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Selling Your Home? Even More Ways to Inexpensively Increase the Value of Your Highlands Ranch Real Estate

August 24, 2016

Every homeowner wants the best possible price for their home with the least amount of hassle and aggravation, so at Colorado Home Sales, we want to provide you with even more advice to help you get your home looking its best for the sale. In our last article on this subject, How to Inexpensively Increase the Value of Homes for Sale in Highlands Ranch Colorado, we went over some improvements for kitchens, bathrooms, and even possibly adding a room. Here are a few more things to consider.

Spend a few bucks on the small nitty-gritty stuff, the things you've lived with for so long that you may not even notice them anymore. For things like water leaks, faulty or broken outlets or switches, loose wires, gaps between baseboards and the wall, moldy sink caulking, etc., it may be worthwhile to hire a professional to come in and find those little things that can make a big difference. Those details tell a buyer that someone has taken care of the home – and it can really influence its price.

If you have dated light fixtures in your home, inexpensive ways to increase home value include replacing them with new, eye-catching fixtures. Home stores offer a wide range of inexpensive, but nice-looking light fixtures these days. If you have a dated ceiling fan, you can also buy replacement fan blades to update its look without replacing the entire fixture.

If you have a flimsy little doorknob on your main entry door, consider updating it for more curb appeal. Spring for a substantial-looking handle-and-lock set. A nice, big piece of hardware on the front door will signal to newcomers that yours is a solid home. Also, if you're stuck with a plain steel front door, consider painting or faux-finishing it for more eye appeal. The good news is that you can easily paint existing metal doors with stain and paint to get the trendy wood-grain doors look you're wanting.  

Although it sounds obvious, a nicely mowed lawn, a few well-placed shrubs, and a swept walkway make a great first impression. What buyers see when they first drive by your home is tremendously important. If you don't have a green thumb, consider hiring a landscaping professional to install some new sod, plant a few shrubs, and give your front yard a good cleanup. These kinds of changes can instantly change people's perception of your home – and increase its value.

At Colorado Home Sales, we have a multi-point marketing plan for every home we sell. We use multiple avenues of marketing for your property to guarantee you will get the most for your real estate. Whether you are buying, selling or renting, we are your go-to, one-stop real estate company. We are located in Denver, CO and serve the greater Denver area – including, Lakewood, Littleton, Englewood, Centennial, and Highlands Ranch. Call us at 720-220-2056 to get your home listed.