Tips for Home Sellers

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There has never been a more important time than now to price your house right in Denver. Most people will read this and think I'm crazy considering how strong of seller's market we are in and how many offers most homes are getting the first weekend on the market, so hear me out. If you price your house correctly, you should get asking or above asking price no problem. But if it's overpriced, you are in trouble, just check out these numbers courtesy of Megan Aller with Land Title. 

If you price it right to start with, you can typically expect to sell for 3% over asking price. But if it's priced too high, and doesn't sell the first week on the market, expect 1% below asking price, after two weeks, 3% below asking price and it goes down dramatically

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  Can't find a house in the Highlands? It's becoming a very common problem unfortunately. Houses under $400,000 in the general Highlands area are swarmed upon by buyers the second they hit the market and unless you are willing to go way above asking price, typically $20,000 or more, and guarantee you will make up the difference between the appraised value and the purchase price, you really don't stand a chance. I'm not trying to scare anyone off, just telling the truth so you know what to expect. If you aren't able to compete with those factors, you have a couple options.    First, you can increase your purchase price. I wrote a blog about this a few weeks ago, click here. It is much, much less competitive above $400,000 and we are even…
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With all of the rain that the Denver Metro has experienced in the last few weeks (16 out of the last 18 days to be exact) we are receiving a lot of requests for restoration contractors to remove water from flooded basements...and we've heard that local supply stores are running low on both sump pumps and wet vacs.

In the hopes that this isn't too late for you to prevent water damage to your lower level, we did a little research and came across this good tutorial from WikiHow that we hope you will find useful to prevent future flooding, and to keep your family safe in the case that your Colorado basement does flood.

1. Focus on prevention. Long before you're in a flooding situation, look around your property for ways to divert rainwater away

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  What does the Denver Real Estate Market look like heading into summer? Is there any hope for buyers or should they just give up now? Pretty common questions these days and with all the news reports about the crazy Denver market, I don't blame buyer's for thinking of giving up. Denver continues to break sales records, be ranked in the top 3 markets nationally, and there is no sign of it slowing. But, there is hope on the horizon for both buyer's and sellers.   The single biggest factor that can help a buyer's chance for getting a home is more inventory. Looking at the latest numbers for April, we see that inventory is finally up. There are currently around 6,000 active listings in the Denver metro area which is up 19% from a month ago. There…
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Happy Earth Day, y'all!        Unfortunately, we in the Real Estate industry see a lot of un-green practices when builders or homeowners are remodeling existing homes or constructing new ones.   So, we love this list from Houzz, which also has some great statistics along with earth-friendly strategies, which, in many cases, also make the process more affordable!   1. Start with an existing house. Obviously you can go out of your way to break this rule, but when you remodel, you are reusing an existing structure. Both building and remodeling are wasteful processes. But by remodeling, you are creating less waste, using less energy and putting your money into more labor than materials, which helps support your local economy.…
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This is not exactly breaking's a Seller's Market in the Denver Metro. Properties that are reasonably priced and aren't falling down are likely to get multiple offers. Awesome if you're thinking about selling your house, right?       Your home is definitely a hot commodity . But, as a seller, how do you know which offer is the right offer to take? Not all offers are equal. Here is how Live Urban agents evaluates multiple offers for our sellers. (And, by the way, Live Urban listings tend to sell really fast and benefit from higher than average sales prices.)   On Offer Deadline Day: We go through all of the offers to make sure they are legitimate contenders, all of the paperwork is in order, everything is properly signed, and…
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Buyers in the Denver Metro area are hungry for new housing inventory, but even with record-low inventory levels and low average Days on Market, it's still important to properly and thoughtfully prepare your house before putting it on the market to make sure that you attract the best, most well-qualified buyers.

Makeovers don't have to be expensive, and they will pay you back big-time when it comes time to sell.

Here are 5 things you can do NOW to get your home ready to sell:

1. Spring-clean your home. Think boutique hotel or model home....taking the time to do a deep cleaning on your home will pay off (and will make it really nice for you to live there in the meantime!)

Some things that people sometimes miss that buyers notice

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  • See what you have done with the place! If you have made any changes, added on, knocked down walls, or even just installed new tile -- we would love to come on by and check it out -- we love that stuff!  
  • Discuss any renovations, additions, or improvements you are thinking about making to improve the chances that you will see a Return on your Investment. Some home improvement projects pay back big when you sell your house...others, not so much. We can help you decide whether or not to build a deck, replace the kitchen cabinets, install new flooring...whatever you are considering, we can help you determine how to prioritize and invest in your
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Great End Unit Townhome * Updated & Move-In Ready*1 Reserved Parking Spot Right In Front Of Unit With Plenty Of Extra Guest Parking Spots Available*New Counter Tops, Sink, Faucet, Tile Backsplash & Light Fixture Over Breakfast Bar In Kitchen*All Kitchen Appliances and Washer/Dryer Are Included*Pergo Wood Floors* New Carpet & Paint*New Vanity, Mirror & Laminate Tile In Bath*Fireplace *Air Conditioning*Plenty Of Storage Space*Small Fenced-In Yard With Patio That Backs To Greenbelt*Community Pool*Close To Parks And Easy Access To Kipling & Hampden*Why Wait - Live Here!

Listed by Lori Lee for Live Urban Real Estate. Please contact Lori for current pricing and availability.

10797 West Dartmouth Avenue, Lakewood CO 80227.

2 Bedrooms. 1 Bathroom.

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When was the last time you had your air ducts cleaned? I've been putting it off for years so after living in construction in our house for almost two years, I decided it was past due. I called AAA Quality Air Duct & Carpet Cleaning based on a recommendation and am so happy I did. These pictures do no do justice to how dirty our ducts were and how much dirt and dog hair was removed. Once they were done I felt like I could actually breath in my house again and can't believe my family had been breathing that air for so long. The before and after pictures below are from the air ducts in our house that are only 6 months old. The ones that are 70 years old were so gross I won't even show them to you.



It took about 3 hours to clean every duct and

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