Today there is a large supply of homes for sale in Denver Colorado. In order to move your home quickly, you need to make your home stand out in the crowd. Here are some of the top steps to ensure your home performs better than the others listed. First impressions are everything and you only get one first impression when selling your home. When your home is the best one on the market, many realtors will show it. The more interest and activity on your home the faster it will sell and for a better price.
How is Your Landscaping?
It might help to drive around the community to look at other homes for sale. Look at the landscaping, curb appeal, and determine the best first impression. Find the best one, then drive by that home at night. Do they have landscape lighting? Is the area well lit? If your landscaping is lacking, either make some updates or hire a professional landscaper to beautify your outside area. You can show the landscaper different properties in the area that may look better than your home. It’s a great way to start to improve the saleability of your home. Also, by adding plants and flowers adds appeal to a potential buyer. Looking through landscape books to will also help decide on what plants to plant in your yard.
Is the Outside of Your Home Clean?
Again, curb appeal is everything. How is your paint? Look at the paint on your trim, walls/siding closely. If it is peeling or faded? touch it up or repaint. Give it a fresh look. How does your driveway look? Does it have grease stains or moss growing? Is it damaged? If so, there are professional pressure washing companies and concrete companies that can clean or repair your driveway or walkways. How are your fences? Are there broken boards? Make sure the fencing is in good shape and the boards are not whitewashed by sprinklers hitting them. A good coat of paint will fix that problem and make your fence look new.
Does Your Home Need Repairs?
Many people do not repair or maintain their homes on a regular basis. To get a great offer on the sale of your home, make sure all repairs are done before your list your home with a Real Estate Agent. No one wants to buy a turnkey property and still must fix a bunch of items, or worse, force you to fix them during escrow. If your house has repair issues while it is on the market, you will not get the best offers possible and it may discourage some of the best buyers.
Is Your Home Welcoming?
When you walk up to your front door, is there anything that distracts a buyer from a pleasant experience? If your concrete is stained, are there dead plants, overgrown grass, are the numbers on the house old and faded, are the numbers on the curb rubbed off? Make sure the house numbers look new and the paint on the curb is new. Make sure the entryway is a pleasant place to walk up to. Make sure the front door is clean and if needed, paint it by a professional painter. Add a new welcome mat that is warm and inviting. Change the front porch light if it looks tarnished and old.
Is Your Home Cluttered?
Remove any of your belongings from sight, and that includes knickknacks, personal items, collectibles, and furniture. Rent a local storage facility if you need to, don’t store all the items from your house in the garage with it. Buyers will want to visualize their belonging in your house. They are looking for possibilities and having clutter may really turn off the buyer. They will want to leave your house fast.
Are Your Closets Organized?
Clean your closets, remove old garments, give them away or put them in storage. You’ll want your closets and storage areas to appear large. A disorganized closet makes it look small and messy and makes it appear your home is lacking storage space. There are companies that will design and install closet organizers. There are many options to buy these online as well if you are handy.
Is The Inside of Your Home Clean?
No one likes to walk into a dirty home. Either hire a good house cleaning service or take the time to deep clean your home. Make sure there are no spider webs, cobwebs, or dust on furniture, shelves, stairways, ceiling fans, or anywhere. Make sure your tile is clean, as well as your grout. If your grout is dirty on the tile floor, or in a shower, hire a professional tile grout cleaner to clean it up. Are your windows and screens clean? Hire a window washer to come out and clean the windows and the screens. Make sure they also clean the window tracks. If there are any damaged screens, replace or repair them. How about your air ducts? are they clean? Hire a professional to clean them if they need attention.
Make your home really sparkle!
How Fresh is Your Paint on the Inside?
Neutral color paint is your best choice if your plan of repainting the inside of your home. If you have walls that are lime green or purple or similar bright colors, paint them! There is nothing worse than a potential buyer who makes a list of items that need to be done before they buy. You want to make sure there are no complaints on how your home looks during the realtor presentation.
Is Your Flooring in Good Shape?
Many times, buyers will ask for a flooring allowance as a condition of the sale. Make sure your flooring is in good shape and ready to live-in for the new buyer. If there are any issues with your flooring, replace it. New carpet and flooring have a much higher personal value for a new buyer than old flooring. Many times, young families have children that play on the floor, your buyer must feel comfortable having their children play on your carpet or flooring.
Does Your Home Have a Bad Odor?
Make sure when showing your home, you don’t have anything that would cause an unpleasant odor. Make sure there are no cat boxes or urine smells from animals. Take your animals with you when your realtor wants to show your home. Create a pleasant aroma for a home showing. Put out flowers and possibly bake cookies for a home showing.
Have You Had a Professional Home Inspection?
It is a great idea to have a reputable home inspection company inspect your home for any issues you may have you are not aware of. It’s always better to have a clean inspection report for potential buyers. It gives your buyer much more confidence in your property selling price and value. If there are items that need repair, make sure the repairs are done properly, and to local building code, and if need be, by a professional. Having a warranty on large items such as Heating and Air Conditioning systems will help buyers make a decision in your favor. On the other hand, if the inspection is done after your home is sold, the buyer might withdraw their offer or demand a reduction in price if there are large repair issues that need to be addressed. Sometimes it is more costly to reduce the price than to fix the problems before your house is put on the market for sale. Today there is a large supply of homes for sale in Denver Colorado. In order to move your home quickly, you need to make your home stand out in the crowd. Here are some of the top steps to ensure your home performs better than the others listed. First impressions are everything and you only get one first impression when selling your home. When your home is the best one on the market, other realtors will show it. The more interest and activity on your home the faster it will sell and for a better price.