How to Earn Top-Dollar for Your Scottsdale Home

  • The Power of 4
  • 08/1/22

Arizonans and Northerners alike have been flocking to Scottsdale for years. If you’re looking to take advantage of year-round sunshine in one of the most prosperous Arizona towns, you’re sure to love Scottsdale, Arizona. From its ample luxury spas and golf courses to its family-friends parks and activities, Scottsdale is a town brimming with sights, sounds, and events for every stage of life.

Retirees and families alike love the Scottsdale area, so if you’re hoping to sell your Scottsdale home, you’ll have plenty of interested buyers. However, interest alone may not be enough if you want to sell your home for top dollar. Putting in a bit more elbow grease up-front is sure to yield great results for your bottom line. Read on for seven tips to earning top dollar for your North Scottsdale real estate.

Opt for a pre-inspection


A pre-inspection serves to arm you with as much information regarding the state and value of your home. If you’re looking to list your home among other North Scottsdale homes for sale, a pre-inspection can give you a blueprint as to what needs attention in your home. A potential buyer will likely do a home inspection, so doing a pre-inspection beforehand means you’ll already be equipped to account for anything that comes up on a secondary inspection.

Set the right price

Sellers tend to inflate the value of their own homes. It can be hard to detach oneself from the home in which you have, perhaps, started a family, raised furbabies, or designed to your exact taste. However, a buyer will not always agree, so you’ll want to be realistic about the price while also setting it high enough to account for lower offers. If the home is priced too high, it’ll sit on the market and appear as a red flag to potential buyers. If it is priced too low, you’re likely to leave a lot on the table. Review other homes for sale to see the price point of similar homes in your area. If you still need assistance, speak with your realtor or agent for expert advice on pricing your home.

Use price points

Buyers searching for Scottsdale homes for sale are unlikely to request a house at a specific price. More than likely, they will be looking for homes within a range, and you will want your house to be present in that range. If, for example, a person is searching for homes up to $700,000, they’re only going to see homes under that $700,000 price point. Pricing your home at $699,999 ensures that your home is returned in all search results up to $700,000.

Listen to critiques

Are you consulting the professionals in your home selling journey? It is the job of realtors and agents with experience in the North Scottsdale real estate market to advise you on your home’s pitfalls. Heed this advice and make changes. Perhaps there are small fixes that need to be made or an exterior item such as the roof or gutters that need tending to before you list your home for sale. If you can consult the professionals and make the most important fixes on your home to prepare it for sale, you’ll be better off in the long run.

Pay attention to large ticket items


There are several things that homeowners are going to specifically keep an eye out for when looking to buy a home. Large ticket items like your roof, kitchen appliances, HVAC system, and windows are going to be important to buyers because these can be costly to fix or replace. Big ticket items have a long shelf life but do need care and attention if you’ve been living in your home for a long time. If you want to get top dollar for your home, make sure you’ve replaced or repaired the most important big-ticket items in the home.

Stage your home

A great way to help potential buyers envision themselves in your home is through staging. You can hire a professional to stage your home or opt to make small changes yourself. Investopedia encourages those doing their own staging to declutter and depersonalize your home first so the buyer can more easily see themselves in your home.

Keep your house clean

Make sure your house is free from cobwebs and dust. Have your windows cleaned both inside and outside so the sunlight shines through. It will make your rooms look brighter, bigger, and nicer. Replace broken light bulbs so your home looks as bright as possible. For showings, keep some fresh flowers around.  It gives a nice impression and smells good too. Don’t forget about the outside; sweep off areas and make sure your outdoor furniture is looking nice. If your outdoor cushions are faded from the sun, you might want to replace those with new fresh colors. If you have an outdoor grill and cooking area, make sure it's clean.  If the outdoor areas are forgotten and uncared for, the potential buyer looking at your home might think that you don't take care of the house in general.

Lean on curb appeal

The first things that potential buyers are going to see when viewing your home are the front entrance and the outdoor landscaping. Though they had to take that initial step to view the home based on the photos, they won’t have a real understanding of the home as a whole until viewing it in person. So, why not wow them on the first impression?

If you’re looking to impress a potential buyer, make your front sparkle. Opt to hire a team to provide landscaping and knowledge on the best vegetation and lighting for your particular area or habitat. If you prefer to do it yourself, look for tips from the pros. First impressions are everything when it comes to Scottsdale real estate.

Sell your North Scottsdale real estate

If you need some assistance listing your North Scottsdale home for sale, look no further than The Power of 4. Their experience is unmatched in helping sellers earn top dollar for their Scottsdale home sales. Sit back, relax, and leave the nitty-gritty details to the real estate professionals. Contact The Power of 4 today.



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