Home Value Estimator: coloproperty.com
Useful Homeowner Info: houselogic.com
Market Stats: ires.stats.10kresearch.com
Fidelity National Title Company: fntcolorado.com
Heritage Title Company: heritagetco.com
Chicago Title Company: ctic.com
Recommended Contractors/Resources for Northern Colorado (all area code 970 unless otherwise noted):
Window Cleaning: rallowswindows.com
Amans Painting, Bob Amans 214-7976
Bearfoot Flooring, Scott Brantley 290-7071
Finishing, Geoff Kennedy 227-1886
Masonry, Jon Kennedy 227-4612
Drywall, Dale Rine 218-8292
Aglow Electric, Dave Neuhaus 532-1159
At Work Plumbing, Chuck Saul 663-3451
Tico’s Roofing, Jake Herzanek 430-7081
Carpet cleaning, Mark Freddikind 203-0152
Rocky Mountain Tree Service 581-9292
Lawn care, Jason Ozbirn 412-9962
Why you need a Real Estate Professional
Selling real estate requires much information and many resources, especially if you want to get top dollar in the sale. Hiring a professional helps the entire process go more smoothly and provides you with an advocate of your best interests. Here are some of the ways that a real estate professional earns their commission:
The best chance for selling your property is within the first seven weeks. Overpricing or even under-valuing can hamper the sale of a home. The current market really dictates what amount a piece of property can be set at, partly due to the principle of supply and demand. Real estate professionals not only have access to neighborhood information and pricing trends, but are also experienced in the home selling process. They are also required to complete many hours of continuing education every 3 years, including ethics training.
Your agent has the experience to recommend what repairs and cosmetic work will help to enhance the home’s appearance and marketability.
Most buyers head to the Internet first thing when searching for a home, so that will play a large part in how the home is advertised. A real estate professional can also provide exposure to other industry professionals besides the general public. In many cases, a home sale comes about because of a previous interaction with a client and client referrals.
Security and Monitoring
A real estate professional will make sure that showings of the home are supervised. Buyers must go through an agent to schedule a showing, which gives you time to prepare your house and gives you peace of mind knowing that buyers are accompanied by a professional while in your home.
Your real estate agent acts as an objective third party when negotiations are needed during the whole process from listing to closing. They are perceived as un-biased professionals, and buyers’ agents are more comfortable negotiating with them. They will guide you through the processes of reviewing offers of various types, home inspections, appraisals, and financing, which are all needed to complete the sale of a home.
Re-negotiating and Closing
A real estate professional has many industry contacts who can be called upon every step of the way in the above-mentioned processes. Your agent will help you to navigate through all of the steps and complete all of the required paperwork. They will make sure that as issues come up, they suggest solutions, and they will keep all parties informed and working together, such as client, title representative, lender, inspector, appraiser, buyers’ agent, throughout the entire transaction.
It’s what they do, for you!