The end of January is when the real estate market in Boulder Colorado just starts to get moving.  New listings are coming on the market full of hope.  But what if you have been on the market for awhile?  Here are a few tips to make sure you haven’t lost your showing edge.  

Here is the typical scenario; During the first few weeks it is common to have many showings because there is a pool of buyers waiting for new listings. Once the initial few weeks have passed that the showings slow considerably and only new buyers to the market set up showings. So what if your house was not priced correctly or did not otherwise compare well with the competition and remains on the market without offers or interest. I have recently shown homes that have been listed for close to a year. What if you own one of these homes and need to get the house sold. Here are some ideas:
  1. Lower the price – The market has spoken and if your home has not sold in a reasonable time as other homes in the neighborhood get listed and sold, your price is too high.
  2. Make the house look better – Sometimes you have to spend money to make money. Take an objective look at your house, maybe it needs a paint job, some new counter tops or a replacement for the green shag carpet. I have nothing against green shag, I grew up with green shag. I love it, you love it but buyers DO NOT love it.
  3. Do some staging – Maybe you have all the pieces, but they are all in the wrong places. A little staging goes a long way in making that all important first impression.
  4. Make sure your curb appeal is the best on the block – Do some landscaping, buy some flowers, or this time of year make sure the snow is shoveled.
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