Getting ready to sell your home in Castle Rock Colorado
Whew! You've made it through the holidays! Time to take down the decorations and put them away. But where are you going to put them? You've run out of storage space. Matter of fact, you're out of garage space, bedroom space, and every other kind of space! All signs you might be getting ready to sell your home!
Here's an excellent article from an east coast expert on things to do when you are getting ready to sell your home.
BUT the first step is to find a local real estate agent to determine if now really is the right time for you. The agents will then give you personalized tips on getting ready to sell your home.
Call us today for a list of experts in the Castle Rock area.
Preparing your home for sale does not have to be expensive or painful. You need to start with a plan and organize what needs to be done. You need to figure out how much time and money you will need to get the job done.
Here are some helpful hints:
1. MAXIMIZE CURB APPEAL
Be aware of the first impression your home makes when a buyer walks through the door. Positive first impressions often create immediate sales. Take a good look at your home and catalog all the repairs and cleaning that need to be done before you show your home.
Start on the outside. Take a look at your home from the street, that's where the buyers first impressions are made. Does your home look inviting and tidy, neat and clean.
2. GETTING READY TO SHOW
A fresh coat of paint, especially in neutral colors, goes a long way. Painting or wallpapering over freshly painted walls seems less of a chore to a buyer.
Kitchen and bathroom walls, ceilings and floors should be clean, bright and uncluttered.
Before every showing, make a detailed inspection of your home and maximize its appeal to the buyer.
Most serious buyers will want to see every room, closet and space in your home. Make it easy for them to see everything clearly and with adequate natural or arteficial light.
Have technical information about the age, size and capacity of the heating, cooling and hot water systems, your annual fuel and utility bills, age and general condition of the appliances and roofing. Serious buyers need these facts, especially cost items when figuring out what they will be able to afford.
As a full-time realtor, I have the experience to know what improvements will maximize your home's attractiveness to potential buyers. Call me for a free analysis, at 917-575-0583. I look forward to meeting you to help you get your plan in action.
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