Wanda’s Top Tips To Get Your Home SOLD •
I have a few tricks up my sleeve when it comes to launching a property on the world stage.
For over 30 years I have successfully helped clients buy and sell homes along the Front Range, from Castle Pines Village to the Denver metro and beyond. With Colorado’s real estate market entering peak autumn selling season, there has never been a better time set yourself up for success prior to listing! Here are my top three tips and trends to get your home SOLD in today’s competitive marketplace.
1 – Modify your floor plan for today’s buyers
Today’s buyers want indoor-outdoor living space that adds to the property’s square footage and provides versatility when entertaining. This could be as simple as creating an elegant outdoor living space, increasing ceiling heights for an open airy feel, removing walls to expand the great room, or enlarging doorways to be wider and taller. Using quality contractors and planning with an expert is key. This will save you money in the long run, and most often is recouped upon the sale.
2 – Make updates that entice modern buyers
In today’s competitive market, making the most of usable space, becoming tech-friendly or sprucing up your landscaping can make a world of difference between sitting on the market to getting your home sold. This can include adding a bit of curb appeal with colorful planters and flowerbeds, maximizing space by hiring a professional stager, upgrading the major mood killers like outdated fixtures and flooring, and implementing smart home features like automated systems for lights, TVs, window coverings, and fireplaces. You would be surprised what a few small tweaks can do to your prospective buyer pool.
3 – Get familiar with Front Range buyer must-haves
While most buyers are willing to sacrifice on square footage or certain luxuries – i.e. heated floors, towel warmers, surround sound, there are a few design elements Front Range buyers tend to look for. These include gas or log fireplaces, room for a home office or nursery, outdoor space for grilling out, and a functional garage with ample storage to park cars and stow away toys, skis, and gear, away from snow and ice. Buyer checklists can vary by neighborhood so it’s important to talk to your agent to pinpoint exactly what’s selling in your area.
Follow all of our “Secrets To Sold” on our blog, which is chock full of before-and-after photos to give you an idea of what today’s buyers are looking for. If you are in the market for a professional real estate agent who focuses on every last detail, consider Wanda Ford your resource. Call 720-320-8901 today for a current home review.