If you plan to be looking for a new home in Castle Rock or Centennial anytime this winter,
before long you will find yourself having to pare down your list of ‘eligibles’—the
properties that you ask your Castle Rock and Centennial
real estate agent to include on your gotta-see-this-one list. The better job you do in whittling down that list, the
more efficient your tour of properties will be. That’s not just a time-saver,
either: the fact is, you’ll be more sharp-eyed and energetic when visiting
prospective homes if you don’t waste time and energy on those that you could
have eliminated beforehand. Some earmarks:
1. Houses that have been on the market for a
long timeArea homes that have been on the market for more than 90
days probably have something about them that’s made them less appealing to
buyers. If I am your Castle Rock and Centennial agent, I will research to find out what
the sticking point has been. It could be a factor that doesn’t bother you; if
so, you might be in line for a true bargain!
2. Houses hiding deferred expensesWhen you come up with a budget for your new Denver
home, it’s easy to overlook deferred
expenses that might bust that budget—especially if the property is otherwise appealing.
Keep your eyes open and red flag areas that seem to indicate unusually deferred
maintenance. And be ready to ask your inspector for a professional opinion.
3. Homes with impaired resale potential
Although you won’t be selling your Castle Rock or Centennial new home any time soon, sophisticated buyers
will usually try to put themselves in the mindset of a typical future buyer.
That’s because they know that sometimes unique, idiosyncratic features that
they themselves value can sometimes present obstacles to the average homebuyer.
We never know what direction life can take; we may have to consider moving
again sooner than expected—and if so, you’ll be happy that you tilted toward a new
home with superior mass appeal.If you’re about to go house hunting this winter, you can count my help as your experienced Castle Rock and Centennial
agent. I’m ready to get to work for you!
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Karen Venier is a Broker Associate at Keller Williams. She is a part of Carr
Peck Group which has been recognized locally and nationally as in expert in
real estate. Locally they are
6th in Denver Metro home sales out of 5,000 agents and have been
recognized by the Wall Street Journal and Real Trends as one of the top selling
agents in America. For more information feel free to contact
heror call 303-908-9584. Photo provided by freedigitalphotos.net.
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"We worked with Karen Venier for a relatively short time for a good reason: our home sold at full price within hours of hitting the market! While it’s true that the Denver housing market is “hot,” credit for the speed and ease of our transaction belongs to Karen. She was great to work with, giving us perfect advice about readying our home for sale and then expertly guiding us from offer to close. Along the way, we came to appreciate Karen for her skillful blend of professionalism and personal touches – like dropping off our favorite beverages during a particularly stressful time in our move or shoveling our driveway in subzero temps after we’d left the state (way beyond the call of duty!). Now that we’ve relocated to Wisconsin, we keep saying that we wish Karen could be our buyer’s agent here. Since that’s not possible, we’ll shout her name loudly to whoever might be looking for a home in the Denver area.
Thanks for the great work, Karen!