The most important thing you need to do is make sure your home is correctly priced for the market. This includes knowing the comparison prices of properties in the area as well as the recent sales prices of similar properties in the area. Having your home correctly priced, positions it to sell in the shortest amount of time.
The next thing you should do is ensure your home is properly staged. Remove any items that are overly personal to create a welcoming and neutral background a buyer can use to envision their own things in the home. Take the time to complete any DIY or repair projects that need finishing and really give your home some attention to cleaning. Pay attention to the little things that may get easily overlooked in day to day living so that your home is inviting to potential buyers. Also, make sure your home is as neat and clean on the outside as well as on the interior by addressing any gardening that needs to be done.
Your agent will help you to place your home on the market for the time that best meets your needs while taking advantage of the seasonal needs of buyers who are motivated to move.
There is not a pre-determined commission fee to sell your home. Often the fee is determined by the list price of your home. Your Agent will work with you to determine a fair value for their services while getting your home sold at the best possible price.
There are discount real estate vendors who sell at discounted rates and minimal service. This type of service is often impersonal and leaves much of the responsibility for and the liability of showing the property and closing the transaction on the seller’s shoulders. The reported savings in commissions could actually cost you more in the lower sales price and lack of negotiation and market knowledge. Experienced Agents provide valuable guidance, transaction support and peace of mind throughout the sales process.
You only get one chance to make a first impression. Your homes first impression will most likely start with the photos you use to show your listing. Your agent will arrange for your home to be photographed in preparation for the sale. The photographs should be taken in the best possible light that allows your home’s unique features to be clearly shown. During the sales process, you should aim to remove unnecessary clutter and personal items to give your home a tidy appearance that will appeal to a variety of potential buyers. Your agent will work closely with you to determine what projects may be necessary to maximize the selling price and minimize the time your home spends on the market.
Your agent will then negotiate the best deal possible and make sure you are comfortable with the terms of the deal along the way. They will make sure that your closing process stays on track and that all of the essential players are meeting their deadlines to ensure you close on time.
A good buyer’s agent is also very familiar with your new community and can provide direction in making the connections to services you need to start enjoying your new home.
Additionally, agents can help you to connect with their trusted network of advisors, lenders, contractors and more, to ensure that your home is well taken care of into the future.
When you own your home, you typically build value in the property over time that can be returned to you in the future, when you decide to sell. When you pay rent, you do not receive a future return because renting is an expense not an investment.
A good rule of thumb is that your monthly housing payment should not exceed 35% of your gross monthly income. You’ll need to also consider how interest rates, property taxes, HOA fees and mortgage insurance will factor in to your monthly payment amount.
For buyers, purchasing a foreclosure may be a way to get a great home at a price below the current market. Buyer’s agents will do their homework when facilitating the purchase of a foreclosure to ensure that the home will pass inspection, and meet the lender’s requirements.
Short Sales are beneficial to a buyer who is looking for a good price on a home and benefit the seller by helping them out of an unfortunate financial situation. The process may take longer than a typical sales process due to the negotiation of the purchase price and working directly with the Lender. Your Buyer’s agent will navigate the short sale to ensure that you are getting the best price and can close in a reasonable time.
There are many online tools that can help you determine what neighborhoods have low crime rates, good schools or even a great night life. While Realtors can’t legally give our opinion of the fitness of any neighborhood, we do utilize Google maps, WalkScore and Yelp to give you an idea of the types of communities our properties are located in. Your agent can show you how these tools can help you to qualify the neighborhoods you are considering.
Please report your maintenance issues in a timely manner, by submitting a request in person, completing the online form, or calling it in to the office at 480-380-9945, to ensure that we can schedule the repair as quickly as possible.
The time table for notices begin on the first day of the month, regardless of the date that you submit it. For example, if you provide your move-out notice on the 20th, your 30 or 60 days would begin on the 1st of the following month. All rents must continue to be paid on time, according to your Rental Agreement.
You can schedule the time to turn in your keys, and any remotes with our management team. You may also schedule a time to do the final inspection/ walk through with them. Following the final inspection, the property management team will access any damages, or maintenance issues that need to be addressed and will return any balance of your deposit to you, within 14 business days.
Please provide our management team with a correct forwarding address in order to return your deposit to you.
We are happy to provide rental references to our tenants. Please provide your new landlord with our contact information and have them send the request in writing, along with your signature granting us permission to communicate your rental history with them. Our email for reference requests is: Leasing @ Farnsworth Realty.com. Our mailing address is 460 S. Greenfield Road Suite 5 Mesa, AZ 85206.
All rents are payable by their due date and will incur late fees any time the rent is not paid on time. If you are experiencing a problem in paying your rent, please call us as at: 480-380-9945 as soon as you can.
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