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How to Inexpensively Increase the Value of Homes for Sale in Highlands Ranch Colorado

July 6, 2016

Are you preparing to put your Highlands Ranch real estate on the market? The home selling process typically starts several months before a property is made available for sale. And every homeowner wants the same thing (the best possible deal with the least amount of hassle and aggravation). At Colorado Home Sales, we can provide you with some advice to help you get your home looking its best for the sale without breaking the proverbial bank. Not only will you be proud to show your Highlands Ranch real estate, you will also increases its value.

In order to get your home ready for the sale, it’s necessary to look at it through the eyes of a prospective buyer and determine what needs to be cleaned, painted, repaired, and tossed out. Ask yourself, "If I were buying this home, what would I want to see?" You can definitely raise your home value, but the actual cost and payback for each of the following projects can vary, depending on your home's condition.

The All-Important Kitchen
Potential homebuyers often go to this room first when they view a home, so make sure your kitchen is clean and updated. You can inexpensively replace the kitchen faucet, add new cabinet and drawer hardware, and update old lighting fixtures with more energy-efficient, modern ones. Also consider having your cabinets sanded and painted in fresh new trendy colors for a quick, inexpensive update.  

Give appliances a facelift. If your kitchen appliances don't match, order new doors or face panels for them. Remember that some appliances come with face panels that come off/out and can be turned over to reveal another color. A more cohesive-looking kitchen makes a big difference in the buyer's mind and in the home's resale price. Keep in mind that some dealers rebuild and sell late model appliances at a great discount. Also remember not to over-renovate for your neighborhood comps.

Bathrooms are Important too
Next to the kitchen, bathrooms are often the most important rooms to keep updated. Even simple things like a new toilet seat, new cabinet hardware, a new sink fixture, a fresh coat of paint, and a pedestal sink are pretty easy for homeowners to install, and they make a big difference in the look of the bath.

Add a Room
If you have a two-bedroom house with a den, the only reason the den can't be considered an office – or even a bedroom – may be because it doesn't have a closet and a closing door. If you get a closet and door added to the room, you've now got a two-bedroom house with an office or even a three-bedroom house. Both options will add value to your home.

Ready to get your house on the market? We can help. 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 sale. 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 720-220-2059.