The typical home buyer or home seller often asks, “What’s the difference between a licensed agent and a Realtor?” That’s a good question. So, what is the difference?
Colorado Realtor Phil Barru, of RE/MAX Professionals, dispels common myths about getting one’s home ready to sell and examines essential pre-listing improvements.
You’ve heard of seller’s remorse, but seller’s tears? More than a third of people who’ve sold their homes say they have shed tears over the experience.
Due to the passage of Colorado House Bill 19-1098 known as “the deeds bill,” changes have been made to the Colorado Division of Real Estate’s standard form, Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate (Residential). In addition to the changes to this contract, House Bill 19-1098 also necessitated changes to the Closing Instructions form used in Colorado real estate transactions.
When putting a home on the market, it’s the three Ps that will make most difference: presentation, promotion and price.
Renovations can make us happier in the places we call home, but some of the most dramatic updates can add real value when it’s time to sell.
Q: I just lost the sale of my house because our buyer learned we changed out a broken toilet without getting a permit from the city. I did not even know this was required. Is there anything I can do? – Barbara
In some markets, it is common for the home buyer and seller to negotiate possession three days after closing. This method of possession eliminates the seller’s risk in the event the home buyer fails to come to closing and the seller needs to move back into the home.
If you’re selling your house, the place has to look its best so buyers can see its potential and imagine themselves living there. That’s what home-staging is about.
Did you know there are three different opportunities in Colorado and Boulder County available for seniors to ease the burden of property tax payments on real estate?
March Madness is here – and with Boulder’s red-hot real estate market, it’s not just for college basketball fans.
When listing a home with a real estate agent, sellers of psychologically impacted or “stigmatized” homes often ask if a seller needs to disclose a something such as a murder or suicide occurring on the property. The answer is not the same across all states, but luckily, in Colorado, we have some guidance from the legislature.
Market value is defined as the amount a home can be sold for in a given market. It is the most probable price that a property should expect to receive during a competitive and open market under all conditions requisite to a fair sale with the buyer and seller each acting prudently, knowledgeable and assuming the price is not affected by undue stimulus.
Thinking about putting your home on the market this year? Selling before the end of the first quarter is an excellent strategy that often comes with a host of benefits.
Homebuyers and home sellers hire real estate brokers to assist them with what is commonly the largest financial transaction in most people’s lives. In today’s real estate world, there is a copious variety of business models seeking to serve the needs of homebuyers and sellers. As markets change, types of real estate business models change and evolve with the market. When the market heated up prior to the recession, a business model evolved called limited service companies. The fees charged and services rendered varied greatly. The fees, commissions, and services are 100 percent negotiated between a broker and their principal. The Division of Real Estate does not regulate commissions or services offered. However, the level of services dropped so low, in some cases, that both brokers and their clients were contacting the Division of Real Estate for clarity regarding the minimum amount of service required was to serve the home buying and selling public.
If you’re a long-time Boulder County resident and are thinking of selling your home this spring, you might be surprised by how things have changed since the last time you did so.
The No. 1 reason home buyers purchase a home is to get more living space. In fact, in a recent survey conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of SunTrust Mortgage, 66 percent of millennials say more space is the top reason for purchasing a home.
Buying or selling your home is one of the biggest and most important decisions you will make in your lifetime – and the process can be complicated with many financial and legal considerations — so it makes sense to rely on a real estate agent who has been around the block, so to speak.
If you have three different professionals measure a home, you will likely be presented with three slightly different results. Why is that? Different standards, rounding differences, and local customs are just a few of the reasons.
Buying or selling a home can be stressful. Buying and selling at the same time is even more challenging, but there are some things that you can do to make it a bit easier. Here are a few tips on buying and selling a home at the same time.