Mountain Living in Larkspur

April 2015

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Mountain Living in Larkspur

Always dreamed of living in the mountains? Here’s your chance! This fully remodeled ranch has 2 new additions, tons of windows and natural light. The kitchen has been completely renovated with stainless steel appliances, slab granite counters, island, and eat-in space. Master suite boasts beautiful glass shower and large tub, spacious cedar-lined walk-in closet. Huge 10′ log ceiling beams add tons of cabin character. Enjoy gorgeous mountain views all year long from expansive deck. There’s tons of space for a home office, personal gym, hobby room and storage. New 21 Impeller well pump, new septic system, on demand hot water system. Property sold as-is.

13965 Woodmoor West Drive, Larkspur, CO 80118

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

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Home for Sale in Parker

Don’t miss out on this rare chance to own a Ranch in Hidden River in Parker, CO! Enjoy tons of natural sunlight through west-facing windows. Whip up gourmet meals in the spacious kitchen with hardwood floors and eating space. Entertain summer guests in spacious living room and on large patio outside. This Parker home for sale offers a fenced yard perfect for Fido and a 2-car garage that will house all your toys. The unfinished basement offers plenty of room for future expansion. Schedule your showing today!

11966 Ridgeview Ln, Parker, CO 80138

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

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Castle Rock Home for Sale

Enjoy easy living in this well-appointed, maintenance free townhouse in beautiful Metzler Ranch. From hardwood floors and granite counters to a 5-piece master bath and double-sided fireplace, why would you ever leave home? I’ll tell you – to savor miles of HOA-owned hiking and biking trails just out your front door with stunning mountain views – some even lead to nearby shops and restaurants. This gorgeous Castle Rock home for sale is topped off with an attached 2-car garage with whisper-quiet belt opener and finished basement office. Schedule your tour today!

861 Rock Mesa Point, Castle Rock CO, 80108

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

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Planning for Pets while Selling my Home

As a fellow pet-owner, it’s sometimes hard to believe that some people simply don’t like animals, especially in their homes. When trying to sell and get top dollar for your property, it’s best to remove all signs of your furry family members. Why don’t (some) home buyers like your pet?

1. Nervousness. Pets and animals make some people very uncomfortable. Not everyone grew up with a family pet or enjoys trips to the zoo.

2. Fear. Real and irrational.

3. Inexperience. Pets are not always predictable, especially when they are alone with strangers in your home.

4. Your pets aren’t their pets. They imagine yours bite, jump, vomit, claw, drool, or are just plain hyper and naughty.

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The best thing to do when trying to sell your home is to relocate your pets while your home is on the market, at least while actively accepting showings. Locking them in the garage, basement, or laundry room isn’t fair to them and also blocks buyers from seeing every part of your home.

  • Ask a friend or relative to take care of your pets for a few days or weeks
  • Board them at a kennel

If you are absolutely unable to remove your furkids from the property, then at least minimize the objections and nuisance factors, real or otherwise:

  • Cat litter boxes & dog potty pads: Keep them out of sight and impeccably clean. Nothing turns off buyers faster than opening the door to the laundry room and being greeted by a full or stinky cat box.
  • Carpet & floor pet stains: Hire professionals to remove the stains. Buyers will spot them and form unfavorable opinions about the rest of the house. If the stains can’t be removed, remove the floor covering and replace it.
  • Pet odors & smells: Bring in a neighbor to do a sniff test before you put your home on the market. Try not to use air fresheners as people with allergies may react. Enzyme cleaners such as Simple Solution and Nature’s Miracle often do the trick.
  • Showings: Put your pets in a carrier and attach a note asking buyers not to disturb them. You may have the friendliest pets on the planet but you never know how they’ll react when a stranger sticks a hand into their space (especially when you aren’t home!).

Removing signs that you have a pet is a smart practice while prepping your home for sale. Why turn off a buyer from the get-go? First impressions are so important!

  • Seal up doggie doors
  • Put away food and water bowls when not in use
  • Vacuum religiously, every day. Sometimes twice a day!
  • Pick up pet toys and hide them away
  • Pack up cat trees and other signs of cat paraphernalia
  • Remove photos of pets from refrigerator, table tops, and walls
  • Pack up all cages, carriers, and other tell-tale signs that a pet lives in your home