You might have the perfect home in the perfect location, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do all you can to dress up your home for open houses and viewings. Bidding wars happen all the time, and when they do, people bid higher than your property is valued at. Even without that additional value, you want more than one person interested in hurrying the process along rather than have potential buyers drag their feet as they try to get you to lower the price through underhanded and even in some cases, manipulative means.
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By using these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to sell your Denver home faster and potentially to an even greater offer than your asking price:
Pack Up and Clear Out Before Your Open House
If your home is full of clutter, people are going to automatically think it is small. It doesn’t matter if you personally have a shopping problem or you run a whole business out of your home and need to keep the product on hand. If there are items that are busting from the seams, if closets are stuffed, and if items are just out in the open, it is going to give off the impression that it is hard to live in your home.
Decluttering it should actually just be seen as getting a jump start on moving. Pack up personal items and work to clear out visible clutter from your home and box them up. You can even look through the affordable storage units Denver has to offer and rent out one to store these boxes until your house is sold for good measure.
Refresh the Paint
One of the easiest ways to make a place feel visibly refreshed and new is to simply repaint the walls. Color, especially lighter options, can become discolored over time for a variety of reasons. A quick touch-up with a new coat of paint will remove this discoloration at the source and give the entire home a light and airy appeal that many buyers love.
This tip works especially well if there are any marks on the walls from where a frame smudged into the paint or discolored the space around it, as these automatically make a home feel dated and tarnished.
Clean Up Its Curb Appeal
If you can get people to fall in love with your home from the outside, everything else is just the cherry on top. To initiate this love at first sight, you will want to go through and clean up the front of your property. This includes landscaping and touching up the actual face of the building itself. Brick can be washed with a pressure washer, any painted trimmings should be cleaned up (especially if they were flaking beforehand), and just add a few flowers for a pop of color. You don’t need to go overboard, but it does need to feel neat and full of potential.
Add the Extra Touches
Finally, don’t forget the extra touches. Adding fresh flowers, baking cookies, and even creating a brochure for viewers to take home with them can all make the biggest difference in emotionally selling your home. If people feel like they’ve walked into their future, they will fight for it.