One of the most enjoyable aspects of listing and marketing properties is getting to assist sellers in preparing their home for sale. We walk the property together and design a list of projects to complete, upgrades that are necessary for today's market place and alterations that attract the typical buyer for their area.
It's my job to know that the characteristics that attract buyers to the downtown Colorado Springs area including the Old North End are the architectural details found in the turn of the century Victorians and the classic front porch features of the 20s and 30s Craftsman Bungalows. This home is a 1940s ranch style. In order to capture the attention of a typical downtown buyer, my seller needed to give the curb appeal a "pop" or an architectural feature that created a distinctive flair for the home. Problem was it had to be an inexpensive makeover for her budget and I was up to the challenge.
I showed her pictures of a similar style home one without shutters and one with. It gave her a visual of what her home could look like and the difference a simple architectural change can make. This was a very inexpensive project that used more sweat equity than cash flow and managed to take her curb appeal from drab to charming in a weekend.
When you want to work with a Realtor that does more than just tell you to lower your price- contact Lorraine Sayer in Colorado Springs.