If you are buying or selling a home for the first time, you might be wondering who sets the price for the sale of your home, or how the listing price was chosen for a home you'd like to make an offer on. There are misconceptions out there about just who 'decides' what a home … Continue reading Home Comps and What to Do With Them
In a high demand real estate market like Denver, Sellers have the advantage. When Buyer demand outpaces available inventory, the Seller is king, and they have the upper hand at the negotiating table. Don't abandon all hope, Buyers! In any market, there are things you can do to educate yourself so as to gain an … Continue reading Cosmetic Issues = Buyer Savings
If you're like a lot of people, you learn by doing. When it comes to buying a home for the first time, a lot of learning takes place in the form of mistakes. Purchasing a home is a major investment, and first time buyers are more educated than ever thanks to the internet and other … Continue reading If You Had a Do-Over…
This time of year, many of us can be found window shopping - strolling through shops online, at the mall or downtown. Window shopping is fun, it's entertaining, and it can be a great way to narrow down your Christmas list. When you first begin thinking about purchasing a home, this is a fine way … Continue reading Buyer Pre-Approval – Why Does it Matter?
Etiquette... in our fast paced, paperless, I-saw-it-online-in-real-time world, a "Post-Emily-Post" world, if you will, some people believe manners are a lost art. That the nuances of behavior we once treasured: thank you notes, the opening of doors, good old fashioned common courtesy - are a thing of the past. Call me old fashioned, but I … Continue reading Alienate a Seller in 5 Easy Steps
As you are probably aware, there is so much more to buying a home than deciding to buy a home; in a hot Seller's Market like we are experiencing here in Denver, there simply aren't enough homes to match the demand, and savvy, educated Buyers (with savvy Realtors who've got their back) are the ones … Continue reading Beating the Competition: A Street Smart Buyer’s Guide for Success in a Competitive Market
If you've picked up a newspaper, watched the nightly news, perused the internet, know anyone who has bought or sold a home recently, or rubbed elbows with Realtors anytime over the past 18 months or so, you know that the Denver area Real Estate market (and many other markets across the country) is thriving. Multiple offers … Continue reading Bidding Wars and Backup Offers – How to Win the Real Estate Battle