Preparation, planning and style came together beautifully at 4509 Prospect Drive. Prior to its sale in July, the homeowners approached listing and selling their home with a clear vision. When the three-bedroom, four bath ranch was under contract in 24 hours, it was apparent the preparation had been worth it!
A picturesque setting and the amenities of The Village at Castle Pines are already sure to impress, however, taking steps prior to listing ensured buyers were hooked from the moment they arrived.
“Capturing photography during the summer months is key, lush green grass, scrub oak in bloom and manicured landscaping helps to showcase your home in its best light,” says listing broker Wanda Ford. Ford suggests if you aim to list your home in the winter months, schedule ahead and have exterior photos taken before the leaves fall.
From tidy patios and inviting furniture, outdoor living spaces were given as much attention as the interior. As you walked inside, it was clear that 4509 Prospect Drive was ready for its close up! Preparing a home for listing can be a big undertaking, but well worth the effort!
Within each living space the goal was to showcase the room and its finishes, which meant it was time to declutter. Homes that are overflowing with stuff, can lead to a fear in buyers that the house won’t have ample space for their own belongings. This includes spaces behind closed doors. “Keep in mind that potential buyers want to see tidy and spacious closets, pantries, and storage rooms,” Ford adds. One motivator to keep in mind isthat not only does decluttering appeal to buyers, but when it is time to move, the moving process is much easier.
Depersonalizing your home can be an emotional process. On Prospect Drive, the sellers found the right balance of maintaining their style while showing off a blank canvas on which buyers could project their own visions of a life in the home. Removing personal photos, memorabilia and keepsakes was part of that process.
Extra attention was given to small details and fine-tuned maintenance was not overlooked. Touched up paint, gleaming baseboards, polished and secure hardware all contributed to the quick sale. Wanda reminds clients that when deferred maintenance is visible during a showing, it leaves buyers with an impression that larger maintenance issues are likely.