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The 5 Best-Kept Secrets for Selling a Golf Course Home in Scottsdale

The 5 Best-Kept Secrets for Selling a Golf Course Home in Scottsdale
The 5 Best-Kept Secrets for Selling a Golf Course Home in Scottsdale

If you’re selling your golf course home in Scottsdale, you want to sell it as quickly as possible – and at the best possible price.

Your REALTOR® will walk through your home with you and help you figure out what needs improvement, but in the meantime, check out the five best-kept secrets to selling your Scottsdale golf course home quickly.

5 Best-Kept Secrets to Selling Your Golf Course Home in Scottsdale

How quickly you sell your home depends on several factors, and your real estate agent will walk through he whole house with you to determine what you can do to make it more marketable. But before you even hire a real estate agent, you can tackle these five issues and make sure it’s ready to sell:

  1. Whisk away evidence of pets
  2. Be careful not to overdo the upgrades
  3. Depersonalize everything
  4. Thin out your closets
  5. Put your energy into your kitchen

#1. Whisk away evidence of pets.

As sweet as your pets are, not everybody’s an animal-lover – and even some animal-lovers won’t bite on a home that’s housed a pet. That’s because some pet parents – not you – don’t exactly clean up as well as they could when it comes to pet messes. Other reasons people steer clear of homes where pets obviously live, aside from believing they’re not clean, include:

  • Pet-hair is a turn-off
  • Some people have allergies
  • Pets leave behind odors

Your job is to pick up all the evidence that you even have a pet and take it with you when you leave the house for showings. If you’re prepping for this task before you hire a REALTOR, you can invest in a little plastic laundry basket and keep it by the door. Put your pet’s leash in it so you’ll be ready to go – and when the time comes, you’ll whisk away toys, food bowls and litter boxes, and pet beds on your way out the door.

Related: 5 must-do maintenance tasks before you list your home

#2. Be careful not to overdo the upgrades.

Quick fixes are the right idea when it comes to selling your home – but home renovations, not so much. You’ll want to talk to a real estate agent who’s familiar with the market (and what buyers are looking for) before you dive into major investments.

However, you can:

  • Put a fresh coat of paint on the walls
  • Get new window treatments
  • Replace door knobs
  • Upgrade cabinet handles and drawer pulls
  • Fix leaky faucets
  • Clean your grout

#3. Depersonalize everything.

When buyers come to see a house, we need to activate their imaginations. That means letting them visualize their stuff in your space. It might not feel like home to you for a while, but it could to buyers once it’s on the market. Depersonalization includes putting personal items in storage, like:

  • Family photos
  • Collections
  • Memorabilia
  • Personal keepsakes

Related: 7 design tips to help you sell your home faster

#4. Thin out your closets.

One of the biggest secret weapons you have when you’re selling your home is its closets – but you have to show buyers just how big they are to make a favorable impression. That means removing everything from the floor (those shoeboxes have to go for now!) and taking out half your clothing. Buyers will definitely poke around in the closets, so make sure they see that there’s plenty of room for their own stuff. The goal is to show them that your closets are bigger than theirs are!

#5. Put your energy into your kitchen.

Kitchens can make or break a home sale. And while it might be tempting to remodel, don’t make any huge decisions just yet – even if your kitchen is pretty dated. The main point is to make a few upgrades where necessary, and then talk to your REALTOR about what your kitchen needs. You can give the space small style boosts by:

  • Replacing cabinet hardware and drawer pulls
  • Painting the walls neutral
  • Investing in a heavy-duty cleaning from top to bottom

Related: 7 ways to make your bathroom sparkle when you’re selling your home

Are You Selling Your Home in Scottsdale?

If you’re selling your home in Scottsdale, we can help you sell it quickly and at the right price. Using tried-and-true marketing strategies as well as innovative new methods in print, online and other mediums, we’ll put your house in front of all the right buyers.

If you’re also looking for a new home, check out all Scottsdale golf homes for sale or take a deep-dive in these communities:

You can also check out listings in all Scottsdale’s golf communities here.

Don Matheson
Realtor | Founder
The Matheson Team – RE/MAX Fine Properties
21000 N. Pima Rd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
[email protected]

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