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Thinking of Selling Your Home This Spring?

by Melissa Dierks

Thinking of Selling Your Home This Spring? 

Are you thinking of selling your home this spring? Here are a few tips to help you create a smooth selling experience.

  1. De-clutter: de-cluttering helps prepare your home for the big move, plus there is truth in the say “less is more.” Go one room at a time, and divide belongings into categories: keep, yard sale, donate or trash.

  2. Start Packing: start packing now. Box up all your seasonal clothing to make your closets look roomier.  In addition, a buyer will appreciate a “neutral” vibe in your home by packing away your personal or sentimental valuable. 

  3. Repair and improve: Your home’s curb appeal is very important! Think about painting the front door and replacing the hardware. Do you have out dated or damaged light fixtures or appliances? Now would be the time to watch for sales on these items. Don’t forget to clean the windows and screens. A professional real estate agent can help you to determine which updates and/or repairs would make the most sense for your home. 

  4. Establish your time frame: do you need to be moved and settled before the next school year begins? Or maybe a new job in another state is requiring your relocation. Establishing a realistic time frame is key in creating a smooth transition from one home to the next.  

  5. Know the facts and trends of the market: every year we see trends and market changes and 2019 will be know different. And not all the news or hype on T.V. is accurate. Before you panic and call OfferPad, OpenDoor or request a Zillow instant offer, please reach out to a professional real estate agent to find out what your home is worth. Those convenient-buying services come with a steep price, which comes out of your hard-earned equity!

The spring weather is right around the corner, making it an excellent time to list and sell your home in the Valley of the Sun. Please give us a call today to help you successfully navigate the process, while netting you the best price and in the shortest amount of time.

Melissa Dierks
The Regal Team of RE/MAX Professionals
20241 N 67th Ave A1
Glendale, AZ 85308
(623) 229-0154
www.theregalteam.com
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Thinking of Selling? 3 Reasons Why Now Might be a Good Time

by Melissa Dierks

Thinking of Selling? 3 Reasons Why Now Might be a Good Time 

If you have been thinking of selling but not sure if now is a good time, here are 3 reasons why now might be a good time.

Low Inventory: today in Maricopa County, there are 19,674 homes available for sale in Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS). This is considered low inventory for a metro-area the size of Phoenix. What does this mean to you as a seller? If there are more buyers than available homes for sale, the rules of supply and demand will apply. Or in other words, prices will be driven up by the demand of would-be homebuyers. We need more inventory to keep up with the available buyer pool!

Rent Prices are High: buyers who are renting are most likely paying more for rent than they would if they purchased a home. Nationally rent prices have gone up 15 percent in the past five years in seventy metro areas across the U.S. according to the National Association of REALTORS (NAR), and Phoenix is no exception. Many renters were forced into renting due to a short sale, foreclosure or bankruptcy. Today, more and more renters are now eligible for home financing and they are looking to own a home again.

It’s the Perfect Time to Upgrade or Downsize: while it’s true that home prices are on the rise, they are not at unaffordable prices. If you are considering a bigger, more upgraded home, now is a great time to cash in on your hard earned equity and take advantage of reasonable prices on your next home. A rise in property values means an increase in equity for many homeowners. Those who have owned their home for a longer period of time may be sitting on a pot of cash. If it’s time to consider your retirement home, you may be in a position to pay cash.

If you have been considering selling your home, now is a great time! To find out what your home is worth, contact me today for a free market analysis and a complimentary marketing plan to get your home sold for top dollar - Melissa

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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7111 W Bell Road, Suite 101,
Glendale AZ 85308
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