Selling your Sierra Vista, AZ home can be a long and arduous process if you attempt to do it on your own. Most homeowners don’t have the necessary knowledge of the housing market in order to properly market their home – not to mention have the resources or experience to sell their home quickly. This is why hiring a real estate agent is so important. The following are just a few of the ways that I can help you to market your home:
- Use the extensive resources at my disposal – Years of experience has led to extensive resources that I can use in order to sell your Sierra Vista area home. These are resources that homeowners do not have access to. For example, belonging to the local real estate association means that I have access to a large network of buyer’s agents. A large number of home sales are often through this network; in fact, according to the National Association of Realtors, more than half of home sales tend to be cooperative sales between the seller’s agent and the buyer’s agent. Additionally, as a licensed real estate agent, I have access to MLS (Multiple Listing Services) for free, which is a national database for homes that are for sale. This is a database that can be searched by both agents and the public.
- Use knowledge of the local housing market – As a local real estate agent, I have in-depth knowledge about the housing market in Sierra Vista, meaning that I can help you to determine the correct market value of your home. There are a lot of factors that go into determining the market value that most homeowners don’t realize. Things like the condition of your home, the neighborhood you live in, convenience of location, nearby amenities, and more all factor into the value of your home. The last thing you want to do is under-price your home, which will result in you losing money. Nor do you want to overprice it, since this could result in your home never selling.
- Properly staging your home – Staging your home is a huge part of successfully marketing your home. Staging requires much more than just keeping your house clean. Buyers who tour your home need to feel comfortable in that environment. An empty house is never a good idea since this will make it difficult for buyers to imagine how the house will look like when furnished. However, you also don’t want the environment to be too personal. This means storing away family photographs and the like. Buyers don’t want to feel like they are in someone else’s home. Also, there are different ways to stage the home depending on the seasons. During the winter, you want the home to feel cozy and inviting, whereas during the summer you’ll want the home to feel more airy, open and relaxing.
- Properly advertising your home – The actual advertising of your home takes a lot of work. In addition to staging your home, I can have professional photos taken of the entire house. Amateur photographs look awful and won’t attract buyers. I know the best places to advertise both online and around Sierra Vista, so you can be sure you won’t be wasting any time or resources. I’ll also arrange all individual showings and open houses.
If you plan on selling your Sierra Vista home, it’s vital that you hire a real estate agent. Your chances of selling your home at the right value increase exponentially with the expertise of a real estate agent.