Blog by Jennifer Allan

My Favorite Bookstore in Charming Old Denver - The Park Hill Bookstore!

March 26th, 2008

I love to read. I love to read. I love to read. Did I mention how much I love to read?read

But reading can be an expensive habit. Walk around my house and you'll find no fewer than 5 books open. That's at least $50 worth of books, assuming I purchased them used on Amazon (don't forget shipping)!

For me, a trip to a retail bookstore is at least a $75 adventure.

Ahhhh, but the USE ...

Jennifer, Will You Reduce the Commission if You Double-End the Sale of My Home? Nope.

March 25th, 2008

(Real estate commissions are negotiable and not set by law. Any commission percentages quoted below are illustrative only).

Double-End the Sale: To handle both the buying and listing side of a transaction - that is, to sell your own listing.

Savvy sellers almost always ask if I will reduce my commission if this happens. I always say no. They always seem surprised. But here's why ...

GET LOST! Why Sellers Need to SCRAM for Showings

March 23rd, 2008


Anyone selling a home needs to understand one Very Important Thing. The seller must leave the home for showings. No exceptions.

As a real estate agent, it's my job to ensure that my sellers know how important this is. It's reasonable that a seller wants to help the sale of his home any way he can, and he figures he's the most qualified to point out all the special features to b ...

Jennifer Loves Sushi in Charming Old Denver

March 13th, 2008

As those who know me... well, know... I'm a very fussy eater. Not by choice (sigh), but rather because I'm allergic/sensitive to several common foods. However, I refuse to be locked at home in my own kitchen, so I have made it my goal to figure out where I can eat safely in Charming Old Denver. sushi

Because I can't eat anything processed, the safest choice seems to be sushi. Poor, poor Je ...

I Love Selling Real Estate! Woo Hoo!

March 5th, 2008

Okay... so here's the deal.

I'm not new - I've had my real estate license since 1996 and have sold over 500 homes.

On the other hand, I am new. I left real estate more than two years ago, and swore I'd never return. I was going to be a famous writer, work from home (whereever that may lead me around the world) and never have to lose sleep over an overpriced listing again.