3 Value Boosters for Your Denver Home

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 09 August 2016 18:37


When selling your Denver home, one of the first things you need to do is to get a property valuation. This figure will be central to determining what price point you list your home as well as a guideline when negotiating the sale. Some things like fixing a roof won't reflect in a higher price, as these are considered standard up keep on any house and therefore not a reason that a new owner should pay more to own it. However, there are several solutions that you can employ that will not only raise the desirability of the home, but your asking price as well.

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Create Space: Older houses tend to have more rooms than modern designs. Not because they are bigger, but because of the outdated design philosophy regarding a larger number of smaller rooms. Today, smaller families mean there is less of a need for more rooms, and the emphasis has shifted to larger areas that can flow into each other. What this means for the remodeler is a need to create space. Knocking down non-supporting walls and opening rooms into each other can be a great way to bring an older house into the 21st century, while retaining much of its charm and aesthetical appeal. For a very reasonable price, you can see big returns when the time comes that you decide to sell.

Landscape: The first impression anyone will have is approaching the home from the outside. Keeping bushes, trees, and other large plants pruned can keep your sight lines pleasant and clean, and brighten interior natural lighting. Unkempt growth can also promote the growth of mold, something that can damage the house over long periods of time.  A recent study of real estate brokers conducted by Home Gain found that a $100-$500 investment in landscaping can net a return of up to four times that amount.

Brighter Lighting: One of the biggest enhancers of a homes' appeal is how well lit the home appears to be. Natural lighting plays a big part here, and adding windows, skylights, and sun tubes (aka sun scoops, tubular skylights, and light pipes) can dramatically liven up a dark and dismal space. Brighter bulbs, armed with dimmer switches, can help add to this effect, and also allows you to create the mood that you need. Remember that brighter lighting makes a small area appear larger, and can create a much warmer and inviting atmosphere.

Be sure to make these improvements before the house goes on the market. Showing the property before these improvements are finished is likely a waste of time. Anyone who sees the house early will likely be a throwaway lead that might otherwise have been interested in the finished product. Be patient, and make sure that you only provide the best impression you can when selling your Denver home.

Let the Bandy team show you other ways to prepare your home and sell it quickly! Let our experienced professionals guide you through all phases of the home buying and home selling process in Denver. We can also help you with home staging tips to help you get started. Our home purchasing experts can also help with buying real estate in Washington Parkhomes for sale in Cherry Creek, or lovely homes in Lowry. Contact us for a no-obligation consultation and our trusted professionals will be there to help you every step of the way!

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Until next time,

Marianne Bandy, Team Leader

The Bandy Team

 Keller Williams Park Meadows

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Marianne Bandy

Marianne is a professional LDS Realtor in Denver with outstanding integrity, who takes the time to understand your specific housing and family needs. She is the team leader of one of the top selling Real Estate Teams in her broker's office. She understands that a big part of your family's happiness depends on the home and community where you live.  LDS Realtor in Denver Colorado

One of Marianne’s greatest passions is helping people with their Real Estate transactions, typically one of the largest financial transactions they will undertake. Marianne is the listing agent for the team but also loves working with Latter Day Saint home buyers as well.  Marianne uses her expertise and market knowledge so that her clients get the most accurate and up to date information possible. Marianne has a breadth of experience working with clients through all aspects of closing on a home. When listing homes for sale, this includes readying the home for sale, developing a marketing strategy, getting feedback on showings, negotiating inspection items,  and many other details that lead up to a successful closing. 

Marianne is excellent at contract negotiations and looking out for the best interests of her clients. She has obtained the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) certification. When helping Buyers, she loves the feeling of helping families connect with the right home in the right community. She also has knowledge of ward and stake boundaries, meeting house locations,  youth programs, drive time to the LDS Denver temple, and seminary locations for your high school children. 

If you’re looking for solid results and a WOW! experience, then call Marianne and put her to work for you. In the last two years, the Bandy Team sold 125 homes.  The Bandy Team has the experience and proven systems you need to make your transaction as smooth and worry-free as possible. 

The Bandy Team is committed to conducting business with the utmost integrity. The team was formed on the principles of honesty and loyalty with clients. Marianne believes in surrounding herself with good people that share her values.  This includes good business partners that can aid in all aspects of a real estate transaction, including home inspections, loans, transaction coordination, home repairs, etc. Marianne and her entire team are committed to the highest levels of customer service for their clients. 

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