Charlie Glahe WIN Broomfield

Tips for selling a home in 2014


A home is likely the largest purchase someone will make in their lifetime, so as a result, they want to be diligent when selling.

However, many homeowners are unsure of the ways to improve curb appeal of their property, despite the fact that this could have a significant impact on the price of their property. Here's a list of things they should consider when selling: 

  • Photos make all the difference: Homeowners are encouraged to have professional pictures taken of their home. While many believe that they can simply take pictures of their home themselves, this a common misconception. Professional photos show a home in its best light. Considering this is often the first thing a potential buyer sees, it's critical to the sales process. 
  • Prepare for the open house: It's also critical to take the necessary steps to prepare for the showing of a home. Homeowners should remove all clutter and personal belongings and thoroughly clean the day before the open house. Additionally, it's important to keep the outside tidy, as this is the first impression a potential buyer will have of the house. 
  • On the day of the open house: Preparing for the open house is critical, but there are also things homeowners can do once the day arrives. For example, baking brownies and setting them out while potential buyers will ensure the house smells good and gives home shoppers a good feeling once they walk in the door. It might sound trivial, but it does work. Also, homeowners should leave all drapes and window coverings are open to let in plenty of natural light.
  • Get the home inspected: A home inspection is a critical aspect of a home sale, filling a seller in on any issues with a home. This will ensure there are no surprises and will give the seller a good idea on where to price the property.