Ah, summertime in Arizona …. while it’s certainly hot and toasty and many Phoenicians prefer to spend their time enjoying activities and time with family and friends, indoors – there are definitely those that are choosing to use some of that summer vacation time to make a move.
While summer may not be the most optimum time in Arizona to put your home up for sale – it can still be done – particularly from those who are looking to make a move before fall/holiday season or who are transferring from another locale. These two scenarios can mean great news for sellers because the buyers are motivated. If you’re looking to make a move and need to put your home on the market, we’ve put together a few tips to help make your summer sell experience smooth sailing.
Prepare the Outside
It’s all about curb appeal! Make sure the landscaping is up-to-date, think of trimming the bushes and shrubs, weeding the yard, watering the grass (if you have it) and touching up any peeling paint! The exterior and curb appeal of your home will give the buyer an idea of what the interior of the house looks like, so make a good first impression!
Keep It Cool
Ahhhh, summer in Arizona. Keep your home cool for potential buyers! If you have the best home ever, but it’s too warm for buyers to peruse around, the sale probably isn’t going to work out. Turn on the AC, even if you are no longer living in the home. A cool space allows the buyers to picture themselves living there.
Highlight the Outside
Yes, it’s probably over 100 degrees when you are trying to sell your home, but most Arizona buyers know there are nine beautiful months to enjoy that space! Show off and spruce up the backyard. Ensure outdoor furniture is clean, grass is mowed, leaves are out of the pool and lights are working! The better the backyard can look, the better impression you are leaving on these houseguests.
Address the Issue
Have a few repairs you need to address? We highly recommend taking care of them before putting it on the market! It’s always worth the extra time it takes to make it perfect!
Having an experienced real estate agent by your side can help ensure your selling experience is a smooth one! After all, our goal is to get your home sold as quickly as possible and for top dollar. If you’ve been thinking about putting your home on the market or are looking to buy, give us a call today at 480-759-1576 to speak with one of our experienced agents.