3 Ways to Know if You Have Good Buyer Etiquette

3 Ways to Know if You Have Good Buyer Etiquette

Man gives a woman the keys to a new home. Chrome pedant with house shape
Man gives a woman the keys to a new home. Chrome pedant with house shape

Believe it or not, good etiquette doesn’t just apply to practicing polite behavior at parties and other social gatherings. It can also apply to buying a home as well, especially when you’re on the search for the perfect Phoenix home. If you’ve ever been a seller, hosted an open house, or worked with an agent, then you’ve been in situations that require a certain social civility. Do you have good buyer etiquette? Ask yourself these three questions to find out:

1.) Do you know what you’re looking for?

If you’re looking to buy, but have absolutely no idea what you want, you’re going to waste a lot of time viewing spaces that may not fit your needs. Take the time to identify exactly what you want before you and your agent hoof it to view properties. How many bedrooms do you want? Do you want a single story or a two-story? Having a list of what you’re looking for will save everyone time.

2.) Do you criticize while you browse?

If you walk into a seller’s house that you’re not crazy about, hold your tongue. They still call it their home and definitely won’t appreciate you calling their look dated or complaining about the lack of space. Criticizing a property during the tour is in bad taste and you never know who could be listening. If you end up in a multiple offer situation, you don’t want the seller to choose another buyer because they heard you badmouth their home.

3.) Do you take pictures while you tour?

In an age where most everyone has a smart phone, it may seem like no big deal to snap a photo or make a quick video to show your friends and family how your home search is going. But in many cases, the homes you are viewing are still someone’s private residence and they may not appreciate having it photographed or shared. Always ask permission to take photos or video of the house.

Practicing good buyer etiquette towards sellers, their agents, and your REALTOR® is easy. Just remember to be respectful and practice common courtesy when you’re in someone else’s home, even if you’re not exactly thrilled with what you see. If you’re ready to put that good buyer etiquette to the test and buy a home in Phoenix, then contact The Voss Team today!

Roberta Voss

The Voss Team

(602)-697-0730

7111 West Bell Road Ste 101

Glendale, Arizona 85308

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Sell Your Home this Fall with these 3 Helpful Tips

Sell Your Home this Fall with these 3 Helpful Tips

Sell Your Home this FallThere’s something about the drop in temperature and clear, crisp days of the Arizona autumn that makes outdoor activities just that much more enjoyable. Fall is also a wonderful time to sell your home. In fact, fall is the second most popular time to sell homes. Maybe it’s the reinvigorating cooler temperatures of football season or the awesome local events, but buyers seem just that more motivated to close around this time. So if you’re listing your home this season, here are 3 helpful tips to sell your home this fall.

1.) Move-in Ready: When potential buyers are looking to purchase a home this time of year, they typically want to be in their new home before the holidays. Making your home move-in ready helps make that transition just that much easier for your buyer, and can help set you apart from the competition. Taking care of repairs so buyers don’t have to makes a great first impression, so be sure to highlight the upgrades and improvements.

2.) Staging Success: Whether you’ve got a designers eye or hire a professional, the process of staging a home has repeatedly proven to help sellers receive offers more frequently and faster than an un-staged home. Because buyers want to visualize themselves and their possessions in your home, staging help makes that easier for them to do. Clearing clutter and emphasizing the positives your home offers can help sell your home this fall faster than you expect. Don’t be afraid to play with the décor of the season and add some cozy, tasteful accents and colors to help buyers feel a more warm welcome in your space.

3.) Up your Curb Appeal: We all know the Arizona monsoons from summer can do a number on our exteriors leaving behind filthy windows, dust, dirt, debris, and dead plants. Seeing how this doesn’t exactly scream “warm and inviting” it’s in your best interest to make sure the outside of your home looks just as clean and inviting as the inside. Power wash those windows ‘til they shine, rid your landscape of unsightly summer weeds, and make sure you have no burnt out exterior bulbs. A clean home brimming with charming fall curb appeal will take much better listing photos than one without.

If you’re looking to sell your home this fall or looking to buy a home in Phoenix before the holidays, please contact The Voss Team today.

Roberta Voss

The Voss Team

(602)-697-0730

7111 West Bell Road Ste 101

Glendale, Arizona 85308

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