative mirrors helps further make rooms seem more spacious.

2.) Welcome home exterior: First impressions are lasting and your home’s exterior makes the first impression to potential buyers. Make a good first impression by making sure your lawns are clean of weeds, debris, and any visually unappealing clutter. Colorful desert blooms and outdoor lighting near the entry way also help emit a welcome home exterior that potential home buyers love.

3.) Kick up your kitchen and bath: Kitchens and bathrooms are often the first thing buyers gravitate to. Give your cabinetry a set of new hardware and repair any cracks or broken hinges. Make your flooring stand out by cleaning and resealing your tile or refinishing your wood floors. Cleaning or upgrading your countertops really helps make them stand out. Some home sellers even choose to upgrade the bathroom fixtures or kitchen appliances to give their kitchen and bath an extra kick.

If you want to attract more buyers and sell your Phoenix home contact the Regal Team today! We have the proven track record and resources to help you achieve your real estate goals.

Melissa Dierks

The Regal Team of RE/MAX Professionals

7111 W Bell Road, Suite 101

Glendale, AZ 85308

(623) 229-0154

www.theregalteam.com

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February 2017 RE/MAX National Housing Report

by Melissa Dierks

February 2017 RE/MAX National Housing Report

Home sales in January set a record pace according to the February 2017 RE/MAX National Housing Report. With the tug-of-war between rising home sales and shrinking inventory intensifying, last month topped all other Januarys in the report’s nine-year history with the most sales, highest sales price and fewest days on market.

Over two-thirds of the fifty-three metro areas experienced an increase in sales year-over-year, with twelve experiencing double-digit increases. Based on the rate of home sales in January, the Months Supply of Inventory was 3.8, compared to December 2016 at 4.2 and January 2016 at 4.6. A 6.0-month supply indicates a market balanced equally between buyers and sellers.

In the 53 metro areas surveyed, total sales were up 4.5 percent over January 2016, which was previously the January with the most sales. The Median Sales Price of $208,500 was up 4.3 percent and marked the tenth consecutive month of year-over-year price increases. The new January low of sixty-six Days on Market underscores the fact that inventory has declined year-over-year for ninety-nine consecutive months dating back to October 2008.

“January may have set the tone for the coming home-buying season with homes selling faster and at higher prices,” said Dave Liniger, RE/MAX CEO, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder. “Home-buyer demand is strong, and not enough sellers are listing to keep up with the demand, despite rising prices. At any rate, the beginning of 2017 continued the strong pace of 2016.”

Click here to download your copy of the February 2017 RE/MAX National Housing Report. Looking to sell your Phoenix home or buy a home in Phoenix? Contact the Regal Team today! We offer unparalleled service to all clients in the Phoenix, Arizona real estate market. Your complete satisfaction with our service and representation is our number one priority!

Melissa Dierks

The Regal Team of RE/MAX Professionals

7111 W Bell Road, Suite 101

Glendale, AZ 85308

(623) 229-0154

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Are you scaring off potential home buyers?

by Melissa Dierks

Are you scaring off potential home buyers?

So, you’re finally ready to get your home on the market and sell your property. Your home’s been listed, photographed, and you feel like it should sell very quickly. But days, weeks, and months pass without even so much as an interested bid. What’s going on? Before you throw the for sale sign in the trash and resolve to live in your home forever, check to see if you are scaring off potential home buyers with these 3 faux pas.

1.) Clutter bugs: The key to attracting buyers is to keep it simple. Buyers want to visualize their stuff in their possible future home so the less of your stuff they see the better. Removing clutter opens up a room and makes it more spacious, something most everyone is looking for. So clear off those counter tops, file away that stack of untidy mail, and pack extra furniture, books, and space stealers away.

2.) Unpleasant odors: Potential buyers don’t want to walk into you home and be assaulted by the smells of pets, mold, stale cigarette smoke, or other unpleasant odors. So if you don’t want give potential buyers a reason to turn and run holding their noses, then make sure to change your air filters and rid your space of nasty odors. Not sure if your home can pass the smell test? Your real estate agent or an honest, trusted friend can help you make sure your home comes out smelling like a rose.

3.) Repair nightmares. Wear and tear of a home is normal, especially if you’ve lived there for a long time. But items that show your home is in desperate need of maintenance can scare potential buyers away. It’s in your best interest to make cost efficient repairs to your home so that buyers won’t be deterred by the possible cost of fixing things themselves. Keeping your home well-maintained and staying on top of repairs can mean the difference between a sale and a fail.

Remember to check your home to make sure you’re not scaring off potential home buyers with these 3 faux pas. If you’re ready to sell your Glendale home quickly without scaring off buyers, contact the Regal Team today!

Melissa Dierks

The Regal Team of RE/MAX Professionals

7111 W Bell Road, Suite 101

Glendale, AZ 85308

(623) 229-0154

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4 Fast Safety Life Hacks to Prepare for an Emergency

by Melissa Dierks

4 Fast Safety Life Hacks to Prepare for an Emergency

Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Being proactive and staying prepared in case of an emergency is good practice especially when it comes to protecting your home.  You’ve already invested quite a bit into your living space, so why not do what you can to protect it and yourselves? Here are 3 fast home safety life hacks to help prepare for an emergency.

1.) Don’t announce vacation plans online: A trip to Jamaica sounds like a wonderful vacation. But posting that you’re going to be away on your social media outlets only serves to alert potential thieves that your home will be empty for a week. Do yourself a favor and keep your trip under your hat and share your pictures on the beach when you return.

2.) Know your area risks: Thankfully living in Arizona typically promises over 300 glorious days of sunshine. But that doesn’t mean that the Grand Canyon State doesn’t have some area hazards to be aware of. Anything from a huge dust storm, power outage, or a flood has the ability to wreak havoc on your home. Knowing the about the natural threats common to your area and the typical times they occur can help you better prepare to protect your home.

3.) Check you alarms: An average of $12 billion in personal property is lost in fires each year. That’s why it’s best to routinely test your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors regularly. According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), smoke detectors should be tested at least once a month and batteries should be replaced at least twice a year. Not only will this protect your property but doing so can also save your life!

4.) Have emergency numbers nearby: Having a list of important contact information in case of emergency somewhere that’s easily accessible to everyone is a must in every home. Even though in the digital age everyone has a cellphone and not many numbers committed to memory, it’s a good idea to have a list of important numbers such as the family doctor and poison control stuck on the fridge or dispersed in various areas in your home.

Home safety is essential to your quality of life and utilizing these 4 fast life hacks are a good way to keep you and your property protected for years to come. Want to know more ways to protect your home? Looking to buy a new home to protect? Contact the Regal Team today! Whether you are new to the market or an experienced investor, we have the expertise, a proven track record, and resources to help you achieve your real estate goals.

Melissa Dierks

The Regal Team of RE/MAX Professionals

7111 W Bell Road, Suite 101

Glendale, AZ 85308

(623) 229-0154

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