5 Ways to Quickly Devalue Your Home

If you are thinking about selling your home, there are some things that you shouldn’t do. In most of these cases, you’d never think that the following mistakes were big deals at all, but they can cost you a lot of money when it comes to a successful home sale. If you’re getting ready to move and sell your home, here’s what you need to make a careful note of what not to do – from your movers in Fort Collins!

1. Making your home too nice for the area. Putting a lot of money into a home that’s not in a highly valued area won’t provide a good return. Sure, you might have spent a lot of cash on those new additions, but you won’t see a higher home sale price in return if the neighborhood simply isn’t up to par.

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2. Placing all of your eggs in one basket. Sure, a nicely done kitchen is one thing that most home buyers look for, but you can’t simply update the kitchen or bathroom and leave the rest of the home in shambles. Try to spread your money evenly, so that every part of your home is up to date.

3. Going nuts with popular materials and items. There’s nothing more off-putting to someone that loves the classic look than a modern glass bathroom sink or a kitchen with a back splash that is simply too modern. Try and keep remodels casual and neutral because most home buyers probably don’t share your enthusiasm for tiger stripes.

4. Leaving that candy apple green on the walls. Home buyers want to see a space that’s clean and free from any really bright colors. Take the time to return all of your walls to a neutral color before you put it on the market.

5. Trying to cover up imperfections. You know where your home’s flaws are, but trying to cover those things up with paint, caulking, or something else just doesn’t work. It’s also not a good idea to simply ignore these things.

Some Advice

The best thing that you can do to help sell your current home is to fix the major problems. Ask a home inspector to point out a home’s biggest flaws, so that you can repair those things. If a buyer has to sink a ton of money into something major, the selling price will drop (and you’ll lose money). So, it’s better to fix the things that need the most work – like asbestos in the attic or an electric system that’s seen better days, or you risk losing some cash.

It’s really not the smaller things (like paint color) that most people look at when buying a home. Anyone buying a home will bring in an inspector, too, so you can’t hide those big flaws. Your home might not be perfect, but fixing the things that really need to be repaired is important – more important than, say, a new marble and glass bathroom sink!

Our Services

Once you do sell your home and move to Colorado, Exodus Moving and Storage will help you get here and unpack once you do arrive. We offer every kind of moving service imaginable, and we are more than happy to provide you with a free quote too. In addition, we have large storage facilities in both Fort Collins and in Denver, so you can store anything that you can’t move right away. Call us for a moving quote or for pricing – you can count on your movers in Fort Collins to give you a good idea of what to expect from the start.

When it comes to selling your home, try and keep things in perspective. Put yourself into the shoes of a buyer, take a look at other homes in your area, and try to imagine the positive things about your home that a buyer will love. In the meantime, let us, your movers in Fort Collins, know if you have any moving questions, or if you need a moving quote.