Tony and Suzanne Marriott's Phoenix Arizona Real Estate Blog


Advice For Sellers - Condition Including Property Preparation

So, it's time to sell your current home.


There are a number of factors that contribute to the eventual sales price of the property under your control, and therefore the net proceeds of the sale to you, the Seller.



These include:

  • Quality of Property Photos
  • Condition including Property Preparation
  • Staging
  • Prelisting Inspection
  • Prelisting Appraisal





This time, let’s look at the quality of the Condition including Property Preparation.


It can’t be stressed enough that most Buyers are looking for a property that is in good repair, needs little (if any work after purchase), and that allows them to see the property without personal living clutter getting in the way.


Step 1: Tour your own property with the eyes of a Buyer and make a list of anything present that is not functioning correctly, and repair those items.


Step 2: Make the property "Ready for Showtime".  This often includes a thorough deep cleaning of the property and the appliances that will remain, including windows inside and out.


Step 3: De-clutter as much as possible.  You want the Buyers to be looking at the home - not distracted by your personal items.  It's somewhat inconvenient - but - remember - this will impact your "bottom line"!


We offer our Sellers a complimentary subscription to, which includes checklists and videos to help guide you through the above tasks.



This is just one of the many items of value that we offer our Sellers that have contributed to our track record of every listing we have taken since June 2011, both Traditional and Short Sale (and there have been dozens of them) having sold and closed escrow.




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About the Authors - Updated 2018

If you are considering a Traditional or Short Sale of your home in Phoenix, Scottsdale or any location in Maricopa County Arizona, you owe it to yourself to talk with Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty to determine whether Tony and Suzanne Marriott are the best real estate Brokers in the Phoenix and Scottsdale metropolitan area to help you with the Successful Sale of your home.

Tony and Suzanne have personally Listed, Sold and Closed more than a hundred Short Sales with the highest list to close rate in the Phoenix Metro Area!

Tony Marriott - Chief Executive Officer - Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Suzanne Marriott - Chief Learning Officer - Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Associate Brokers, REALTORS
Haven Express
Keller Williams Arizona Realty


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