Before Selling, Add Value to Your Denver Home

Before Selling, Add Value to Your Denver Home

If you are thinking about selling your home in Denver, you should take some time to consider the upgrades and additions that would add value to your home and make it more competitive in the local real estate market. HGTV compiled a list of 20 ways to add value to your home; here are five suggestions that will help you earn top dollar when you sell your home.

  1. Repairing the siding of your Denver home should be at the top of your list. In addition to your outdoor space, the exterior of the house is the first thing a potential buyer sees, so you want to give the buyer confidence that your home is well-maintained and not a fixer-upper.
  2. Updating certain parts of the household bathrooms will often earn you a higher return on investment than other upgrades. Small but noticeable upgrades are not time-consuming and relatively inexpensive.
  3. Fixing up the kitchen will also provide a higher return on investment. Something as simple as removing the wallpaper and painting the room a new color will breath new life into the space.
  4. Adding new windows to the house will improve the first impression on a potential buyer and save the home’s energy bill up to 30 percent per month.
  5. Fresh coats of paint in most rooms will give your house the new and clean look that potential buyers are looking for. They are looking for a home to call their own, not one that looks like someone else has already lived there.

Do you have your own suggestions on how to add value to your Denver home before selling it? Leave them in a comment to share with others!

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How to Stage Your Home to Sell for Top Dollar

How to Stage Your Home to Sell for Top Dollar

If you have decided to sell your home, there are a few things to remember when preparing your home for buyers. Here are some ways to help your home make the best possible impression that will give you top dollar:

  1. Tidy up: Unnecessary items around your home only add clutter and prevent the buyer from seeing all the space your home offers. Take time to make sure your lawn is presentable, countertops are clear of appliances and papers, and drawers and closets are organized.
  2. Clean up: You want to make an impression that lets the buyer know that you take care of your home. Clean your home and don’t forget to wipe down sinks, windows, bathrooms, and countertops.
  3. Patch up: Although you may have only minor repairs that need attention throughout your home, it can be the difference in a buyer staying interested in your home or moving on. Repair any exterior features of your home, including doors, windows, and plants that need more sod or mulch. Repair any leaky faucets or broken appliances.
  4. Finishing touch: Add to the final look with a mildly scented candle, coordinating towels, a new doormat, or a flower arrangement.

Read this full Home Enhancement Checklist to get additional ideas for your home . Contact me if you are looking to sell your home in the Metro Denver area; I would be glad to help you.

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Increase Curb Appeal With New Windows & Doors

Increase Curb Appeal With New Windows & Doors

If you are selling your home and not found many interested buyers, replacing old home features with energy-efficient models could help your home sell as well as put money in your pocket in the meantime. Replacing window and doors with more efficient, newer models is just one example of a home remodeling project that will be sure to pay you back. Here are six reasons why replacing your windows and doors could be a smart investment for your home:

  1. Increase curb appeal: By installing classic or modern windows and doors you can add personality to your home and increase the exterior appeal of your home.
  2. Raise comfort: The new technologies in windows and doors will reduce the air flow from outside and help keep your home at a consistent temperature throughout the day.
  3. Low maintenance: Many manufacturers will provide a warranty that is good for several years. New designs are meant to be easier to care for and maintain than older models.
  4. Safety: Many models have multiple locking systems to keep your family safe.
  5. Reduce noise: You can reduce the outside noise from traffic or other disturbances with high-performance windows.
  6. Appeal to buyers: These benefits will also appeal to buyers and will raise your resale value.

According to the National Association of Home Builders, now is a great time to make investments on your home because contractors are offering 10 to 20 percent less for services compared to prices during the housing boom. Many contractors admit that they would cut their prices by 80 percent to win your business.

Give me a call to learn about home improvement contractors in the Denver area as well as to learn other helpful tips for selling your home.

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How to Attract Buyers through Curb Appeal

How to Attract Buyers through Curb Appeal

Has your home been on the market a little longer than you had planned? How is your curb appeal? Known as “outdoor staging,” great curb appeal is just as important as a lavish indoors. No one will ever know the quality of the interior is you never get them past the mailbox.

An attractive exterior with fresh paint, clean windows, freshly mowed lawn, and colorful plants will set the stage for the indoors. There are certain issues that come up when dealing with city properties such as litter, leaves, among other things. Neighborhood homes have other issues like homes next door not taking care of their property. Some home sellers have asked next door neighbors to clean their yard up and even paid to have their home painted. Do what you can to make your home look the most presentable, no matter the obstacle.

Increasing your home’s curb appeal does not have to be costly, unless your home calls for professional service. It is something that might not give you a direct return, but it will help you get a buyer in your front door. Sellers have also found it helpful to take pictures of their home during different seasons so buyers can see the beauty of the home during nice summer seasons even in the midst of winter.

Give me a call to learn more about the importance of good curb appeal and to see how you can help your home attract more buyers looking to relocate to Denver.

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