It’s amazing how hard our team has worked already in 2019 and we are very excited to share things as they come along. It made us chuckle a little today because we know most people are all over Zillow and researching their areas, new neighborhoods and schools before they really even call an agent. We just wanted to take a moment to thank our clients that have supplied honest and reliable reviews about our work. We couldn’t be prouder to stand by those statements! Happy Tuesday everyone!
Such a great opportunity to be part of So Scottsdale Magazine’s Top Scottsdale Realtors Under 40 Feature! Join us in congratulating Kristin Graziano Group’s Team Lead, Kristin Graziano.
Here is the content from the story that was published.
Kristin Graziano, who has been in the real estate industry for 15 years, lives on the same Scottsdale street she grew up on and in the same neighborhood where her parents were raised. But the family ties run deeper.
“My grandparents also sold real estate in my neighborhood,” says Graziano, who is a realtor and team lead with The Kristin Graziano Group at HomeSmart. “I recently sold a house that they were the last agents to sell 40 years ago!”
With such local roots, it’s no wonder that Graziano is passionate about helping others buy and sell homes in Scottsdale and around the Valley.
“Being a realtor is so much more than helping people buy and sell a home. It is a time of transition for people, and we wear so many hats when working with clients,” Graziano says. “I like being there for our clients and guiding them through the process with compassion for what they are going through. For some, it is a happy time, and, for others, it is a transition that is not exciting.”
Graziano recently completed her GREEN designation through the National Association of Realtors. Her other accomplishments include being in the top 1 percent of Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service Agents and leading the No. 3 team at HomeSmart nationally for units and volume. She’s also the top selling agent in Scottsdale’s 85250 zip code and is one of the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors’ 40 Under 40 for 2018.
But, even with so many honors, Graziano’s career is truly all about people.
“Our team builds relationships with people, rather than treating them as transactions,” Graziano says. “We go above and beyond what is expected and strive to deliver the highest level of service.”
And, it’s also about community and giving back. To that point, Graziano’s team adopted a street (McDonald Drive) in Scottsdale as part of the city’s Adopt-A-Road program. On a personal note, Graziano – whose mom passed away from cancer at only 42 years old – hosts an annual movie fundraiser for women to benefit local charities or families in need.
“Two years ago, we helped raise over $5,000 for two people in our community battling cancer, a mom of five and a 2-year old boy,” says Graziano, a mom of three herself. “Last year, we raised money for two charities: Michelle’s Love, which helps single parents with cancer, and The Jack Lloyd Foundation, which helps families battling childhood cancer.”
It’s this sense of community and service to others that’s at the heart of Graziano’s work as a realtor.
“Building a community of clients and agents that enjoy working with us, and trust working with us, helps our future clients have confidence that they are in the best hands possible.”
Download the PDF here of the printed story. Nice job Kristin!
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But if you want to sell your home, you should definitely consider staging.
Home staging, which involves redecorating a property to remove personal effects and make it more appealing to buyers, can have a huge effect on your ability to sell your home. According to the Profile of Home Staging Report from the National Association of Realtors, a whopping 77% of buyers’ agents said staging a home made it easier for buyers to visualize a property as their future home.
If you can’t afford to stage your entire home, try staging the rooms that will have the most impact on potential buyers. According to the report, the most important rooms to stage for buyers are the living room (55%), the master bedroom (51%), and the kitchen (41%). And even if you only stage a few rooms in your home, it’s going to give you an edge over the competition. The report indicates that only 25% of sellers pay to have their house professionally staged.
If you’re serious about selling your home, you should also get serious about staging. Staging helps potential buyers picture themselves living in your home—and the easier it is for potential buyers to picture themselves living in your home, the more likely they are to make an offer.
One of the things setting the Kristin Graziano Group apart from other agents and real estate teams is our staging. We offer the staging services as part of our services. Call us to learn more about this option! (480) 229-6569
There’s a decent amount of debate in the real estate community about what, exactly, is the best time to sell—but according to recent research from Zillow, if you’re thinking about listing your home, the time to make a move is right around the corner.
In the article, Zillow claims the best time of year to list your home for sale is in late spring, specifically in the first two weeks of May. According to their research, people who list their home for sale during this window sell their homes two weeks faster and for an average of $2.4K more than any other time of year. This stands to show some serious increases thanks to the current housing shortage.
Because there are so few homes on the market, chances are many buyers won’t be able to find property at the start of the spring selling season—which, as it gets later into spring, can push them to make higher offers in order to land a home before summer hits.
If you want to make the most money on your home sale, the time to make your move and list your property is right around the corner. So mark your calendar!