This is How Colorado Home Buyers Define a “Turn Key” Home

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

They’re also subjective. Not all home buyers have the same expectations when they say they want “turn key” home. Most home buyers are looking for a turn key 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.

So, what makes a turnkey property? We asked local Denver real estate professionals what the most commonly requested elements of a turnkey property include. Here’s what the real estate professionals think:

Move-in Ready

Everything perfect, move in and do nothing.

Marlene Hasz

Hasz Real Estate

www.marlenehasz.com

A Few Critical Home Updates

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

Danny Rubio

Pemco Realty

www.danrubiohomes.denver.pemcorealty.com

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.

www.calleyrealty.com

Home Finishes

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

Nina Kuhl

Cherry Creek Properties LLC

www.kuhlnina.com

 

As you start your search for a turnkey 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!

 

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