10 Things to Avoid if You Want to Get the Most Money for Your Home

Your house is your largest financial asset! If you want to make as much money as possible when you sell your home, listen to this show! Robert and Dave will discuss the top 10 things to avoid in order to make the most money.

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  1. Don't ignore your agent's advice!
  2. Don't neglect important repairs prior to listing your home.
  3. Don't settle for anything less than professional photography.
  4. Avoid setting a list price that isn't competitive.
  5. Don't be restrictive with your showing times.
  6. Remember to keep the house tidy for showings!
  7. Don't be present for showings or open houses.
  8. Don't let your pet spoil the sale.
  9. Don't review offers with a closed mind.
  10. Don't overlook closing costs.

How to Upsize Your Home Like a Pro

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Whether you're moving into a really large home or you're moving into a home from a one bedroom apartment, we have some helpful tips to help you upsize like a pro!

How do you affordably fill all that new space? And how do you take care of that yard?! We have the answers on this week's show. Take a listen for all the details and check out the short list below.

Tips for inside your home:

  1. Don't buy things just to fill the space!
  2. Start by placing the pieces you already have, and then decide what you need to fill the gaps.
  3. Start with a large piece of furniture and build your style around it.
  4. Place your furniture away from the walls to create natural living spaces.
  5. Don't get hung up on filling every nook and cranny.
  6. Give every room a purpose--don't use extra rooms as storage space!
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Tips for your new yard:

  1. Ask for advice from knowledgeable friends and family!
  2. Schedule a consultation with a landscaper to get you started.
  3. Dig in and get to work!

Don't Make These 6 Pricing Mistakes When Selling Your Home!

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The single most important decision you make when you go to sell your home is the price! Finding the right price can be hard if you don't get advice, you don't know the market, or you let your emotions set the price. The correct information to price your home is out there, you just have to find it! Take a listen to this show and make sure you don't make these mistakes when you go to sell your home.

Common Pricing Mistakes:

  1. Pricing your home based on homes that are "For Sale" instead of homes that are "Sold".
  2. Putting too much value into home amenities. 
  3. Overvaluing home improvement projects.
  4. Pricing your home on what you need to sell it for instead of what it's worth.
  5. Putting too much stake in your home's Zillow estimate.
  6. Setting a price on your home and letting it sit on the market without changing it.

11 Reasons For Sale by Owner is a Bad Idea

There's a few people out there that think For Sale By Owner (FSBO) will save them time and money, but that's not always the case. Before you decide to go FSBO listen to this show and make sure you're ready to take the plunge!

  1. Scams happen and if you haven't protected yourself with the proper paperwork, you're going to become a victim.
  2. Liability is all on the seller.
  3. All the paperwork is daunting!
  4. Sellers can get stuck in a bad deal.
  5. On average, FSBOs sell for less (yes, less!).
  6. FSBOs spend more time on the market.
  7. You lack representation if something goes wrong.
  8. Inspections can be problematic.
  9. Marketing is limited.
  10. Hidden costs can start to add up.
  11. For Sale by Owner will cost you a lot of time.
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Surefire Signs It's Time to Sell Your Home

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Most people don't plan on living in their current home forever, but knowing when the time is right to put your house on the market can be tricky. This week show is all about surefire signs it's time to sell your home. 

If any of this signs resonate with you, give us a call and we'll help you decide if the time is right to get your home on the market! 

  1. You're feeling cramped and you can't add on to your current home.
  2. Your home has too much space.
  3. You are just plain over your neighborhood.
  4. You can't stop thinking about that perfect home down the street.
  5. Remodeling won't offer a return on your investment.
  6. You're out of debt with some cash in the bank!
  7. You've got equity on your side.
  8. The overall market is good!

Market Update + 6 Signs You Might Want to Downsize

During the first part of this week's show, Robert and Dave discuss the current market for Grand Junction Real Estate. Listen to the show for their opinions and follow along with our Monthly Market Stats Report. Next they'll go over some signs that it might be time to downsize + some tips for downsizing. Check out the signs and tips below, then listen to the show for their advice.

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6 Signs You Might Want to Downsize + Helpful Tips for Downsizing

  1. You are retiring.
  2. You are starting to feel overwhelmed with maintenance.
  3. You have a lot of unused rooms in your home.
  4. You are in financial trouble.
  5. You could make big money on your house.
  6. You want to see more of your family.

Tips for Downsizing

  1. Visualize the new space.
  2. Declutter smartly.
  3. Consider getting outside help.
  4. Sell what you can!

12 Ideas To Create an Outdoor Space that Wows

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Summer has officially arrived and chances are you're about to spend a lot of time outside! Creating an outdoor space is one of the best investments you can make in your house! If you're looking to sell, or even if you're not looking to sell, be sure to check out these ideas and listen to the show to get Dave and Robert's recommendations.

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  1. Add a hot tub or spa to your outdoor living space.
  2. Add lighting--string lights, candle light, wall mount lights--take your pick!
  3. Plan a seating area with brightly colored wicker chairs or a modular sectional.
  4. Stencil your patio for a fun, textured look.
  5. Add a pergola (Dave's favorite idea!) to define your hang out zone.
  6. Add curtains to dress up the space and create privacy.
  7. Create a bar or kitchen area.
  8. Get creative with storage space.
  9. Wow with unique and decorative planters.
  10. Add shutters and flower boxes to your windows.
  11. Add a fire pit or patio flame table.
  12. BE CREATIVE--the sky is the limit!
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Tips for Making a Winning Offer on Your Dream Home

The Grand Junction real estate market is hot, hot, hot right now so if you're searching for a new home be sure to listen to this show! Dave and Robert discuss some tips for making an offer that will win you your dream home. Skim the list of tips below and listen to the show for all the details.

Tips for Making a Winning Offer on Your Dream Home

  1. Mentally prepare for a marathon house hunt.
  2. Don't drag your feet when you find the right home.
  3. Consider using a well-known, local mortgage lender.
  4. Do not offer your max pre-approved amount.
  5. Don't put in a low ball offer!
  6. Do not offer above the property's appraisal value.
  7. Attach fewer contingencies to your offer.
  8. But do NOT waive the inspection contingency!
  9. Do not let outsiders sway your offer.