Sell you home in Steamboat Springs

Home for Sale? Here are some tips from your Steamboat Broker:

Ready to sell your home? Here’s some tips that can help.

Curb Appeal

Make sure your home makes a good first impression

The first thing a potential buyer notices is how your house looks from the outside. Does your lawn need mowing? Is the flower bed full of weeds?

Has the dog drug his toys out in the yard? Is the patio furniture clean?

Remember: You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.

Take out garbage

The sense of smell plays an important part in how someone feels about your home. Not only do you want to make sure it looks clean, you want to make sure it smells clean. If you’ve got pets, a good carpet steaming may be in order. Empty your garbage can, take out the kitty litter, and make sure the cleaning products you use won’t mess up someone’s allergies. They aren’t going to take the time to look around if they can’t stop sneezing.

Clean and Clutter Free

Never leave your home in disarray

Pick up your stuff. Dust. Vacuum. Make the beds. Clean the windows. You get the idea. You want the potential buyer to fall in love with your home….not fall over a stuffed animal left on your floor. You think that a few dishes left in the sink won’t matter…it might.

STAGING…even in your closets

Potential Buyers look in closets

Just because you like your favorite chair sitting right in front of the television doesn’t mean that’s how it looks best. And maybe it’s convenient to leave all you magazines sitting on the coffee table in a stack, but that’s not going to appeal to potential buyers. You want your home to look show room ready. And remember, they will look in your closets. So show off how organized your closets can be. And make sure you have 20 to 30 percent of open space in your closets. It will give the impression of spaciousness. I admit, it’s an inconvenience, but it can really help sell your home.


Is a potential buyer coming to see your home? Let your real estate agent show it for you. Buyers are much more comfortable looking around and asking questions when it’s your realtor and not the home owner. Make sure your realtor knows the community you live in and is personable. You want to make sure the potential buyer feels right at home.

Showing your home is just one of the ways a Realtor can help you.
For more information on listing or buying a property in Steamboat contact Joan at Keller Williams Steamboat Realty 970-846-8619 or

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