Life is in the details! We love to share our favorite design tips and tricks for all your home make-over needs!

Denver is a hot seller's market, but that doesn't mean your home is guaranteed to sell quickly. Attention to detail and preparation matter in any market, and sellers that are listing their home the right way are creating multiple offer situations and crushing market averages. When multiple buyers bid on your home, Denver sellers win.

Seller's Checklist A Timeline to Prep Your Denver Area Home for Sale

We've outlined all of the steps below, but start by connecting with a top-rated Denver real estate agent as soon as possible. Having the eyes and ears of an insightful real estate professional on your side can help you boost your home's appeal to buyers. First, beginning the preparation process early allows you to tackle repairs and upgrades that can increase your property's value. The more runway the better.

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Whether you’re prepping your Denver home to go on the market or looking for ways to maximize its long-term appreciation, these nine home improvement projects are great ways to add function, beauty, and real value to your home. For instance, real estate professionals estimate that a closet remodel can add $2,500 to a home’s selling price. 

The best part is, once you’ve secured the materials, most of these renovations can be completed over the course of a weekend. And they don’t require a lot of specialized skills or experience (remember, YouTube is your friend). So grab your toolbox, then get ready to boost your home’s appeal AND investment potential!

Add Value To Your Denver Home With These 9 DIY Improvements

1. Spruce Up Your Landscaping

Landscaping improvements can increase a home’s value by 10-12…

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The last true Parade of Homes in Denver was in Solterra back in 2008. Since then, it's really been used to showcase different new build communities and the model homes for each. Are you looking for an actual Parade of Homes type experience? Look no further than the Mighty Millions raffle home for 2022. The home is located in Montane, an enclave of luxury homes near Red Rocks in Morrison.

Take a Tour of the 2022 Mighty Millions Raffle Home in Montane

The advertised value of this year's home is 2.5M (but I think it would be seller closer to 3.5M). It's a custom home built by Ades Design and includes many of the over-the-top design elements usually reserved for Parade of Homes.

This custom luxury home in Montane includes:

  • Over 7,000 sq. ft. of fully furnished, professionally decorated living space
  • 6…

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As a homeowner, it's inevitable that at some point you will need to do some touch-up paint. Whether it's covering a hole from an unmounted picture, or the scuffs and scrapes that walls and baseboards take along the way. And when you sell your home, doing a little touch-up paint (and wall cleaning) will go a long way to show that you're a responsible homeowner.

And nowadays, the average home has at least 3 different paint colors adorning the walls. When you add in trim and ceiling colors, and different sheens used in different rooms (like bathrooms for instance) - it can all be a challenge to keep up with. . Following are some simple tips to keep track of your paint colors, match existing paint colors, or clean scuffs off walls and trim.

Tips for Keeping Track of Paint Colors & Easy Touch-up Painting in Your Home

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Homebuyers today are facing a huge dilemma. There simply aren’t enough homes for sale. 

In Denver, high demand and low inventory continue to be the themes in the metro area residential housing market. In fact, we saw a 9% increase in pending sales during October as compared to September, underscoring that buyers are still out there and not slowing down. In terms of inventory, prospective buyers have even less inventory to choose from with only 3,122 active listings available.

new construction homes for sale denver co

Given the limited number of available properties, if you’re a buyer in today’s Denver Real Estate market, you may need to expand your search to include both new construction and resale homes. But sometimes can feel a little like comparing apples to oranges, and new…

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Put simply, home staging means preparing your home for a potential buyer. It is setting the stage for a potential buyer, and making sure your home's photographs and showings are at their fullest potential. It involves the design, decorating, rearranging furniture, and finding the perfect aesthetic for your home. The goal of staging is to make the home as appealing as possible to the most potential buyers.

According to the National Association of Realtors, staging a home prior to listing it can result in a faster and more profitable sale. In fact, the Real Estate Staging Association estimates that professionally staged properties spend 73% less time on the market, receive more foot traffic, and typically sell for more money. 

top home staging secrets from the pros

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We’ve all spent a lot more time at home over the past year. And for many of us, our homes have become our office, our classroom, our gym—and most importantly, our safe haven during times of uncertainty. So it’s no surprise to see that design trends for 2021 revolve around soothing color palettes, cozy character, and quiet retreats.

Even if you don’t have immediate plans to buy or sell your home, we advise our clients to be mindful of modern design preferences when planning a remodel or even redecorating. Over-personalized or unpopular renovations could lower your property’s value. And selecting out-of-style fixtures and finishes could cause your home to feel dated quickly.

To help inspire your design projects this year, we’ve rounded up five of the…

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In the past several years, home design has taken a big shift away from 'shiny and new,' towards incorporating a bit of history and uniqueness into our own homes. Not only does this mean you can set your home apart from your neighbors, but you can do it at a fraction of the cost of buying new. 

The Denver metro area offers dozens of spots to score your own reclaimed goods, and we have decided to share eight of our absolute favorite spots with you. 

Where to Score Unique Reclaimed Items For Your Home

Salvage Design Center

Looking for antiques, vintage decor, vintage hardware, and vintage windows & doors? It's easy to get swallowed up by the Salvage Design Center, located in the Heart of Denver's Historic Antique Row at 1438 South Broadway.  It's like a treasure hunt for everything vintage and…

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