Wednesday, September 19, 2018

SELLING A HOME in Oro Valley - Average time to sell a home

SELLING A HOME in Oro Valley

68 days

At least that’s the average time on the market according to Zillow. This time span is from listing to close. Generally, expect a home to be on the market at least 30 days before accepting an offer (adding the additional time for offers, inspections, financing, closing, etc.).

This is far better than 2010 when the average DOM (days on market) time was 140 days!

3 Bedroom=Faster Sales

This is the national average:
  • A 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom house with 1,800 square feet selling ask of $200,000 is the typical home sold.
  • Single family homes make up to 80% of homes on the market
  • The remaining 20 percent are townhouses (7 percent), mobile homes (7 percent), condos or co-ops (5 percent), and duplexes or triplexes (2 percent).

Selling a house quickly depends on the market – contact me to find out the average DOM for Oro Valley

Avoid these mistakes to help your home sell faster

Some homes sell quickly and some linger on the market for months…or even years. Why? For every house that sells in 68 days, there are some that sell much faster and some that sell much slower. Follow the tried-and-true advice to help your home sell faster.
  • Too many days on the market: OLD=TIRED or SOMETHING WRONG If a house lingers for too long, or goes pending and then back on the market, there is usually a reason: Price, difficult sellers, odd situations or problems with the home. Buyers are savvy and will notice if your homes sits too long so be real about pricing, make you home a showplace from the very first day and make sure all problems are dealt with before you list it.

  • High priced: This is the number one issue to selling a home. Sellers tend to want to ask a certain price “to see if they can get it” and then want to lower it if they don’t. Unfortunately, this adds to time on the market (see #1). Be realistic about what the market is for homes like yours. Don’t think yours is better or worse…stay in the average pricing for the most offers right off the bat.

  • Location not so great?: Noise from a road? Less-than-clean neighbors? Buyers will notice so if you want to sell, you’ll have to make some concessions…usually in the price. Make sure your home is priced accordingly.

  • Poor condition of the home: If a new roof, new heater and new landscaping all required…beware that buyers will certainly want to knock off money in order to pay for these updates themselves. Some buyers won’t even bother; they will by-pass your home as uncared for or too much work. If you’ve deferred maintenance (especially on big ticket items), be prepared to price lower than your average homes in the area.

  • No curb appeal: Next time you are out, drive home and instead of driving right up to your door, just drive by slowly and really assess how buyers might see your home. A bunch of bikes/toys/kid stuff outside? That makes it look cluttered. No bright flowers/plants or dead one? Not a good sign. A walk that needs a good sweep or cobwebs that need removing. Get on it and clear out all exterior clutter before your showings.

  • Off-season: In the vast majority of the country, late spring is the top time to list, because the most buyers are looking. However, here in Tucson and Oro Valley, early fall, winter and early spring are best. We get the most visitors when the other parts of the country are iced over…so take advantage of these seasons for listing and the most potential buyers.

Buying or selling in ORO VALLEY?

Rodger P. Garner

Realtor, HomeSmart Advantage Group

Home for Sale Oro Valley - Just Listed - Rancho Vistoso Real Estate

Home for Sale Oro Valley - Just Listed - Rancho Vistoso Real Estate

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Oro Valley Home for Sale with Pool - Gated Rancho Vistoso Real Estate

New Oro Valley Home for Sale with Pool
Listing in Ranch Vistoso Oro Valley, Arizona

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Property Description


BEAUTIFUL Catalina Mtn views from this 1 story, 3BR + den (or 4 BR), 2 bath home in the GATED Rancho Vistoso neighborhood.

New low-care maintenance landscaping and sparkling pool! Wrought iron fence separates the yard from greenbelt.
Outdoor living at its finest.  
Great room features a fireplace, kitchen, eating area + breakfast bar, SS appliances & 8' doors opening to full covered patio.

The spacious master has door wall to patio, massive walk-in shower, dual vanities + a large closet. The 2nd bath has dual vanities & tub/shower combination.

Formal living/dining room. A 2 1/2 car garage completes this home!  A must see…

Give me a call! … Rodger P. Garner @ 520.870.5114

Monday, September 10, 2018

Important Information on Marana Water

There will be an important meeting today at 12:30pm at Boston's on 5825 Arizona Pavilions Dr, Tucson, AZ 85743 called by Mayor Ed Honea regarding the Marana water contamination issue.  He will be delivering information and updates on this topic and invites anyone with concerns or questions to attend.  This may be a good opportunity to get more information that can be relayed to your clients.