Seller Resources

Best Colorado Springs Real Estate Photographers

Colorado Springs Real Estate Photography When I became a Realtor in Colorado Springs, I wanted to be the best in the city. It did not take me long to realize that it would take more than being friendly. It took the desire to help my clients sell their homes for more money than any one else and to sell them faster. I soon bought $20,000 in video production equipment and state of the art [...]

How Video Will Sell Your Home

Today we live in a virtual world. It is unbelievable how many billions of views just one site such as Youtube.com receives each day. Take in all the social media sites together and it becomes unfathomable how much time is spent watching videos. When it comes to selling homes in Colorado Springs, making a video for the entire world to see is the key to selling a home faster and at the highest price. When buyers are [...]

How To Sell Your Home For Top Dollar in Colorado Springs

How to sell your home for top dollar How To Sell Your Home For Top $$ When it comes to selling a home in the Colorado Springs real estate market, many people make the mistake of choosing a Realtor like they would choose a local contractor bid to paint their home. That is, by choosing the lowest bid by a Realtor to sell their home. As the old cliche goes, "you get what you pay [...]

Property Disclosures – FAQ

Obligations to disclose information about a property vary from state to state. Under the strictest laws, the seller and the seller's broker, if there is one, are required to disclose all facts materially affecting the value or desirability of the property which are known or accessible only to him. Items sellers often disclose include: homeowners association dues; whether or not work done on the house meets local building codes and permits requirements; the presence [...]

Pricing the House to Sell – FAQ

While your low offer in a normal market might be rejected immediately, in a buyer's market a motivated seller will either accept or make a counteroffer. Full-price offers or above are more likely to be accepted by the seller. But there are other considerations involved: * Is the offer contingent upon anything, such as the sale of the buyer's current house? If so, a low offer, even a full price offer, may not be as [...]

Negotiating (For Sellers) – FAQ

While your low offer in a normal market might be rejected immediately, in a buyer's market a motivated seller will either accept or make a counteroffer. Full-price offers or above are more likely to be accepted by the seller. But there are other considerations involved: * Is the offer contingent upon anything, such as the sale of the buyer's current house? If so, a low offer, even a full price offer, may not be [...]

Short Sales – FAQ

This situation is known as a "short sale." Sometimes home owners can negotiate with lenders and have them split the difference between the sale price and loan amount, which still must be paid. A short sale may be complicated if the loan has been sold to the secondary market because then the lender will have to get permission from Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, the two major secondary-market players. If the loan was a low-down-payment [...]

Deed In Lieu of Foreclosure – FAQ

This situation is known as a "short sale." Sometimes home owners can negotiate with lenders and have them split the difference between the sale price and loan amount, which still must be paid. A short sale may be complicated if the loan has been sold to the secondary market because then the lender will have to get permission from Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, the two major secondary-market players. If the loan was a [...]

Foreclosures – FAQ

A foreclosure property is a home that has been repossessed by the lender because the owners failed to pay the mortgage. Thousands of homes end up in foreclosure every year. Economic conditions affect the number of foreclosures, too. Many people lose their homes due to job loss, credit problems or unexpected expenses. It is wise to be cautious when considering a foreclosure. Many experts, in fact, advise inexperienced buyers to hire an expert to [...]