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Home Selling in Castle Rock : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Oct 1, 2015
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hello Judi.arneson,

The only way to get your FSBO home listed on Trulia is to have it listed on the MLS. Only agents have access, but you could also pay for what's called a flat fee listing service if you want to sell by owner (generally not a good idea).

We created UpNest (http://www.upnest.com) to help home sellers get the best value possible. All you have to do is submit a few details about your home, and we'll invite several top local agents to submit proposals to you.

Since agents are competing to earn your listing, they bring out their best commission rates and value added services, saving you a lot of money. There's no risk to try us at all, and it's completely free for you.

http://www.upnest.com

Good luck!
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Thu Dec 18, 2014
Daniel Trapp answered:
We would all love to help you, can you expand your question a little so that we can serve you best? Are you in the Meadows Castle Rock?
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Thu Dec 18, 2014
Daniel Trapp answered:
As others have said below, it depends on a lot of factors. Your best bet is to get an experienced Realtor to take a look at the market data, or even hire a private appraiser to take a look at the property. Is the property in the Meadows Castle Rock? Wish you the best! ... more
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Mon Nov 4, 2013
David Nelson answered:
To receive the highest price for your home, it needs to be in "like new" condition. It can be useful to tour a local home builders' show homes to get a feel for the type of condition and staging necessary to garner top dollar for your home. Of course, it goes without saying, the added value in sales price should be more than the cost of the repair or upgrade. ... more
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Sat Oct 5, 2013
Robert McGuire answered:
John,

You can't do it here or on the MLS or other major search engines. But then again, why would you? There are too many variables that only a professional would know how to work with. Statistics show that you get more for your home by using a Realtor who knows how to valuate your home and market it properly to get the most exposure. all the best.

Robert McGuire ASR
Broker/Consultant
Your Castle Real Estate
Direct - 303-669-1246
http://about.me/robertmcguire33
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Sat Sep 7, 2013
Frank Nuebel Buyer's Agent answered:
Realtors really don’t just put a sign in the yard and drive around in fancy cars. As you can see, people in this list of replies are trying to outline the list of those things that a Realtor does though the process. Every transaction is different, but there is about 150 jobs we do and I have a printed list that I can share with you if you want to discuss it further.

The first main job of the Realtor is to "get showings". When your home was listed last time, did you have showings? If you had it listed for some period and had 20+ or more showings, then your past Realtor did an OK job from that perspective. The Realtor was told to get people in your home to look at it. If buyers came and did not buy the property, then a better question is why did the people not buy it? The people who came for showings were real buyers as people are too busy to just go to your home to see it for fun. If there were showings and no one bought the property or made an offer, then it could be that the price was too high or the property had some certain feature that did not appeal to the buyers etc.

It’s not just the Realtors job, it’s a partnership? The point is that the seller has responsibility is to have the home clean, picked up including smelling clean and ready when the showings come and also vacated the home prior to the people arriving. The home has a job, in that it must be free of defects that make buyers flee. That is major problems like structural problems etc. and I doubt you have this, but there are some people who do.

I would also say that the list of people who saw your home last time as showings would have had "feedback". Did you get any? This is another job the Realtor does and involves many phone calls or emails. If you ask me, this is the most important job that Realtors do or should do. The showings are important, but the reason that someone did not buy is critical. If it is a simple problem like the buyers repeatedly stated that the colors of the home were just too loud or that they thought the room sizes were too small, then there are things we can do to correct if you feel it justifies the sale and getting more money for the property. First, paint is simple and cheap and can really change the minds of buyers so if buyers state that colors are wrong, it can be addressed. As well, if room sizes are too small, we can try to take things out of the rooms to make them look roomier etc. and at least do things to get that feedback to be replaced by offers.

On the other hand, if your feedback is repeatedly stated that it backs to a busy road, too noisy, in the flight plan of the airport, poor floor-plan, needs updating, has some glaring structural issues etc, these are things that can't be corrected and so you can not prepare for upcoming showings and buyers to then win them over and get their offer.

There is one feedback that does not fit either category or it fits both categories, not sure which. That is PRICE. It is something you can change, though it is hard to do and many sellers are somewhat reluctant. Here comes another job a good Realtor does....A good Realtor should do an analysis of sales in the neighborhood, assess how your home compares to that and tell you what price to list your home at and what price to expect the offers and sale price could be. This is not exactly simple, but a good Realtor will have a good idea of what the list price should be and what to expect in the market.

Price is always important and is market driven so your sale price could be more now than it was last time you listed, but it will take research to identify it. It is thought that the main job of a Realtor is to sell your home for the most money in the current market within the time-frames that fit your personal preferences. Sure that sounds nice and simple, but there are many tasks that go into making that happen.

Many of the tasks that Realtors do to sell your home are obstacles that can cost you money or put you at other risks. Remember that you are entering into a binding "CONTRACT" when you sell your home. The best ones to know the contract and how to work within it, are Lawyers and well educated Realtors. Realtors have studied and gotten years worth of knowledge selling homes, while sellers who have sold one or two homes in their life believe that the process is simple. People who look at our job and think it is simple have many times, had good experiences with a Realtor in the past. If the Realtor does a great job, they made it "look easy" and that is a good thing.

I am a Castle Rock resident. Visit my website at http://www.searchforhomesincolorado.com. You can learn about me, get my email, cell phone, and see what I do to help my clients. I would be honored to help you. Contact me if you would like my help to sell. Thanks.

Frank Nuebel
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Fri Jun 7, 2013
Robert McGuire answered:
Dllayer2000,

There is now average or standard commission charged by Realtors. We are not allowed to discuss this publicly due to our Realtor guidelines we must adhere to. It is negotiable and something to discuss with the listing agents you interview for the sale of your home. The main thing is to find out if you are compatible with the agent and have a discussion as to his experiences, references and marketing plan. As you speak to 3 or 4 agents you will get an idea as to what to expect to pay for the services rendered. All the best to you with your home sale.

Robert McGuire
Broker/Consultant
Your Castle Realestate
http://about.me/robertmcguire33
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Fri Jun 7, 2013
Robert McGuire answered:
Hello again,

When you interview with the agents, I think you will b pleasantly surprised at the change in the market in your area. Douglas county has a new down payment assistance program that can cover up to $50,000 of the buyers down payment. I just had a buyer attempt to rent his home and purchase another and the only issue we ran into was that there was not enough equity in the home although he could qualify for both mortgage payments. There have been some changes in the lending industry that include qualifying under this scenario. We all have great lenders for you to speak with and give you the right information and options for your own personal situation.

Robert McGuire
Broker/Consultant
Your Castle Realestate
http://about.me/robertmcguire33
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Fri Nov 9, 2012
Frank Nuebel Buyer's Agent answered:
Simply put, the market is hot in Sapphire Pointe. I would say it depends on if you are a buyer or a seller and in your case it looks like you are a seller. Any home priced right that is clean and ready for sale is picked up quickly. Be ready to move!

Castle Rock, CO a desirable place as you know and many people have seen that Castle Rock and Castle Pines has been expensive, though now has a more affordable tone to it.

More than statistics, you really need to visit with a GOOD Local Real Estate Agent. Someone that is best to help with questions and be more specific about your needs and situation. Meet them in person and then interview them and choose someone you really like that has skills in marketing and most importantly negotiations. Remember this is a sales job so hire a sales person and make it the best one you can find.

You can reference this link to see what is for sale in Sapphire Pointe and then compare them to how yours looks and what pricing you may have been considering. It is a great place to begin your understanding of the market and pricing of homes that may be like yours. http://www.searchforhomesincolorado.com/search/results/?city=CASTLE+ROCK&zip=all&neighborhood=MAHER+RANCH+FILING+2&neighborhood=MAHER+RANCH%2C+SAPPHIRE&neighborhood=MAHER%2C+PUMA%2C+DIAMOND%2C+SAPPHIRE&neighborhood=SAPPHIRE+POINTE%2C+MAHER+RANCH&neighborhood=SAPPHIRE%2CMAHER+RANCH+FILING+1&neighborhood=Sapphire+Pointe%2C+Maher+Ranch&neighborhood=Sapphire+Pointe%2FMeadows&type=res&list_price_min=50000&list_price_max=all&short_sale=all&beds_min=all&baths_min=all&area_min=all&amenities=all&lot_size_min=all&year_built_min=all&style=all&school_district=all&basement=all

As you know, the powerlines in Sapphire Pointe can play a factor in the sale price. Those that are in close proximity usually have a shortfall regarding resale so like all neighborhoods, the location really matters and those homes that back to open spaces etc. are most desirable.

If there is anything we can do for you, please feel free to ask and you can find our information on our website. Good luck to you!

Frank Nuebel
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Sat Jul 14, 2012
Lori Kinney Re/max answered:
Hi Bailey,
According to Metrolist, there have been 19 properties that have sold in Sapphire Point/Maher Ranch in the last 6 months. The price range there is from $310,000 - $675,000 with an average Sold price of $409,278 and an average of 92 Days on Market. Right now there are 20 active listing and 9 properties in the pending or under contract status. Call me at 303-981-1331 or email me at lorikinneyremax@comcast.net as we can narrow down a more accurate days on market within the price range you are looking in to buy or sell.
Lori Kinney
RE/MAX Alliance
Castle Rock
20+ years experience
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