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Going to sell our home in Highlands Ranch next spring

What should I do to prep the house?
  • September 14 2012 - Highlands Ranch
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All good advice. Check out my profile and blog to read firsthand of my experience selling houses in Highlands Ranch. Priced right, meaning at actual market value, they sell quickly.
My biggest tip; get the trees trimmed and the yard greened up with some high nitrogen fertilizer. Then, do some major de-cluttering......
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Talk to two or three listing agents in your area and ask them to visit the property and make recommendations, also ask them to conduct a CMA of the property.  The best of luck!
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I would look for a Realtor in your area that may have a staging designation or did at one time.  Most quality Realtors will give you pointers on what needs addressed as this helps them as well as you.

Good luck!
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I recommend starting from the outside.  Curb appeal will literally stop traffic.  flowers, new door mat, freshly stained or painted doors and trim.  

Inside needs to be de-cluttered and sparkling clean.

When you do interview Realtors to help, they can give you a specific tips based on your property.

Good luck!
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Consult a professional realtor who is full-time with neighborhood expertise and sales experience.  I have been in the business 7 years, living in Westridge Knolls with a liteny of sales in Highlands Ranch.  If you would like to meet or discuss please give me a call.  I would recommend listing sooner than the spring if you can to avoid the competition.

Derrek S. Patrick
Coldwell Banker
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Some general ideas (because none of us know your house).

house condition:  get an inspection to identify major issues, and start working on getting them in top condition.    

make sure all systems are in top working order - furnace, air conditioner, roof, electricity, plumbing, roof

evaluate the condition of your house - paint condition inside and out, floors - do the carpets need replacing or superb cleaning?  Does the hardwood gleam or is it scratched and dull?  Are the bathrooms sparkling, or moldy? 

minimize possessions.   minimize family photos.   Remove all clutter (and what some of us may like as decoration, the next person might thing of as clutter).

Consider the scent of your house - do you have pets, cook with spices, use perfumed cleaning products,  burn perfumed candles, burn wood fires.

Here's a link to a Zillow guide on getting ready.

When you interview agents, don't take the first one.  Interview rigorously, you'll be paying them well so consider them your employee.

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