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The Benefits of Home Staging

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Get Ready, Sell, Tips for Sellers | 0 comments

Staging a home is an important step in the selling process for many homes. With a fresh look plus strategic placement of furniture and decor, a staged home can attract more buyers and often times generate a quicker sale and higher sales price. Your broker can guide you through the process to see what type of staging fits your home best, from minor touch-ups or new coats of paint to more in-depth construction projects. Your broker’s expertise and experience in this area allow them to offer tips, strategies, and staging company recommendations...

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Selling your Home: step-by-step

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Tips for Sellers | 0 comments

Selling your Home: step-by-step

Some things change fast in real estate: markets go up and down, contract language is updated, mistakes and lawsuits give rise to new regulations and rulings.   But other things remain the same, year after year.  Here are the things our Colorado Department of Real Estate (DORA) wants you to know about the process of selling your home: Determine goals or outcome: Once the decision to sell has been made, a number of other questions come to mind. What is a fair price under the current market conditions? What are the current market conditions? How...

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Do HOAs Affect Home Values?

Posted by on Oct 12, 2014 in Featured, Money Matters, Sell, Trends | 0 comments

Do HOAs Affect Home Values?

Research suggests that HOA’s have an effect on home values – almost always for the better. “Theory does suggest that  HOAs increase home value. The rights and responsibilities that come with an HOA affect a home’s value, just as do the number of  bedrooms and the quality of the local schools.  A great house in a community with a poorly designed or badly managed HOA is a great house in a bad neighborhood.” – Amanda Agan and Alexander Tabarrok , George Mason University. The Downside Since most homes built in...

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The Appraisal: 10 things your broker should do

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Featured, For Sale, Sell, Tips for Sellers, Working with Brokers | 0 comments

The Appraisal:  10 things your broker should do

Appraisals are sometimes a source of confusion for both Buyers and Sellers, but usually for different reasons. Review:  an appraisal is an opinion of value prepared by an authorized person.  In Colorado, Appraisers are licensed and regulated by the State. There are different levels of licensure, depending on the qualifications of the Appraiser. Buyers sometimes think that the appraisal will “protect” them from overpaying.  There is a clause in the contract, after all, that says in effect: “if the appraisal doesn’t come...

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Choosing Paint Colors in Winston Downs

Posted by on Mar 8, 2014 in Get Ready, Sell, Tips for Sellers | 0 comments

Choosing Paint Colors in Winston Downs

Why paint your house? Seller’s will often ask a broker what should be done to prepare their home to sell.  A good place to start is with “street appeal”: the first impression of your home as the buyer drives up.  Yes, I’ve had buyers who wouldn’t get out of the car . . . don’t be that house, even if you’re leaving some things “as is” in other parts of the house. Exterior painting isn’t cheap to do right – the best painters spend a lot of time preparing (scraping, caulking,...

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