Verrado | 2 Ways to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home
Located at the foot of the White Tank Mountains, surrounded by high palm trees and over 21 miles of walking trails…Verrado is one of the most beautiful planned communities in the surrounding Phoenix area.
The developers of Verrado put a lot of focus to paved walking trails meandering through common spaces and the creation of over 70 neighborhood parks framed and surrounded by mountain views and incredible natural views.
There are many communities that are planned around specific locations to fit budgets and work force…but Verrado is one of the few places where its natural beauty took precedence on the development of an environmentally friendly area for the enjoyment of all the lucky residents
Homes in Verrado are relatively new, it is one of the largest suburban communities in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. There are many types of homes available, from open floor plans, rustic ranch haciendas to relaxing front-porch models with modern amenities and luxurious finishes. This includes traditional two-story homes, European-style bungalows, single-family desert oases, and trendy lofts.
Today, I would like to bring your attention to the following: 2 Ways to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home
Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive the maximum value for your house?
Here are two keys to ensure that you get the highest price possible.
1. Price it a LITTLE LOW
This may seem counterintuitive, but let’s look at this concept for a moment. Many homeowners think that pricing their homes a little OVER market value will leave them with room for negotiation. In actuality, this just dramatically lessens the demand for your house (see chart below).
Instead of the seller trying to ‘win’ the negotiation with one buyer, they should price it so that demand for the home is maximized. By doing this, the seller will not be fighting with a buyer over the price but will instead have multiple buyers fighting with each other over the house.
Realtor.com gives this advice:
“Aim to price your property at or just slightly below the going rate. Today’s buyers are highly informed, so if they sense they’re getting a deal, they’re likely to bid up a property that’s slightly underpriced, especially in areas with low inventory.”
2. Use a Real Estate Professional
This, too, may seem counterintuitive. The seller may think they would make more money if they didn’t have to pay a real estate commission. With this being said, studies have shown that homes typically sell for more money when handled by a real estate professional.
A study by Collateral Analytics, reveals that FSBOs don’t actually save any money, and in some cases may be costing themselves more, by not listing with an agent.
In the study, they analyzed home sales in a variety of markets in 2016 and the first half of 2017. The data showed that:
“FSBOs tend to sell for lower prices than comparable home sales, and in many cases below the average differential represented by the prevailing commission rate.”
The results of the study showed that the differential in selling prices for FSBOs when compared to MLS sales of similar properties is about 5.5%. Sales in 2017 suggest the average price was near 6% lower for FSBO sales of similar properties.
Price your house at or slightly below the current market value and hire a professional. This will guarantee that you maximize the price you get for your house.
If you are looking to move to Verrado, allow us to help you find the perfect home, If you have any questions about Verrado, the schools, the amenities or the surrounding community, don’t hesitate to call on us at 623–206–9936
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