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Selling your home in Colorado winter

Tips for Selling Your Colorado Home in Winter

It is no secret that spring and summer are the prime seasons for selling and buying homes in Colorado, but there’s no rule that says you can’t sell your home in the winter and be really pleased with the outcome.  In fact this year the pace of home sales in Colorado hasn’t slowed down much with the start of winter.

While there are typically less buyers looking for homes in the winter months, there are also fewer homes on the Colorado real estate market, so that means that your home will have less competition for the interested buyers that aren’t worried about waiting for the spring or summer.

Plus, while Colorado is known for having snowy winters, we also have plenty of days of sunshine and warm temperatures throughout the fall and winter months.  We don’t see the lull in interest due to snowy conditions that other states experience. Sure it may snow, but the sun melts it quickly and since when do we let a little snow stop us from doing anything, let alone buying a house?

If you do want to put your house on the market for sale right away, here are our tips for selling homes in the winter.

  • Stage your home with some potted evergreen plants on the porch.  A little life is important, even in the winter months.   A splash of evergreen at the entry way of a home give is that warm inviting touch and special curb appeal that makes the home stand out from the others on the block.  It’s easy to find potted evergreens this time of year at your local home improvement stores and they are fairly inexpensive.

 

  • If it does snow, even a half-inch or less, make sure that the driveway and all the sidewalks are completely shoveled.  You never know when that perfect buyer will want to view your home.  Keeping the driveway and walkway neatly shoveled not only makes it easier for them to access your home, it also is a sign to the buyers that you care for and maintain your home.

 

  • Use the magic of the holiday season to add ambiance to your home. Tasteful holiday decor paired with a cider on the stove or in the crockpot will create the sights and smells that bring back happy memories to any perspective buyers.   This is an easy an inexpensive way to make your home stand out from the rest.

These are just some basic tips for selling your home in the winter.  For more ideas and an expert opinion on what your home might sell for please call Housing Helpers real estate at 303-545-6000.

 

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When searching for homes in Colorado, keep your eye on the PRIZE!

If you’re looking to buy a home in Colorado, you’ve likely already realized that the internet is drenched in an overwhelming amount of tips, checklists, real estate websites, and forums full of advice for your situation. For better or worse, this is a recipe for information overload.

This post will attempt to condense, compact, and configure the best advice and present it in a simple format for your sanity.

As it goes with math, information is always more enjoyable if placed within a wider context. On a similar vein, then, this information will be presented in the context of home buying in Colorado.

But first things first. How on earth does one even start the home buying process? Here’s a tip- contact one of our acclaimed Colorado realtors at Housing Helpers. Our incredible team of realtors would be happy to guide you along this exciting journey.

And whatever you do, don’t lose sight of the PRIZE (Perspective, Research, Imagination, Zzz, and Enjoy).

  • Perspective: Know what you want, but prepare to be flexible. Choosing a house, like everything in life, requires a bit of compromise and a lot of vision.   The real estate market is always in flux.  What may have been a “buyers market” last year is in fact a “sellers market” now in many parts of Colorado.  Our Colorado Realtors can give you the background on a neighborhood by neighborhood basis to help you gain a lot of perspective.
  • Research: Don’t step into this life-changing process blindly. Look up specific features that you want in a home and know what your deal-breakers are. Try to narrow it down to a short list of less than ten key features.  Moreover, get to know your realtor and let them get to know you. Our Colorado real estate agents take the time to learn your preferences so that they can assist you with finding the best possible property for you.
  • Imagination: Don’t forget the potential of a home. The color of a wall or the hideous crown molding can always be changed, so try to imagine the raw version of the places you view. Homes with “good bones” can yield a lot of potential through remodeling, painting, and even a simple thorough cleaning.  But you can’t change the location of a home, so if when you find a home with good bones in the neighborhood you want, take a moment to think about the possibilities.  We have seen some amazing transformations on relatively small budgets.  A little bit of new paint can go a long way!
  • Zzzz: The early bird gets the worm! So even if you’re in the early stages of contemplating a house, start getting in contact with mortgage lenders to get pre-qualified for financing. If your not sure where to start, contact Housing Helpers now and we’ll walk you through it.  Being prepared to make an offer on a home in a sellers market is especially important.  There may be five other buyers lined up to submit offers on the same house that you want.  Sometimes the difference in whose offer will get accepted is based on who is pre-qualified to obtain financing for the home.   Be prepared, be ready to act quickly, and you’ll sleep better knowing that you are ready!
  • Enjoy: Once you’ve settled with a realtor that you trust, relax and take in the scenery that house-hunting has to offer. Consider the possibilities and look forward to what opportunities await you as a homeowner! Perhaps you’ll spruce it up, or simply unwind in the comfort of your own home and enjoy the benefits that owning a home in Colorado has to offer.  Maybe someday you’ll even choose to rent it out (another great thing Housing Helpers can help with), and start to build your investment property empire!

Searching for homes in Colorado can be a daunting task with distractions from every angle as friends and coworkers will be more than willing to share their “expert” advice.  We have all heard the “fish stories” from our friends and relatives of the incredible real estate deal on that perfect home in that perfect neighborhood, which sold for thousands below asking price. Try not to let this chatter interfere with your goals. It is important to focus on what is important to you. And remember, keep your eyes on the PRIZE!

We value the trust that our customers place in us each and every day.  If you are looking for honest advice on purchasing a home, selling a home, or simply have questions about the real estate market, we would be honored to talk with you.  Contact our Boulder Realtors and Denver Realtors today for a free consultation.

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