5 Ways to Sell Your Steamboat Springs Home FASTER
Price it Right from Day 1
Many Steamboat Springs real estate sellers think the best way to list a home is to “try a number” then lower the price later when the home doesn’t sell. Not pricing your Steamboat home right in the beginning can cost you. John R. Knight, in his 2002 study, “Listing Price, Time on Market, and Ultimate Selling Price” found that sellers who priced their homes right from Day 1 sold for 97% of list price, and those that reduced their homes sold them for 88% of list price. Do your homework and price it right. It will sell faster, for more $$$, in less time.
Use a Realtor
Going FSBO seems like a great way to save money. After all, why pay 6% when you can do it yourself? How hard can it be? Actually, studies prove that homes listed with a Realtor have selling prices from 8%-15% higher than those that are sold FSBO. Not only will your Realtor do all the marketing, paperwork, deadlines, coordinating financing, etc., but you’ll net more money. (Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a free market analysis.)
Do Quick Fixes–NOT Major Remodels
This isn’t the time to do a total kitchen remodel or add on a family room. Keep it simple with exterior “first impression” fix-ups–freshly painted front doors, landscaped lawns, and pots of fresh flowers. Inside, fix all the little things like leaky faucets and chipped paint. (Read about paint colors to use) Give Buyers the impression your home is well cared for, without spending money you can’t recoup.
‘Stage’ your Steamboat Springs Property
Staging isn’t decorating. It’s UN-decorating. Staging is creating a neutral environment where anyone can visualize living with their own things. Take down the doll collection, the mounted animal collection, the beer can collection. Paint the bright red and violet walls tan or a light mossy green. Take out furniture to make the rooms bigger.
Get Rid of Clutter
Most people have too much stuff. When shelves are bulging with toys, mud rooms have stacks of dirty shoes and coats, and the kitchen counters are covered in appliances, Buyers look at your â€œthingsâ€ instead of your house. It’s not appealing. Pack up everything you don’t immediately need (like that bread machine you haven’t used in years, the multiple bottles of shampoo and body products all over the bath, and the clothes in the size you’ll wear ‘some day’) and let your house shine.