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How to Prepare Your Westridge Home For Sale

Below is your Prioritized List of how to prepare your Westridge 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 Westridge 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 Westridge homebuyers' "hot buttons".

Priority #1: Expected qualities mean such a high percentage of all Westridge 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 Westridge 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 Westridge 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
85% of all homes sold in Westridge have fully fenced lots
Priority #1
Expected
Double Pane Windows
62% of homes sold in Westridge provide buyers with double pane windows
Priority #1
Expected
Tile Floors
58% of Westridge homes sold provide tile floors to buyers
Priority #1
Expected
Wood Floors
66% of Westridge homes have hardwood floors—get yours refinished when you want to sell
Priority #1
Expected
Ceiling Fan
74% of Westridge sales gave buyers ceiling fans
Priority #1
Expected
Master Suite
61% of Westridge homes offered buyers a Master Suite. This is both an "expected" quality, but certainly a main point of differentiation between your home and those buyers are considering but don't have one
Priority #1
Expected
Walk In Closet
Buyers love big walk in closets and 59% of the time Westridge homes provided these to them
Priority #1
Expected
Central
Air Conditioning
96% of homes provided this. Nobody wants to sit around sweating in their own home. Make sure yours is working
Priority #1
Expected
Sprinklers in
Front and Rear
Buyers want green grass without effort and 60% of Westridge sales made this happen for them.
Priority #1
Expected
Deck
After a year of COVID everybody wants the small luxury of sitting on an inviting deck in their own yard
Priority #1
Expected
Private Yard
And while relaxing on their deck buyers don't want three neighbors staring at them in their yard
Priority #2
Important
Kitchen Pantry
If you have one—organize and clean it. If not, can you create a little space for one?
Priority #2
Important
Smoke Free
Well over one-third of Westridge homes are smoke-free and buyers take notice
Priority #2
Important
Corner Lot
You can't fix this, but mid-to-upper priced Westridge sales are on corner lots than lower-priced sales
Priority #2
Important
Many Trees
Homes having a lot of trees is a small percentage—but higher priced homes have this more often
Priority #2
Important
Near Public Transit
Before COVID public transit was a growing trend; after COVID it will again be important. If you have it get it in your marketing
Priority #2
Important
Fire Pit
Along with a private back yard and a deck, a glowing firepit shot in your marketing will bring buyers by
Priority #2
Important
Updated
Remodeled
Nobody want to buy a home just to finish the projects you never did. 40% of Westridge sales provided remodeled homes
Priority #2
Important
Mountain View
If you've got it, flaunt it. 29% of your competitors will be
Priority #3
Value Impact
Brick Siding
41% of Westridge homes have brick. It's too expensive to add, but certainly get it in your marketing if you have it
Priority #3
Value Impact
Open Floorplan
If you have an open floor plan push this in your marketing with photos and video. If you don't, instead of getting all juiced up on a six-pack of Red Bull and HGTV then ripping out walls, instead, maybe, just remove some furniture cluttering your rooms
Priority #3
Value Impact
Vaulted Ceilings
50% of Westridge home sales provide this. Get it in your marketing if you have it. Otherwise avoid the Red Bull incident under "open floorplan"
Priority #3
Value Impact
Walkout Basement
If you have a walkout basement preach it in your marketing. It's kind of a COVID resurrection coming from underground to your private back yard. But it's not worth renting a bulldozer at Home Depot
Priority #3
Value Impact
Open Space
Nearby
Get some photos of this in your marketing and make it a reward to buyers for purchasing your home
Priority #3
Value Impact
Covered Deck
Or Patio
It's sometimes just not appealing  getting the back of your legs branded when siting down at your fancy metal outdoor dining set, and dripping sweat until your paper plate collapses from salt water. If you have a covered deck show it off in your marketing
Priority #3
Value Impact
Granite Counters
This is almost an "expected quality" with 43% of Westridge homes providing it. It's too expensive to add just before you sell, but you will be completing with neighbors providing this
Priority #3
Value Impact
Patio
Neither concrete or pavers are cheap. If you have a patio get it in your marketing video. If not, perhaps arrange some nice outdoor furniture on your lawn
Wow, that’s a lot! Please first understand that the more of these qualities your Westridge 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 Westridge. 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 Westridge 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, 40% of lower-price-point homes, 36% of mid-price-point homes, and 43% of upper-price-point homes have remodeling. So qualities beyond remodeling increased the value of the upper priced homes to buyers. We need to discover what these qualities are using Sell-Star.

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 Westridge 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 Westridge 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 Westridge 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 Westridge 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 Westgate.

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 Westridge Home

Of the last 100 homes selling in Westridge, the least expensive home's value was $183 per square foot and the most expensive home's value was $418 per square foot (above ground finished living area).

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

The value of your Westridge 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 Westridge home buyers between 69% and 79% of the value of your home comes from specific combinations of these nine physical qualities.
westridge percentage of home value from physical variables calculated by Sell-Star System
Results from Sell-Star show more specifically, the greatest contribution of value comes from: 1) style, 2) above grade square feet size, 3) lot size, and 4) percentage of basement finish,  Physical qualities not mentioned here had substantially lower affect on your home's value to buyers.
westridge variable importance derived by sell-star system
In the graphic below are how the last 100 home buyers valued different styles of Westridge 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.
westridge home values based on style derived by sell-star system
While particular home styles in Westridge have a value advantage on average, below are two Sell-Star graphics showing that pretty much any style of home can attain the highest ranges of price per square foot.

Why can any style of home sell at the upper price range? Because the homes at the highest price points provided many additional qualities well beyond style that the pool of Westridge 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 Westridge Home For Sale.
westridge lowest price points derived by sell-star systemwestridge highest price points derived by sell-star system
As a note: I truly hope you review the video below for valuing your Westridge 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 Westgate.

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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Westridge home sale facts by Sell-Star
if about 74% of your home's value comes from the physical qualities buyers demand, this means the remaining approximately 26% of the value of your Westridge 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 Westgate 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 Westridge Neighborhood
Highlands Ranch Colorado 80129

Please CLICK HERE for a complete list of sold homes in the Westridge Neighborhood, Lakewood, Colorado 80227. This is your direct link to Metro Denver MLS information on homes sold in Westgate.

This is your chance to "see what home buyers see" as they look for homes in Westridge. 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 Westridge Neighborhood Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80129