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The easiest way to make a BIG impact in a room – paint! Color can impact the overall mood of your surroundings as well as what potential buyers immediately feel when they step inside your home. It can be challenging and stressful to choose the right combination for your particular space. Here are what the experts are predicting as the hottest colors of 2018:
Hues to Use
Experts from Pantone, Sherwin Williams and other companies make annual paint color predictions based on global themes. Hues such as BEHR’s color of the year, In The Moment, along with its peaceful palette, focus on people’s needs to unplug from an over connected world. I think we can all agree with this! Similar shades like Equilibrium and Off The Grid promote a sense of serenity. Paint can transform your unused home office into a personal oasis.
Light and Dark
Contrasting light and dark colors is a great way to create dynamism in your home décor. The lighter the shade, the more spacious the appearance. If your furniture and flooring are primarily neutral, adding dark colors can bring balance and help create attractive focal points.
Capitalizing on Color
Whether we notice or not, our mood is influenced by the colors around us. Soothing shades such as powdery blue Casual Day can help you unwind, similar to a relaxing day at the beach. While vibrant deep oranges like Civara invigorate the senses, and create an optimistic tone; has anyone ever been unhappy looking at a sunset?!
Pointers for Color Pops
Both fun and formal spaces are equally enhanced by accents. Whether you use them to highlight a unique architectural feature or tie an area together, the trick is to be strategic. In design, the 60-30-10 rule is a well-known way to bring balance to a room.
What is the 60-30-10 Rule?
You don’t need to be a mathematician to use the 60-30-10 rule in your décor, nor do you need a ruler or a calculator. The rule simply states that for the most balanced, appealing look, you should choose a three-color palette for decorating a room, and use it as follows: decorate 60% of the room with the dominate color, decorate 30% of the room with the secondary color, and use the remaining color as an accent in 10% of the space.
New Year, New Home.
Thinking about buying or selling your home in 2018? Here are a few key points to help you get ready.
1. Declutter and Organize
With the holiday whirlwind finally over, it is the perfect time to put everything back in its place. Spend a few extra minutes organizing your closets. Decide what you no longer need and clear it out! This will help showcase your storage space to potential buyers.
2. Make Updates to Increase Your Home’s Value
Talk with your agent about small, low budget, changes you can make that will have a big impact on buyers. Updates like a kitchen backsplash or new hardware throughout are quick fixes that leave a lasting impression.
3. Price Your Home to Sell
Keep yourself up to date on market indicators such as recent sales, pricing trends, and inventory to guide you in getting the best listing price. Overpricing could scare off potential buyers while underpricing means that you as a seller could leave money on the table. Be sure to reach out to us to discuss the right pricing strategy. To keep yourself up to date on market indicators sign up for our Customized Market Reports.
1. Find Out How the New Tax Bill Affects You
With the new 2017 tax bill that was signed into law, there are several financial changes that should be taken into considerations when buying a home, such as the conforming loan limit increasing. As a buyer it is important to acquaint yourself with these changes.
2. Get Pre-approved
Be ahead of the game and ensure you are able to submit a competitive offer. Most agents require it and many sellers won’t even entertain an offer without a pre-approval letter. Don’t have a lender? We would be more than happy to connect you with one our highly-regarded lenders.
3. Set Up a Saved Search
Once you establish your general purchase price range, head to The Bartic Group website to start searching for properties to make your buying process quick and easy. The Bartic Group website is directly updated from the MLS for the most accurate and current listings! Our website makes your home search a breeze by helping you narrow your search based on your desired specifics, such as location, price point, and bedrooms/bathrooms.
Give us a call at 720-208-7200 for more information before listing your home or purchasing a home!
Many stores might be selling Halloween costumes and serving out pumpkin spice lattes but this weekend is still the unofficial last weekend of summer. With the long weekend upon us I am sure we are tall wondering "what should we do?"
Check out some of the great activities going on around our beautiful state!
Sept. 1 – Sports Authority Field at Mile High
I chose the Bartic Group to sell my condominium. My choice was based on their proven record and market knowledge. Brendan met with me and we quickly developed a plan to list my property at a price that was quite a bit more than I was expecting to receive. Brendan's research and analysis of the market was spot on, as my property was listed in less than 12 hours and I received an over asking price offer within 24 hours of having it listed. I was very impressed with Brendan and his competent, professional staff who were on top of the process from beginning to end. I would highly recommend the Bartic Group to any homeowner looking for a consummate professional organization to handle their real estate transactions.
- Jim -
In real estate, staging a home and selling a home often go hand in hand. Though the process can be involved, the results are indisputable. Need some help executing an effective home staging? Browse this list of resources to help you dazzle prospective buyers and increase your chances of a quick home sale.
Set Up Your Space
Thank you so much Brendan and The Bartic Group, you are beyond amazing! I really appreciate your help and effort. I was very nervous initially because it was my first home selling experience. Brendan guided me through and kept me informed every step of the process. My condo was under contract in three days for $10,000 over asking price! You are the best real estate team I've ever approached! Brendan is very knowledgable, transparent, and a smart professional. I highly recommend Brendan for anyone looking to sell or buy a home and for any real estate needs - he is the only realtor to use!
- Arati -