As the weather warms up and the flowers start to bloom, the selling season begins! The top three things you need to think about are Price, Curb Appeal and Through A Buyers Eyes .
Is your home priced right!
There is sentimental value in a home to a seller, and a buyer is looking for a great deal. This is a balancing act can be tricky, but can have a positive outcome. A homes actual value can be determined by past sales and current homes on the market. The way to arrive at this value is to ask an expert real estate agent to give a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) or hire a licensed appraiser. An experienced real estate agent can look at the active and sold properties and give you a quicker answer. This is in no way an appraisal. The licensed appraiser will look much deeper into the sold and active listings and give a value you can take to the bank. Licensed appraisers will do this service for a fee. A CMA from our office free.
Have you been thinking about painting, cleaning up the yard or fixing a broken window or fence? If you are thinking of selling, now is the time to get these projects done. A fresh coat of paint can take a house from so so to Oh Wow! Keep your lawn watered, mowed and trimmed. Pride of ownership will let potential buyers know that you care for the home they are about to purchase. There was a lot of snow this winter and fences got broken. Be sure to fix that white picket fence people are looking for. Same with the windows, if they are cracked this will be a negotiation point. When your projects are done the buyers won’t see them as their projects.
A Buyer’s Eyes
Looking at your home through a buyer’s eyes can give you an idea of what needs to be done. You love your family and have the pictures to prove it. When a buyer looks at all t
he fun you have with your family they miss the large master suite with the marble floors and steam shower. All of the beautiful collectables that have gathered over the years are shrinking the size of the living room. Living in Colorado, the camping is wonderful and the buyer knows you love it because there is not enough room in the garage to park a smart car. A home needs to feel warm without feeling clustered. Find the balance between empty and just enough.