5 Tips to Sell Your Home in Denver’s Hot Market
This summer may be an even livelier home-selling season for the Denver area because home buyers want to act before interest rates or home prices rise. Regardless, buyers will insist on good deals, even in the seller’s market. The current supply of homes in Denver isn’t meeting the demand, which is causing overpriced homes to be at a disadvantage, according to Lynn Findlay, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.”We’re seeing competing offers for some homes” Findlay says, but houses with too-high asking prices “aren’t selling at all.”
Looking to sell your home this summer? Here are five tips to sell your home in Denver’s hot market.
- Curb Appeal
Buyers usually decide within 60 seconds of seeing a home whether they want to consider buying it. Trimming trees and bushes so the house is visible and pressure washing the driveway, front walk, house and patio can be a huge help. Add Flowers and clean the windows so they sparkle inside and out.
- Cut Down the Clutter
Sellers need to go through all of their furniture and closets and closely examine them to eliminate clutter, and double check again. If you have a pet, be mindful of the sight and smell of them, this can be a turn off for many buyers
- Do Pre-Inspection Repairs
If you know of something a home inspector would find wrong with your house, take preemptive measures and fix it ahead of time. It usually costs less to fix things before a home inspection, so getting in touch with an electrician or plumber before your home inspection can help your budget.
- Price it right
Despite rising prices in the Denver area, sellers should be reasonable and compare their homes to similar properties that have recently sold in the area. The danger of overpricing your home is that it will stay on the market and be extremely difficult to sell.
- Hire a Marketing Magician
The majority of home buyers start their search online on websites like Zillow. Hire a Realtor who will make sure that professional photos, a virtual tour, and a well written and compelling description that are widely available on the web. Keep in mind many people are searching from smartphones and tablets, so make sure your listings are compatible and clean on these platforms as well
The bottom line is, if you want to get top dollar for your home in a competitive market like Denver, you’ll need to do a little work and preparation. But, if you follow these steps, you’ll be headed on the path to a successful home sale!