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By Paula Madappa | Broker in Taos, NM
  • Veterans Cemetery Comes to Angel Fire

    Posted Under: General Area, Home Buying, Home Selling  |  April 21, 2014 11:29 AM  |  216 views  |  No comments

    April 21, 2014

                                                  Veterans Cemetery  Comes to Angel Fire

    Gov. Susana Martinez has chosen  the Angel Fire area as one of the sites for a veterans cemetery. The cemetery is expected to be 3-5 acres in size. As the plans stand now, the cemetery will be built on donated land adjacent to the Viet Nam Veterans Memorial State Park. The cemetery will be managed through the New Mexico Department of Veteran Services, under federal guidelines. 

  • Common Deal Killing Mistakes

    Posted Under: Home Buying, Home Selling  |  February 24, 2014 9:37 AM  |  210 views  |  No comments

    Feb 24, 2014

                                                               Common Deal Killing Mistakes

         As an agent, you have an obligation to stop your clients from making simple mistakes that may sabotage a sale.  The most common staging mistakes are as follows:

         COLLECTION OVERLOAD.  The home needs to look orderly and neutral.  Even a desirable collection can come across as a pile of space consuming clutter. Let your seller know that while the collection is admirable, a potential buyer will most likely prefer a more neutral home.

         ECHO CHAMBER STAGING.  It seems bad staging ideas amplified more than good ones. That bold wallpaper or bright colored paint may seem like a good idea at the time, but a prospective buyer may feel otherwise. They may keep echoing in a buyers mind and over shadow the pleasant aspects of the home. Tactfully suggest to your seller that while the wallpaper is lovely, a buyer may prefer a more subtle pattern or color.

         FAILURE TO EDIT. Help your clients edit, edit, edit and the edit some more. Tell your client to look at it pre-packing. If your client seems reluctant to follow your suggestions, ask them to call in a few friends to offer their suggestions. That plain-spoken friend can get the point across in a much less subtle way.

  • Top 3 Ways to Turn a Seller Off

    Posted Under: Home Selling in Angel Fire  |  February 15, 2014 10:01 AM  |  205 views  |  No comments

    Feb. 15, 2014

                                                        Top 3 Ways To Turn a Seller Off

    1.Unjustified or extremely low offers. Be realistic. No seller wants to take as offer that is obviously far below market value. They will turn down the offer and, perhaps, not even bother with a counteroffer. Show buyers recent sales prices of similar homes in the neighborhood.

    2.Buyer side mortgage fails. Lending standards have changed in the last few years. This means a buyer may not be as  readily approved as in past. A sellers worse nightmare is to accept an offer only to find out weeks or even months later that the buyer cannot get approval for the loan

    3. Bashing the house. Buyers may start bad-mouthing the house and/or neighbor heed in hopes of getting a lower price. This can turn off the seller immediately. Tell your buyers this will not work. I only servers to irritate the seller.

  • Top Three Ways To Turn a Buyer Off

    Posted Under: Home Selling in Taos  |  February 11, 2014 11:49 AM  |  214 views  |  No comments

    Feb. 11, 2014

     

                                        Top Three Ways to Turn a Buyer Off

     

    !. Hanging around while buyers are viewing the home. Buyers may feel stalked of stifled when viewing the home. They may not feel free to verbalize and explore the home fully.

    2. Showing a messy home. It is imperative that the seller make an agreement to keep the home in top shape when buyers come looking.

    3. Overpricing the home. Most buyers won’t even bother looking at a property that is obviously overpriced.

  • Three ways to turn a Buyer Off

    Posted Under: Home Selling in Angel Fire  |  February 11, 2014 11:45 AM  |  170 views  |  No comments

    Feb. 11, 2014

     

                                        Top Three Ways to Turn a Buyer Off

     

    !. Hanging around while buyers are viewing the home. Buyers may feel stalked of stifled when viewing the home. They may not feel free to verbalize and explore the home fully.

    2. Showing a messy home. It is imperative that the seller make an agreement to keep the home in top shape when buyers come looking.

    3. Overpricing the home. Most buyers won’t even bother looking at a property that is obviously overpriced.

  • New Powder

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Angel Fire, Home Selling in Angel Fire  |  February 7, 2014 10:33 AM  |  210 views  |  No comments

    Feb. 7, 2014

     

                                                    New Powder

    Just in time for the annual championship snow shovel races, we get 12 inches of new snow. The Ice Fishing Tournament, however, has been cancelled, so put away those rods and wax your shovel. You may even see yourself on TV. This event is usually covered by our local news stations.

    Along with the shovel races, Angel Fire will be hosting their fun filled Winter Carnival, with live music and other fun filled activities.

    When you need a respite from all this fun, stop by New Mexico Mountain Properties. How about a condo? New Mexico Mountain Properties has several condos in the heart of Angel Fire and very close to the slopes. Rather have a house. New Mexico Mountain Properties is sure to have your perfect dream home at a very affordable price. If you don’t find that perfect dream home, the maybe you would prefer to build your own. New Mexico Mountain Properties has 10 and 20 acre parcels of land as well as lots. Now is the time to buy, as it is still a buyer’s market here in Angel Fire.

  • Snowy Wonderland

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Angel Fire, Home Selling in Angel Fire  |  November 9, 2013 12:07 PM  |  152 views  |  No comments

    Nov. 9, 2013

     

                                                      Snowy Wonderland

     

    Snow is the reason to get ready for the winter wonderland season here in Angel Fire. We have received two snowfalls of about 6 to 8 inches each.

    Angle Fire is gearing up and getting ready for an explosive winter season. This year $15,000.00+ of new decorations along with the anticipated ample snowfall will transform Angle Fire into a living winter postcard. Be sure and make your winter vacation plans early, as most vacancies will be taken.

    Instead of relying on a rental, why not stop by New Mexico Mountain Properties and let us show you our many bargains in real estate.  You will certainly be surprised at how affordable they are. Like a condo by the slopes? New Mexico Mountain Properties has several condos at very reasonable prices. Maybe you want more breathing room. New Mexico Mountain Properties has beautiful homes on large or small lots.  May you want to build your own dream home here in the fabulous mountains of Angle Fire.  New Mexico Mountain Properties has 10 and 20 acre parcels on the lake and in the mountains with breath- taking views. 

    While you are in Angel Fire enjoying your fairyland vacation, Stop for a breather and let New Mexico Mountain Properties show you how reasonable you can own a piece of this wonderland.

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