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Home Selling in 80235 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Oct 28, 2013
Andy Eisenbaum answered:
Hello Robert,

Hopefully the below paragraph from our Colorado contract is helpful. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of additional service.

7.3.3. Any Sale (or Lease if § 3.5.2 is checked) of the Property within calendar days following the expiration of the Listing Period (Holdover Period) to (1) to anyone with whom Broker negotiated and (2) whose name was submitted, in writing, to Seller by Broker during the Listing Period including any extensions thereof, (Submitted Prospect). Provided, however, Seller Shall Shall Not (check one) owe the commission to Brokerage Firm under this § 7.3.3 if a commission is earned by another licensed real estate brokerage firm acting pursuant to an exclusive agreement entered into during the Holdover Period and a Sale or Lease to a Submitted Prospect is consummated. If no box is checked above in this § 7.3.3, then Seller shall not owe the commission to Brokerage Firm.

Andy Eisenbaum

Irontree Real Estate
(303) 335-9801
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Thu Mar 27, 2014
Tim Klein answered:
Fri May 13, 2016
Joetta Fort answered:
We're actually not supposed to discuss commission as an 'average', by law. I guess the powers-that-be don't want the public to get the idea that there is a standard fee, so you won't feel like you're stuck paying that amount, when maybe you could have actually paid less.

You should find agents that work in your area regularly and ask them individually what their fees are, and what service they provide for those fees.
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Fri Mar 22, 2013
Mitch Rothman answered:
Are you the Seller in this transaction?
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Deanna Vermillion answered:
I am so sorry to hear about your bad experience. While it is true, that the Denver real estate market is HOT right now, there really is no reason that your Realtor wouldn't be able to respond to you in that long of a time frame. I have heard of this happening to a few people lately, an I think the agent is too overwhelmed with the busy market.

You can contact the managing broker, but Realtors are independent contractors, so the managing broker really has little leverage over the individual agent.

If you're happy with the company, however, I encourage you to see if the managing broker can assign you a new agent. However, it doesn't matter if you stay with the same company or not. What's important is that YOU are happy and feel as though you are receiving the treatment that you deserve, and are paying for.

A good Realtor should be able to get back with you at minimum within the same day, but optimally within a couple hours.

Good luck
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Tue Nov 18, 2014
Sean Dougherty answered:
Absolutely. Contact your listing agent and direct him,or her to make the change. You will,need to sign an amendment to the listing, but it's very easy to do.
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Mon Aug 12, 2013
Susan Rogers answered:
I have not listed one, but have been working with buyers who need to get an FHA loan and it's dreadfully difficult to find qualifying properties - to the point where we end up only looking at HUD homes. There are a few lenders out there who can do a similar program (low down, easier qualification) but they still need the project to meet certain qualifications on owner occupancy, financials and low delinquencies.

If you are listing a property, and you can't get the HOA to recertify, try qualifying it with Key Bank Community Loans, so you can offer an option to buyers.
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Sat Jan 12, 2013
Sean Dougherty answered:
On what? You need to give some more information in order to get valid answers!
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Tue Dec 18, 2012
Tim Klein answered:
Though I don't do it, and never have, those that do say it's definitely effective.
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Wed Sep 25, 2013
Benjamin Grisinger answered:
Hire an agent. The real estate contract is complex, and many times the "boiler plate" contracts you can find don't actually have all of the necessary items in them to actually make them legally binding in the State of Colorado. Some agents may charge just a flat "negotiating" fee.

You need to know things about title insurance, inspection deadlines, loan condition deadlines, off record title matters, HOA documents, lead based paint disclosures, what information must be disclosed, what information doesn't need to be shared, etc, etc, etc... If you are planning to do it alone, you really are setting yourself up for a potential lawsuit some where down the line.
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Thu Jan 31, 2013
Jon Wachter answered:
That is a great neighborhood! If the aluminum siding is in good shape that paints up real well. Unfortunately the answer to your question goes deeper than do we replace windows and get all of that money back. It also depends on the rest of the condition of the home like the roof, floors, paint, appliances, etc. My initial feeling is have a REALTOR produce a free market analysis before doing any work and get a full evaluation of the home before doing anything like windows so you can get your hands around the whole project. This way you can make an informed decision. Just installing new windows doesn't mean you will get 100% of that investment back in my opinion. Feel free to let me know if I can help. ... more
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Mon Nov 19, 2012
Marina Jensen answered:
To say it in one word-SPECTACULAR!

Current low inventory would be to any seller's advantage and the prices have been steadily going up in the 80205. The closer you are to the future Lightrail station-the better too. A lot of buyers are looking in that zip code currently, so this is a perfect time to sell!

I work a lot in that area, so please don't hesitate to email me with any questions. I'd love to do a complimentary CMA for you. I'm also holding a listing open on 2839 Humboldt st this Saturday, so if you'd like to stop by and chat about the market-please do so!

You could also check out my recent blog post about this neighborhood right here on Trulia:

Marina Jensen
Cherry Creek Properties
303 908-9117
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Wed Nov 14, 2012
Marina Bay answered:

I haven't heard about it, but would like to know more. Do these title companies commit cyber crimes by offering a cyber crime insurance? This may relate to other insurance companies, as title companies ensure title to real estate only.

Marina Bay
Cherry Creek Properties
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Thu Dec 20, 2012
Sharon Littlefield answered:
I don't know anyone who wants to buy in the area, but I represent two other homeowners who have rented out their homes within just a few miles of your house. It's a great rental market, and being a landlord is easy when you hire a professional manager such as myself to help you. I handle rentals all over town. Call me if you have questions! ... more
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Wed Feb 12, 2014
Don Tepper answered:
I can't address your local conditions. However, interest rates are very low, so that helps. It also helps to be properly priced--meaning at the low end of the comps.

It's not a great time to sell. For most of the country, it hasn't been for a number of years. Still, if you need to sell, then the question isn't one of timing but one of selling within a reasonable time frame for the most you can get. Look for a good local Realtor who specializes in representing sellers--a listing agent.

Hope that helps.
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Sat Oct 6, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
So, you are asking Realtors to help you save money, by not paying any money to Realtors?

You should also save some money on lawyers by not hiring a lawyer either.

You can eliminate a Title Company, and not worry about giving a good Title.

And you obviously do not need a Notary; this is between Friends.

Maybe a local Stationary Store has a generic form you can use.

Good luck and may God bless
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Sat Nov 22, 2014
Scott Godzyk answered:
Sorry you can not list your home here on Trulia as a FSBO, many owners make a mistake by trying to save money and end up selling for a lower price. A good listing agents commission can be more than covered by a quicker sale and higher sale price. ... more
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Thu Aug 16, 2012
Sean Dougherty answered:
What is your question? You posted under Selling, yet it seems that you're asking about buying. Please clarify.
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
Gilles Dalco answered:
it looks like you are flipping houses, so first of all you'll have to come up with a good reason to put your house back on yhe market so quickly. Customers usually ask this kind of question. Second of all get in touch with a real estate agent who farm your area. He or she is the one who know the best your neighborhood and may already have potential client for your house.
Very easy, go on a real estate website, check out houses for sale in your area and note the agent's name which shows up the most.......good hunting
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Mon Mar 27, 2017
Matt Mansfield answered:
Hi Aspen,

What is your address? I can do some research and find out for you.

Matt Mansfield
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