This is How Colorado Home Buyers Define a “Turnkey” Home

Many Colorado home buyers would love to find a turnkey home. They exist, but they’re exceptionally hard to find. Especially when Colorado homes are selling quickly, turn key homes are elusive.

They’re also subjective. Not all home buyers have the same expectations when they say they want a “turnkey” home. Most home buyers are looking for a home that is move-in ready with minimal work or needed after purchasing the home. For some, that means only the basic elements like layout and function. But for others, that includes paint, carpet, and finishes that make the house a home. All you need to do is turn the key! 

So, what makes a turnkey property? We asked local Colorado real estate professionals what features homebuyers look for in a turnkey property. Here’s what the real estate professionals said:

Move-in Ready

Everything perfect, move in and do nothing.

Marlene Hasz
MB Hasz Real Estate

A Few Critical Home Updates

SS appliances, new carpet, new paint, new windows, professional landscaping

Danny Rubio
Coldwell Banker Residential 56

The 90% Rule

I heard this quote once that “houses are like spouses, as long as you love 90% or more then that is what you want.” There is no perfect house, but the buyers do need to love it. I have 1 buyer that is looking for a good sized yard, 2+ garage, safe location with great schools, spacious living area, and a man cave. These are what this buyer would consider a turnkey property.

Steve Calley
Metro Brokers – Fanning Realty & Assoc. Inc.

Home Finishes

Good quality updates (no lipstick on a pig), nice finishes and good layouts. Mudrooms and storage are still important.

Nina Kuhl
HomeSmart Cherry Creek

As you start your search for a turn-key home in Colorado, connect with an experienced real estate agent first. A REALTOR® can help you set up customized searches that include the elements you want in a turn-key home. You can also create a My REcolorado account to save favorite homes and custom searches on our home search site. REcolorado can help you find the turn-key home that fits you!