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Prescott Quick Home Selling Tips

by Joe Karcie

Prescott Real Estate for Sale

Selling Your Prescott Home Fast

 
Often wonder why some houses can have a number of showings after its first week on the market, and similar ones seem to be left with no attention? A quick sale of a house is common enough to be expected by some home sellers but rare enough to remain a phenomenon in the market. It really comes down to pricing your home and readiness – the houses being sold quickly are priced properly and better prepared to move on with de-cluttering and making the home attractive to buyers. Surely price and location is the major reason a Prescott house can appeal to home buyers, but there’s also more than meets the buyer’s eye. Here are some quick sell tips to make sure your house reaches that contract as soon as possible.
 

5 Tips For A Quick Real Estate Sale

 
1. Get a top-quality, state-of-the-art real estate agent. Sounds obvious, but the better qualified your agent is, the more experienced they are and the more guarantee that your house can be a quick sale.
 
2.  Play the role of a buyer. Observe your house in the eye of a potential customer. Is there anything you see that makes you think “This is good, but it looks like they’re still working on that...”? Ask your friends or neighbors to do the same if necessary. 
 
3. There’s one sure-fire tip to get your house quickly noticed, and that’s putting out the heaviest advertising campaign you can manage. So many houses are being sold daily, how do you make sure the buyers would even see your home? Quick selling houses are results of excellent marketing skills.
 
4.  Offer incentives. When it’s time to take any means necessary, start negotiating extra perks to your buyers to lure them even more. A closing-cost help, for example, would motivate the buyers to speed up the decision to buy your house. 
 
5. When all else fails, and you’re starting to get really desperate, you might want to try renting your house. Afraid of never getting it off your back? Discuss with the renters that your initial need is to sell the house. A rented house with an option to buy is also a good idea.
 
Some people will tell you that quick sells are by means of luck. Though this is inevitably true, waiting for luck will do nothing to speed up the process. Preparation, preparation, and preparation are the three things you most need to ensure a quick sale.
 

Selling Prescott real estate with a Realtor

 

Understanding The Purchase Contract

When it’s time to finally seal the deal on your home selling, it’s time to take out the contract. Since it’s the document that will supposedly end the process, it’s very important for homeowners to understand the components of a real estate contract (even more if you’re selling the house on your own).
 
Remember that even the contents of a contract are negotiable, so getting to know home selling contracts would put you in a better position for further discussion. You would also have less risk of being scammed by random contracts offered. 
 
Real Estate Tips and Questions
 
Although not all home selling contracts follow the same standard, most of them should answer the following questions:
 
· What’s being sold? A description of the property on hand
 
· How much is it? 
 
· How is the contingency of mortgage? An amount or a mortgage rate is needed.
 
· How much will the deposit be and whom will it be given to?
 
· When and where is the closing?
 
· What is the exact scope of the selling? A home selling contract, in its essence, should give a firm limit of what’s being sold and what’s not.
 
· Will the seller be able to do further home inspections?
 
· What kind of inspections (wellness, hygiene, termite inspection) will be done?
 
· Is there any insurance covering the house?
 
Once again, there are a number of important variables you don't want to miss and end up paying more or losing out on a deal. I would highly recommend getting a real estate professional for anyone selling his or her house. Your home is probably the biggest investment you'll make in your entire life. It only makes sense to hire an experienced Realtor to ensure you are properly protected. 
 
Preparation and real estate sales
 
The tough job is, even after you understand the main elements of a home selling contracts, you might experience difficulty in designing one for your transaction. Once again, it's important to hire experiences Prescott real estate agent to make sure nothing goes wrong and get you the most from the sale of your home.
 

 

Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701

 

Preparing Your House To Sell

by Joe Karcie

Getting Your Prescott Home Ready To Sell

Prescott real estate for sale

When you want to sell your house, there are a lot of things you have to think about. It can be a grueling process without the right pieces of information. Here are some of the essentials, so that your house is ready to sell.

Choosing a Real Estate Professional

The first thing you might want to do when you want to sell your house is to choose a realtor. You don't need to have a realtor, but a realtor can do a lot of the marketing work that you can't-do, or don't have time for. A realtor can be a solid partner when it comes to selling your home if you pick the right realtor.

Choosing a Prescott Realtor

Choosing the right realtor does not have to be a challenge. You just have to do a little research first, and that is simple now that the Internet has made it easy to find almost anyone. Most realtors have a website up, so you can learn a little about them and their track record.

After you get a realtor, what you have to do is to know that your house may not sell in a week, and that is ok. Your realtor will likely have information about how long other houses have sat on the market so that you don't start to worry right away.

Organizing and Cleaning Your Home

Cleaning and De-cluttering Your Home

Clean out your house. Your home will soon belong to someone else, and when they come to an open house, they will want to imagine themselves in the home. That is easier for them to do when your things aren't cluttering up the house! Move whatever you can move to your new home or a storage unit.

Return your house to its default look. If your walls are painted, consider repainting them white, for example. Your preferences may not match the preferences of the eventual buyers, so think twice before leaving shag carpeting or the glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling. 


Exterior of Granville Home Prescott Valley

Curb Appeal

Work on the exterior of your house. The first thing people will see when they roll up to your door is the condition of the yard and the exterior of the house. That's why it's a great idea for you to take care of any landscaping issues if that is possible.


Home Appraisal

Pricing Your Home 

This step is optional but has its advantages. Get your home appraised, so that you can set a fair price. Your realtor can tell you what similar Prescott homes are selling for in your neighborhood, but an appraiser is an independent source who can offer you a better idea of how much your home is truly worth. Then, you can set your price accordingly.

Ask your realtor for anything that you may have forgotten. Your real estate agent is in business to sell homes. They will likely have some more ideas and suggestions for you that are not in this article. That's why you need to ask them if there is anything further you can do to make your home more attractive.

Now that you have some ideas in place, you can start preparing your home to be sold. Use the information here to help you make your house look better to buyers. Soon you will have your very own "sold" sign to put in your yard.

 

 

Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701

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Home Maintenance Tasks to Complete in September

by Joe Karcie

 

Many things change throughout the month of September. Kids start going back to school. The weather starts to transition from those hot, summer days to cooler, fall days. September is the perfect time to prepare your Prescott home for the colder months ahead as well as complete those tasks that you kept putting off in order to enjoy your summer. Here are our recommendations for simple, necessary home maintenance tasks for you to complete this month.

 

  1. Inspect home safety features. Since you and your family will be spending more times indoors during the upcoming months, you want to make sure that you are always protected. Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they are functioning properly. Ensure that your home’s fire extinguisher has not expired. Make any replacements or adjustments as needed.

  2. Take out your window AC units. Since the weather is starting to cool down, now is the perfect time to take out your window AC unit, if you use one. This allows you to keep your home warmer by closing that window.

  3. Weatherstrip windows. This task is especially important if your home has older windows. Check all windows for drafts. Add new weatherstripping or replace worn outstripping as needed.

  4. Initially, clear out the gutters. This is a task you will likely have to compete again once the leaves start to fall, but it isn’t a terrible idea to do an initial cleaning of your gutters. This can help reduce any excess buildup. While taking care of your gutters, take a moment to inspect your roof. This gives you time to schedule repairs before winter if you notice any areas of concern.

  5. Take care of your furnace and chimney. Keep your family safe and warm this winter by hiring professionals to inspect, clean, and maintain your furnace and chimney.

  6. Clean your washer and dryer. Eliminate any fire risks and keep your appliances running properly by cleaning out the vents and hoses on your washer and dryer. These can be simple tasks to complete on your own or you can hire a professional.

Read More: Prescott Valley Patriot Week


Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701

 

 

Prescott Valley's Patriot Week

by Joe Karcie

As the anniversary of September 11th, 2001 approaches, we must never forget the tragic events that occurred on those days. In order to honor those individuals who lost their lives on that day, Prescott Valley will once again be holding their annual PATRIOT WEEK.  Join the community from Saturday, September 8th, through Friday, September 15th, at the Prescott Valley Civic Center lawns for the Prescott Valley Healing Field of Northern Arizona. This healing field will be filled with 3,000 American flags to remember those we lost. Pay your respects to our fallen countrymen and women by visiting this beautiful memorial and do not miss any of the special events occurring throughout Patriot Week.

 

Patriot Week Schedule

Saturday, September 9th

7:00 am | 3rd Annual Patriot Run

  • 10k, 5k, and 1 mile Fun Run

  • Register in advance HERE or on the day of starting at 6:00 am

  • All proceeds benefit the Central Arizona Honor Guard

9:30 am | Prescott Valley Healing Field of Northern Arizona Opening Ceremony

6:00 pm | Patriotic Concert

  • FREE Concert at the Theater on the Green Stage

  • Performances by Shawn Michael Perry and Yavapai College Brass Quintet

Monday, September 11th

6:00 pm | Remembrance Ceremony

  • Ceremony to honor those who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001

  • Features National Anthem, bagpipers, honor guards, lowering of the flag, Taps, and keynote speaker CAFMA Fire Chief, Scott Freitag

 

We remember those who tragically lost their lives on September 11th, 2001 and honor and thank those that continue to fight every day to protect our freedoms and this great nation.

 

 

Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701

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Joe Karcie
RE/MAX Mountain Properties
731 West Gurley St.
Prescott AZ 86305
928-776-7701
Fax: 928-441-9331