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Home Selling in Scottsdale : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Sep 16, 2017
Billmcg asked:
Property value history chart for1997 sale of similar properties like

5008 N 85TH ST
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Sat Aug 26, 2017
Karen Peyton answered:
As an agent to of the things that usually catch my eye are lack of continuity and lack of purpose. To that end, if you install an RV gate is it reasonable it can be used as such? Is there anything on the side of your house that would prevent entry and exit into the backyard through the gate? You mention it's a "small section." ... more
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Sat Jul 30, 2016
Steve Bernstein answered:
Due to the Trust issue, you definitely need to talk to an AZ Real Estate Attorney! Other than that, Selling your house by owner is much more difficult than you might think. I recently helped a friend FSBO a home, and I found that there are many complex details that go into selling your own home! Following are a few FSBO pitfalls:

1. Dealing with Arizona real estate laws regarding purchase contracts & seller property disclosures
2. Determining whether to pay Buyer side real estate agent commissions, (typically 3%)
3. Taking phone calls from numerous real estate agents who are only interested your Listing
4. Prequalifying homebuyers prior to showing your home, so you don't waste time
5. Buying For Sale By Owner & Open House signs, and then placing them in your neighborhood
6. Taking professional photos for FSBO Flyers, and for Homebuyer Website sites like

There are numerous other complexities involved in selling your AZ home by owner. Moreover, in my opinion you need to have your home listed in the MLS! Otherwise 8 out of 10 home buyers interested in buying a home in your AZ neighborhood, won't ever know your house is for sale!

Note there are a few good real estate agents and FSBO services that will list your home on the MLS for a Small fee. But if you're not paying the standard 3% Buyer's real estate agent commission, real estate agents in AZ won't show your home!

If you have additional FSBO, or Mortgage related questions regarding an AZ home, please contact me directly. I can refer you to a great local real estate professional in your neighborhood, and I am also one of the best low cost mortgage lenders in AZ! Steve Bernstein (480) 424-7144 NMLS 1230169/1443346 Equal Housing Lender
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Fri Jun 24, 2016
rolanddietz asked:
I have submitted a corrected square footage for this property based on official appraisal documents. 4949$qft but the listing on trulia still shows the "public record" number of…
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Sat May 21, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
Your agent can set up an account with trulia and post your property's listing on the site. Simple process.
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Sun Mar 27, 2016
Rl Munson asked:
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Fri Jan 1, 2016
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Wed Sep 23, 2015
Jvicson answered:
It won't prevent it from selling, but you'll definitely get less than you would if you redid the kitchen. A nice kitchen is an amazing pull for buyers, and often gets them to spring for a house that is a bit higher up in the price chain than they otherwise would.

It is important to note that tastes vary, though. Before considering the upgrades I'd take a look at other similar homes in the area to see what they're sporting, too.
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Sun Jun 21, 2015
Milan Brkic answered:
Hi Rose, the Average Days On The Market in 85255 this last May was 115 days.
Here is some more data
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Sun Jun 21, 2015
Jvicson answered:
Hey there, Cmiller. There are some good ways to go the FSBO route. List the house everywhere you possibly can. Trulia, Zillow, and Redfin are a good start. In terms of appealing to buyers, here are a few tips to boost the interest in your home:

Make sure its as clean as possible. Clean everywhere, repaint, shampoo the carpets, make sure there are no broken tiles/fixtures/etc.

Get creative when listing your property. List appealing things like the schools or how its priced, etc.

Make sure the price is set appropriately. Look at similar houses in your area to see what they're going for.

The photos make a big difference. Make sure there's no clutter sitting around anywhere, and make sure its well lit when you take your pictures. Take a TON of pictures.

You'll also want to run some open houses to get interest going.
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Sun May 3, 2015
Benjamin answered:
few things lower the value of a property more than ugly brand new carpet. I have looked at a few houses that were perfect except for updates the seller just added which clash with everything else. I did end up buying it anyway throwing out the brand new carpet and putting in something I could actually live with, but I would have been willing to pay more if they just left it as it was. At least that way I would have been replacing something that isn't expensive and brand new. Most improvements do not add much value because your design preferences are unlikely to match the buyers. Carpet is a way add your own sense of style to your home. Buy it because you like it and want to feel at home in your house, but if your selling a house it is not a good time for such changes. ... more
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Thu Apr 30, 2015
Gayle.gwozdz answered:
Hello person so fortunate as to live in a lovely area! (I live in CT.)
I'm sure I'll get "egged" for this response but I believe that even though
Trulia doesn't allow the listing of FSBO's, I think Zillow does.... Give
it a shot on your own. If it doesn't work, look at all the agents below who
are willing to help you.............
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Wed Apr 29, 2015
Christopher Pagli answered:
Trulia is an agent only platform at this time. Zillow is the site that allows you to claim listings.

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Tue Apr 28, 2015
Bianca Bennett answered:
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Tue Apr 28, 2015
Bianca Bennett answered:
It really depends on a variety of things. It depends if you made any upgrades, it depends the wear and ti of the house, I would really have to see the house to give you an exact price. Average price would not really help you a lot. ... more
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Wed Apr 1, 2015
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Thu Jan 1, 2015
Jennie Miller, Pllc answered:
What is the address of your home and I can send you a rental cost market analysis that will show actively listed homes for rent and recently rented homes that are similar to your home.
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