Colorado Real Estate Company is committed to excellence in the Denver Metro area and incorporates proven, professional state-of-the-art realtor techniques specializing in the marketing, listing and selling of new and resale luxury homes, residential communities, condominiums, home sites, undeveloped land and commercial and investment opportunities.
Home Selling Checklist
Make Small Fixes:
Inspect your home with a buyer’s eyes, and correct the flaws that are most egregious (if affordable) or those that can be relatively easily fixed—from repairing cracks in the walkways to repainting dingy walls or oiling creaky hinges.
Set a Price:
A real estate agent will give you a market analysis free of charge or commitment. Ask a few to get a broader picture of the market, then ask to see listings for properties similar to yours that have sold in the past six months. Check out comparable listings yourself in the real estate section of your newspaper or on websites. Then decide whether you want a quick, easy sale or the highest possible price.
Clean and De-clutter:
Weed out excess furniture, knicknacks, and “stuff”—toss it, donate it, give it away, sell it at a yard sale, or put it into storage so the house seems more spacious and buyers can imagine themselves in it.
Decide Whether to Perform a Pre-listing Inspection:
It may save you time, especially with older homes, to identify, and potentially solve, problems your buyer’s inspection will discover later.
Stay Vigilant About Maintenance:
From the moment you start showing your house, keep the lawn mowed, shrubs trimmed, gardens weeded, and keep your rooms spotless and clutter-free.
Ready Your Home for Show Days:
Hide pocketable valuables, display fresh flowers or bowls of fruit, bake a batch of cookies for the homey smell, open the drapes, keep pets out of sight, and stay quietly in the background (or leave, if a real estate agent is showing your property).
Consider Consulting a Lawyer:
If you do hire one, make sure he or she has real estate experience.
Start Organizing for Your Move:
Once the sale is final, use the Moving Checklist to help you hire movers, order supplies, and pack up your belongings.Source: http://www.realsimple.com
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