Blog by Jennifer Allan

Should I Offer a "Paint & Carpet" Allowance Instead of Actually Doing the Work?

August 29th, 2009

Question: “Should I offer a “paint and carpet” allowance instead of actually doing the work?”

JA: Homesellers- I feel for ya. When you’re getting your home ready for market, the to-do list seems endless, doesn’t it? The last thing you want to do is to relocate your furniture to refinish the floors or take down all your artwork to paint the walls.

It would be much easier to just offe ...

What's the Big Deal with Family Photos?

August 29th, 2009

The article below was contributed by Geri Bigum of Staging Denver. Staging Denver is ONLY the very best homestaging company in Denver, and, in my opinion, anywhere in the world. Okay, okay, maybe I’m biased because I had a hand in creating the company back in the 90’s, but seriously - these gals are good. While I’m not involved in the company any more, I enthusiastically recommend their servi ...

Should You Hire a "Listing Specialist" to Sell Your Denver Home?

August 29th, 2009

Many real estate agents market themselves as “listing specialists” - that is - they focus mainly on marketing houses for sale instead of working with buyers. Many “listing specialists” hire buyer agents to work for them, to handle the calls they receive from their many For Sale signs.

On the surface, this sounds logical; after all, don’t we all want a “specialist” to represent us when we’re ...

Denver's Best Built Home - The Hutchinson!

August 5th, 2009

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Contributed by Mary Beth Bonacci, CRS, RE/MAX Alliance




I grew up in a Hutchinson.

Many of you who grew up in Denver are nodding. For the rest of you, I’ll explain.

Hutchinson Homes built houses here in the Metro Denver area from the 1950’s until the early ‘80’s. They built a lot of houses. If you’ve spent any time in Denver at all, you’ve seen a Hutchins ...

How Long Does it Take to Sell a House in Denver?

August 5th, 2009

"What's the average Days on Market in Denver? That is, how long will it take my house to sell?"

In real estate-speak, "days on market," (abbreviated DOM) means how many days it takes from the day a house goes on the market until the day it goes "under contract" (that is, when a buyer and seller agree on a purchase contract). Of course, after a home goes under contract, there are still a few ...