20 May

9840 Sara Gulch Circle – Luxury for sale in Parker Colorado

Have you been looking for upscale living in Parker, Colorado?  9840 Sara Gulch Circle is a  5,945 square foot, fully custom house built in 2007 with love and care by my father, Wayne Block Custom homes.

Sitting on 2.18 acres in the heart of the very desirable Spirit Ridge subdivision, 9840 Sara Gulch Circle provides the best of both worlds – you are only minutes away from downtown Parker Colorado, but with space, privacy and abundant wildlife.  Spirit Ridge offers miles of private trails for biking or walking, with connectivity to the Cherry Creek Regional trail.

9840 Sara Gulch Circle offers a luxurious main floor master, complete with a spacious walk in closet and private master suite bath.  Three bedrooms are upstairs connected with a bridge, giving the home a great open feeling and warmth.    The kitchen is inviting with lovely Jenn Air appliances.

The basement is 50% finished, with a large recreation room and fully loaded wet bar – no need to bring your dishes upstairs with the second dishwasher!   This is an excellent home if you love to entertain.

MLS # 5950223

Offered at $1,049,999

Have more questions about this property?  Give me a call @ 720 260 0977.

13 Jun

3 keys to selling real estate

June already!  I can’t believe I am half way through my second year in the real estate business.  I have had the opportunity to help several sellers already  in the process of selling real estate, and here are my 3 biggest tips for home sellers.

  1.  The market dictates the price, not your mind.

I think one of the hardest things about selling your home is that it’s your home. It’s where you’ve made memories, for better or for worse.  It’s a special place to you, and all home sellers have a bit of emotion that wants the house to sell for x amount of dollars.  Now, in Colorado we’ve had quite the seller’s market so if your home isn’t falling apart at the seams and is in a lower price range, chances are it’s not going to be on the market for long.  However, the key word is the market.  Right now, everyone wants to move in Colorado.  Will that be the same scenario in 5 or 10 years?  Perhaps not, as markets ebb and flow just like waves on the ocean.  The best way to judge what your home’s market price will be is to get your agent to do a in depth CMA.

comparative market analysis
Comparative market analysis is an examination of the prices at which similar properties in the same area recently sold. Real estate agents perform a comparative market analysis for their clients to help them determine a price to list when selling a home or a price to offer when buying a home.
A good CMA is an invaluable tool to help you determine where to set your price.

2.  Get the home as clean as possible and take professional photos.

There’s a saying I have quickly become familiar with in real estate, and that is;  The way you live is not the way you show. This simply means that a home in “showing condition” is going to be a lot more minimalist and cleaner than it probably is in your day to day routine.  I know that some people maintain an impeccable clean home at all times, but we’re not all that nit picky (myself included!) However, if you’re serious about getting the home sold you should (if possible) remove all clutter from the house.  Getting a short term storage unit is a great idea in these situations.  The more open space in your home will show possible buyers the possibility of the space, rather than how much it can be cluttered.

The same goes for when it comes time to get pictures taken for the property.  The difference between homemade photos and a professional’s can be rather shocking – in terms of brightness and sharpness, and as well as being able to capture the depth and space of rooms.  Bland boring photos will turn a lot of people off from even coming to see the house in real life when they come across it on the MLS, Zillow or other home search sites.  Make sure your agent is one that will get professional photography (and in some cases video) of your home to put it in the best possible light.

3.  Be as flexible as possible with showing times.

flexible-showing-hours-selling-real-estateI understand this one can be tough, especially if you are still occupying the property you are trying to sell ( or worse, you have tenants in it!).  But, for you to be able to sell your home buyers have to be able to access it, see it, and make a decision.   I have been frustrated with buyers before who wanted to see a property, but due to showing restrictions and their job conflicting there was never a time the home was available to be shown.  Do remember when you’re selling a property your potential buyers have jobs just like you, and most of us have jobs that fit in the 9-5 time frame.  Be mindful of this and try to be flexible for daytime showings around lunch hour, and showings that might take place during your normal dinner hours (5-7 pm).  While I’m not suggesting you open up 24/7 for possible showings, you do need to be mindful that your potential buyers also probably have busy schedules and limited amount of time to view your home.

 

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17 Feb

Colorado Real Estate Industry Snapshot

bank3Colorado Real Estate Industry Snapshot for 2014

Colorado consistently receives top national rankings for quality of life, as well as a place to start and succeed in business.  Recent honors and recognition include:

Best Place to Live and Work

Boulder, Carbondale, Durango, Highland and Louisville (Sunset.com)

Happiest Cities in the US 2014

Boulder #2, Ft Collins/ Loveland  #3 (Gallup-Healthways)

#3 Technology Industry Employment Concentration

(TechAmerica Cyberstates 2013)

#3 Research & Development Inputs

(Milken Institute 2013)

#4 Fastest Job Growth 2014 – 2.67%

(Forbes Magazine)

#5 Best States for Business 2013

Best Hunting and Fishing Towns

Craig #20, Grand Junction #30

(Forbes Magazine 2013)

Top 100 Best Cities

Aurora, Colorado Springs, Denver

(Vibe 2013)

progress5HOME OWNERSHIP:

  • Nearly 66% (3.5 million) of Colorado’s 5.2 million residents are homeowners.
  • Nearly 80% of homeowners in Colorado have lived in their house for more than 1 year.
  • Median household income in Colorado is $58,244

 

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16 Sep

Welcome to my Boulder Real Estate Blog

Welcome to my Boulder Real Estate blog!  I will be using this blog to cover news of the Real estate markets in Boulder, Colorado and all over the state.  Check back in often for news about Colorado, and tips on buying or selling your home!

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