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Certified Negotiation Expert – Amy Cesario

We always say, everything is negotiable in Real Estate. That is why our contracts are written as they are, it isn't a one size fits all transaction. There are at least 150 points in the Colorado Real Estate Contract that might be considered negotiation points. After 15 years of selling real estate and negotiating many more transactions than I … [Read more...]

Denver MLS Statistics August 2012

As you can see we have a huge swing in our market from a year ago. We have a third less properties for sale, making  it a Sellers market if we look at the Denver Housing Market as a whole. Once Buyers dig into the the neighborhood they are wanting to live in, they are also seeing the sellers have the advantage. We have had pent up Buyer demand … [Read more...]

Comparative Market Analysis

When a  Denver Real Estate Agent tells you they will do a CMA they are talking about a Comparative Market Analysis and they are looking to find out how much your house is worth. They may be doing this for you before and during the sale of your property.  We also prepare CMAs for buyers to help decide how much to offer for a property. Basically we … [Read more...]

Have We Hit Bottom? | Denver 2012

We have been asking this question hoping we were close to hitting bottom for the past three years. I wrote about it in 2009 and in 2011, I must have been too depressed to bring it up in 2010, lol. After doing several CMAs (Comparative Market Analysis) this week, I noticed in every pricing evaluation the graph had a curve similar to the one you are … [Read more...]

Don’t Let Your Dog Take a Bite Out of a Buyer

FYI: I'm not a dog hater. I haven't ever owned a dog. I have been bitten by a dog a couple times when I was a little girl. I don't like to show houses with dogs in them. If they are barking like crazy before we go in, we don't go in. I once showed a house and three huge dogs came out of a bedroom door that was shut. They were quietly waiting … [Read more...]

Preparing for First Impressions

Denver Sellers, there are 3 components in your last effort to prepare for the buyers first impression: 1. Staging - Typically, if you have been in your house for more than 3 years you need to move out approximately 1/3 of your furniture and 2/3 of the "stuff" on tables, shelves, in kitchen and bathroom cabinets.  Moving out mentally and … [Read more...]

What do you need to do before you sell your house?

Number 3 on our list of things to think about before you put your Denver property on the market is to walk through with your REALTOR and decide what needs to be to the house before you put it on the market? Are your door knobs, light fixtures and water faucets original?  Okay there are times, this is okay, but 90% of the time, these are cheap … [Read more...]