Selling Real Estate

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,...

Showing your home during hot days

LOVELAND - Weather can present some challenges when it comes to selling your home. On really hot days, it is important to make the showing experience a pleasant one for your prospective buyers. Here are a few ideas. Cool the interior This almost goes without saying,...

Home listing safety tips for sellers

LOVELAND - When selling a home, there’s so much to think about that we often forget one very important matter – security. Listing your home for sale can be a security issue since your property is being openly marketed for sale with pictures of the interior as well as...

Why is my house not selling?

LOVELAND - Word on the street is that it’s a hot seller’s market - but your home isn’t selling. You’re probably guessing that something isn’t quite right. Here are several reasons why your home may not be selling and some tips on what you can to do make your home more...

Tips on selling your home when you have pets

LOVELAND - Man’s best friend… but not necessarily when you’re looking to sell your home! Unfortunately, your beloved Labrador or Siamese may complicate your home selling plans as pets can make homes more difficult to sell and show. In an effort to ameliorate the...

Pre-Listing Inspections

Pre-Listing Inspections

BOULDER -When you are ready to sell your home and want to help the sale process go smoothly and quickly, consider a pre-listing home inspection. These type of inspections, paid for by the seller or listing agent, are written reports detailing the condition of the...

Decor tips to help sell your home

BOULDER – Few things in life are as stressful, time consuming and all around unpleasant as selling your home. It’s labor intensive, expensive and emotional. It’s also when I get called in as a first offense: helping clients create beautiful rooms that maximize a...

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