It can sometimes be tough to hear an agent asking you to hide your prize possessions when preparing your home for sale. I overheard two agents giving each other advice about how to politely help their sellers relocate their pink flamingo display and car collection off the front yard before putting the homes on the market.
Studies indicate that buyers decide if they’re interested within the first 30 seconds of entering a home. You get one chance to make a first impression.
Make sure your house looks attractive, well maintained and move-in ready at a glance. Before you put out your “for sale” sign, put these tasks on your to do list.
• Get your yard in shape—Mow the lawn, trim the hedges, haul away debris, sweep the walk, porches and patio, and consider adding some potted plants or hanging baskets for a touch of color.
• Keep it clean—Make sure your house can pass the white-glove test. Polish windows and scrub bathrooms, appliances, counters and floors until they gleam. Vacuum carpets, rugs, drapes and upholstery. Dust shelves, floorboards and molding.
• Give it a fresh coat—Paint the front door, walls leading to entrances, ceiling stains, cracks, chipped or damaged areas. A little paint goes a long way to improve the look of your home.
• Just fix it—Repair anything that needs it, including broken doorbells, torn screens, leaky faucets, broken deck railings or banisters, damaged floor tiles or doors that don’t close properly.
• Lose the chaos—Organize your rooms, closets and basement—anywhere a prospective buyer is likely to look. And don’t forget to remove pets and litter boxes.
• Set the stage—Help prospective buyers imagine life in your house. Remove excess furniture and rearrange what remains so that rooms look spacious and welcoming. Light scented candles, play soft music, add flowers here and there, you might even bake cookies.
• Hire a pro—Don’t have time to get your house ready to show? Turn to a realtor with an ASP® (Accredited Staging Professional) designation to stage your house professionally.
The southern exposure sun room is just one of the highlights of this 2 story home at 707 McGraw Dr in the Coventry subdivision. Walking distance to McGraw Elementary School & Front Range Community College. Lots of room to spread out – 4 bedrooms & a large loft upstairs. Nonconforming 5th bedroom on the main level. Master suite features radiant floor heating in the 5-piece bath, large walk-in closet & fireplace. Great landscaping with HOA maintained green space to the east which makes property look even bigger. Call Maria Dellota or Philip Cooper for your private showing or click the link below for more details.
Welcome Home to 8407 Bruns Dr in Southwest Fort Collins. This custom estate sits on .97 acres with 3 beds (2 main floor master beds), 4 elegantly updated baths, and backs to 19 acres of open space. Gourmet kitchen w custom cabinets, Marble, Decor and Viking stainless appliances. 3 gas fireplaces, New lighting, custom hardwood floors. Pella Windows, Large 945 Square foot Garage. Back yard includes new deck, Gas Fireplace, Built in Viking Gas Grille. Basement has two wet bars, work out room, office, extra bed and theater. Contact Kelly Swift or Chris Guillan for your private showing or for more information or click the link below for more details.
This fantastic end unit town-home at 3549 Red Mountain Dr features an open floor plan, a spacious kitchen, vaulted ceilings, a main level master, and a second bedroom or office. Fully finished basement with three additional bedrooms, bath, and sprawling recreation room. One car detached garage, carport and additional parking. Newer furnace, AC, paint and flooring. Super close to schools, shopping, and public transportation. Contact Jon Holsten for your private showing at (970) 237-2752 for more information or click the link below for more details.
This fantastic ranch-style home on a cul-de-sac at 2650 W 44th St in Loveland’s popular Mountain Vista neighborhood comes with an open floor plan, updated kitchen, and an updated main level bathroom. Two bedrooms on the main level and a third with a rec room and full bath in the basement. Enjoy entertaining and relaxing in the low-maintenance, fully-fenced back yard. Contact Jon Holsten for your private showing at (970) 237-2752 for more information or click the link below for more details.
2133 Krisron Rd #E101 presenting a rare main floor condo, centrally located in Sidehill. This well-kept unit offers numerous upgrades; hardwood floors, granite counters, upgraded maple cabinets, Tile back splash, stainless steel appliances, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, full size washer & dryer, custom paint, a cozy tiled fireplace and central AC, all overlooking open space and the pool. There is one covered parking space. Incredible location close to shops, entertainment and recreation. This is a truly special place. Contact Will Flowers for your private showing at (970) 227-0640 for more information or click the link below for more details.
This fantastic home at 3927 Gardenwall Ct is at the end of a cul-de-sac in the popular Waterglen neighborhood features an open ﬂoor plan with vaulted ceilings and ﬁreplace. Your new home is move-in ready. All three bedrooms, including a great master suite are on the second ﬂoor. Enjoy the large fenced back yard adjacent to a sprawling green area, while relaxing on the large stamped concrete patio. Close to I-25 and Old Town. A beautiful home and excellent value! Contact Jon Holsten for your private showing at (970) 237-2752 for more information or click the link below for more details.
This beautiful Craftsman home at 2138 Yearling Dr near Jessup Farm in Bucking Horse comes with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, an office, 3 car tandem garage + 220 service, and a full unfinished walk-out basement. The kitchen includes 42 inch cabinets, SS appliances, walk-in pantry and pot filler. Upgraded hardwoods and gas fireplace in great room. Sitting area in master bedroom in addition to a spacious loft, Jack and Jill bath between 2nd and 3rd upstairs bedrooms. Plantation shutters, upscale lighting and hardware throughout. Enjoy the pool and ideal access to trails! Contact Tricia Muraguri for your private showing at (970) 217-6345 for more information or click the link below for more details.
Completely remodeled & updated mid-century ranch at 1624 Smith Place! The sellers have added $40K of additional updates since last purchased. Updates include: Solid hickory floors throughout, stainless appliances, large kitchen island, open floor plan, new carpet & tile, upgraded electrical, new water heater, radon mitigation & ring doorbell. Gorgeous custom low maintenance landscaping! Next to Spring Creek Trail, a bike ride to Old Town & the newly updated Midtown shops at Foothills. Location! Location! Location! Contact Kyle Basner for your private showing at (970) 481-5689 for more information or click the link below for more details.
Nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac, 3215 Burning Bush in The Ponds neighborhood. This home features a main-level master suite with 5-piece bath & large walk-in closet. Sprawling kitchen with granite counter tops & plenty of cabinet space. Formal dining & living rooms with vaulted ceilings & fireplace. Nicely finished garden level basement with large rec room, bedroom, & storage. Brand new interior paint & carpet throughout! Elevated deck overlooks beautifully landscaped yard backing to green space with excellent views. Contact Jon Holsten for your private showing at (970) 237-2752 for more information or click the link below for more details.