You may have heard, the market is hot right now! I say that somewhat facetiously because I think that has been beaten in to everyone in the Northern Colorado market in the last 18 months. But, what we’ve seen in the last few months is that if a Seller is charging a premium for a house that isn’t completely dialed in, it can sit on the market for a few weeks. Unfortunately, the public is so used to seeing homes go under contract in 35 minutes, that a home still available 35 days later starts to look like it might have something wrong with it to Buyers.
So how do we make sure that we are the best looking home on the block? What we want to do is put your home’s best foot forward before hitting the market. With my Windermere Certified Listing process, we take care of most of the heavy lifting for my clients. We go through the checklist below, and coordinate all of it for you.
- 5 point pre-inspection
- Pull the Ownership and Encumbrance report
- Assemble HOA documents
- Have home professionally measured to provide blueprints
- Have home professionally cleaned
- Professional photography (virtual tour and social media posting)
- Just listed postcard sent to your neighborhood
- All the usual stuff: Sign, brochure, MLS, Windermere.com/Zillow/Trulia/REALTOR.com posting
In addition to these items above, it’s important to get a feel for where your home is in the market. I will show you the homes we are competing with, so that if there is anything we can do to give you a competitive advantage, we’ll make sure you get it done. Staging can also be a very important piece of the puzzle. Depending on the space, Buyers can sometimes have difficulty imagining how their furniture will fit in your home. Even if it is just moving some furniture around and de-cluttering, staging will be VERY helpful.
Remember, gone are the days (May 2015) of throwing a beat up rental on the market for 25% more than it’s worth and getting 50 offers to sift through. We are still a fast moving market, but making sure your home is ready to compete against everything else out there will make your home stand out, sell quickly, and for a a premium. Call me if you have any questions about listing or buying a home!
I want to thank all of my clients for making the tailgate party last week such a success! We had over 150 people, and we got to enjoy Tacos, drinks, and the Coyote Gold trailer even showed up to serve margaritas. It was a lot of fun to see everyone!
On a similar note, I got to attend our new Cherry Creek Windermere offices’ Grand Opening Party, and it was so cool to see how we are growing even more in the Denver area and will be able to serve even more of our clients in that area. If you or anyone you know needs real estate help in Denver, give me a call and I can put you in touch with amazing agents in that region.
Thank you again and have a great week!
I hope that you are enjoying the end of summer with this nice weather, and what better way to cap it off than with Margaritas, Football, and Tailgating! Please join me for our 2nd Annual Windermere Tailgating party on October 7th from 3pm-6pm in the Windermere Real Estate parking lot! We’ll have a Taco Truck, Margs, and yard games. Family friendly so bring your kids!
If you can make it give me a call or shoot me a text, I would love to see you there!
It's almost fall, and Labor Day coming up means it's time for the Colorado State University Rams to take on the Buffs from the University of Colorado. Since I've spent half my life in Fort Collins and having graduated from CSU, I am a die hard Ram fan (in the spirit of disclosure, I have clients, friends, and co-workers that cheer for the Buffs and I enjoy being around them 364 days a year!).
This year should be a good one with our coach now in his second year and hopefully hitting his stride. If you are headed to cheer on the Rams shoot me a text and I'll buy you a drink at the stadium! GO RAMS!
As I was playing in the backyard with my dogs yesterday (Bella the Weimaraner and Haley the Doberman), I thought "I should let dog people know just how cool it is to be a dog in Fort Collins". Fort Collins was voted in the top 10 Dog Friendly Cities in the US by REALTOR.com, they even said that 67% of all households in the Fort own a dog.
Check out links below to some of the activities for you and your pup in Fort Collins. As always, if you have any questions or would ever like to chat please let me know!
The home that my wife and I have lived in for 9 years is officially on the market! It is listed for $364,900, and is a 3 bedroom 2 bath 2,228 square foot home in Old Town Fort Collins. It is located only 3 blocks to City Park. Wood floors on the main level, remodeled kitchen, and original cool touches throughout make this a great home. Full basement with conforming bedroom, an office and 2 full bathrooms have been plenty of space for us over the years.
Mature trees, lawn sprinkler system on the front and side yards (synthetic turf backyard great for dogs), make this a low maintenance Old Town property.
We hope that the next owners will love this property as much as we have, and it is ready to move in to today! Call me if you have any questions, or know of anyone that is interested in living in Old Town Fort Collins!
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