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Homeowner Tip: Create a Lawn Maintenance Schedule and System

If you’re like me, yard work is just that — work. So let’s simplify it and remove the annual brain damage. Step 1: Determine what needs to be done each spring. You might read a few articles like this one and this one. Or visit your local lawn and garden store to speak with a…
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Market Stats Report

Denver Housing Prices Cooling. Still Competitive. For five straight years the average home in the Denver metro area has appreciated by 10% or more every single year as we climbed out of the recession and became a national player in tech, aerospace, and natural gas. The good news – you reside in one of the…
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Fix Up Your House to Sell

Elbow grease goes a long way!           We all have those little (or big) projects around the house that we’ve been putting off: a missing outlet cover, a bent window screen, a broken door.  We may have lived with them for so long that we don’t even notice them or maybe…
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How to Prepare Your House for a Real Estate Photo Shoot

Tips to make your house listing perfect          You may have completed the home-repair “honey-do” list detailed out in our “Fix to Sell” post and elbow-greased your house into looking beautiful.  Now it’s time for the professional photographer to come in and shoot the pictures that will be potential buyers’ first look.  There are several…
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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…
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Ultimate Home Seller Checklist

Preparing to sell your home? Here are some quick tips to attract strong buyers. (Print Version) Clean and Declutter – Cramped rooms are a buyers’ turnoff, so make sure you open up and brighten each room. Start with the furniture – remove the oversized pieces, or those that don’t fit the room’s main purpose. For…
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Should I Hire an Agent to Sell My Home?

Yes! Read below for three great reasons you should consider hiring a professional real estate agent to sell your home. 1. PRICE – Last year, the typical for sale by owner (FSBO) home sold for $208,700, while homes sold agents went for an average $235,000. Nearly half of FSBO sellers choose that route because they…
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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…
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6 Homeowner Hacks You Can Put to Use When Selling

1. Ammonia in the oven will loosen harden spills in the oven; wipe clean. 2. Lemon KoolAid in the dishwasher to clean stains. 3. Vanilla mug or ramekin in the oven for smell of baking. 4. Dryer sheets on a fan for quick deodorizer of a stinky room. 5. Microwave bowl of water for 2-3…
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