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Home Selling 101: Offers

This is Article 3 of our multi-part series on listing and selling your home. We’ll take you from signing listing documents, through showings and repair negotiations, all the way to closing.

This is Article 2 of our multi-part series on listing and selling your home. We’ll take you from signing listing documents, through showings and repair negotiations, all the way to closing.

o  Earnest money is cash the buyer puts up to showthey are serious, “in earnest,” about buying the house. We generally like tosee at least 1% of the purchase price put up as earnest money. Earnest money isdeposited with the escrow company; if the buyer cancels for any reason notexplicitly allowed for in the contract, the earnest money may be forfeited anddelivered to the seller.

Your house is on the market, and you've had numerous showings. What can you expect, and what should you be considering, when a buyer makes an offer?

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Home Selling 101: Showings

This is Article 2 of our multi-part series on listing and selling your home. We’ll take you from signing listing documents, through showings and repair negotiations, all the way to closing.

Your house is for sale. There is a sign in the yard, all the paperwork is done and everything is official. 

So now what? What can you expect when your house is shown to buyers? Here are answers to the most common questions we get from home sellers.

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Home Selling 101: Listing Documents

This is Article 1 of our multi-part series on listing and selling your home. We’ll take you from signing listing documents, through showings and repair negotiations, all the way to closing! Buckle up!


So. You have decided to move, and you've found a real estate agent you trust to represent you in the sale of your house. What can you expect in the first (or possibly second) meeting with your new agent?

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6-Month Seller Checklist

Most homeowners don't make a spur of the moment decision to move. It's a decision they've come to after months, and sometimes years, of careful consideration.

When it comes to selling the house, though, lots of people wait until the last possible moment to start the process of contacting an agent, getting the house ready, and gathering necessary paperwork.

Don't rush the process! As soon as you decide you want to move, start preparing for the sale.

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When’s the Best Time to Sell?

If you want to sell your house this year, understanding the seasonal behavior of the Tucson real estate market can help you maximize your sales price and also reduce the amount of time your house is on the market.

The following graphs demonstrate some key ebbs and flows in Tucson's real estate market. ​

Best Time to List: January - March

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The most popular time to list a home in Tucson is the first quarter of the year. Historically, more homes come on the market in January, February and March than any other time of the year.

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