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FAQ What are the 5 P's of Selling my Phoenix Metro Home

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FAQ What are the 5 P's of Selling my Phoenix Metro Home


FAQ What are the 5 P's of Selling my Phoenix Metro Home








Selling your Phoenix Metro home is a big undertaking and the process should be started well before you actually plan to sell your home, if possible. For instance, a client of mine is intending on selling his home a year from now and he called and wanted my advice on what he should do to prepare the home. He also mentioned that he was a bit overwhelmed by the task - make that WAY overwhelmed. I knew I could break it down into tiny bites for him and I was glad he called way ahead of market time.


That's when the 5 P's of Selling a Home popped into my head!


  1. Pack it Up!  Think about the stuff that you don't want or need anymore as well as the stuff you're intending on moving to your new home. Buy some boxes, pack them up (one at a time so it's not so overwhelming) and either bring them to Goodwill or set them aside for a garage sale at some point. Less is more when selling your home - trust me on that one!

  2. Paint it!  At a very young age my Mom taught me that the best way to improve a home for sell and the least expensive as well, is to paint it with neutral colors.  The home will look bright and fresh and appeal to more buyers with a fresh coat of paint throughout the home. Again you can either decide to paint yourself (if you're good at painting and like to paint) or you can get a referral from your agent for a good painter or two. Start the painting process early and you won't be stressing out trying to get it all done before you go on the market.

  3. Presentation! First impressions will either sell your home or make buyers walk away. Make sure  a home buyers first impression is WOW WOW WOW from the moment they drive up and take a look at the yard and front door area. And continue that impression behind the front door and backyard/patio/pool. I personally have assisted clients in 'staging' their homes for years and believe me it makes a big difference!

  4. Photos! Most real estate buyers (over 95%) go online FIRST to look at homes. You've got about 20 seconds to get their attention and they'll move on to another home that has better or more photos. It is extremely important that you have excellent photos and a lot of them online. Agents that understand how to market online will give you an upper hand in the market. Be sure to ask questions regarding how they intend to market your home online.

  5. Price it Right!  I can't stress how important it is to get the 'pricing' detail correct from the start. There is a lot that goes into analyzing data including, condition of home, location of home, amenities, neighborhoods, days on market, current market statistics, closed as well as active listings and much more.


Obviously there are more details we will discuss to get your home ready for sell as needed. But now that you've got a 'start list' you can get started! And don't hesitate to call me if you have any questions. That's what I'm here for - to assist my clients through the entire home selling and buying process. And please don't stress out! Together we can make the selling process as smooth and stress-free as possible.


FAQ What are the 5 P's of Selling my Phoenix Metro Home


Orginally posted on Phoenix Property Shoppe.

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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

I love your five P's.

Many agents just do these Three P's

1-Put a sign in the ground

2-Put in the MLS.


Mar 19, 2014 01:01 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

One of the best places to start painting is the front door.  New hardware too.  First impressions make a huge impression.

Mar 19, 2014 01:08 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

By taking your advice on the 5 P's of selling a Phoenix metro home...The seller will be "PROUD"!

Mar 19, 2014 09:28 PM
Laura Andersen
Keller Williams Realty Partners ~ 678.462.1191 agentandersen@gmail.com - Woodstock, GA
A HomeSOLD Name (678)462-1191 Woodstock, Georgia

Sometimes laying it out in simple terms can help with the seller's anxiety. 

Mar 19, 2014 10:19 PM
Jeff Fisher
PureWest Real Estate - Whitefish, MT

Simple and concise points. These five P's should help sell any Phoenix area home. Especially number 4 and 5. Great post. Thanks.

Mar 20, 2014 12:18 AM
Broker Patty Da Silva Da Silva
Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Cooper City, FL
Top Listing Broker

Great list Anna! Easy to remember and that will surely help the sellers. Thanks for sharing :)

Mar 20, 2014 02:19 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

What a great blog, I love how you break down what is needed by sellers. There is no sign of spring in new England and with it the spring market is still sleepy. It is definitely busier, but too many Sellers are waiting for a change in the weather. 

Mar 20, 2014 04:19 AM
Janice Ankrett
Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

In Staging we have the 5 'C's. Clean everything, Clutter free, Color neurtal, Creative highlighting and Compromise to achieve the common goal.

Mar 20, 2014 08:23 AM
Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Anna~ awesome post & comments "you have the P's covered & Janice has the C's covered

Mar 21, 2014 03:12 AM
Marshall Enterprises
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Antiques, Lawn Care, and Trashouts

Great post with some really good advice.  I know that there are quite a few agencies that will PICK UP donations so all you have to do is leave them curbside with a sign.  Easy...schmeasy.  

Mar 22, 2014 06:34 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello Anna,

Your Five P's provide consumers with the valuable tips they need...I would add a Sixth P - Pick The Right Agent!

Mar 23, 2014 07:28 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Anna, great list of Five P's. Of course, price is always the most critical. You must price your home according to the other Four P's.

Mar 23, 2014 03:33 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Outstanding post . . . . and your insight is right on target to get a home sold.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Apr 22, 2014 08:21 AM
Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com

Photos are a great one.  If there are not good photos buyers are not coming to see the house.

Apr 09, 2015 11:17 AM
Sharon Paxson
Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

Love the five P's of selling a Phoenix home and you are spot on!! Great post!!

Apr 09, 2015 12:20 PM
Fred Cope
Reliant Realty in Nashville, TN - Nashville, TN
Looking For Homes With A Smile

Anna, I would grade your post with a "P" as in PERFECT!

Perfertly precise: To the Point.  Pleasingly powerful!!!

Apr 09, 2015 01:07 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Real Estate Broker At my listing presentation, I used to joke saying most agents have 3 P's of marketing - put a sign in yard, put a listing in MLS and 'P'ray to God!

I'd say - I employ 4th 'P' - bring proactive to find a buyer for your home using my online marketing skills!

Well, I now have 5 Proactive 'P's that I can use it in my presentation - thanks!

Apr 09, 2015 02:25 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for sharing these great tips. Home owners in your area should read this and call you.

Apr 09, 2015 09:57 PM
Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Perfectly presented post!  All excellent tips and likely to get quick and solid results for the seller. 

Apr 10, 2015 03:12 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Excellent advice for all sellers!  These 5 P's wil lead to great PROFIT!

Apr 11, 2015 11:59 PM