Seller Information & Tips

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Improve your home's value with landscaping

One of the most important, and yet often overlooked, aspects of your home is the front yard, which also happens to be the part everyone sees first. Whether you're happily invested in your home for the long-term or are thinking about selling it in the near future, it never hurts to put some time and elbow grease into it each year.

Here are the best and most economical ways to make your front yard shine year after year.

Say Buh-Bye To Weeds

One the fastest and easiest ways to refresh your front yard is to spend an afternoon whacking and pulling every weed in sight. You can also apply some gluten pre-emergent herbicide to help destroy weeds before they take root. If you have any weeds popping up in the driveway, a solution of vinegar with

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Why Winter Is a Great Time to Sell in Colorado Springs

Prevailing wisdom says that the winter months are not a good time to sell a home. But why? 

Well, for a start, the weather makes it hard for buyers to get out and view properties. Homes also don't look their absolute best, and most people don't look forward to packing, moving, and unpacking their stuff in the midst of all the snow and ice.

And we're no exception here in Colorado Springs. Though this city is, in many ways, a winter paradise, our potential snow season is long and snowy, especially in March, right before the spring thaw.

Yes, it's great here for skiing and relaxing in front of the fire, but not so much for major life changes.

As a result of all of these factors, less people look to sell in winter, so the holiday season has

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Tips For Ensuring A Quick Sale of Your Colorado Springs Home in Fall

Fall is a wonderful time to sell a home, even though it is not typically thought of as the optimal time for selling. While spring and summer are excellent and often highly profitable seasons for homeowners considering selling, selling your home in the warmer months is far from essential.

As we head into fall, your sale can benefit from the urgency of families relocating closer to preferred schools, the reduction of competition with other sellers, the festive atmosphere, the appeal of winter in Colorado Springs, and much more. However, since this time of year often sees a slower real estate market than spring and summer, you'll want to take several additional steps to ensure you can sell your home quickly and efficiently at a great price.

In

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What Is Escrow

The purchase of your first home can be an exciting and exhilarating process. Homeownership is something that many people dream of. Owning your own home means not being held accountable to a landlord. It means the freedom to paint, remodel, and redecorate your space how you like. It means creating the perfect space for you and your family to build a life together and create memories that will last a lifetime.

For most people, the purchase of a home is also the largest transaction they will make. This can be daunting. Few buyers have the resources to buy a home outright, and this can make the buying process even more complicated because lenders are involved too. One of the biggest challenges that new home buyers face is understanding the buying

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Selling Your Home After a PCS Move

Buying a home is often something that active service members try to avoid. With a potential PCS looming over their heads every two to four years, the idea of purchasing a home, and subsequently, selling a home can seem daunting.

However, there are many things that military sellers can do to make selling a home after a PCS easier and worry-free. The Colorado Springs real estate market is especially lucrative for sellers since the market is in desperate need of some new inventory.

Here are a few other tips for making a seamless PCS transition and selling your home:

Talk to Your VA Home Loan Center

Your local VA Home Loan Center can help if you are looking to make a quick sell of your home. Offerings such as the HAP Military Short Sale

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Reasons to list your home during the holidays

The holidays are a bittersweet time to be trying to sell a home. Amidst the trips to the shopping mall and the seemingly endless holiday parties, you also have to factor in home showings and open houses too. Admittedly, it might not be the easiest time to sell a home, but it can still be very fruitful. Here are some big reasons why listing at this time of the year can be very rewarding.

Target Motivated Buyers

Firstly, the homebuyers in the market right now are typically quite focused and eager to buy. They’re not backing down, regardless of the festivities. They want to find a home and they’re ready to make a move.

Less Inventory

Another benefit to listing your home during the holidays is that it will be amongst a smaller selection of

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Get your Colorado Springs home ready for Winter

We’ve all noticed it; the icy cool breezes, the flecks of snow on the lawn, and the need for an extra layer outside. While we might not like to admit it, Winter is just around the corner. Just like you’d get your vehicle ready for the weather ahead, there are some things that homeowners can do to ensure their home doesn’t turn into an ice palace when the temperatures drop.

Getting your home ready for Winter doesn’t have to cost much, and each little improvement can help save expensive fixes and wasted energy, saving you time and money in the long-run.

Here’s how you can get your Colorado Springs home in tip-top condition this Winter:

Reverse The Ceiling Fan

It’s something incredibly simple but it can make a considerable difference. Setting

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common real estate lingo and terminology

The real estate industry is filled with a myriad of terms and acronyms for things that you have probably never heard of and wouldn’t be expected to know. That said, getting to know the lingo is a great way to become more comfortable when talking about the market with your real estate agent and reading the listings descriptions of homes for sale.

Here are some of the most common terms, acronyms, and expressions you’ll come across during your home purchase or sale.

Common Real Estate Terms & Acronyms

CMA: Comparative Market Analysis

A CMA, or Comparative Market Analysis is a report that’s assembled by your agent to show what your home could be worth based on comparable properties. Typically, this report takes into consideration the size of

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5 tips for Colorado Springs home sellers

 

Selling your home requires more than simply sticking a "For Sale" on the front curb and hoping for the best. With a little bit of work and some affordable enhancements, you could be saving yourself loads of time and money in the long run. The last thing any seller wants is for their home to linger in the market for too long and become stale, so here are a few easy ways to get your home in great shape and ready to please prospective buyers. 

1. Don’t Underestimate The Power of Curb Appeal

Before a buyer sets foot in your door, they have to pass through the front yard first. As with many things in life, making a good first-impression is the first barrier to successfully showing your home. That initial impression will be hard to change unless

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