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Palm Valley neighborhood is HOT!

Palm Valley neighborhood is HOT!

The Phoenix market is heating up. Overall inventory is shrinking and demand is going up. The average days on the market for metro Phoenix in May was 81. Some neighborhoods are selling faster than others though. Let’s take a look at some southwest valley neighborhoods in Goodyear and Buckeye to see who is hot and who is not.

Palm Valley – HOT! – current days on the market 67, current months of supply 3.17

Estrella – HEATING UP! – current days on the market 101, current months of supply 2.36

Verrado – NOT! current days on the market 121, current months of supply 5.76

If you would like more information on your Phoenix neighborhood. Please contact me at amy@amyhayslett.com

All numbers are from the Arizona Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS)

 

 
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Posted by on June 15, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Arrowhead Ranch – Hot markets in Phoenix Reale Estate

The weather is heating up and so is the real estate market in many Phoenix neighborhoods.The area around Arrowhead Ranch, including neighbhorhoods like Fletcher Heights are currently some of the hottest markets. Many of the homes in this area are selling within a matter of days and often times with multiple offers. Let’s take a look at some of the numbers for the 85308 zip code which includes Glendale homes in the Arrowhead Ranch and surrounding area. The median price has risen 8% from $225,000 to $251,500. Meanwhile the days on market is averaging in the mid 50s down from around 80 days at the beginiing of the year. Closings for the 85308 zip code are also up from 59 in January to 126 for May. It will be interesting to see the numbers for June as much of the activity over the last 60 days may be reflected in the June numbers. If you would like to know howthe market is doing in  your Buckeye, Goodyear, Glendale, Surprise or other area neighborhood please contact me at amy@amyhaylsett.com

Stay tuned for updates on Palm Valley, Estrella, and Verrado.

 
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Posted by on June 9, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

5 Things Not to Post on Facebook when Selling your Buckeye, Goodyear area home

Facebook and social media can be a fun and even effective way to get the word out about your Buckeye, Goodyear area home. For example, I once had a client who used her social network to help a YouTube video that I made of her Verrado home get well over 200 views in about a 2 week time frame.

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In today’s internet connected world buyers may be watching you. If you are not careful you might share too much information and that can hurt the sale of your home. Here are 5 things not to post or do on Facebook.

1) Be careful about posting about why you are selling your home both before and while the home is listed. You may be excited about your new job transfer out of state and want to share it with friends or you may be looking for advice with your pending divorce but you don’t want the buyers to be aware of these kinds of situations. This kind of information can give the buyer insight as to how motivated you are to sell and can help them during negotiations.

2) Don’t discuss how many showings you have had and definitely don’t vent any frustrations that you have about how the marketing of your home is going. If the home is not being shown enough a potential buyer may feel that your home is overpriced and venting may lead them to think that you are willing to negotiate more to get the home sold or it may even make them think you might be difficult to deal with.

3) If you have already purchased another home or are actively looking for another one don’t share the details online. If a potential buyer knows that you might have two mortgages they may be more likely to send you a low ball offer.

4) Don’t talk about the negotiation process once you have the offer. Remember the buyer may be watching you online. This can be a very emotional time and you may want to vent but you don’t want to offend the buyer and you don’t want to give away any valuable information during critical negotiations.

5) Don’t friend your buyer on facebook or make direct contact with them on social media networks. Again, this is a very emotional time frame. There is a reason why you want to let the Realtors do the negotiating and one of these is to take the emotion out of the process. I have seen where buyers get in touch with sellers to buy furniture. I have also seen cases when a sale of a couch has gotten in the way of a sale of the home. If you are selling items online and the buyer talks to you directly discuss anything talk with your Realtor before replying.

 
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Posted by on June 3, 2015 in Uncategorized