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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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Schools: What Buyers Want

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Living, Schools, Tips for Sellers | 0 comments

Schools: What Buyers Want

A house is a collection of desirable characteristics: shelter, comfort, and location. School quality is a locational characteristic that influences home values. Research shows us that homebuyers are not only aware of differences in school quality but also have revealed their preferences for higher quality schools by paying a premium for their home. This premium for school quality is among the most imp0rtant factors in determining home prices. (Neighborhood School Characteristics: What Signals Quality to Homebuyers? Kathy J. Hayes, Research...

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What is the Hottest Price Range?

Posted by on Jul 15, 2013 in Sold, Tips for Buyers, Tips for Sellers, Trends | 0 comments

What is the Hottest Price Range?

The hottest price range in Denver is where the most sales are happening, where homes sell overnight and Sellers get multiple full-price offers. This is good information for both buyers and sellers: buyers need to know how competitive the market will be for them; and sellers can use this information to best position their home price for a quick sale. Price Buckets A price bucket is just a way to group products by price.  For example homes between $150-250,000 might be one bucket, $250-300,000 the next, etc. You can make the buckets any...

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How to find Buyers for your Home

Posted by on Jul 13, 2013 in Featured, Sell, Tips for Sellers | 0 comments

How to find Buyers for your Home

Casting a Wide Net While it’s true that “It only takes one . . . ” (a hopeful Seller’s motto, but let’s face it you can only sell to one buyer), you’re better off having broad appeal and broad exposure.  Website providers and brokers may try to convince you that they have some unique “marketing magic”, but buyers really want complete and accurate information that they can quickly compare with all the other listings out there. Here’s where the action is: Almost everybody is using the...

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How to Make a “Rent Back” Work

Posted by on Jul 11, 2013 in Sell, Tips for Sellers | 0 comments

How to Make a “Rent Back” Work

For sellers who need to sell first, the nagging question is: Where do I  move when this house sells? There are many low-inventory markets  around the country. It’s usually easier to sell in a low-inventory market, but  it can be difficult finding a replacement home to buy. Finding an interim  rental is sometimes the only option. The advantage of renting temporarily while you look for a new home is  that you don’t need to feel rushed to buy a home that may not suit your needs.  Given the uncertainty in the market, you should buy only for the...

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