OPTIMIZE YOUR HOME'S BEST FEATURES TO SELL FASTER

Posted by DB Wilson on Thursday, May 12th, 2011 at 12:59pm.


Every showing matters! Every showing is a potential buyer!  If you're selling your home, there are certain focal points that can give your property the selling edge it needs to draw in buyers, ensuring a faster sale and a higher selling price. However, there is no need to build a pricey addition or completely gut your existing property.  By evaluating your home's top selling points, you can add modern touches to these features to create a new, fresh feel without doing major renovations.

Point 1:  Glam up your bath and kitchen. Does your house have a large kitchen or multiple baths?  Nice baths and kitchens are attractive qualities in a house, and you can make yours look luxurious without going overboard. If you can't afford double sinks, a whirlpool tub or a walk-in shower in your bath, try making subtle adjustments. Small tweaks, like a new mirror or updated lighting, can have a huge effect on the atmosphere of a room. Expand the range of your kitchen by adding a center island with barstools, updating major appliances and giving a second thought to your countertops. Slab countertops, especially granite, are really popular choices. And as far as appliances go, stainless steel is the real deal.

Point 2:  Opt for wood. Does your home have large, open rooms? Make them appear even larger with the right flooring.  Hardwood floors are timeless, and one of the most common features requested by buyers.  Consider ripping up old carpet and refinishing the wood beneath. Hardwood too expensive? There are many synthetic alternatives that are nearly as appealing as hardwood, at a fraction of the cost.

Point 3:  Organization is key. Do you have a ton of open wall space? Make the most of it with built-ins. Buyers love built-in organizational systems, like entertainment credenzas or bookshelves.  Built-ins are relatively easy to have installed, and can give your home a unique edge. Don't forget about closets. Expanding the closets in bedrooms and baths, or adding a walk-in pantry in the kitchen, can add additional sparkle to your home.

Point 4:  Don't forget to landscape. Do you have a large yard? Maximize this space before putting your home up for sale.  Especially in the Spring season, the landscaping can have a huge effect on the length of time it stays on the market. Keep the grass neatly mowed and any gardens well-tended.   Adding a deck or patio is a great idea, but if your budget won't allow it, simply place some outdoor furniture around the yard in small clusters, so buyers can imagine themselves spending time outside with family and friends.

By singling out and focusing on the top selling points of your property, you can decide what renovations should be made to make the most of what you already have.

For more information on creating top selling points for your home, please contact RE/MAX of Boulder, Inc., 303-449-7000/800-825-7000 or visit our website:  http://www.BoulderCO.com

RE/MAX of Boulder, Inc. located on the corner of Canyon and Folsom, is nationally and locally recognized as one of the most successful real estate offices in the industry. Nationally, they are one of the "Top 500 Power Brokers in the United States" as listed in both National Real Estate & Relocation and Real Trends magazines. Regionally, for the 4th year in a row, the company has been named the #1 RE/MAX office in America for Single Office Closed Volume. They can be reached at 303.449.7000 or visit http://www.BoulderCO.com. Connect with them on Facebook and Twitter, search remaxofboulder. Subscribe to their YouTube channel and see videos of all their homes for sale at http://youtube.com/remaxofboulder

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