If you’re like many people, you want to sell your home in Aspen quickly – and at the best possible price. If that sounds like you, check out these five home-selling secrets to get started.
5 Home-Selling Secrets You Can’t Afford to Ignore
When you’re selling your home in Aspen, Carbondale, Basalt or any other Colorado community, these are the five secrets you need to know to get the job done quickly (and at the best possible profit):
- Price your home right immediately.
- Improve your lighting scheme.
- Don’t go overboard with upgrades.
- Empty your closets.
- Depersonalize everything.
Here’s a closer look at each.
Home-Selling Secret #1: Price Your Home Right Immediately
Your Aspen REALTOR® will let you know one very important fact at the beginning of your relationship: Your home is only worth what a buyer is willing to pay for it. That means you need to price your home properly, right out of the gate, so you can attract all the right kinds of attention.
If you over-price your home, the people who could ordinarily afford it won’t see it – and the people who can afford the higher price will be comparing your home to others, and yours will come up short.
If you under-price your home, you’re leaving money on the table.
The best solution is to work with a skilled and knowledgeable REALTOR who can help you price your home the right way.
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Home-Selling Secret #2: Improve Your Lighting Scheme
Buyers want to see bright, open spaces. When you’re selling your house, make sure that your light fixtures aren’t capturing light like a black hole; that may mean changing out fixtures to more modern styles, which tend to cast more light all over the room. Also, open all the blinds and pull back all the drapes to let in as much natural light as possible when prospective buyers are stopping in for a tour.
Home-Selling Secret #3: Don’t Go Overboard With Upgrades
You want your home to be as appealing as possible to prospective buyers, but that doesn’t mean you need to do a complete overhaul. Talk to your REALTOR about things you might be able to improve before you list your home. The list may be as simple as changing out doorknobs and light switches, or it may include things like repainting tired areas or pulling up carpet and replacing it with a more modern flooring material. The bottom line is that you shouldn’t spend a ton of money renovating your home if you’re going to turn around and sell it – you could end up eating into your profits if you do.
Home-Selling Secret #4: Empty Your Closets
Prospective buyers want to know that there will be plenty of space for their “stuff” in your home. You can showcase how large your closets are by taking out half your belongings. Storage space is at a premium, and it seems buyers can never get enough of it. Remember, too, that buyers can – and will – look inside drawers and cabinets, as well.
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Home-Selling Secret #5: Depersonalize Everything
Your main goal is to give buyers a springboard for their imaginations, and you want them to envision living in your space. Take out personalized decor and things that will remind them that you live in the space; that means removing family photos and replacing them with nondescript art, taking down collections (such as sports memorabilia) and getting rid of political, religious and other potentially controversial decor.
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