Sorry, Mom, Nobody Wants Your Stuff
Teaching clients how to ‘let it go’ and declutter prior to a sale is often a difficult part of the moving process.
First Right of Refusal Contract
Is it wise for a Buyer to make or a Seller to accept a First Right of Refusal Contract (also known as a Contingency Contract)? And what is a kick-out clause?
INSPECTION REPORT IN COLORADO
Does a Seller have to repair all of the items found wrong with a home in an Inspection Report? In CO, they can fix all or some or none. Find out how this affects you.
WHAT IF APPRAISAL COMES IN LOW?
There are five common actions that can be taken if an appraisal comes in low. Whether you’re the Buyer or the Seller, don’t panic. There’s often common ground.
VA Loans Being Denied to Vets Who Work in the Cannabis Industry
Veterans in Budding Industry Penalized Eligible veterans who qualify under the GI Bill for a VA home loan are being…
13 Things Your Realtor Probably Didn’t Tell You
What BUYERS Need to Know When Looking for a Home Seeing more than 5 houses in a day will…
Realtor Experience Invaluable in the Home Buying and Selling Process
The Ribbon is Free A neighbor recently asked, “Do we really need to use a Realtor when purchasing a home?…
Best Real Estate Deals Colorado Springs March 2016
Real Estate Deals Available in Colorado Springs in March 2016 These homes may or may not be my listings, but…
42 Timely Tips from a Realtor to Make your Move Easier
Timely Tips from a Realtor to Make your Move Easier Having moved recently, and helping many clients during the moving…
10 Things Your Realtor Can’t Tell You
People often ask Realtors questions they can’t (or shouldn’t) answer, often because the law prohibits us from sharing certain information. Here are a few instances.
Colorado Springs Weekly Wrap October 25 – 31
This Week in Colorado Springs A seven-day recap of Things to Do in Colorado Springs October 25 – 31 ~*~…
Need a Realtor anywhere in the world? I have connections.
Do you need a Realtor? I know people. Are you thinking about moving and don’t know a Realtor in the…
Are you actually motivated to buy a house now?
Are you ready to make an offer today? For many years, it has been my personal and office policy to…
What is a contingency offer?
What is a contingency offer and should we accept it? A contingency is an offer or a contract dependent on…
5 Strategies to Know Before Buying a House
Sell First, Then Buy If you have to sell your house before purchasing a new one, don’t go house hunting until…
Losing a deal – what you get is always better than what you thought you wanted
Losing the bid when making an offer on the house of your dreams Having been in the real estate industry for…
What are you paying a REALTOR® for anyway?
It’s not the number of houses that your Agent shows you or the marketing that they do to sell your house, the Agent is paid for their work AFTER a home goes Under Contract.
I only want to work with the Listing Agent
Many Buyers believe that if they go directly to the Listing Agent that they will save money on the purchase of a home. Not only is that not true most of the time, but your interests are not being fairly represented in most similar situations.
Why You Don’t Have to Sign a Buyer Agency Agreement When Buying a Colorado Springs Home
Although it will eventually be in your best interests, it is not recommended that you sign a Buyer Agency Agreement in the State of Colorado before your first showing with a Realtor with whom you do not have a previous personal or professional relationship.
Location Location Location ~ what does that really mean to a Buyer or Seller?
When the time comes for you to buy or sell a home, the idea of LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION is one that can never be ignored.
The Fatal WISH LIST
Not all Realtors are created equal. Make sure you find someone who is in tune to what YOU need, and not just “the way it’s always been done.”
Colorado Springs Best Realtor
It’s the relationships that we establish that make our job constantly rewarding.
Buyer Agent or Transaction Broker
When working with Clients in Colorado Springs, our Company policy is to represent them in an Agency capacity.
Buyer Agency more than looking at houses
I can show you one house, I can show you one hundred houses. My job REALLY starts when we identify the property that you have your heart set on being your next home.
New Fannie Mae Changes
Another government change is on the horizon that will have even more of an impact on the already distressed housing market.
While there are many connotations, matching peoples’ dreams with reality is the best part of my job.
Raving Fans (and the PERFECT Clients)
Sometimes you have Clients who make you not only appreciate their friendship, but make you fall in love with your job all over again.
In taking just a little time out of your schedule each week to preview houses, sometimes you come across gems that are just right for your clients.
Getting a deal to the closing table takes experience and professionalism and placating an average of 71 people as you navigate a purchase or sale. Show your Realtor appreciation for making your transaction happen.
Not all Realtors are Created Equal
It is unfortunate, but as with any business, it is the individual with whom you are working, and not the profession itself, that determines the experience of your transaction.
First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit
Now that it is time to pay taxes for 2010, those people who took the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit in 2008 need to start paying it back on this year’s tax return. Those that purchased in 2009 and 2010 and took the Tax Credit do not need to pay it back.