How To Find A Home For Sale*

Mesa is one of the most popular cities in Arizona, with a lot of economic development and infrastructure investment in recent years. It’s a beautiful city that’s also very ethnically diverse, and it offers many different housing options for prospective buyers who want to live in or near the downtown area.

If you’re looking for a new place to live, you might consider Mesa or the surrounding suburbs like Gilbert or Tempe. Mesa is a perfect place to live if you enjoy open spaces and wide-open skies. If you’re ready to move there, consider buying a home in Mesa.

Mesa real estate market overview

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Mesa, Arizona is one of the top communities in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area and has experienced significant growth over the past decade due to its proximity to downtown Phoenix and Scottsdale.

The real estate market in Mesa is on the rise, with months of inventory down nearly a third from the same time last year. In March 2022, the Mesa real estate market had a wider range of home sales as compared to last year.

Average prices were up 31.7% over this time last year. Currently, homes in Mesa are selling for a median price of $465K. Homes in Mesa typically have a selling time of 22 days on the market compared to 19 days last year.

The community is well-known for its greenway trails and parks system and its numerous festivals and events held throughout the year including, Art Detour, Parade of Lights, Fiesta Bowl, and more!

Mesa Real Estate Agents

 If you are buying or selling real estate in Mesa, it’s best to work with a Mesa Real Estate Agents. Here are some reasons why:

  • Mesa Real Estate Agents have a fiduciary duty to represent your interests. This means they look out for your best interests.
  • Mesa Real Estate Agents know the market. It’s their job to know how much houses are selling for in different areas of town, how much buyers are willing to pay, and what it will take to sell a home quickly in today’s market.
  • Mesa Real Estate Agents know Mesa neighborhoods. They can tell you about neighborhood amenities, schools, and crime statistics in order to make an informed decision about where you want to live.
  • Mesa Real Estate Agents understand buying or selling a home from start to finish. They’ll guide you through each step so that you don’t have to worry about any details or paperwork involved in the transaction.

Takeaway!

If you’re looking to buy Mesa homes for sale, the best idea is to consult a real estate professional. A real estate agent has access to the listings of homes for sale in Mesa and can help you find the best fit for your needs, budget, and tastes.

*This is a collaborative post

How Can you Sell Land Online?

Many people don’t know that you can easily sell land online. The process is simple. It just takes a bit of knowledge to get started and to learn how to professionally present your land for sale.

Why Should you Sell your Lane Online?

Because there are so many online platforms featuring land for sale, your property will likely be seen by many more potential buyers than would normally be possible with an offline sale.

You may literally get thousands of views of your land for sale in a single day!  Of course, this is likely to lead to much more quality offers because you will have more competing buyers for your land.

To sell your land quickly and still get the best price, there are many online resources to help you post your property, price it accurately and showcase it to sell. 

Here are some tips to help you get started:

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  • Photographs

These will attract buyers’ attention more than anything else. You need to take plenty of photos of the land and any improvements. This means doing repairs, mowing the lawn, planting flowers, cutting back trees and shrubs, and making sure everything is neat and visually appealing.

Consider the unique aspects of your property and use that to create a strong selling point. For example, if your property is surrounded by beautiful hills or has a forest pathway leading from it, be sure to include those photographs, too.

Use natural light to make your property look as attractive as possible. Take photos at different times of the day. For example, a photo of a cactus outlined against the setting sun at dusk would look stunning.

Especially for larger pieces of land, consider buying or renting a drone to take photos from above and create virtual tours.

  • Give property dimensions
  • Offer a physical walkthrough. If you’re far from your property, be prepared to either travel to show it or work with a local land agent to show the property to you.
  • Take the time to price your land. Research the local market and if necessary, get professional advice to help you determine what your land for sale is truly worth in the current local market.
  • Use keywords in your listing to set your land for sale apart from others. This could include unique identifiers, such as secluded, private road, mountain retreat at 6,000 feet, fruit orchard, 100 year-old-property, original Victorian home,  includes 10 acres, tennis courts, stables, and similar.  This will help bring interested buyers to your listing.

It’s Easy to Sell your Land Online!

Selling land online is a great way to bring in the best price for your land for sale for the least effort. Follow the tips here, and you may find yourself closing on your property at your price sooner than you think!

Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Real Estate Agent

Before you go about typing “real estate agent Mar Vista” into a search engine, you should have some idea of the things you want to know about them before you hire them. It’s best to be prepared. Here are some things to ask one when you talk to them:

How Long Have You Been A Real Estate Agent?

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While there is a chance that you could be talking to someone who, while inexperienced, has a real knack for it. Perhaps it was a family business and they picked up a lot from their other relatives. Still, it’s a good idea to go with experience.

This is because they will have had time to do things like negotiating other purchases or sales and learned some strategies along the way. They also will have built up a reputation in the real estate field. Both of these can benefit you.

How Many Homes Do You Close a Year

Again, you could be talking to a neophyte, but if you find that they close under 10 houses a year, there could be an issue. You do not want to ignore this potential warning sign that could possibly cost you money.

Do You Work With Buyers or Sellers or Both?

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There are agents who are the most comfortable working with people who want to buy a home. They can find the best home for the maximum allowable budget. Then there are those who are experts at doing things like arranging homes to be viewed for a sale.

It couldn’t hurt to get a specialist for whatever you want, but if you get one that works with both, you could gain some insights from them. Ultimately, you could wind up getting the best deal on either side.

Have You Helped People WIth Homes in this Area?

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“This area” would be Mar Vista, but it works for any area. If you have a real estate agent who knows a particular neighborhood well, then this is a great one to work with. They could help you find some hidden gems.

These are just a fraction of the questions that you want to ask. Others can include having them show you their license – can never be too careful – and whether you will be working with this particular agent or a team. It can never hurt to be prepared for this.

Ultimately, it’s a matter of trusting your instincts. Once you have satisfied that, you can go find your home.

How Can you Sell Land Online?

Many people don’t know that you can easily sell land online. The process is simple. It just takes a bit of knowledge to get started and to learn how to professionally present your land for sale.

Why Should you Sell your Lane Online?

Because there are so many online platforms featuring land for sale, your property will likely be seen by many more potential buyers than would normally be possible with an offline sale.

You may literally get thousands of views of your land for sale in a single day!  Of course, this is likely to lead to much more quality offers because you will have more competing buyers for your land.

To sell your land quickly and still get the best price, there are many online resources to help you post your property, price it accurately and showcase it to sell. 

Here are some tips to help you get started:

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  • Photographs

These will attract buyers’ attention more than anything else. You need to take plenty of photos of the land and any improvements. This means doing repairs, mowing the lawn, planting flowers, cutting back trees and shrubs, and making sure everything is neat and visually appealing.

Consider the unique aspects of your property and use that to create a strong selling point. For example, if your property is surrounded by beautiful hills or has a forest pathway leading from it, be sure to include those photographs, too.

Use natural light to make your property look as attractive as possible. Take photos at different times of the day. For example, a photo of a cactus outlined against the setting sun at dusk would look stunning.

Especially for larger pieces of land, consider buying or renting a drone to take photos from above and create virtual tours.

  • Give property dimensions
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  • Offer a physical walkthrough. If you’re far from your property, be prepared to either travel to show it or work with a local land agent to show the property to you.
  • Take the time to price your land. Research the local market and if necessary, get professional advice to help you determine what your land for sale is truly worth in the current local market.
  • Use keywords in your listing to set your land for sale apart from others. This could include unique identifiers, such as secluded, private road, mountain retreat at 6,000 feet, fruit orchard, 100 year-old-property, original Victorian home,  includes 10 acres, tennis courts, stables, and similar.  This will help bring interested buyers to your listing.

It’s Easy to Sell your Land Online!

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Selling land online is a great way to bring in the best price for your land for sale for the least effort. Follow the tips here, and you may find yourself closing on your property at your price sooner than you think!

What to Watch Out for Before Buying Your New Home

Buying a new home is a big step in anyone’s life, especially if it’s your first home. It might be tempting to be drawn in by the most appealing aspects of the new space; the lights, the furniture, and the new kitchen can be overwhelming when you enter a new space.

Very easily, we might think about interior design before considering the fundamentals of our new property. While you’re swept up in the romance of your new home, failing to check on the maintenance of the place can leave you with some costly and lengthy repair processes in the future. If you’ve already invested in a new property, it’s worth double-checking your home to make sure that everything is up to scratch.

Here, Karl Tulloch from Rightio reveals some of the most important things to check for in your potential new home so you can make your purchase with confidence.

Roof repairs

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Looking at a house, we’re often most commonly concerned with the floor plan. The wrong layout can be a dealbreaker and making sure that a home has enough space for you and your possessions is very important. What is easy to forget about, however, is what lies above our heads.

Despite this, it’s worth making the extra effort to have a look at your roof. In the long run, it’s a lot cheaper to ensure that your roof is properly maintained instead of neglecting it. Forgetting about your roof will mean that the whole thing needs to be replaced, a process that costs between £5,000 and £7,000 in the UK.

That’s not to mention the discomfort that a poorly maintained roof can cause for you. Ceiling stains are a sign that it’s time to take action; If your roof is leaking, mould can thrive in damp environments. Insulating your home properly will also be difficult. Cold air can find its way through gaps in your roof and warm air will escape much more easily.

Roof maintenance is vital to the integrity of the whole home, but harsh weather can take its toll. It can be easy to forget about your roof since you probably spend a lot more time inside your home than you do checking over the exterior. Before making your purchase, ask to see the attic to investigate for any problems.

Heating problems

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Central heating is incredibly important for every home. We all want to be able to get comfortable and cosy in our home, so it’s important to make sure that your new property is set to accommodate that.

Making sure that you have the right insulation is key. You should make sure that the roof and walls have been correctly insulated before making the big purchase. The best way to do this is to tour the space and see if you can feel any draughts anywhere. If you’re checking the loft, you could even measure the thickness of the insulation that has been used.

If you find any draughty spots, you can use sealants to fill gaps and cracks along with windows and brush strips around doors.

Your heating system needs stable foundations, though, and checking insulation won’t help much if there is a problem with the heart of your heating – the boiler. This is so crucial in homes that, between 2017 and 2020, the third most popular upgrade to homes was a new boiler. Buying a new home, you want to know that your boiler is working efficiently, but you might not want to splash out on an entirely new boiler. To solve this, making sure that your boiler has a boiler service certificate will show that your heating system is working at maximum efficiency.

Damp

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Damp can be a really difficult problem to remove, so it’s important to know how to prevent it in your home. If you’re looking to buy, then it’s vital to know what signs to look out for when you’re viewing a property.

When you’re looking at a house, the most obvious sign of dampness and mould is discoloured patches on the walls and ceiling – be careful, though, since these might be hidden in hard-to-spot places behind mirrors or furniture. Pay particular attention to windows, too, since frames covered with peeling paint will reveal present dampness.

Now you know what the signs are, it’s best to know how to prevent dampness. Poor ventilation causes damp air to linger in the home; the longer this air is in your home, the more susceptible to damp your home will be. Air out your home and ensure that air can circulate freely through your rooms.

People create damp air but is also caused by external factors, so check your home’s exterior. Any blocked pipes or guttering will create a place for mould to thrive in your home that will only spread throughout your walls, so make sure everything is cleared.

Putting on the heating might seem like a straightforward way to prevent dampness since heat will fight the cold. However, your pipes can become prime targets for condensation if left unlagged, which can seep into the walls. Coating pipes with foam or other suitable insulation will make sure that no matter how much you use the heating, your home will be dampproof.

Buying a new home can seem daunting but there are a few things that are important to remember as you undertake your pursuit of property. We hope these tips will help you better understand exactly what you should be looking for in a good home, and how to tackle these problems before they become too expensive.