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Home Staging Statistics When Selling – Is it Worth it?

2019-10-15T14:42:14+00:00By |Home Staging, Home Value, Listing your home, Marketing, Real Estate Agents, Vacant Home|

Home staging is all the rage. there seem to be statistics that support staging your home might be beneficial.

Real Estate Agent Market Update – Evergreen – Golden – Denver Foothills

2019-09-23T03:48:30+00:00By |Golden, Denver, Denver Foothills, Evergreen, Golden CO, Home Value, Real Estate, Real Estate Agents, Real Estate Market, Selling your home|

The chart of the entire Denver MLS below tells us the same story the real estate market has told for a few years now. Real estate agents across the state has seen a crazy sell off over the last week. The market is still leaning a bit towards the seller's side. The market is still very healthy and seems to be holding value and the sellers seem to be seeing an easy sell. Buyers are not being pushed around too much as you can see by the number of price deceases across the entire MLS. There was a time that you saw very little need for sellers to adjust the price of their listing. There was such a furry of selling that the sellers could pretty much set their price and sit back and wait for the offers to roll in. Those days are pretty much gone but it is still pretty easy to sell a home anywhere in Colorado in a short amount of time.

Real Estate Negotiations

2019-06-28T20:18:44+00:00By |Homes For Sale, Home Value, Listing your home, Making a solid offer, Real Estate, Real Estate Agents, Real Estate Brokers, Real Estate Companies, Realtor, Realtors, Selling your home|

Know if we are in a buyer or seller market It is very important to know the "pulse" of the market when negotiating a real [...]

Honey, Have you seen the inventory?

2019-03-19T01:21:16+00:00By |Home Value, Homes For Sale, Listing Agent, Listing your home, Market News|

The excitement for an increase in inventory is never long lasting for a Colorado real estate agent. It has been a heck of a roller coaster ride for a few years now. Just when the market looks like we are going to add a positive gain in inventory we go and sell all the existing listings. It is a wonderful thing for the sellers but it is rather annoying for our buyers out here.  The other day I was talking to my buddy at Caliber Home Loans, Mike Sadowski, and we were looking at the new listings vs sales and we were kind of excited about what the numbers were showing. Then looking at it today and we basically sold those and then some! Instead of breaking it down to Evergreen, Conifer, Golden and Denver this week we will look at the Denver real estate market as a whole. We see on the chart to the right the numbers for the entire Denver MLS for residential activity over the last 7 days. This chart is pretty similar to  what we have seen for years now. The market is seeing  a drastic difference in new listings to sales ratio. One interesting thing we see is all the indicators show a strong sellers market still. All but one. There were a lot more price Decreases than normal. This is showing the market that buyers will buy if the price is in the proper range. Not over paying though. 

Zillow Sucks! There I Said It! – Evergreen, CO

2019-09-18T03:20:41+00:00By |CO, Colorado, Evergreen, Home Value, Pricing your home, Realtor, Zestimate, Zillow|

Zillow is one of the worst companies ever thought up. It has been a company that has no regard for either their customer (as a person searching on the site you are not the customer customer is real estate agent that buys your information. More about that in a second) or the public. Let's start with how they screw the real estate agents. Why should that matter to you? Well Orson Hill Realty is a premier agent for Zillow. We have great Zillow reviews but that and $5 will buy you a cup of coffee. When an agent pays $1000s of a month to be a premier agent that cost is passed on to the consumer. It is hard for some agents to afford to be on Zillow and reduce their rates for sellers. Luckily we do not have that problem here at Orson Hill but I have had conversations with plenty of other Zillow advertisers. That is all Zillow is, a company that people advertise on and Zillow sells your information to the highest bidder.

Looks like buyers are starting to gain some ground

2019-02-01T19:14:39+00:00By |Buyer agent, Buyers, Buying a home, Conifer, Denver, Denver Foothills, Evergreen, Home Value, Homes For Sale, Listing Agent, Listing your home|

Is the market starting to level off and give the buyers a little more control? Came across some very interesting data today while drinking my [...]

Most expensive luxury homes listed in the Denver MLS

2018-10-01T03:38:27+00:00By |Buyers, Cherry Hills Village, Colorado, Denver, Denver Foothills, Evergreen, Home Value, Homes For Sale, Listing Agent, Luxury|

The 6 Most Beautiful Luxury Homes in the Denver MLS It is always nice to dream. It is great to be able to look at [...]

Cherry Hills Village Market News

2018-05-24T03:33:45+00:00By |Buyers, Buying a home, Cherry Hills Village, Colorado, Home Value, Homes For Sale, Listing Agent, Listing your home, Luxury, Real Estate Companies|

Cherry Hills Village Real Estate Market News May 2018The value of homes in Cherry Hills Village have always been higher than most of the Denver [...]