Quick tips for showing your home: Allow a lockbox to be installed for easy and secure agent access Leave for scheduled showings so buyer can feel more comfortable imagining living in the home Remove pets Once a buyer has viewed your home, I use the Homefeedback service to get feedback on what buyers thought of your home. … [Read more...] about Showing your home for sale and getting feedback
Archives for August 2011
What goes into writing an offer when you’ve found a house you want to buy? To name a few: Purchase price Down payment Earnest deposit Fixtures Home warranty Closing cost assistance This short video will give you a quick overview of the factors I think are important for a home buyer in Scottsdale to … [Read more...] about You found the perfect house – now what?
As you may have read in the Phoenix Business Journal a couple weeks ago, John Hall & Associates was acquired by Nevada-based Realty ONE Group. It was a total surprise to me, yet I'm excited to see the best of these two companies melding in a way that's beneficial to local buyers and sellers. While I'll continue to work out … [Read more...] about It’s official – I’ve made the move to Realty ONE Group
Another common question that I get, especially from first time home buyers is: “How do you get paid?” My short answer is by the seller. Here’s the longer answer: … [Read more...] about How real estate agents get paid
Thinking about selling your house? Here are a few reasons to hire a real estate agent (a Realtor) to guide you through the process. … [Read more...] about Why hire a real estate agent?
Really kind of amazing how fast the time has flown by. My 1st post was not anything memorable, other than I started blogging. I’ve been a journaling since I was in college. However, sharing or writing something publically was a very big push for me. Yet, there was no doubt in my mind that I was going to do it. The following … [Read more...] about AtHomeInScottsdale.com is 4 years old today
I’ve just added this cool new search to AtHomeInScottsdale.com where you can search for a neighborhood by a list of attributes that include: Local Culture Quality Schools Fun and Hip Family Friendly Pet Friendly Golfers Paradise Near Everyday Needs Near Shopping Rural Small Town … [Read more...] about Find your next home in Scottsdale: Searching by Neighborhood
In Arizona, the standard residential real estate contract calls for the home seller to deliver a Seller Disclosure document to the buyer within 5 days of an accepted offer. From the Arizona Seller’s Property Disclosure Statement (SPDS): Sellers are obligated by law to disclose all known material (important) facts … [Read more...] about What to expect in the Arizona Seller’s Property Disclosure Statement
I feel like I’ve shown every condo in Scottsdale under $100,000 in the last 3 months. I know that’s an exaggeration, but in February I was saying that the condo market was dead in Scottsdale. In May, I was writing about short sales being perfect for vacation home buyers. And from there, it just blew up. In a good … [Read more...] about Queen of the $100K Scottsdale Condo
Some sellers consider staging their home when preparing to sell. In this video, I share a bit about home staging, re-staging, and web staging as options for preparing your home for market and the most enticing on-line presentation. … [Read more...] about What is home staging? Re-staging? Web staging?