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How to Prepare Your Friendly Hills Home For Sale

Below is your Prioritized List of how to prepare your Friendly Hills home for sale based on which qualities of homes the last 100 home buyers paid the most to attain.
As you read this article, the easy thing to remember is that knowing which qualities buyers pay the most to attain allows you to: 1) effectively prepare your home for market while not wasting time and money on upgrades your buyers do not care about, 2) market your home by triggering your buyer's emotions which triggers a higher sale price for you, and 3) get the whole process done quickly using mainly the internet.

Sell-Star answers for you why some homes sell for hundreds of dollars a square foot more than other homes in your neighborhood. You will know more about what buyers in your neighborhood pay for a home than any realtor knows.
Sell-Star Analysis of home values based on how the last 100 buyers spent their money to get what they most wanted in a home
Below are your exact priorities for preparing your Friendly Hills home for sale based on the qualities the last 100 home buyers paid the most for. This list also helps you to market to home buyers when placing your home for sale by knowing your Friendly Hills homebuyers' "hot buttons".

Priority #1: Expected qualities mean such a high percentage of all Friendly Hills homes offer home buyers these qualities that not having them can harm the value of your home. Within reason, always consider adding Expected Qualities or creating a resemblance of these qualities to your home before considering adding Priorities 2 or 3 on the list below.

Priority #2: Important qualities means homes that sell for more money have more of these qualities than other homes selling for less money.

Priority #3: Value Impact qualities can make the difference for home buyers when choosing between your home and others they are considering.

Why so much detail? When you have a true understanding of what home buyers in Friendly Hills pay the most to attain, you make smart decisions in preparing and marketing your home.

These are all honest facts derived by the Sell-Star System analyses of 100 Friendly Hills home sales (not 3 like your typical realtor market analysis).

Priorities For Preparing Your Home For Sale

Qualities Home Buyers Pay More For

Why These Qualities
Are Important to You

Priority #1
Expected
Fully Fenced Lot
70% of all homes sold in Friendly Hills have fully fenced lots
Priority #1
Expected
Double Pane Windows
58% of homes sold in Friendly Hills provide buyers with double pane windows
Priority #1
Expected
Tile Floors
56% of Friendly Hills homes sold provide tile floors to buyers
Priority #1
Expected
Central Air Conditioning
Everybody wants AC and 54% of Friendly Hills homes provide this to home buyers
Priority #1
Expected
Private Yard
60% of Friendly Hills homes offer private back yards
Priority #1
Expected
Updated or Remodeled
Nobody likes an old beater home and 50% of Friendly Hills homes provide buyers with remodeling
Priority #1
Expected
Patio
53% of Friendly Hills homes offer patios. If you have one make it appealing with outdoor furniture and a grill. It's too expensive to add one just before selling but can you create an area with your nicest outdoor furniture?
Priority #2
Important
Wood Floors
41% of Friendly Hills homes have hardwood floors—get yours refinished when you want to sell
Priority #2
Important
Sprinklers Front & Rear
35% of Friendly Hills homes have sprinklers front and back
Priority #2
Important
Covered Deck or Patio
30% of Friendly Hills homes give buyers a covered deck or patio
Priority #2
Important
Kitchen Island
31% of Friendly Hills homes offers buyers kitchen islands
Priority #2
Important
Vaulted Ceilings
Mid-priced homes have twice the percentage of lower-priced homes—and upper priced homes have triple the percentage of mid-priced homes. It seems Friendly Hills buyers like vaulted ceilings.
Priority #2
Important
Quality Landscaping
Higher-price homes have more of this than lower and mid-priced homes. This relates to anything and everything you can do outside. Make your entire yard inviting, private, and relaxing to be in
Priority #2
Important
220 Volts
In Garage
Friendly Hills buyers are an industrious group and 26% of upper-priced homes provided this
Priority #2
Important
Corner Lot
Interestingly, higher-priced homes are three-times as likely to be on a corner lot than lower-priced homes
Priority #2
Important
Level Lot
Upper-priced homes are more than three-times more likely to have a level lot than lesser-priced homes
Priority #2
Important
Granite Counters
46% of Friendly Hills homes have granite—it's almost an "expected quality". If you're living with Formica, jumping to granite could jump the value of your home to buyers.
Priority #2
Important
Open Floorplan
Here more mid-priced homes are open and flowing than lower-priced homes—and more upper-priced homes are open and flowing than mid-priced homes. Maybe just remove some furniture instead of tearing out a wall
Priority #2
Important
Smoke Free
42% of Friendly Hills home sales were smoke free
Priority #3
Value
Impact
Kitchen Pantry
22% of Friendly Hills provide buyers with a kitchen pantry. If you have one—organize and clean it. If not, can you create a little space for one?
Priority #3
Value
Impact
Open Space Nearby
Hey, if you have it be sure to brag about it in your marketing
Priority #3
Value
Impact
Garden Area
27% of every home sold in Friendly Hills offered buyers a garden area
Priority #3
Value
Impact
Green Belt
If you're on a greenbelt or open space get those pictures in your marketing
Priority #3
Value
Impact
Fire Pit
A nice fire pit in a nicely landscaped yard is always a treat for buyers
Priority #3
Value
Impact
Master Suite
31% of Friendly Hills sales provided buyers with master suites
Priority #3
Value
Impact
Walk In
Closets
32% of Friendly Hills homes offer buyers walk in closets
Priority #3
Value
Impact
Oversized Garage
Upper-priced homes have three times of this quality than lower-priced homes, and it can be a great point of differentiation. But clear it out to show it off
Priority #3
Value
Impact
Deck
44% of Friendly Hills homes offer buyers a deck. Just like patios—make them feel like a fun, comfortable, inviting outdoor room
Priority #3
Value
Impact
Front Porch
If you've got a front porch, especially a covered front porch, make it a great first impression on your buyers. 34% of Friendly Hills homes have them
Priority #3
Value
Impact
Mountain View
23% of Friendly Hills homes had mountain views. If your home does then holler it from the mountain tops
Wow, that’s a lot! Please first understand that the more of these qualities your Friendly Hills home has the more buyers will pay for it. But you don’t need to have all of them.

Secondly, this is a complete list from 100 home sales in Friendly Hills. To be fully accurate for your home’s analysis I need to first understand the qualities your home already has then complete the Sell-Star analysis to guide you more precisely in preparing, marketing, and maximizing your home’s value.

In addition to the priorities listed above, before placing your home on the market always do the basics: 1) clear out non-vital stuff to make your home feel flowing and open (all rooms, closets, garage, storage building), 2) fresh paint inside and/or outside always helps sell your home, 3) if your carpet is worn or stained put in new or get rid of it and refinish your hardwood floors, 4) destroy any smells, 5) fix any mechanical and deferred maintenance problems, and 6) make your yard beautiful and inviting.

When you look through the photos and descriptions of Sold Friendly Hills homes HERE, you'll quickly visually understand why some homes sell for much more money than others.
It is important I first know your home’s existing qualities to offer you a more customized Sell-Star experience.

It’s also important I get a chance to fully explain all these facts to you in person before you consider preparing for market or selling your home.

For example, 50% of all Friendly Hills homes provided home buyers with remodeling. But 38% of lower-price-point homes, 58% of mid-price-point homes, and 53% of upper-price-point homes have remodeling. In addition to remodeling upper-priced homes offered qualities on the above list mid-priced and lower-priced homes did not.

But note across the board 50% of Friendly Hills homes have a range of remodeling completed. When this happens home buyers “come to expect” an updated home—and they pay more for these homes. However, if a home has no remodeling or updating, buyers may discount a home’s value.

One thing that creates true value to Friendly Hills buyers—and thus you when selling your home—is having a greater amount or greater quality of remodeling.

But it's also important not to "overdo" beyond what the marketplace will pay for. Understanding all of this comes with your custom Sell-Star System analysis.

Finally, I want to note that going into the first quarter of 2021 it is still an extremely hot sellers’ market. This means more home buyers looking for homes than there are homes available. 2021 may be the best real estate market ever for Friendly Hills with record sale prices and buyers being far less picky today than they may be in the future if the market slows down or many homeowners place their homes on the market.

Thanks for reading 😊

Experience the Honesty of Sell-Star Yourself

The best way to understand just how much Sell-Star helps you while selling your home is to experience it live.

You and I sit down together and discover the truth and proof why the last 100 buyers bought the homes they did, why they paid what they did — and then let you use this knowledge to prepare, price, and profit on your own home sale.

Know more about what buyers in your neighborhood will pay for a home than any realtor knows.
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How To Market Your Friendly Hills Home

What you say and show to your potential home buyers in your advertising is more important than where you say it.

The above list of qualities Friendly Hills buyers pay the most to attain not only tells you how to prepare your home for sale—but also tells you which photos to display and words to use in your marketing.

To make your home preparation and marketing more perfect, you and I will sit down together to complete your customized Sell-Star System analysis. But your overview is below.

You Only Need To Advertise Your Home For Sale In Three Places

No one found the home they purchased in the newspapers, homes for sale magazines, or in direct mail.

Your three marketing venues above cover 93% of the places buyer find homes they purchase. The remaining few percentages are new home builders, for-sale-by-owners, and sales between relatives and friends.

The information on where buyers find the home they purchase is from National Association of Realtors research for 2020.
When you advertise on the the internet and in the MLS the exact photos and descriptions of what you know buyers in Friendly Hills already pay the most to attain, you will reach all the buyers seriously looking for a home. Your actions ensure you are reaching the greatest number of qualified home buyers, maximizing your home's market value, and selling your home as quickly as possible.

Home Buyers Find You
When You Market Your Home Correctly

Through the internet and the MLS you are essentially reaching 100% of your qualified and motivated buyers seeking homes in Friendly Hills.

Here's how to maximize your marketing:

Experience the Honesty of Sell-Star Yourself

The best way to understand just how much Sell-Star helps you while selling your home is to experience it live.

You and I sit down together and discover the truth and proof why the last 100 buyers bought the homes they did, why they paid what they did — and then let you use this knowledge to prepare, price, and profit on your own home sale.

Know more about what buyers in your neighborhood will pay for a home than any realtor knows.
Success! It will be a true pleasure presenting Sell-Star to you.
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How To Value Your Friendly Hills Home

Of the last 100 homes selling in Friendly Hills, the least expensive home's value was $142 per square foot and the most expensive home's value was $513 per square foot (above ground finished living area).

Explaining why some homes in Friendly Hills sell for so much more than others is what your Sell-Star System analysis does for you.

The value of your Friendly Hills home has two parts, all based on which qualities the last 100 buyers paid the most to attain—and which they refused to pay more for.

The first part involves determining what the last 100 buyers paid for each of the major physical qualities of: 1) style of home, 2) square feet size of home (above ground living area), 3) number of bedrooms, 4) number of bathrooms, 5) basement size, 6) square feet size of finished basement area, 7) age or year of construction of each home, 8) garage spaces, and 9) lot size in square feet.

Based on the actions of the last 100 Friendly Hills home buyers my top two analyses demonstrate between 65% and 85% of the value of your home comes from specific combinations of these nine physical qualities. We'll average the two with 75% of your Friendly Hills home coming from combinations of the nine physical factors listed above.
Friendly Hills Physical Variables Contribution to Value (65% to 85%)
Results from Sell-Star show more specifically, the greatest contribution of value comes from: 1) style, 2) above grade square feet size, 3) percentage of basement finish, 4) lot size, 5) below grade unfinished area, 6) year built, and 7) main level bathrooms. Physical qualities not mentioned here had substantially lower affect on your home's value to buyers.
Friendly Hills Physical Variables Importance
In the graphic below are how the last 100 home buyers valued different styles of Friendly Hills homes on average. Using this part of the Sell-Star analysis you see for yourself value differences as the desire for specific styles cause buyers to pay more or less for different style homes. As a note: the MLS calls home styles "levels", so what you call a ranch style the MLS calls a "one" level.
Friendly Hills Home Values Based on Style of Home
While particular home styles in Friendly Hills have a value advantage on average, below are two Sell-Star graphics showing that pretty much any style of home can be at the lowest and highest ranges of price per square foot.

Why can any style of home sell at the lower or upper price range? Because the homes at the highest price points provided many additional qualities well beyond style that the pool of Friendly Hills buyers most desire and are willing to pay more to attain. Many of these qualities are defined for you above in How to Prepare Your Friendly Hills Home For Sale.
Friendly Hills Home Values by Style Low RangeFriendly Hills Home Values by Style High Range
As a note: I truly hope you review the video below for valuing your Friendly Hills home. Over many decades appraisers and realtors have automatically deducted value from homes when their 3 chosen comparable homes have more of some physical qualities than yours. After performing Sell-Star System analyses on hundreds of neighborhoods I can honestly tell you this is often wrong.

Appraisers and realtors make these reductions of value based on mere counts of square feet or number of bedrooms automatically with no proof these differences mattered to the last 100 buyers in Friendly Hills.

If appraisers and realtors do not have the truth and proof of whether buyers paid more or less for homes with more or less of these physical qualities, appraisers and realtors should not make adjustments to the value of your home based on these physical qualities
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friendly hills honest home sale facts derived by sell-star
if about 75% of your home's value comes from the physical qualities buyers demand, this means the remaining approximately 25% of the value of your Friendly Hills home comes from providing the most sought after qualities from the list of Prioritized Qualities listed for you above.

The Second part of valuing your home involves determining which of hundreds of emotionally stirring qualities such as remodeled kitchen, updated bathrooms, new paint, new carpeting, professionally landscaped yard, outdoor kitchen, covered patio, and hundreds of others like these Friendly Hills buyers paid more to attain—and which they were not willing to pay more for.

It's at this point I must stop. The only way to give you a more accurate description of how to best prepare your home for market, market your home once it's for sale, and determine your optimized home value is for me to know something about your home. I've never seen your home and don't know the qualities it already has; therefore I can't offer you the honest and fact-filled advice you deserve until I get to know more about your home.

Thank you for reading 😊

Sold Homes For The Friendly Hills Neighborhood
Lakewood Colorado 80227

Please CLICK HERE for a complete list of sold homes in the Friendly Hills Neighborhood, Morrison, Colorado 80465. This is your direct link to Metro Denver MLS information on homes sold in Friendly Hills.

This is your chance to "see what home buyers see" as they look for homes in Friendly Hills. It's also your chance to see why buyers pay more for homes with qualities they most desire and use this to your advantage.

Experience the Honesty of Sell-Star Yourself

The best way to understand just how much Sell-Star helps you while selling your home is to experience it live.

You and I sit down together and discover the truth and proof why the last 100 buyers bought the homes they did, why they paid what they did — and then let you use this knowledge to prepare, price, and profit on your own home sale.

Know more about what buyers in your neighborhood will pay for a home than any realtor knows.
Success! It will be a true pleasure presenting Sell-Star to you.
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This Sell-Star System analysis was completed for the Friendly Hills Neighborhood Morrison, Colorado 80465