HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR HOME'S APPEAL: TIPS FOR SELLERS' FOR A QUICK SELL
By Rick Thurtle:
Highlighting the best features in your home is one of the biggest assets you can have to have a successful sale in a timely manner. This can be very hard to do if your homes has excessive clutter. Every home has crowded closets and dead space. Sellers should be aware that areas such as these are easy to spruce-up with a little elbow grease and old-fashioned innovation.
Take a look at your available storage space, determine which areas need to have clutter eliminated. Go through old clothes, shoes, and other items and get rid of anything that will not be used and in turn create more space. Consider organizing shelves and other areas to make better use of your storage space, including your garage and basement. Also, try to throw out or give away any old furniture that is no longer of use. All of the discarded items can be given to a number of charitable organizations in Mesa County.
Maximize the beauty of western Colorado. Once you've eliminated the unwanted items and furniture, begin the 'renovation' process. Always be sure you're filtering as much light into your property as possible. Open or replace curtains. For example, light from a window overlooking the backyard offers a room more color, a great view and the illusion of more space. Always maximize the potential of existing decor; wash old curtains, re-stain old wood casings, anything that refreshes and emphasizes all the potential of the space and decor of the home.
Prospective buyers are often more drawn to homes with features that they don't have in their current homes. Those with clutter-free closets, open sunny rooms, and cozy little corners are just some of the amenities to highlight. To ensure you've realized all of the above characteristics the last step should be to bring in a friend and observe their reaction. Make sure it's an honest friend, who will offer suggestions as well as notice the improvements. Seeing your own home through someone else's eyes is a great way to make a home optimally attractive and more sellable to prospective buyers.
Be diligent in your efforts and be sure the renovations improve the aesthetic appeal of the home. All the hard work will be worth the reward of a successful sale.