Documents For Sellers (Arizona Only)

Here are documents that you can expect to be asked to review and sign if you are selling a house in Arizona.

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H.O.A. CONDOMINIUM /PLANNED COMMUNITY ADDENDUM
MARKET CONDITIONS ADVISORY
REAL ESTATE AGENCY DISCLOSURE AND ELECTION
RESIDENTIAL SELLER ADVISORY
RESIDENTIAL RESALE REAL ESTATE PURCHASE CONTRACT
EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO SELL/RENT LISTING CONTRACT LEGAL LANGUAGE
RESIDENTIAL INPUT FORM: ARMLS

Documents for Home Sellers in Arizona

Here are additional listing documents that you’ll be asked to review and sign if you are performing a short sale.

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“AS IS” ADDENDUM
SHORT SALE ADDENDUM TO THE RESIDENTIAL RESALE REAL ESTATE PURCHASE CONTRACT
SHORT SALE ADDENDUM TO LISTING CONTRACT
SHORT SALE SELLER ADVISORY
AGREEMENT NOTICE PURSUANT TO THE SHORT SALE ADDENDUM TO THE RESIDENTIAL PURCHASE CONTRACT

Short Sale Sellers Documents for Arizona

Posted on October 5, 2014 .

Increasing Your Home's Appeal

Remember the 60-second rule: That’s all the time you have to create a winning first impression. Here are some simple to significant ways to maximize your home’s appeal.

Exterior

* Keep the grass cut and remove all yard clutter.
* Weed and apply fresh mulch to flower beds.
* Apply fresh paint to wooden fences.
* Tighten and clean all door handles.
* Clean windows inside and out.
* Powerwash home’s exterior.
* Ensure all gutters and downspouts are firmly attached and functioning.
* Paint the front door.
* Buy a new welcome mat.
* Place potted flowers near the front door...

Posted on October 5, 2014 .

Understanding the Buyer

As the seller, you can control three factors that will affect the sale of your home:

* The home’s condition
* Asking price
* Marketing strategy

However, it’s important to note that there are numerous other factors that influence a buyer, and you need to understand these consumer trends when you enter the sellers’ market. The more your home matches these qualifications, the more competitive it will be in the marketplace. Your real estate agent can advise you on how to best position and market your home to overcome any perceived downsides...

Posted on October 5, 2014 .

Practicing Good Seller's Etiquette

Let’s face it: When your house goes on the market, you’re not only opening the door to prospective buyers, but also sometimes to unknown vendors and naive or unqualified buyers. As with any business transaction, there is an expected protocol to how sellers, buyers and their respective agents interact. Should you find yourself in a sticky situation, alert your agent so he or she can address and remedy the problem.

The Aggressive Agent
When your agent puts your house on the market, typically all promotional materials state clearly that your agent is the primary contact for buyers and buyers’ agents. However, sometimes a buyer’s agent will contact a seller directly to try to either win over their business or cut the seller’s agent out of the deal. This is not reputable behavior and you should report it to your agent immediately if it happens to you.

Posted on October 5, 2014 .

How to Price to Sell & Still Make a Profit

The asking price you set for your home significantly affects whether you will profit in the sale, how much you will profit and how long your home will sit on the market. Your real estate agent’s knowledge of the overall market and what’s selling – or not selling – will be invaluable in helping you determine the price. The objective is to find a price that the market will bear but won’t leave money on the table.

Here are some points to consider: Time. Time is not on your side when it comes to real estate. Although many factors influence the outcome, perhaps time is the biggest determinant in whether or not you see a profit and how much you profit. Studies show that the longer a house stays on the market, the less likely it is to sell for the original asking price. Therefore, if your goal is to make money, think about a price that will encourage buyer activity (read: fair market value)...

Posted on October 5, 2014 .

10 Questions to Ask Your Realtor About Selling a House

Are you a full-time professional real estate agent? How long have you worked full time in real estate? How long have you been representing buyers? What professional designations do you have?
Knowing whether or not your agent practices full time can help you determine potential scheduling conflicts and his or her commitment to your transaction. As with any profession, the number of years a person has been in the business does not necessarily reflect the level of service you can expect, but it is a good starting point for your discussion. The same issue can apply to professional designations.

Do you have a personal assistant, team or staff to handle different parts of the purchase? What are their names and how will each of them help me in my transaction? How do I communicate with them?...

Posted on October 5, 2014 .

8 Steps to Selling Your Home

Define your needs - Write down all the reasons for selling your home. Ask yourself, “Why do I want to sell and what do I expect to accomplish with the sale?” For example, a growing family may prompt your need for a larger home, or a job opportunity in another city may necessitate a move. For your goals, write down if you’d like to sell your house within a certain time frame or make a particular profit margin. Work with your real estate agent to map out the best path to achieve your objectives and set a realistic time frame for the sale.

Name your price - Your next objective should be to determine the best possible selling price for your house. Setting a fair asking price from the outset will generate the most activity from other real estate agents and buyers. You will need to take into account the condition of your home, what comparable homes in your neighborhood are selling for, and state of the overall market in your area. It’s often difficult to remain unbiased when putting a price on your home, so your real estate agent’s expertise is invaluable at this step. Your agent will know what comparable homes are selling for in your neighborhood and the average time those homes are sitting on the market. If you want a truly objective opinion about the price of your home, you could have an appraisal done. This typically costs a few hundred dollars...

Posted on October 5, 2014 .

10 Best Kept Secrets for Selling Your Home

10 Best Kept Secrets for Selling Your Home

Selling Secret #1: Always be ready to show your home!

You never know when your next buyer is going to walk through the door. Be sure your home is “show-ready” at all times – You will need to accommodate potential buyers schedules and be available whenever they want to come see the place. Don’t leave dishes in the sink, keep the floors clean, bathrooms sparkling and make sure there are no dishes in the dishwasher. It’s a little inconvenient, but it will get your house sold.

Selling Secret #2: The buyers first impression says it all!

Buyers will judge your home before they walk through the front door. You never have a second chance to make a first impression. It’s important to make people feel welcome and safe as they approach the house. Clean and spruce up your home’s exterior with new brightly colored flowers and plants. Entryways are important so you will want to add a welcome touch by adding a sitting bench or fresh flowers.

Selling Secret #3: The kitchen comes first

Your kitchen can make or break a potential sale – That’s how important it is! If your kitchen does not have a wow factor, consider remodeling your kitchen to appeal to buyers. The best part of it is that you’ll probably get 85% of your money back. Consider a few thousand dollars to replace countertops to prevent a buyer from knocking $10,000 off the asking price if your kitchen looks dated. If your budget does not include a complete remodel try the most cost effective way to upgrade – new paint and cabinet hardware. If you have a small budget available, buy one fancy stainless steel appliance. Why one? Because when people see one high-end appliance they think all the rest are expensive too and it updates the kitchen.

Posted on October 5, 2014 .