Sell House Tips
Colorado House Selling Tips:
- Check out your competition. When you hire an agent to sell your home… your paying that agent around 6% of your homes selling price. Have them also show you the homes in your area that you’re in direct competition with; such as open houses and/or vacant homes. Have them point out which homes are comps to your home. Knowing this can help make sure your home stands out above your competition.
- Get real about pricing. In a buyers market, the buyer has plenty of time to work the market; therefore, they know what the comparable solds are and what the fair market value is. Make sure your agent has pulled at least 3 comps that are the most similar to your home. For example: SqFt should be within +/- 100 SqFt, Beds/Bath/Garage should be the same, siding (stucco vs siding), floor plans (Ranch vs Tri-level vs 2-story), same school district, etc.
- Comps should be the SAME as your home. Wither you have children or not, a school district can impact home prices (Colorado Springs: Dist 12 vs 20 vs 49). Which side of a street (literally) and/or development you live in can really change the price of two identical homes in different areas (North of Woodman vs Woodman to South Carefree vs Rockrimmon vs The Broadmoor).
- De-personalize: if you like bright colors and your home looks like a rainbow… you might be better served by using earth tone wall colors with eggshell white ceilings. Additionally, the numbers show homes painted “blue” tend to be the slowest moving homes. The following colors are also NOT recommended: Black, Lime, Orange, Pink, Red, White, Yellow, and neon colors.
- De-clutter: a clutter free home looks bigger and allows potential buyers to easily see themselves and their belongings in the home.
- Listen to your agent/broker… however, if you feel your being mislead… think about trying another agent/broker. NOTE: We are NOT Real Estate Agents/Brokers. However, if you need assistance finding an agent in our local areas (Castle Rock, Colorado Springs, Fountain, and Security/Widefield), please contact us and we can suggest some agents/brokers that we work with.