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Buyers

Laura & Tim Sayers represent more Home Buyers than any other agent in town.

Do you have lots of questions about buying a home in Tucson AZ? We can answer all your questions like:

  • What is the best city for my lifestyle, Tucson, Oro Valley or Marana?
  • How do I Build a New Custom Home in Tucson?
  • How do the Tucson Foothills, Oro Valley & Dove Mountain Compare?
  • We are looking for a second home for the winter months, What low maintenance housing options are available?
  • What is it like to live in a Retirement Community Like Saddlebrooke, Sun City Oro Valley or The Highlands at Dove Mountain?

5 Reasons Tucson Home Buyers Choose Laura & Tim Sayers:

  1. Internet Search
  2. Home Search
  3. Home Pricing Expertise
  4. Unemotional Negotiations
  5. Home Inspections & Repair Requests

Finding the Perfect Home for your Lifestyle.

Most Tucson home buyers start their home search well in advance to their home buying trip. Make sure you are prepared by...

Internet Search.

The Tucson AZ home information on national real estate websites like Zillow & Trulia is often old, based on incorrect Pima County records and simply not reliable. SoldTucson.com is updated daily direct from the Tucson MLS database and we show only homes that are actively for sale. Before your trip we can set up a custom Tucson home search of available homes using your personal criteria. You will be the first to know about new listings that come on the market and you will be an expert on the Tucson home market before your house hunting trip.

Home Search.

We have the experience that only comes with years of selling homes in Tucson. We will show you all the homes that you have selected from your custom home search and can recommend others that you may have missed based on our experience.

Tucson Home Pricing Expertise.
Don't Overpay for Your New Home.

Tucson home prices vary tremendously based on several factors. The four most important features that impact Tucson AZ home values are:

  • Mountain Views. Tucson homes with unobstructed Mountain Views garner a huge pricing premium. Many Tucson home buyers will not consider buying a home without mountain views.
  • Privacy. In Tucson, homes on acreage or homes that back to open space or the golf course have an added sense of privacy and sell for a premium.
  • Upgrades, Remodeling & Age of the Home. Typically, a home needs updating every 15 to 20 years to keep up with the latest home features, fixtures & finishes. When and how well a home has been maintained & updated over time plays a big factor in its overall value.
  • Outdoor Living Space. People move to Tucson to enjoy our amazing weather and they spend a lot of time outside. Outdoor living space is as important as the home’s interior. Extended Patios, Outdoor Fireplaces, Ramadas & Professional Landscaping add tremendous value to a Tucson home.

Before you make an offer on a Tucson home, we prepare a comprehensive home sales analysis for you using the criteria above so you are fully educated on Tucson home values. As an educated buyer, you can feel comfortable with your new purchase.

Unemotional Negotiations.

Buying a new home is an emotional decision which can leave a new home buyer feeling vulnerable during negotiations. We will expertly guide you through the negotiations as your trusted advocate, a skill that only comes with our level of expertise.

Tucson AZ Home Inspections & Repair Requests.

In Arizona, the standard home inspection period is 10 days in which the buyer may inspect the home for possible defects. As a minimum, we strongly recommend that a home be inspected by:

  • Certified Home Inspector. A comprehensive inspection of the home and its mechanical systems.
  • Licensed Termite & Pest Professional. Be sure your home is free of termites & pack rats.
  • Licensed Roofer. Roof leaks are a major contributor to unseen home damage and mold issues. Be sure the roof on your new home is in sound condition.

Often, the touchiest part of the home purchase process is negotiating the repair request after all the home inspections are complete. The inspection of the home will reveal at least a few issues that are not obvious to the Buyer, even on a well maintained home. The inspection reports can be dozens of pages long and some problems are important and others aren't. We will sit down with you and go through the report item by item to determine which items are important to you and represent your best interests during this process.

Sellers

Every Tucson Home Seller Dreams of Selling Their Home:

  • For the Most Money
  • In the Shortest Amount of Time
  • With the Least Amount of Hassle

4 Reasons Tucson Home Sellers Choose Laura & Tim Sayers:

  1. Photography
  2. Preparation
  3. Promotion
  4. Pricing

Photography.
The Difference Between Pictures & Photography.

Professional Photography is one of the most important factors in realizing the Seller’s dream. Home Buyers scour the web hunting for the home of their dreams. They use the photos of your home to determine which homes they schedule to see with their real estate agent and which homes do not make the cut. If the pictures of your home are not professional, you will not get a second chance to entice Buyers into viewing your home.

Any agent can snap pictures of your home using their iPhone. Photography takes a combination of equipment and skill that includes:

  • A Professional Digital SLR Camera
  • Ultra Wide Angle Lenses for Shooting Interior Spaces
  • Knowledge of Lighting Techniques
  • Knowledge How to Properly Frame a Shot
  • Professional Photo Editing Software & Skills
  • Optimizing Photos for Web & Print Media

Preparation.
The Key To Getting The Highest Possible Price.

The purpose of preparation is to make sure the Buyer feels comfortable in your home. Remember, Buyers come to find their new home, not visit yours. Simple things can make a big impact on Buyers including:

  • Declutter. Too Many Items Distract from the Home and Can Make It Feel Small or Cramped.
  • Depersonalize. Put Family Pictures Away so Buyers Can Envision Themselves Living in the Home.
  • Clean, Clean, Clean. Make Everything Sparkle.
  • Routine Maintence. Replace Burnt out Light Bulbs, Tighten Door Handles, Have Rugs Professional Cleaned, Etc.
  • Paint. If Your Paint Is Looking Tired, Nothing Helps like a New Coat of Paint.
  • Landscaping. With Our Outdoor Lifestyle, Make Sure the Landscaping Is Fresh.

Overwhelmed? Don’t be, we have a trusted team of contractors that can do it all for you including personal organizers, maid services, painters, plumbers, electricians, HVAC, carpet cleaners and much more. Many of our clients are selling second homes from out-of-state or have inherited a Tucson home and don’t have the time or the resources to do the work themselves. We have you covered.

Promotion.
Internet, Internet, Internet.

There is an old saying that the three most important things about real estate is Location, Location, Location. When it comes to promoting your home for sale the three most important things are Internet, Internet, Internet. We have Internet Marketing covered in 3 unique ways:

  1. SoldTucson.com - Making It Easy for Buyers to Find Your Home.
    • Widely Used Tucson AZ Home Search Websites.
    • Your Home Is Featured on the Front Page of the Website.
    • Your Home at the Top of Search Results.
  2. Google, Yahoo & Bing - How Buyers Find Your Home.
    • We Invest Heavily in Target Marketing for Tucson AZ on Google, Yahoo & Bing.
    • We Show up on the Front Page of the Major Search Engine Websites like Google, Yahoo and Bing.
  3. Custom Home Website - Showcasing Your Home.
    • We Develop a Custom Website Specifically for Your Home.
    • The Custom Website Includes a Video Tour, Photos & Detailed Listing Information.
    • The Web Address of Your Custom Website Is Placed on Your for Sale Sign & Full Color Brochure.
    • Here is an example:
      tucsonhome1.com

We also prepare a Professionally Printed 4-Page Color Brochure featuring your home so Buyers have a way to remember your home. Since your custom website address is printed on the brochure, Buyers can check out your website when they get home following a busy day of looking at homes.

We, of course, do all the other standard marketing including:

  • Place Your Home in the Tucson MLS
  • Place Your Home on LongRealty.com
  • Place Your Home on National Websites like Zillow.com, Realtor.com, Homes.com & Trulia.com.

Our internet marketing results in more Buyers looking at your listing which leads to more showings, a shorter selling period and a favorable sales price. We also sell a high percentage of our own listings because of our marketing.

Pricing.
What Is My Tucson Home Really Worth?

When pricing a home in Tucson, several features must be considered including:

  • Views. Does the Home Have Unobstructed, Partial or No Catalina Mountain Views.
  • Privacy. Is the Home on Acreage, Backs to Open Space or is on a Golf Course?.
  • Upgrades. Remodeled Kitchens, Updated Baths, Large Tile Flooring & New Carpet & Paint Add Value.
  • Landscaping. Extended Patios, Outdoor Kitchens & Mature Trees & Saguaros.
  • Age of Home. New Custom Homes in the Tucson Foothills garner a Large Premium.

We will perform a detailed pricing analysis of your home and provide you all the information so you can make an informed decision on pricing your home.

We would be happy to represent you in the sale of your home and we will do everything in our power to sell your home.

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