Whether you are selling your house or looking around to buy one, here are some few simple tips that you might want to keep in mind when it comes to real estate.
Tip 1 : For Those Who Are Selling – The Details Count
If you are going to sell your house in Scottsdale, remember that little details count. Don’t forget to wash the windows, trim the bushes ( if you have any), mow the lawn and change the welcome mats. Inside, arrange the closets, de-clutter rooms, make sure that the house is spotless. Clean the toilet and hide all the fantasy-killing labor tools (toilet scrubs and the like). Check your medicine cabinet and hide all your prescription medication, trust me, you don’t want them to know what’s in the cabinet. Yes, it takes a little bit of time and a lot of elbow grease, but trust me, it will be worth it in the end.
Tip 2: For buyers: Do Your Research
If you are looking into buying your dream house, it is best to do your homework and research the neighborhood. Try to scope the neighborhood at different times so that you can see how it is at different times of the day.
Tip 3: If you are looking into buying, buy a house outside of the hip new neighborhood.
If you are in love with a neighborhood that has a lot of cafe’s, restaurants, parks, and a shopping mall – don’t buy a house there. Buy a house in the next neighborhood over. The price will not be as expensive, and you still get the benefit of using all the facilities. This is called a halo effect and has been shown to work in a lot of cities in the US.
Tip 4: Take note of the words that you use when advertising your house
If you are advertising your house, avoid using the word “unique”, it’s a code word that means ‘this house requires a lot of work’. Save the word for describing Sarah Jessica Parker’s clothes.
Also avoid using charming, quaint, and cute – they are all code words for small.
Tip 5: Honesty Is The Best Policy
Buyers appreciate if you are up front about what is going on in your house. It is best to be honest about the issues (if any) in your heating, ventilation and air conditioning. This will help to avoid disappointments, delays, and distrust in the long run.