Helping you buy and sell real estate in Boulder County and beyond
Selling your home doesn′t just mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign
out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you
get the best offer possible in the shortest time.
because you’ve gotten used to the cracks in the walls and the rattles in
the radiators doesn’t mean a buyer will too. If you have hardwood
floors that need refinishing, be sure to get it done—hardwood is a huge
selling point. Buyers like to snoop around, so be sure to fix any sticky
doors or drawers as well. Finally, don’t forget to address any issues
with the exterior—fences, shingles, sidewalks, etc. After all, without
curb appeal, some buyers may never get to see the inside.
Neutralize. You want
buyers to see themselves in your home. If your living room has lime
green shag, wood-paneled walls, and all your collectibles and personal
photographs, this will be much harder for them to do. Try replacing any
bold color choices in your floors and walls with something more
neutral—beiges, tans, and whites. Repainting and reflooring will make
everything look fresh and new, and help prospective buyers imagine all
Stage. Once your
house is clean and updated, it’s time to play dress up. Home stagers can
add small details and décor touches that will bring out the
possibilities in the various spaces in your home: lamps, mirrors, throw
rugs and pillows, flowers, decorative soaps and towels, patio furniture.
Home staging can be particularly useful if your home is especially old
or if the exterior looks dated. Think of it as a little mascara and
rouge—if it’s done right, you notice the beauty, not the makeup.
Sally Grenier Broker Owner Metro Brokers / Grenier Real Estate 303.475.4508 cell firstname.lastname@example.org