The market is HOT for Sellers right now, but even with the speedy sales and strong prices we’re seeing around Metro Denver, home staging is still a valuable component of your selling strategy, and can contribute to a higher price or faster sale – no matter what the market looks like.
Don’t take tips from The Jungle Book – tame your yard before a sale!
One tip passed along from a local window cleaning father & son duo is to remove window screens to sharpen the view while your home is on the market. Sparkling clean windows are an obvious consideration as your home goes to market, but stacking the window screens in storage or the garage so buyers can really take in the view is a quick, easy and absolutely free way to brighten your home. Make sure you pass along where screens are stored at inspection time so the buyer knows the screens are available.
Power washing is a powerful way to improve your home’s exterior. Rent a power washer from the hardware store or borrow one from a neighbor. A robust power washing of your deck and siding will knock off cobwebs and dust and give your home a fresher appearance.
Speaking of decks – if yours is in tough shape, or just needs a fresh coat of stain, consider my favorite new miracle-in-a-paint-can from Behr, Deckover. Clients of mine, a family in Parker, recently transformed their worn out deck from drab to delightful with a single coat of this product, which can make wood, concrete or composite material look amazing. If your front porch or back deck is structurally sound but looks dull or faded, this is the answer. It’ll give your exterior underfoot surfaces a complete makeover with minimal expense and effort.
Give your shrubs and trees a haircut – and hire a professional if this is not your area of expertise. If your front yard features a tree or shrub that has seen better days, remove it and either replace it or repair the spot where the plant once stood. Dead or struggling plants are not enticing for buyers, and your home’s curb appeal is both the first and last thing a buyer will see.
We are continuing to see strong prices for sellers and record breaking numbers across Metro Denver, and I’d appreciate the opportunity to be your guide in this fast paced marketplace. Give me a ring or drop me a line – I’m happy to help you buy, sell or talk about your options.