Category Archives: Sellers

Information for sellers around Canon City, Pueblo, Pueblo West, Florence, Penrose and Southern Colorado

Is Your House Ordinary? Extraordinary? Sexy?

Is Your House Ordinary? Extraordinary? Sexy? Today while on floor duty my broker handed me one of those super glossy real estate magazines full of super high end homes. Most were a $Million dollars or more. Many had wine cellars, ocean views, private indoor and outdoor pools, boat docks ……you’ve seen these. Sellers almost always think that their house is super extraordinary simply because they own it! Maybe they re-carpeted, painted or simply maintained the property.  But this is rarely true, there are few extraordinary houses on the market. Here’s how most people view houses in the following categories: Ordinary: … Click For More

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How to Mess Up a Lowball Offer in Real Estate

How to Mess Up a Lowball Offer on Real Estate Years ago when my dad died my sister and I went back to the house we grew up in. It was an ordinary house, a tract house. It sat in the middle of a neighborhood where every 3rd or 4th house was the same floor plan. My father took care of the house, for the most part maintained it and he took pride in it.  One of his best friends was the next door neighbor – a Realtor. So we got the house cleaned up, cleaned out and listed in … Click For More

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Why are the Sellers Selling?

Why are the Sellers Selling? Buyers love to ask the question “why are the sellers selling?” There are two, maybe three answers to that questions. 1) Short Answer – it’s none of a buyer’s business 2) Longer Answer – The sellers are selling the house, the walls and the roof, they aren’t selling their story 3) Disclosure Answer – The sellers “might” be in trouble. Sometimes the MLS will disclose that the property is in short sale, that the foreclosure process has begun or that the property is in an estate. If you are a buyer looking for a house … Click For More

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The property inspection in Southern Colorado

The property inspection in Southern Colorado  In Southern Colorado and the Canon City area property inspections are historically done by  buyers hoping to buy a house or commercial building. And buyers can do a property inspection on vacant land as well. The buyer will call a property inspector, arrange for a time and date, double check with the seller about availability, have utilities turned on at vacant properties and cross their fingers it all works out well. Sellers should think about getting a property inspection prior to putting their house or property on the market for sale. Why? No property … Click For More

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Tips To Help Get Your Property Sold

A few tips to help get your property sold! Follow these simple steps and help problems and buyer objections later. 1) Reduce your clutter. If you are not using it get rid of it, donate it, recycle it but get it gone! This includes ½ the stuff in closets and cabinets. 2) Clean. This means all the attachments on the vacuum cleaner, a big bucket of hot water,floor to ceiling cleaning. 3) Paint! Fresh paint is inexpensive and a great way to spruce the place up. It also helps deodorize smoke. A house that has been smoked in will take … Click For More

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