In this week's blog I want to share an article that gives a nice punch list of tips to sell your home. Originally written by "About Real Estate Tips", these are surefire ways to get top dollar and sell your home with ease. Don't worry, even though you may encounter difficult situations during the sale your home, a good real estate agent will guide you through the process effortlessly and hopefully close at the price you want.

If you plan on selling your home, you need to think from the perspective of prospective buyers as they view your property. These eleven tips will help you!

  1. Remove as much of your belongings and personal touches as possible.

  2. Have your home’s heating and air conditioning systems checked for proper working order before listing a home.

  3. Ready your home for sell by winter or the onset of spring. Most people purchasing a new home plan on being settled in by the middle of summer.

  4. Select your agent wisely when you want to sell or buy a home. You should make sure the agent is experienced if you are working with knows what they are doing. An experienced real estate agent with good credentials will make your transactions run more smoothly and the entire process easier to understand.

  5. View of new, bright, modern kitchen with barstools at islandTake any personal touches out of the home so that buyers can envision themselves inside your house. You can do this by eliminating all family pictures and other personal items. Buyers want to see their family in this place if they are not reminded you live here.
  6. Get rid of the clutter if you want potential buyers to find your home.
  7. Make sure all counters and appliances are clean. Sweep and mop your floors, and clean each bathroom. Ask your children to clean up their toys. Do not let dirty laundry any place where it can be seen.A clean home provides buyers more opportunity to focus on your homes features without any distractions.
  8. Open up all of your curtains before you show your home.Potential buyers love to see the brightness of your home because of the sunlight through the windows. Lift blinds completely while pulling back all curtains and drapes.In addition to letting sunlight in open the windows, consider opening the windows to fill your home with fresh air.

  9. Try readying your home for sell by late winter or the onset of spring. Most people purchasing a new home plan on being settled in by the middle of summer.

  10. The best quick fix you can provide your home with before selling is to provide the rooms a fresh paint. It is an affordable improvement that you can usually be done of your own. A coat of paint can create a feeling of freshness to any room. Be sure you select a neutral color though.

  11. Don’t be tempted to use fragrances or light scented candles when selling your home. Some people can be overwhelmed by smells or even have allergies to certain ones. These small things might even make you to lose a potential buyer.

At any given time, there are dozens of variables at play in the real estate market. Real estate can be a wonderfully satisfying career that will bring you financial success. Hopefully, these tips will help you achieve it. 

If you have been following LRA on Facebook, you already know how much interesting real estate information we provide on a daily basis.  If you are new to LRA and you would like to see housing data for Boulder County, there are plenty of statistics to check out in such as "Days on Market", "Total Inventory" and "Newly Listed Homes".  We track all these market statistics for Single Family Homes (SFH) for most of neighboring towns on a monthly basis, including Louisville, Erie, Lafayette and Superior. Check out the latest market summary here.  At Louisville Realty Associates, we have the experience, energy and depth of knowledge to help you list your home for the best price. You can reach us anytime at info@louisvillerealtyassociates.com.

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