4 Terrible Mistakes Made by First-time Home Sellers

4 Terrible Mistakes Made by First-time Home SellersThere are a lot of different factors that go into selling a home for the first time that can make it a stressful process, but there are a few things home sellers should avoid for a successful sale. If you’re going to be putting your home on the market in the near future and are hoping for quick success, here are some common mistakes you’ll want to be sure to bypass.

Pricing Your Home Too High

It’s entirely likely that there’s an amount you have in mind when it comes to selling your home, but it’s important that your asking price is in line with the market conditions and what’s being offered. Instead of winging it, check the local neighborhood listings and see what similar homes are selling for so yours won’t be left to linger on the market.

Forgetting The Small Repairs

After you’ve put your home up for sale and have arranged an open house, one of the first things people will notice is the small repairs; like paint chips or loose doorknobs; that haven’t yet been fixed. Instead of letting this negatively impact the offers you’ll receive, complete the little fix-ups before you schedule your open house so potential homebuyers are not turned off.

Missing On Marketing

There are so many avenues for selling a home these days that it can be hard to know which way to go. However, it’s best to consider all of your options and utilize social media to widen the audience you’ll attract. Keep in mind that if you’re investing in a website or brochures, it’s important to hire a good photographer to show your home in its best light.

Selling It On Your Own

Hitting the market on your own can be rife with a lot of questions, so as a first-time seller you may want to consider the services of a real estate agent.  While it’s tempting to save the commission, it may cost you in time on the market and negotiating power.  An experienced agent know how to market your home professionally to get your home in front of the maximum number of buyers possible.  But, more importantly, an experienced real estate agent will be able to head off minor problems before they become major problems plus we also have the negotiating skills to make sure your best interests are always represented.

Selling a home for the first time can be a stressful thing to take on, but by utilizing the right agent and having reasonable expectations, it may be off the market before you know it. If you’re getting ready to put your home up for sale, give me a call to get started – J.P. Cook – 602-320-4253.

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10625 E Wingspan Way Scottsdale, AZ 85255

$8,995,000
6 Beds
7.5 Baths
10,349 SqFt
Status Active W/contingency
MLS # 6181865
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
This elegant Formal Mediterranean Estate situated in the Upper Canyon of the prestigious Silverleaf community is ideally positioned for privacy and captures views of Camelback Mountain, city lights and extraordinary sunsets. The gated private driveway leads to auto court and front entry of this estate. From the moment you enter the grand foyer of this 10,349. ft. - 6 bedroom, 7.5 bathroom home with its stunning chandelier, you are drawn out to the pool with sparkling deck jets and oversized spa. As you meander down the hall you will find the grand dining room with generous glass 900 bottle wine cellar and butler's pantry. Amazing chef's kitchen with dual islands, custom cabinetry to the ceiling and opens to the great room and gorgeous glass wall bar.

11068 E Canyon Cross Way Scottsdale, AZ 85255

$8,950,000
5 Beds
6 Baths
11,491 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6165948
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
A Ranch Hacienda home extraordinaire in the coveted Upper Canyon of Silverleaf! With the majestic McDowell Mountains as a backdrop, 360 degree views and located on truly the most private street in this desirable luxury community, this 11,491 SF masterpiece is a feast for the eyes. The quality of the construction and craftsmanship is apparent throughout and the finishes are for the most discerning, including extensive stonework, tressel beams, brick kitchen ceiling, great room tv wall, custom mill work, multiple in motion doors, and exquisite custom tilework to name just a few. The floor plan is perfect for families and entertaining, with 5 bedrooms, 4 of them being large private suites, a centrally located theater and an inviting great room that flows seemlessly to multiple charming patios

42 E Biltmore Estate Phoenix, AZ 85016

$8,900,000
6 Beds
7 Baths
11,697 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6205114
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
Designed by renowned architect, Bing Hu, this desert oasis showcases clean lines, a soft sandstone palette, louvered doors, & recessed wood-paneled ceilings. It closely resembles the opulent accommodations at the Four Seasons Hualalai Resort, also designed by Hu. The Master Suite, situated on the second floor with a spacious fitness studio, is very similar to what you'll find at the resort's Presidential Villa - complete with separate his/hers bathroom & closets, a dry sauna & steam shower, sitting area with beverage refrigerator, and a spacious viewing balcony that overlooks the backyard & golf course. As you enter the home, you are greeted by soaring ceilings & sky high windows that look out onto the lush backyard and Camelback Mountain. A floor-to-ceiling, double-sided stone fireplace a

1280 N Forty Road Wickenburg, AZ 85390

$8,749,000
12 Beds
9.5 Baths
10,626 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 5669453
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
North Forty Ranch is a secluded retreat of over 90 acres where you are likely to see deer, butterflies and other wildlife on the lush grounds & natural desert landscaping with a ~6,200 SF main home, workshop, pool, tennis court, pond & equestrian complex. Modern Hacienda style main home features Saltillo tile floors, Mission tile roof, 6 fireplaces, 4 BR, 41/2 BA. 5 guesthouses (~4,400 SF) 8 BR & 5 BA. 4,000 SF barn, 6 heated stalls, tack room, horse wash area with hot water & cross-ties, 16' wide center lane - ceiling fans & drive-thru access. Large animal scale, hot walker & covered storage area for hay. 3/4 acre outdoor arena, 8 shaded stalls w/auto water, fenced paddocks of 1-2 acres w/water. Fenced pasture (~27 Acres) sprinklered from well. See Documents for details.

9107 E Grapevine Pass -- Scottsdale, AZ 85262

$8,450,000
5 Beds
5.5 Baths
7,170 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6198293
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
Welcome to Saguaro Forest 336, another wonderful collaborative effort by Graffin Design and Black Stone Custom Homes, creators of over forty high-quality custom homes in Desert Mountain* over the last twelve years. This 7,170 square foot Contemporary-styled, Great Room plan home, featuring five bedrooms, two offices/dens/studies, two garages with room for five cars, and a wonderful game room, will be built on two levels (with no steps on either of the two levels) on a superb 2.99 acre, southeast/south-facing custom homesite in a beautiful and wonderfully remote part of Desert Mountain, easily the premier golf and recreational master planned development in the western United States, if not the entire country. The home will be positioned forward of its two neighbors, for great privacy.

5003 E Sky Desert Lane Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

$8,250,000
5 Beds
7 Baths
7,692 SqFt
Status Active W/contingency
MLS # 6114617
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
Enter electronic gates down a long drive to this beautiful modern French Country house on 2.86 acres. The entry stuns with white paneled walls + checkered floors of blue limestone + white marble. The gourmet kitchen with zinc butler's pantry, opens to the greatroom with large electronic doors opening to massive grass lawn, resort style pool+spa, sport court, BBQ area, citrus trees + even a well. The master bedrm includes makeup rm, private gym with attached dog room, coffee + beverage bar + laundry rm, bathrm with soaking tub, steam shower + two large closets. The game room + dining room feature white oak floors + reclaimed French beams. The 4 spacious additional ensuite bedrms also have white oak floors. A laundry rm with 2 washer dryer sets + mud rm both have stamped concrete floors.

5035 N Invergordon Road Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

$8,200,000
7 Beds
11 Baths
15,302 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6064279
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
On the doorstep of Camelback Mountain, nestled away on a private 2-acre estate, is a stunning 15,000 sq ft masterpiece. When you enter the hand-forged iron gates, you'll notice a unique level of privacy and seclusion. The architect's attention to detail is superb with a timeless, elegant design. Retreat to the master wing to discover a domed indoor spa, salon, and private gym. For entertaining and relaxation, you can play in the billiards room, private movie theater, and wine cellar. Experience the ultimate indoor-outdoor Arizona lifestyle with the sparkling mosaic pool, outdoor kitchen, pool house, and separate guest quarters. You'll enjoy the best of both worlds: your own private sanctuary amidst the finest shops and restaurants in Paradise Valley. Contact us today for your private tour!

19920 W Verde Hills Drive Wickenburg, AZ 85390

$8,000,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
5,365 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 5839589
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
Powell Ranch sits on a plateau providing 360 views, with 105 deeded acres. Designed by architect Bill Otwell, the 5,365 SF Santa Fe style main house with 3BR/3.5BA, office and media room is constructed of 18'' thick adobe walls covered with cement plaster. 9'+ ceilings are unique - stripped Aspen poles above giant pine beams, 4 fireplaces, 3 fountains & lush landscaping. 1,066 SF guesthouse is 2BR/1BA; detached garage/workshop fits 3 cars, RV, storage and 1/2 BA. Equestrian facilities include 4 outdoor stalls/corrals w/auto water (3 shaded), covered hay storage, tack room, hot walker, horse wash, and 60' round breaking pen. Listing SF/Ac and taxes includes 6 parcels (201-08-008V; 201-08-008T; 201-08-008U; 201-08-023H; 201-08-023E; 201-08-023A).

6836 N 36th Street Phoenix, AZ 85018

$7,950,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
3,095 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6132108
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
The ''Circular Sun House'' was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and was his FINAL DESIGN, and known as the Norman Lykes House, built in 1967. Designed to blend in with the curves of the surrounding desert mountain, this iconic masterpiece was the last home designed by Wright and one of only 14 circular homes by the master architect. Overlapping concentric circles create a floorplan that flows seamlessly from one room to another while every room takes in unobstructed majestic views of Palm Canyon and the city below. Curved walls, clad in golden-hued Philippine mahogany cover the three bedrooms and hallway, reflecting the natural light of Palm Canyon. Sprawling entertaining spaces flow outside to ample patios and a crescent-shaped pool.

6136 N Kachina Lane Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

$7,900,000
9 Beds
13 Baths
18,364 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6208375
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
Extravagant Elegance Awaits you at this 3 1/4 Acre Private Estate in the coveted Casa Blanca area of PV. Complete with a 2bed/2bath Guest Home, FULL-SIZE INDOOR BASKETBALL Court, Tennis Court, Palatial Swimming Pool+Spa+Pool House, Home Theater, Wine Cellar + MORE. This 18,000+ sq ft residence has beautiful Mountain Views + features Immaculate landscaping with lush grass, numerous citrus trees, custom fountains + several charming sitting areas surrounding the property. This French-Inspired Chateau was Lavishly Renovated in 2012 with Custom-Carved Mahogany cabinets, Marble flooring, Hand-carved ceiling moldings + the most expensive fixtures + furnishings from all over the world. Gorgeous Chef's Kitchen + FULL Butler Kitchen + 3rd Full Kitchen off Large Guest Suite - all equipped with the

6130 E Mockingbird Lane Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

$7,800,000
5 Beds
9 Baths
10,763 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6142925
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
Grand Paradise Valley estate, Lush 2.185 acres, quality finishes throughout including wood and stone floors, carved Canterra stone fireplaces (5)and accents, gourmet kitchen plus separate prep kitchen, 4 en suite bedrooms, 2 offices,3 powder rooms, game room, large sit down bar area with walk in cooler/wine room, exercise room, 3 laundryareas, covered patios with heating and misting systems, full guest house with garage, 6 total garages, formal and informal spaces, state of the art home automation, Loads of storage space, A masterpiece of artful thought and design. Design by Est Est

5000 E Sky Desert Lane Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

$7,800,000
6 Beds
8 Baths
8,900 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6212254
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
Look no further than this enchanting Santa Barbara inspired custom gated estate nestled on ~ 2 acres with endless sophisticated charm and breathtaking views of Four Peaks, Phoenix, and Mummy Mountains. This one-of-a-kind estate boasts 5 bedrooms, including a guest suite/casita, that would make a sensational separate office, a guest house and kitchen and 7+ car garage. Between the black and white Carrara marble flooring, gas lit lanterns and soaring beams, this home will leave you feeling mesmerized. Gourmet kitchen with large island, imported quartzite countertops, custom cabinetry and Wolf/Asko appliances. Beautiful master suite with his/hers walk-in closets, separate workout space and lovely sitting room with gas fireplace.

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