What Are Some Of The Things To Expect When We List Your Home For Sale?
- Exceptional communication
- Listening to your needs and wants
- Stellar photography and presentation of your home
- Contract negotiations
- Recommending experts
- Getting your house to SOLD
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Bonus: Walk to park/s
Basement: For expansion
When We List A Home For Sale
Listings are a big part of the Boulder real estate marketplace. Maybe home listings are everything when it comes to housing. Over the years I’ve helped home buyers and home sellers and in some challenging market times (think: Great Recession 2009) home owners turned landlords.
But for listing a home, I know it is all about making an amazing presentation, on your first go of it. There is the impression on home buyers from the curb, before they ever enter your house. Then, that initial walk through, as often as not, virtually. Yeah, even though (as I jot this blog) everyone is talking about Covid-19 and virtual showings, I think frequently the first viewing of a home is online in digital photographs and virtual home tours.
So it is incredibly important to have the best photography, video and more. You need to make an impeccable first impression.
Not Every Showing Is An In Person Home Showing
- New Construction – most new build homes are not seen at time of contract.
- Out of State/International Relocation – due to distance, not everyone sees a house in person
- Appraisal Showing – super important and buyers never attend this showing.
New Construction First View Of The House
And then there is the in-person showing. In April 2020, this is probably during your home inspection. But sometimes it comes much later.
With a new construction home, that first official inside visit is generally the Pre Drywall walk through. The onsite construction manager meets with the home buyer and their Realtor for a detailed walk through of the property. I always tell buyer clients, bring a camera (your phone these days) and a measuring tape (possibly an App on your phone) as it is a great opportunity to get behind-the-drywall photos of your house.
Out Of State Home Buying
Another first home viewing might be much later for the out of state or long distance home buyer. I’ve actually had this happen already this year.
Jim & Jan suddenly got interested in a place up in Longmont. It had all the right features. Main floor bedrooms, ranch style layout, backs to a park, attached garage, well positioned on price. They set a showing and I met…their daughter at the home. Turns out, Jim & Jan were hours away from boarding a cruise ship (there’s something that used to be an everyday occurrence and post Coronavirus you have to wonder, when will cruise ships fill up again) … but I diverge, sorry. So, there was their daughter.
As I always bring an iPad to showings, we dialed into Facetime that day and did a virtual walk through for Stephanie’s parents. It must have been a great virtual walk through, because they decided to go for the house just based upon that virtual home walk through.
All the deadlines came and went while they cruised and traveled and arrived home to Florida. They came up to see the Longmont home in person for the very first time just days before the house closing was scheduled. I knew this was a Very Big Deal Showing. So I arrived early to open every blind, turn on every light, unlock every door.
But wouldn’t you know it, they were even more anxious than I to see the home. They were already there when I pulled up fifteen minutes early for the appointment!
So we all viewed the home together, and they loved it. Jan told me, “It was just like the virtual tour experience the day they fell in love with the layout over Facetime.”
The Appraisal Showing
While I’m thinking of important showings for home buyers, I will also mention an oftentimes overlooked appointment. The appraisal.
Its important to make a great impression on home appraisers. These professionals will be in and out quickly, but don’t let the short visit time fool you. This is a very important showing.
Owners of occupied homes should open all the blinds, turn on all the lights, clean up all the little things. You know what I’m saying;
- Make the beds
- Do the dishes
- Run the vacuum
- Clear off counter tops
You might even leave out some bottled water and snacks with a, “take one” sign. After all, home sellers need this appraisal to go off without a hitch. Anything less than full price is a disaster. And anything over gives the buyer extra confidence going into the closing and keeping the deal solid. So Boulder home owners are well served to make their homes shine for this critical appointment.
And of course, when we are your listing team, we will remind you prior to the appraisal to prep for this big day!
Homes Go Under Contract Before Viewings, Sold Before MLS, More
Truth is, getting back to viewing of a home, houses go under contract before a physical showing quite often. And a good Realtor’s job is to make your listing look amazing online and digitally before a home buyer ever walks through the door. One way to make a big impression is to have a virtual tour or 3D home tour. Matterport tours are a great example. These are immersive self guided three dimensional home tours. Check out this tour (of, btw, a home that went under contract before ever hitting the multiple listing service):
One of Boulder county’s best communities for raising your family. Residents rave about the exemplary social network in the neighborhood. Wide streets, sidewalks, access to Coal Creek Trail. Close proximity to ample shopping options: Vitamin Cottage, King Soopers, Alfalfa’s, Sprouts.
Boulder Valley Schools, Elementary, Middle and High School are all within walking distance of the community. Many neighbors use Coal Creek Trail to take their children to school.
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All About The Home
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See the floor plan for yourself. Here is the layout: 1850-keota-ln-superior-co-8002
I suppose I could keep describing room by room, but I don’t think I’ll do as much justice as the gorgeous 3D immersive virtual tour of your house. Check it out!
Everything is Better In Three
1850 Keota Lane boasts a three car garage. The owners have long stored their boat and camping gear in that bonus third bay. There is also a door from the garage to the backyard – handy for getting the mower back there.
Indoors, there are not one but three gas fireplaces. Once in the master suite, one in the professionally finished walk out basement and one in the family room off the kitchen.
Relax on all three levels. Because the house is a walkout, you’ll love all the natural daylight that pours into your lower level. That floor boasts two bedrooms, a sunken pit style family room and a full bathroom.
Video Walk Through