Tips to get your house ready for sale

Getting ready to list your Summit County property for sale can be overwhelming. We understand that! Add in the uncertainty from Covid-19 (and not even being able to get access to your Summit County property!) and it can be even more daunting. 

While we are navigating the new reality of selling Breckenridge real estate on our end, here is a checklist of things you can do to get the property ready for showings. 

Declutter and get organized

It is important that you keep your home tidy and organized when getting your house ready to hit the market. Parse down your personal belongings in the house, remove family photos and momentous. The less clutter, the less stress someone will have while touring the home. As much as you may love your collection of ceramic cats, someone else may not. Let’s pack them up and put them in a safe spot for your next home. 

Aim for neutral wall colors

We understand everyone loves a good accent wall, or two. Repainting your walls to neutral colors fits in with more personal styles and allows for a cleaner, more peaceful feeling home. Think light, bright and airy! 

Stick to a color scheme

Staying on the topic of paint, we’re not saying you have to go all white, but when there are too many colors in one home it can get a bit overwhelming. Try and choose a color scheme that ties in well to the feel of your Summit County property.  

Let the light in

This one might seem a bit obvious, but no one wants to enter a dark space while looking for their next home! Remove the heavy drapes and add in some sheers (pulled open during showings!) to brighten everything up. 

Make your toolbox your best friend

You know all those small tasks you always have on your to-do list but never seem to  accomplish? Something as minor as a loose door handle might get looked past on the daily, but potential home buyers notice those small maintenance items.  Make a list of your handyman projects and start getting them done! 

Open up walking space

Remove the big bulky furniture blocking off walking spaces. People need to move freely in the house without banging their shins on end tables.  We don’t want the potential buyers to get trapped in a corner if other people are passing by. 

Add Plants and Flowers

You don’t want a garden in your home, but you definitely want to bring life to your space. Some tasteful green plants (succulents are all the rage right now!) on a shelf will do wonders. Have an empty corner? Pick up a leafy green potted plant from your local garden center.

Spruce up the outdoor area

Curb appeal helps sell a home. There’s nothing like touring a beautiful Summit County home and walking outside to see an unmaintained yard. Sell your property, not just the inside of your home. Stage your patio with some cheerful flowers and a bistro table; show the buyers what a Colorado Bluebird day will look like in their future. 

Depersonalize your home

It is important for potential buyers to imagine themselves in your home. We love a fridge covered in family photos but let’s keep that stainless space pristine while the house is on the market.  

Bring in the professionals

A cleaning crew never hurts during this time. It’s easy to look over some dust in the corner when you’re the one living there. Let’s make sure the house shines and is as clean as it can ever be. Bonus-someone else will be cleaning the floors for a while, you can take some time off!

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