Real Estate Pre-Sale Cleaning Checklist

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The housing market is on the rise, so it’s a great opportunity to sell your home. You want to get the most out of your real estate, but renovations can be pricey and will take time to complete before you can put your house on the market.

One of the easiest and most inexpensive thing you can do to increase the value of your home is make sure it’s clean. Although having a clean home seems like a no brainer, many homes lost value because they look crowded or too lived in, so potential buyers see homes as smaller or more run-down than they actually are. Even with simple cleaning, in a house that you’ve lived in for years, it can be tough to know where to start.

Hiring Professionals

It’s not free, but in the long run, hiring a professional cleaner can really get you the edge you need to increase the value of your home. This can be a difference of thousands of dollars. That makes your $400-$500 cleaning service seem like a small sacrifice for greater gains in the end. Also, trusting a professional cleaning service is helpful because they really know what they’re doing. You might be able to mop the kitchen floor, but they are equipped with the supplies and experience to make your kitchen spotless.

Dusting the Forgotten Parts

Dust is one of most noticeable as well as easiest factors in a home. Although it can be forgotten in crevices like window sills and lamp shades, dust makes your house look less maintained and can deter buyers.

A Clean Kitchen

A functional and attractive kitchen is one of the key selling points for your house, so you want buyers to have a good impression of yours. Hone in on cooktops, refrigerators, and sinks when you look at your kitchen. Piles of dirty dishes and gunk stuck on the stove can really make a kitchen unpleasant.

The Bathroom

Similar to the kitchen, buyers want to know that the bathroom is well maintained and won’t give them trouble if they move in. Toilets, sinks, and showers should be cleaned of grime and stains. You should also make sure you take out any garbage, and this applies to all rooms of the house.

Closet Organization

Nothing makes a closet look smaller than when it’s filled with piles of clothing and random items. When your closet is extremely organized, you can actually create the illusion that it’s larger than it is.

Overall, having a clean home shows that you are a responsible home owner. If you create a relationship of trust with potential buyers, they will be more inclined to consider your home, and trust that all aspects of the home are well maintained. Even if your home isn’t spotless on a daily basis, a thorough cleaning shows that you put time and care into making your home presentable for potential buyers.

There is a wide range of things you need to consider when decluttering and cleaning your home before putting it on the market. The following is a checklist to help guide you through cleaning your home!

Here’s a useful infographic from Clean Conscience on what you need to do before putting your home out on the market.

Longmont EDP’s FY16 | Annual Report

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The Longmont Economic Development Partnership represents Longmont every day as we compete against communities across the globe for new investment and new job creation opportunities. Today, Longmont is experiencing one of the most dynamic times in our city’s history, and in 2016, we gained solid momentum in turning the ambitious plans of the Advance Longmont strategy into reality.

Click here to check out the full 2016 annual report.

COLORADO BUSINESS ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

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This forecast analyzes changes that have occurred in all economic sectors during the past year, and looks at the opportunities and challenges that will shape population, employment, and the overall economy in the coming year. The information in this book is initially presented at the fifty-second annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum in Denver, followed by approximately 50 forecast speeches that are held throughout the state during the year, ranging from presentations to industry associations and nonprofit organizations to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. View the book.

How Augmented Reality Technology Can Impact Commercial Real Estate

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Most people have heard of it but not everyone is grasping the potential impact that this growing technology could have on our world. Augmented reality is a technology that integrates digital information with the user’s real environment, most recognizable in the newest popular app, Pokémon GO. Virtual reality is the better-known technology that creates an immersive digital experience and is combining with augmented reality to create a new very high potential technology called mixed reality, which combines aspects of both augmented and virtual reality. This new technology is predicted to soon have a multi-billion dollar industry and will have the capability to change the world.

Pokémon GO has created a frenzy as well as doubling the value of Nintendo after releasing the app just over two weeks ago. The game creates certain engagement with the real world that has benefited certain businesses that have allowed their shops to be locations within the game. These shops have seen a significant increase in foot traffic due to the app. Numerous businesses and startup companies are jumping on this train including Microsoft, all attempting to break the divide between reality and virtual, the implications of this are huge.

Real estate is an industry that depends on consumer experience of a property or location before committing to it. This can be difficult and costly for many reasons, but imagine if one could experience these properties remotely? Virtual tours are realistically something that will be frequently used in this industry in the near future and would eliminate the necessity to create brochures and other marketing tactics. This technology will change the industry and that is just one of the many numerous applications that it possesses. Imagine being able to see how a different color paint job or new furniture would look in your home, or how an outfit would look on you, seeing all of this while laying on the couch in your living room. Being able to experience a product first-hand in this way will lead to monumental impacts, from business to everyday life.

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