Selling your Arizona Home

By: Sanjog Gopal

The sale of a home can be a time of mixed emotions. On one hand you are selling a home that has been your life's operations center for many years and you no doubt have a real attachment to it. On the other hand you are likely moving to a home that suits you current lifestyle better. It can be difficult to say goodbye to an old home, but what you can do is ensure that you prepare it so it will fetch what you know it is worth on the Arizona real estate market.

Do you remember the first time you set eyes on your home? What were the points that stood out? What made you want to buy it? This is a great chance to go back to your purchase date and highlight those same features that originally sold you on the home. Maybe it was the yard, or the size of the rooms, or the whole package, no matter what it was, time to bring that back out! Unfortunately most buyers will not see things the same way you do now; of course you have a bit of an emotional attachment to the home.

To give your home the selling power that you know it has try starting with the exterior. Clean up the yard and make sure it looks like a show garden. Plant some new flowers, trim the hedges and maybe even plant a tree or two. If the outside of your home is cluttered and in disarray, buyers will not take the home as seriously as one with a pleasant frontage. There is the added bonus that an attractive facade will draw people into the home to investigate further!

Now for the home itself. How does the paint look? A new coat for your home can help raise the asking price and it can drastically change the look of a home. Neutral colors are best as they will appeal to a wider variety of people. Dramatic colors might be alright for you, but that purple door might be a bit much for new owners! This is also a good chance to compare pictures of your home to those you are competing with. Take careful note of these other homes and try to ensure that your home has that visual hook that the others don't. It will benefit you in the long run. Your home has been good to you, be good to it and give it the chance it deserves!

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