Monday, January 22, 2018

Some of the Home Staging Tips I Offer During Consultations

What goes into my staging consultations? Let me walk you through the process.

We’ve touched on the subject of home staging in the past, but today I wanted to delve deeper into what a one-hour consultation with me looks like.

When you call me after hiring Rob Kittle, I like to come out and visit you as soon as possible. During my visit, I fill out a form that details each room of the property.

I write down notes as we walk through the home together and then leave those notes with you after our consultation ends. I also send a copy of those notes on to Rob, so that we are all on the same page.

The first area I like to focus on is curb appeal. People driving up to your home will instantly perceive whether or not they can envision themselves living there. Everything after this first impression should then reinforce their already positive opinion on your home.

If someone has a negative first impression of your home, everything they see inside of it afterwards will only serve to reinforce that impression. They’ll convince themselves that it simply isn’t right for them. This is why curb appeal is so critical.

The next step is to talk about decluttering. Your home needs to have enough furniture to define the space, but not so much that the beauty of the home is being distracted from. Other basics, like cleanliness, are also important. During our consultation, we will determine whether your home needs anything from a fresh coat of paint to a good dusting.

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On top of cleaning, organizing, and decluttering your home, you will also need to neutralize it. Buyers want to see themselves living there, not you living there. Religious artifacts, sports memorabilia, and other personal items should be put away during showings.

Finally, good lighting is very important. Opening the blinds to allow in natural sunlight is a great way to make everything else you’ve done to the home shine.

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Monday, January 15, 2018

You're Invited to Our Upcoming Appreciation Event

We’re hosting another client appreciation event. Will we see you there?

Thanks to the record number of referrals you gave us in 2017, we were able to also have a record number of closings. We can’t thank you enough for the amazing year we had.

"We can’t thank you enough for the amazing year we had."

To show you how grateful we are, we’re happy to invite you to our annual client appreciation event. We hope you’ll join us for a bowling party at Chipper’s North on February 10 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

You can RSVP here. We hope to see you there!

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Is There a Risk to Buying a Home Right Now?

Our market is seasonal, so if you’re a homebuyer, you’re likely better off buying sooner rather than later.

Is there a risk in buying a home right now? Is our market going to crash?

Based on the statistics and the supply and demand ratios I’ve been seeing, the answer is absolutely 
not. Our market is still hot, even as we approach winter.

You don’t have to take my word for it, though. If you’d like to know the risk of buying a home you’re 
interested in, visit and enter the property’s address into the site’s 
“Risk-O-Meter” tool. This will give you a prediction as to what that home’s value will be anywhere 
from one year to a few years from now.

We entered the addresses of properties from out of state into the Risk-O-Meter, and their return wasn’t 
as high as the properties here in northern Colorado. We can also put together a custom market 
analysis for you if you need further peace of mind.

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Our market is seasonal, so if you are thinking of buying a home, try to do so within the next 
60 to 90 days. Our annual spring market boom usually starts in early February. Once this boom 
happens and multiple offer situations become more common, demand shoots up. When supply is low 
and demand is high, prices skyrocket.

If you get something under contract within the next 60 to 90 days, you’ll put that equity and appreciation 
into your pocket instead of waiting and letting it go into the seller’s pocket. If you wait until spring, you’re 
more likely to be a contingent buyer, which will make things much more difficult for you. When sellers 
have to choose between a contingent offer and a non-contingent offer, they usually pick the 
non-contingent offer.

If you have any more questions about our market or you want to buy or sell a home, don’t hesitate to 
reach out to us. We’d be glad to help you.