Preparing Your Home for Sale

Preparing Your Home for Sale


You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression!

You will want to maximize curb appeal, so your home needs to be at its best. To make sure your property truly stands out, especially in today’s market with so many choices, we will guide you to a local decorator or home stager who will utilize attractive clolors, fabrics and simple changes to make sure your property glows. We are here to assist toward your goal of selling your property and making sure that you maximize your potential for sale.

Staging:  A stager is someone who knows the proper arrangement of furniture to show off the best features of the property.  A stager will make the property look like a home. Sometimes lighting, accessories and paint color can accomplish more than you ever imagined. For a minimal amount of money, the stager can enhance your property. We highly recommend considering this great idea.

Cleanup is a must. You must stash your stuff! Organization is key.  From closets, drawers, pantries and bathrooms to the garage – organization goes a long way. The property should not be too cluttered, and you should be prepared with an organizational system to prepare the property for each showing. Each time we show you property, it counts. It only takes one Buyer to appreciate the property and buy it!

Good working order:   Make sure all systems in the home are in good working order and have been serviced recently. Fix any issues prior to showings. Things like leaky faucets, squeaky fans, inoperable windows, doors that don’t close properly, burnt out light bulbs, etc should be repaired. The Buyer will likely ask that these things are taken care of upon inspection anyway and will appreciate a well-maintained property and thoughtful seller.

Documents: It is very helpful to have these documents available for the Buyer to get the whole picture when they visit the property: Survey, well and septic permits, HOA documents or website, pictures of property during other seasons, guest book if appropriate, rental figures for the past 3 years, amenities on-site and nearby, bus routes, appraisals, floorplans,  warranties, etc. The Buyer will see and appreciate your effort to stand out in the market.

Projects: Depending on the property, some larger projects may be worthwhile to boost the value of the property. Kitchens, decks, and bathrooms will usually reap the biggest return on the investment.

Indicators like the neighborhood, market conditions, and recent sales will help your realtor to evaluate and determine if the property value could increase with some improvements. Your effort can create more value and a faster sale, especially in a tough market.

A great first impression will give the Buyer comfort that the home has been maintained well. Buyers will remember that first impression all the way to closing.


Buck and Jean
Mike and Julie took over the sale of our house after the largest Summit County brokerage failed to get an offer after 8 months on the market. They put together an aggressive...
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I have known Michael Magliocchetti, President of Key to the Rockies (KTTR) for several years. I was very pleased with Michael and KTTR in regards to how they have always responded to my inquiries...
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Weldon and Betty
If you are planning on buying or selling property in Summit or Park county you need to contact Mike and Julie Magliochetti. They have successfully handled two houses for us and made it a fun...
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I have known Mike Magliocchetti and his incredibly capable wife Julie for at least 15 years and have worked with them in various different capacities to include Real Estate sales and purchases,...
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Jerry and Julie
We’ve done four real estate transactions with Julie and Mike Magliocchetti during the past three years, and have been taken care of in a first class manner each and every time. This team has been...
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