Spring Cleaning: Getting Your House Ready for the Market - Denver Lifestyle and Real Estate by Libby Levinson

Spring Cleaning: Getting Your House Ready for the Market

Spring Cleaning: Getting Your House Ready for the Market

Spring has Sprung, and It’s Time to Prepare Your Home for the Market

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We are officially one day into Spring, and spare no time getting your house looking spick and span for the home buying season!  As we mention here, Spring is the most popular season for home buying, and for good reason. With warmer weather comes a buzzing market. Buyers are eager and excited to move into their new homes before the cold weather approaches, and with today’s seller’s market, is it imperative that your home looks clean, neat, and well-maintained.  In short: it’s time for some Spring cleaning!

It’s projected that the Federal Reserve is raising interests rates again, which means it’s best to buy now before the interest rates go up. Buying power is affected when interest rates increase, and for buyers waiting on the sidelines or waiting for the perfect time to sell their own homes, now is the time. Spring, and with Denver’s current housing market, is the perfect time to sell. My primary objective is to market your property to the open market and sell it for top dollar. Buyers are attracted to neat, clean, and presentable. Here are some tips and tricks for vastly increasing the marketability of your home in today’s housing market.

Front Door is Clean and Welcoming

The front door is the first thing potential buyers will see as they walk into your home. Making sure your front door is clean and welcoming gives buyers a great first impression.

Lawn is Healthy and Trimmed

The front and backyard must look healthy and freshly cut for potential buyers. They can envision what the lawn will look like when the home is theirs.

Carpets are in Good Condition and Clean

It’s imperative that the carpets look clean and cared for.

Kitchen Counters are Clean and Uncluttered

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Having a clean kitchen makes the space look more visually appealing and inviting.

Here are some more improvements and extra touches to help prepare your home for the market:

  • Entry area is clean and properly lit
  • Exterior paint is in good condition
  • Windows and glass doors are sparkling
  • Walkway is clear and uncluttered
  • Fences and gates are in good condition
  • House smells clean and inviting
  • Shades and curtains function properly
  • Walls are in good condition
  • Stairway is free of clutter
  • Appliances are neat and clean
  • Appliances are in working order
  • Closets are straightened and organized to maximize space
  • Refrigerator is clean and free of magnets
  • Dishes are clean and put away
  • Bathrooms are clean and uncluttered with fresh towels

I have many more tips and tricks to help you prepare for the market. Now is the time to take advantage of Denver’s seller’s market, and to buy before interest rates increase. I’m here for you when the time comes, and can’t wait to help you prep your gorgeous home for the next step! Visit my contact form here.







Libby Levinson is a born and raised Denver native who has spent time in all of Denver’s historic neighborhoods as well as the numerous suburbs surrounding the metro area. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of Denver and her love for the Mile High City with her clients. Libby proudly joined Kentwood Real Estate in 2006. Libby has had the pleasure of helping a variety of clients navigate their real estate transactions: helping first time buyers find their starter home, coordinating the synchronized sale and purchase for buyers looking for more space, sellers looking to down-size, and assisting sophisticated investors with their next investment opportunity. Libby is known for her ability to smoothly facilitate the complex details of both the buying and selling process. You can see Libby featured in 5280 Magazine and the 2017 Kentwood television commercial on her website at www.LibbySellsDenver.com.