Did you know…?

Did you know that December can be one of the most busy months for real estate sales? It’s true. Many folks realize that they can find deals for homes during the holiday season. Buyers are out in droves this season looking to get something locked up prior to the new year. Plus, now that the crazy election is finally over, confidence is back. Happy Holidays and Happy Selling!

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October Real Estate Market Update

Sweet winter home

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Homework Assignment

I was talking to a new client just today and they were complaining about the realtor that he and his wife had had a long relationship with before they ran into me. They have worked with this realtor for decades and all of the sudden realized that they just were not a fit anymore. They started to notice that their agent was calling less and providing less market information and were not there as often to answer basic real estate questions. A brokerage relationship can be much like any relationship or even a marriage. Over time, they can drift apart. Here’s what I mean. In the beginning the agent focuses a ton of attention to their new buyer. They woo them with exciting new listings and spend hours with them nurturing their purchase. They get to closing and then they are nowhere to be found. This is a simplified version of it, but it happens. The new clients from above were actually quite happy with their broker for many years and that broker was there for them. Over the years, however, that relationship started to slip. I guess they could consider going to a marriage counselor to try to save the relationship… But seriously, that relationship needs to be nurtured. The broker should want to be there for you after the closing and through the years. If not, swipe left. Or is it swipe right? I don’t know, I’m married. Swipe whichever way it is to go to the next qualified broker in that virtual Realtor/Client dating app! I know the right broker is out there for you.. Who knows, it might be me!

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Back to the subject of Inventory

It has been a while since I have posted here. It has been a crazy market with a lot to talk about, Let’s get started.

Inventory of Homes. Wow! All that I can say is Wow.

Littleton as of today, 190 homes on the market. City of Denver, 1191 and in all of Highlands Ranch, 86. That means I could quite literally show you all of the homes for sale in Highlands Ranch, all price ranges and styles, in less than four days! ALL OF THEM!

We are set up for one crazy spring. If you are thinking of selling, make sure you talk to your realtor about what is facing you in the way of new lending guidelines. You will need to expect longer contract periods and maybe even missed closing deadlines and extended move out dates. Stay tuned and we will discuss this new world we live in.

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What is my home worth?

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Search For Homes In Metro Denver Areas

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Inventories are creeping up

We have been experiencing low, low, low and I mean low inventories in Metro Denver. I have been tracking 3 major cities and have been surprised at how low the amount of homes for sale have been. The cities I’ve been watching daily are Denver, Littleton and Highlands Ranch. April 1st of this year, there were only 999 homes for sale in all of the city of Denver! Littleton had only 229. But the most shocking was Highlands Ranch at 95 homes for sale! I could have shown all of the homes in Highlands Ranch in a single weekend. Alright a long weekend, but still…

This obviously lead to the crazy market we have been experiencing lately. i.e. bidding wars and skyrocketing home prices. But, this month we are seeing tad higher inventories. Now the city of Denver has 1337 homes for sale. Up 34%. Littleton has 318 today; up 39%. And now it would take me a full week to show all of the homes for sale in Highlands Ranch at 163 homes; up a whopping 72%! This should slow things down a bit and give buyers a chance to get in the game and take advantage of low interest rates and homeownership!

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Why Hire A Realtor

I ran across this recently and I believe it is very relevant and actually brilliant! So I am taking it and using it here. If anyone knows who wrote it originally, let me know I would love to give them credit. But these are my exact sentiments and put really well. Read on:
Yes you can list FSBO; For Sale By Owner.

If I were you I would hire an agent that already has a solid marketing plan in place so that your property get the most exposure possible so that you get top dollar for your home. Many time seller’s try to save money on commission b selling it their selves and end up leaving a lot of money on the table because the buyer pool their home was exposed to was much smaller than if they had used an experienced agent. An experience agent should be able to:

– Run a free Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) for your property and neighborhood. From there we can discuss what I believe your home will appraise for as well as an accurate list price for your home in today’s market. The market is constantly changing and pricing your home correctly is very important.

– Hire a Professional Photographer to come out and take high quality pictures of your property so that your property is represented in the best light possible for all of your property’s advertisements that I will place for you.

– Add a Lock Box to the property.

– Pay to Post a Sign on your property.

– Create Professional Flyers for your listing and disburse them in your neighborhood as well as in the flyer box on the sign post.

– Hold Open Houses that work with your schedule. I often times have lenders that will sponsor the Open House and provide answers to potential buyers in regard to their financing. The lenders often will provide a Snow Cone Truck to help capture the attention of people in the area. We also provide drinks, snacks, balloons, and more!

– Use online presence to assure your listing is placed in front of buyers from around the world. We have “VIP” status, “Premier Agent” status, 1,000’s of contributions on the Top Real Estate related websites and Las Vegas related websites. You can search for us on Zillow, etc and see our posts, reviews, and more.

– Use syndicating websites to send your listing to thousands of websites across the web.

– Pay for an email marketing plan that will send your listing to thousands of investors, agents, and other professionals in our network.

– And of course place your listing on the MLS exposing your home to thousands of Real Estate Agents in your market.

– Take out paid ads for your property and place them in “Feature” position above your competition on major real estate websites.

If you are prepared and capable of doing all of that on your own then more power to you, but if not I would start interviewing agents and see who is a good fit for your property in your market.

Let me know if I can be that pro for you! Want more? Visit http://www.coloradohomesalesonline.com

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Real Estate Quickie

Buying a house and want an edge in the bidding war? Offer to rent the home back to the seller until they are settled into their new home.

Food for thought in this Real Estate Quickie!

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Advice to Home Buyers and Sellers

Advice to Buyers

Market frenzy is here again. More new listings will be coming onto the market and Buyers will be competing for the home of their dreams with creative offers and creative outreach to the Sellers. While lifestyle choice remains number one‚ economic reality is quickly moving up to replace lifestyle choice in the home buying process because of the double digit increase in rent prices in the Denver area‚ pent up Buyer demand‚ and the low inventory of homes for sale.

What is a Buyer to do? Manage your expectations‚ be prepared to participate now as time is of the essence‚ and remain positive about the home buying process.

Know what you want in a home‚ where you want to live‚ and what price range you can afford. Complete the pre-qualification process so you know the price range that you qualify for when you are purchasing a home. Be prepared‚ manage your expectations‚ and be open to looking at the entire Denver market. Reach out to a Professional today about your best options and opportunities to participate and succeed in the purchase of your “Dream” home.

CALL Jeff Hansen YOUR RE/MAX PROFESSIONAL TODAY!

Advice to Sellers

While the current inventory of homes available for sale remains low‚ more homes will be coming onto the market. Buyers will include First Time Home Buyers‚ Generational Buyers (both young and older)‚ Boomerang Buyers‚ and Investors. With low inventory‚ increasing household formations‚ and pent up buyer demand& Sellers should expect many showings‚ multiple offers‚ even offers without the prospective Buyer even seeing the home and creative Buyer outreach either by video‚ letter‚ or person to person.

Quick thoughts on how a Seller can leave a lasting impression with a Buyer on his/her home for sale: inspired staging, bold paint jobs‚ de-clutter each room‚ make each room feel less personal‚ new front door‚ make the home feel fresh and clean‚ and creative landscaping.

If your home is on the market or will be soon‚ how do you satisfy a buyer’s need resulting in the successful sale of your home? Let’s not forget that buyers have done their homework‚ know exactly what they want in their new home‚ and will only compete for the homes of their dreams. As such‚ the homeowner looking to sell one’s home needs a professional who is a local expert‚ is hyper local market (neighborhood) knowledgeable‚ and can assist in the Professional plan to sell one’s home. Now is the time to reach out to a Professional.
CALL Jeff Hansen YOUR RE/MAX PROFESSIONAL TODAY!

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