7 ways home sellers turn off homebuyers

7 ways home sellers turn off homebuyers

When it’s time to sell your home, you can invest a ton of time, energy and money into getting the place ready for sale. You might declutter, stage and even remodel the house to make it as appealing to buyers as possible. Sometimes, though, no amount of preparation can...
What’s a “pocket listing”?

What’s a “pocket listing”?

Occasionally, I have clients who want to try to sell their property, but they want to keep it very low key – this is what we call a soft sell. They don’t want their neighbors and everybody else knowing they are thinking of moving. They don’t want pictures of the...
How much does it cost to sell a house?

How much does it cost to sell a house?

While many people save for and anticipate the costs associated with buying a home, not everyone realizes that selling a house also comes with its share of fees. In some cases, these fees can equal 10 percent of the home’s sale price. While many of these charges are...

Remodeling your home with resale in mind

BOULDER – Remodeling a home: What should you do? What shouldn’t you do? This is a topic on which everybody and their brother has an opinion. Like interior design, there are basic rules upon which most people agree. But also like interior design, there are clever,...

Autumn home-selling secrets

GREELEY – Lindsay Jiricek, of Sears Real Estate, lists the top three tips for selling a home in the fall. For years, spring and summer have been considered the optimal home-selling seasons. However, fall is fast overcoming the “prime” selling seasons as the best time...

‘Why isn’t my house selling?’

COLORADO SPRINGS – Broker Associate Jean Wheaton, of The Wheaton Team at RE/MAX Properties, Inc., is asked time and time again, “Why isn’t my house selling?” Her answer: Go across the street and take a good look at the front exterior. “Ask yourself, ‘How does the...

Housing options for retirement

Q: As I approach retirement, I’m not sure if I should stay in my current home or look at other options. A: Many baby boomers – those born between 1946 and 1964 – are now reaching retirement age. According to the Urban Institute, they will live longer, be more healthy,...