Selling Real Estate

How much is your home worth?

How much is your home worth?

There are so many ways to answer this question. Some interpret it as “how much is your home worth to you?” Others may answer by how much a home is worth to a buyer. And yet another way to look at it is how much is a home worth to a mortgage lender. These questions...

How much will my home value increase from renovations?

How much will my home value increase from renovations?

A common misconception about home repairs is that your home’s value will increase by the same amount as what you spent on renovations. Unfortunately, this is not true. Although it can vary by the type of renovation and market conditions, you will not always get back...

Home features that drive price appreciation

Home features that drive price appreciation

If you’re a homeowner, a quickly rising real estate market is good news. It’s comforting to see your home value rise. Yet, many homeowners don’t live in the last home they will ever own, making rising prices also a source of anxiety. The question is, what do rising...

Appraisal issues during hot markets

Appraisal issues during hot markets

Home values are rising! Bidding wars and homes selling for above asking price are great news for home sellers. However, it’s important to note that how much a buyer is willing to pay may not necessarily be how much you can sell for. Why? Appraisals do not always keep...

Flatirons Home Inspections: Piece of mind, every time

Flatirons Home Inspections: Piece of mind, every time

Anyone who has bought or sold a home knows what it’s like to cross your fingers and hold your breath during that necessary home inspection. You don’t want bad news, but you need to know there’s no guesswork on the part of the inspector and that they are going to tell...

Design Recipes: How to Prepare for an Estate Sale

Design Recipes: How to Prepare for an Estate Sale

When a loved one passes on, there are a number of financial aspects that need to be handled, including in many instances the sale of one’s home. For most Americans, their home is their single biggest asset, and for those loved ones and heirs left behind, ensuring the...

5 home issues that could scare away potential buyers

Home sellers often think that receiving an offer is the most important milestone in the home selling process. The reality is, there are several critical milestones that must be reached before reaching the closing table. One early milestone is the home inspection. To...

Why summer is a great time to sell a vacation home in Colorado

Why summer is a great time to sell a vacation home in Colorado

As soon as the weather starts heating up – starting in about June and lasting through September – the housing market is at its peak. This is traditionally because families with children want to get settled into a new home before the start of the school year, but the...

Seven tips to make moving day go more smoothly

Finally after looking online at hundreds of homes for sale, going to dozens of showings and making it though the offer process, you have a home under contract and will soon be moving. Moving day: No matter how much you plan, it’s tiring, chaotic and stressful. You can...

Escrow is valuable tool to protect both buyer and seller

Escrow is valuable tool to protect both buyer and seller

We’ve all seen the notices on top of the real estate signs in front yards: In escrow. Although it sounds foreboding, escrow is part of the homebuying process, and it’s designed to protect the buyer and the seller. The more you know about how escrow works, the less...

Tips on buying and selling a home at the same time

Tips on buying and selling a home at the same time

In an ideal world, you would buy your new home first and have some time to move your belongings before selling your old home. However, if you’re like most people, you cannot afford to carry two mortgages. Additionally, you may need the proceeds from the sale of your...

How much does it cost to sell a house?

While most 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 as much as 10 percent of the home’s sale price. While many of these charges...

Real Estate Matters: 5 questions to ask moving companies

Real Estate Matters: 5 questions to ask moving companies

Are you moving this month? You’re not alone. According to the Census, approximately one in nine people, or about 40 million Americans, move every year. More people move in May than in any other month, according to industry experts. Whether you’re moving into a condo...

Why the Internet will never replace a Realtor

BOULDER – The rise of the Internet has made nearly every transaction faster, smarter, and – in many cases – less personal. Who could argue that ordering goods off Amazon has the same human element as heading to your local market? While the Internet’s ability to...

Tips for sellers on negotiating multiple offers

The Colorado real estate market continues to be competitive due to low inventory and high demand. This means that multiple offers are more likely if you are selling your home this year. Receiving multiple offers is a dream scenario for most sellers, but it’s important...

Top 5 things buyers look for in a home

Every buyer is different, they have different tastes in décor, preferences for layout and home amenities, location needs, etc. However, they also have many things in common. They all tend to look for certain qualities in a home when buying. As a seller, or potential...

Moving? Here are some packing tips

Packing to move is never fun; it’s a lot of time-consuming work. But it pays to do it right. I once had a client who left it to the last minute and had her young children quickly box the things in their own bedrooms. Her little boy – elementary school age at the time...

Common home odors to address before showing your home

Common home odors to address before showing your home

We know this is an uncomfortable topic to cover, but it’s nevertheless an important one. If you’re planning to sell your home this spring, it’s important to be aware of certain home odors that can be a huge issue for potential buyers. Addressing these can improve your...

How to improve your home’s curb appeal

How to improve your home’s curb appeal

Planning on selling your house this spring? In this time of low housing supply, the hour you put your Boulder County home on the market (live on the Multiple Listings Service), there is a good chance interested buyers will start driving by your property. Despite all...

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...

Tips on preparing to buy or sell this spring

Tips on preparing to buy or sell this spring

Spring is coming! This is the time of year that homeowners start preparing their homes for sale and home buyers start monitoring new listings. If you are planning to buy or sell this Spring/Summer, here are some helpful tips. Preparing a home for sale Yes, it’s time...

Plan ahead: Preparing your home for a spring sale

Plan ahead: Preparing your home for a spring sale

If a spring move is on the horizon, don’t wait until the first signs of warm weather to start preparing your home. There are lots of things you can begin doing now to get ahead of the process, save time, and avoid headaches down the road. Here are our tips for...

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...

The home valuation: What’s your home worth?

The home valuation: What’s your home worth?

Recently former clients asked me to come over to review some renovations they were considering before selling in a few years. They wanted to know if it would make financial sense to put this remodeling investment into their home to help maximize its value. During my...

Ask Angie’s List: Is winter a good time to move?

While summer might conjure images of sun-soaked beaches and lakeside cabins, it’s also a busy season for moving trucks. Summer’s the most popular time to move, thanks to abundant warm weather and school breaks, but it’s often the most expensive time to hire a moving...

Ready to sell? Five home projects to tackle first

BOULDER – You’ve lived in your home a long time. Long enough that the wobbly handrail on the staircase doesn’t faze you. The moldy caulk in the shower doesn’t get a second glance. The inch-wide gap under the front door looks normal. But it’s time to wake up. If you’re...

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