August 2014

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5 Things No One Tells You About Selling Your Home

1. Your closets should be mostly empty. Every buyer is looking for storage, and you’ve likely outgrown yours. Appeal to potential buyers by decluttering your closets, or even putting some of your storage into an off-site storage unit while your home is on the market. Make sure that what you do leave behind is neat and organized.

2. Web appeal is the new curb appeal. By the time a buyer shows up to look at your home, they will have likely toured it via online photos. What does this mean? First, that your home needs to look its absolute best when the listing photos are taken. Second, it’s important to include all the home’s best features in the online listing photos. Whether it be a hot tub, a large backyard or a great basement bar area, your buyers should know what to expect when they arrive for a showing or open house.

3. The first two weeks are the most important for sellers. If you’re thinking you’ll price your property high and bring down your price gradually if needed, think again. Homes receive four times the traffic in the first two weeks after listing, so a property lagging on the market can be a red flag to today’s buyers.

Think about the eager buyers who will see your home in “Just Listed” ads across the web and in email alerts, and offer them a fair price right away. The feeling of getting early showings or an offer will far outweigh the feeling of an offer that comes after you’ve lowered your price a month later.

4. You need to be ready to show at any time. Today’s buyers are excited and competitive. They may be willing to drop everything in order to see your home the minute it comes across their screen. As a result, you must be vigilant to clean your home after every meal and between laundry days. Don’t leave for work, or even a quick trip to the store, without making sure your home could be toured before you return.

5. Be ready to sweeten the deal. We’re still in a moderate seller’s market, so most sellers are at an advantage. But if your home isn’t quite modern enough, or isn’t as nice as the one down the road, you may have to sweeten the pot by paying closing costs, buying a home warranty for the buyer, or even just getting a pre-sale home inspection so buyers are confident in your home’s ability to sell as-is.

The takeaway? Don’t assume that a seller’s market means you’ll get multiple offers and your choice of well qualified buyers. Be realistic about how your home will be received, and you could end up selling sooner.

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Home for Sale in Aurora

Luxury living at an amazing price! This Aurora home for sale has an over-sized fenced yard featuring a spacious deck, patio, professional landscaping and storage shed – you’ll love to invite guests over for some outdoor fun! There’s plenty of room to entertain indoors too; formal living and dining rooms, large kitchen open to family room. Finished basement offers wet bar and extra space for office, home gym, craft room, or 4th non-conforming bedroom. The attached 2-car garage means no scraping ice this winter! Piano and pool table included in sale; all other furnishings negotiable. This Aurora home for sale won’t last long – see it today!

14950 E Tufts Place, Aurora CO 80015

Contact me for showings at 720-891-9000 or Marty@GoodFitHomes.com. To view other Aurora homes for sale, check out my home search website. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Englewood Condo for Sale

Enjoy hassle-free living in this bright and open condo! Master suite has walk-in closet, 2-sink master bathroom, and private balcony (have your morning coffee and newspaper while watching the sun come up!). This unit is move-in ready or rent it out immediately with all appliances included. Host friends and family for dinner parties with dining room, breakfast bar, and cozy fireplace in the living room. Private entry close to parking. Location, location! Your new home is a mere 50 yards from HOA pool, workout room, billiards room, clubhouse, playground and sand volleyball. Also close to shopping, restaurants, and 470/I-25 for easy commute. This unit won’t last long – see it today!

7440 S Blackhawk St #7-206, Englewood CO 80112

Contact me for showings at 720-891-9000 or Marty@GoodFitHomes.com. To view other Englewood condos for sale, check out my home search website. I look forward to hearing from you!

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