Selling

Buyers & Sellers Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time by Sandy Dodge Successfully selling a home and buying a home are significant accomplishments on their own, but when their timelines cross it can be difficult to manage both. If you’re thinking about doing both simultaneously, it’s equally important to understand the steps you can take to make the process go smoothly as it is to have a backup […]
Buyers & Sellers Reasons You Should Consider Selling This Fall Article by Keeping Current Matters If you’re trying to decide when to sell your house, there may not be a better time to list than right now. The ultimate sellers’ market we’re in today won’t last forever. If you’re thinking of making a move, here are four reasons to put your house up for sale sooner rather than […]
Selling The Difference Between a Comparative Market Analysis and an Appraisal Sandra Dodge via Windermere Colorado It can be difficult for sellers to distinguish between two methods of finding the value of their home: a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) and a home appraisal. Though they share many similarities, there are key differences in how the two approaches ultimately arrive at a listing price for your home. The […]
Housing Market Is It a Good Time to Sell My House? 405SHARES 0 146 23 236 Last year, many homeowners thought twice about selling their houses due to the onset of the health crisis. This year, however, homeowners are beginning to regain their confidence when it comes to selling safely. The latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) by Fannie Mae shows that 57% of consumers believe now is a good time to […]
Buyers & Sellers Is it time to downsize? Choosing less space often has to do with a desire to live a life that’s simpler. Whether you’re retiring, want an eco-friendly, low-maintenance lifestyle or your children have moved away, downsizing might be the best option for you. Here are the advantages and disadvantages to consider before making the move and questions to begin asking […]
Selling Remodel for the Most Resale Value What’s the best remodeling project for your home? The answer, in part, depends on where you live. Every year, Remodeling Magazine evaluates which projects bring the most return at resale in different markets around the country in their “Cost vs. Value” report.  For the purposes of this blog, we are focusing on the Pacific states (WA, OR, […]
Selling An Agent in Seller’s Clothing   Posted in Selling by Windermere Guest Author  By Michael Doyle Have you ever wondered if your real estate agent understands what you are going through? They come into your house speaking confidently about your neighborhood and market trends. They have vendors ready to help you prepare your home for sale. But do they really think it’s that […]
Selling Sellers: Making the Most of your First Impressions As the old saying goes, you only have one chance to make a first impression. If you’re selling your home, it’s true, except that there are several impressions to be made, and each one might have its own effect on the unique tastes of a prospective buyer. I’ve worked with scores of buyers, witnessed hundreds […]
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Selling Going from Homeowner to Home Seller The following post was written by Kathryn Madison, a real estate broker out of the Windermere  Portland-Raleigh Hills office. You can learn more about Kathryn and read more insightful articles on her blog, GoBeyondtheOrdinary.com.   How do we transition from the mindset of a homeowner to a home seller?  Homes bring us shelter, comfort and are […]
Selling Staging Your Home – Pink Flamingos Not Included It can sometimes be tough to hear an agent asking you to hide your prize possessions when preparing your home for sale. I overheard two agents giving each other advice about how to politely help their sellers relocate their pink flamingo display and car collection off the front yard before putting the homes on the […]
Selling Top 5 Words of Advice for a Seller Today As a seller today you are faced with a challenge when it comes to selling your home for a fair price and getting it done in a reasonable amount of time. Even though inventory is lower than it was five months ago, we are still looking at about 9 months of inventory in many areas. […]
Selling 6 Powerful Reasons to Consider a Short Sale Instead of Foreclosure If you are unable to make your mortgage payments, you may be considering what to do next. One option is a short sale. Another option is foreclosure. There are many benefits to choosing a short sale over foreclosure. Before you make a decision, make sure you know the facts. Our partner, Lambros Politis, Lead Counsel and debt settlement […]
Selling How Staging Your Home Well Impacts Its Value   For more than 20 years, the benefits of staging a home have been well documented. Numerous studies show that staging helps sell a home faster and for a higher price. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, 88 percent of homebuyers start their search online, forming impressions within three seconds of viewing a listing. […]
Selling How Reliable Are Home Valuation Tools? What’s your home worth? It seems like a simple question, but finding that answer is more complicated than it might seem. Sites like Zillow, Redfin, Eppraisal, and others have built-in home valuation tools that make it seem easy, but how accurate are they? And which one do you believe if you get three different answers? […]
Selling Stay Safe While Selling Your Home with our Seller’s Checklist Staying organized while uprooting your life and moving from one home to another can feel impossible. Not only are you trying to get the best financial return on your investment, but you might also be working on a tight deadline. There’s also the pressure to keep your home clean and organized at all times for […]
Selling 5 Dangers of Overpricing a Home   It is still a great time to be a seller, but in much of the Western U.S., the local real estate market has begun to soften. With significant increases in inventory, buyers now have more choices and less sense of urgency. If you are thinking about selling your home, pricing it correctly the first […]
Selling A Week in the Denver MLS – March 29, 2016 With the home inventory at all time lows our team is constantly monitoring the listing activity in the local MLS – REcolorado, and some interesting observations can be made on reviewing the data over this past week. This first graph takes a look at how new listing numbers (homes just placed on the market for […]
Selling Getting Your Home Ready to Sell in Denver Getting your home ready to sell may seem like a challenge, but you know that the more appealing the house is, the more likely it is to sell quickly. Windermere Real Estate 5280 serves Denver and the south metro suburbs down to Castle Rock.  We can help you with pricing, showings, and connecting with potential buyers, […]