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Selling Your Home? Declutter First!

If you are trying to sell your home, there’s no doubt one of the things you’ve heard most frequently is the importance of decluttering. Not only will decluttering help you sell your home faster, there is a good chance you’ll be able to sell for a higher price, as well! The bedroom. In the bedroom, use simple bedding that matches your wall color. Remove any personal items or clutter in the room. Appeal to both sexes by choosing a neutral paint color for the master bedroom. Using a gender neutral paint color allows you to immediately cast a wider net for your buyers, speeding up the sale. The kitchen. In the kitchen, you can paint your outdated cabinets, rather than replacing them. Or try installing … Read more

House Selling Checklist

Getting your house ready to put on the market can seem like a massive undertaking. From cleaning to staging, you might not know where to begin. In search of advice? Break each room into sections, and tackle the room head on. Living Room Use pillows and throw blankets to soften up the room. Clear off the coffee table. Store toys out of sight. Dining Room Clear off the dining table—only leave the centerpiece. Remove extra chairs from the table. Set the table with 4 to 6 place settings. Kitchen Clean the appliances—stove, oven, and microwave. Remove magnets from the refrigerator. Empty the trash can before each showing. Bedrooms Invest in new bedspreads if necessary. Remove distracting wall decor. Keep daily necessities in either bins, drawers, … Read more

Thrifty Staging Secrets

Staging your home for the sell is one of the most important elements in making your space inviting and attractive to potential buyers, but in the midst of a move, who has the time (or money) for a complete renovation? Save time, money, and energy—without sacrificing quality—with these tips. Remove excess by ridding cluttered rooms of furniture or decorative pieces that are taking up too much space. Minimal seating, wall hangings, and rugs offer a cleaner, more appealing look. Increase the size of a space visually by pulling furniture away from walls, maintaining a similar color scheme between rooms, and incorporating lighter-colored fabrics. Avoid personalized items such as children’s toys, books, or DVD collections, which might be off-putting to potential buyers. Keep it clean by … Read more

Prescott Historic Mount Vernon Home

Endless possibilities for this spacious 2-story South Mt Vernon home on the historic registry! Each floor is separately metered & each offers 2 bedrooms, living room or den, dining, fully equipped kitchens, 1-2 baths. A covered porch welcomes you into the main level w hardwood floors, classic white molding, baseboards & plantation shutters, & distinctive light fixtures. Living room features a fireplace, dining room w stamped ceiling décor, master bedroom w 2 closets, master bath w walk-in shower & jetted garden tub. Kitchen sports a commercial grade Thermador 6 burner range w dual ovens, granite counters & abundant storage. 2nd bedroom, hall bath & laundry on main. Enjoy entertaining w mountain views on covered deck & patio in fenced back yard. Charming carriage house for … Read more

Short Sale Seller Advisory from Arizona Association of Realtors

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The Short Sale Seller Advisory is a Resource Provided by the Arizona Association of Realtors® What is a Short Sale?  A short sale is a real estate transaction in which the sales price is insufficient to pay the loan(s) encumbering the property in addition to the costs of sale and the seller is unable to pay the difference. A short sale involves numerous issues as well as legal and financial risks. This Advisory is designed to address some of these issue and risks, but does not purport to be comprehensive. Please click on the photo of  document to download PDF.

To Disclose or Not to Disclose

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Regarding your seller’s disclosure agreement, The general rule of thumb is “when in doubt, disclose.” This will protect both you and the buyer and be instrumental in avoiding future lawsuits. There are; however, a few very specific cases when disclosure is not required and sometimes seen as discriminatory. Material facts that do not need to be disclosed are very limited and licensees and transferors of property are protected by statutory law in these few circumstances. The Stigmatized Property Law (A.R.S. 32-2156) reads as follows: “No criminal, civil, or administrative action may be brought against a transferor or lessor of real property or a licensee for failing to disclose that the property being transferred or leased is or has been: 1. The site of a natural … Read more

Why Changing Things & Small Improvements Can Gain You Thousands

The housing market is more competitive price-wise than it’s ever been. It’s all on the seller to go the extra mile and make sure their house stands out from the rest. Renting out your property is a poor option for many reasons, but if you sell there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be doing these small things that can make you thousands of bucks. This book is a summary of all the extra steps you need to take to earn that extra money on the sale. These are proven methods to raise the price of your home. Staging and other strategies are all backed up by statistics that are going to prove how important these extra steps can be. These steps are going to improve … Read more

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