Are you ready to take the big plunge and purchase a home in Fountain Hills. Here is what you need to know in order to make the most of this Fountain Hills real estate market.
Get a Great Real Estate Agent
A real estate agent can be an invaluable resource in helping you find and buy the perfect house. Buyers agents work on your behalf to locate potential homes for you. While you can certainly use the Internet to search Fountain Hills homes for sale, as a buyers agent I specialize in learning exactly what is out there at any one time and can do the searching for you. You just let met know your criteria and I will provide you with a list of possibilities and will set up showings so you can take a look at your options. Once you find the house you want, I will do all the negotiations for you and walk you through the buying process.
Don’t Wait If You Find the Right House
There is a lot of hesitation when buying a home and buyers often get scared that they will over pay for a home or they might miss out on better deals. While those scenarios could happen, the truth is that it is impossible to predict what the market will do before you find the “right” deal. The best plan is to aggressively search for a home and only buy one you can truly afford, no matter what the market is doing. We are starting to see the market stabilize in Fountain Hills and Scottsdale and in some areas it has become a sellers market. Most home prices will appreciate over the long run, so take into consideration how long you plan to be in the home.
Use Your Negotiation Power
If you find a home that needs updating this gives you enormous bargaining power to negotiate for a really good price. Some Fountain Hills home sellers are often times very eager to sell their houses. This is especially effective if you’ve done your homework and know how similar real estate in the area you’re looking in is priced. In most cases, there is plenty of wiggle room when it comes to the selling price.
Look for Real Savings, Not Gimmicks
Sometimes sellers will try to offer incentives to get buyers to close the deal. New home sellers will often advertise free big screen televisions, cruises, and even new cars to those who buy their homes. Yet keep in mind – you are not in the market for these things; you are trying to buy a house. Instead of taking the “door prizes,” ask the seller to take the value of those incentives off the price of the home. Or if that is not an option, make sure the bonuses are things like free upgrades or landscaping. These types of incentives actually add value to the real estate and make it a better purchase for you.
Contact me at 480 888 6708 or email me for quick answers to your questions regarding Fountain Hills, Scottsdale neighborhoods, price trends, short sales, etc.