Sell Your Home Year Round with The Strange Team!

Sell Your Home Year Round!

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Many of our clients were lead to believe that the only time of year to sell a home is spring and we’re here to tell you that’s just not the case!   The fact that Colorado experiences all four seasons (some longer than others!) is one of the best parts of this state.  Adding little seasonal touches to your home for sale will help to keep yours in the minds of potential buyers.   Here’s a few of The Strange Team’s favorite tips for every time of year –

Summer –

  • Highlight your favorite outdoor features – patios, porches, decks, landscaping
  • Hanging baskets give a summery, vibrant feel to outdoor spaces
  • Add decorative touches in light colors
  • Keep your home cool, but not cold in the hot Colorado summer months

Fall –

  • Accent the season in your home with decorative gourds, fall corn and foliage in clear vases
  • Hints of cinnamon scents add warmth
  • Place pumpkins or jack-o-lanterns on your porch
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Winter

  • Add cozy rugs and throws to make homes feel warm and inviting
  • Highlight functional fireplaces in the chilly months
  • Around the holidays, add wreaths and other festive touches

Spring

  • Place seasonal flower arrangements throughout home
  • Do a little extra spring cleaning to make your home sparkle!
  • White candles give a classic touch
  • Add bright, clean colors to your linens and towels

Overall, you want to add light, seasonal touches to your home to make it more attractive to potential buyers in any season.  No season has to be the ‘off season’ in this market!

Interested in finding out what your home is worth in this busy, Colorado market?

For more information, contact The Strange Team and our lending partner, Dustin Hodges at Summit Funding, Inc. (NMLS ID# 3199)

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Dustin Hodges
Direct: (303) 668-7605
Email: [email protected]
NMLS ID#: 269783
DORA ID#: LBM100030291

Don’t Miss This Denver University Abode! – 2573 S Williams St Denver, CO 80210

Denver University Neighborhood Abode

Denver University Neighborhood Abode

 

Newly remodeled and updated Denver University neighborhood home!  This wonderful bungalow features two light filled bedrooms and one full bathroom.  The bathroom was completely remodeled in 2011 with many designer touches.

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Enter the home to a spacious living room/dining room with handsome hardwood floors.  Beautifully updated designer kitchen with tile flooring, large pantry, tile back splash and pristine counter tops.  The kitchen showcases new stainless steel appliances including a brand new garbage disposal.   The home previously had an attached one car garage, it has been transformed into a sunken cozy family room off the kitchen.  The family room is a wonderful addition, bathed in sunlight from the two skylights on the high ceilings.  A laundry room is situated off of the family room and a backdoor for access to the yard.

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Not only is this home wonderful on its own, it has been updated and improved in a number of ways by the previous owners.  The whole home is wired for ethernet and satellite.  A booming home stereo, with speakers installed, is also included.  The classic home was not built originally with central air, but it was installed in addition to ceiling fans to keep the already shaded home cool through the hot Colorado summers.   Newer double pane windows were installed throughout the home in 2008.  The previous owners installed a brand new roof before listing.

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The spacious backyard is perfect for outdoor entertaining.  Hidden by a cedar fence, this yard features a large covered patio that is ready to be wired for television and sound with a suspended television cabinet installed.  Over-sized, detached two car garage complete this property.

This area is the place to be in Denver with easy access to the Denver University campus, hip restaurants and convenient shopping.  Unbeatable Denver University neighborhood location and a lovely low maintenance home, this home is surely not to be missed!

 

Contact The Strange Team today at 720.295.4350 for pricing information on this wonderful DU home located at 2573 S Williams St Denver, CO and monthly mortgage information

 

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How to Sell Your Home for the Most Money

My top 3 tips I learned when selling my own home and how to sell your home for the most money!

This summer, I put myself through the process I have personally put my clients through time and time again — I put my own home on the market.  I began to think about what makes a home sell and not only that, but what can we do as homeowners to get the most amount of money out of the sale of our home.  After I completed the process, I looked back and came up with my top three ways to get top dollar from the sale of your home —

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  1. LOOK FOR RED FLAGS — Go through your home top to bottom. That small leak under your bathroom sink? Fix it.  The chip in the paint in the kitchen?  Paint it.  Look for items to improve before your home goes under contract and an inspector points out items to fix
  2. STAGE IT – It is proven that professionally staged homes seller faster and for more money. Take model homes for example, when you walk into one, it looks and feels like you could call it home yourself, why? Because a professional stager came in and transformed the residence into a home with their designer eye and touches.  Walking into a home and seeing yourself living there comfortable in your mind is that feeling that makes buyers have to have that home!  We always hear the same reasons for not using a stager – it’s too expensive, why shouldn’t my furniture make the cut, we’ll just clean up, etc.  Sure, you can sell your home without staging, but if you want to make the most money from the sale of your home, I would call the stager before showings begin!  The Strange Team has trusted, professional stagers as a part of their team and offer consultations to our clients.
  3. KNOW THE MARKET – As an agent, it’s my job to watch, study and analyze the market. Most agents when they list a home do the 3 P’s – Put in MLS, Place a sign in the yard, Pray it sells.  I say take it two steps further and include price watching. Keep up with the newer homes coming onto the market (there are more and more every week!).  Pricing your home 10% under fair market value gives you an extra edge.  A lower price will bring in more traffic, every buyer in the marketplace will perceive it as an extremely high value which results in MULTIPLE OFFERS and sometimes a bidding war.  By only being 10% under, your home is still considered competitive with the other homes on the market in your neighborhood.

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3.5 Bonus: PROSPECT — Don’t wait for buyers – hire an agent that actively seeks buyer’s for your home!  These agents representing buyers spend their days searching for the perfect home for their clients.  The Strange Team has two buyer agents that work closely with our listing team to see if the homes we have listed are a perfect match for their buyers.

What makes the whole process worth it, beside the fact that you have a new place to make your own?  Getting the most bang for your buck, so to speak.. These tips will help you get the most money for the value of your home, and I can help further!  Myself and my team are master negotiators and will negotiate the best price and terms for you.  Contact The Strange Team today to find out how the changing market has increased the value of your home, even in the last year alone!

Contact – 303.668.5208 or [email protected]

 

Home Sales Soar Throughout the Country

It’s not just Colorado that has a booming market full of buyers, it’s everywhere in the U.S.!  Now is the time to sell and find your next dream home.  Check out this article from The Denver Post about the rising home sales throughout the country —

U.S. home sales soar in July to fastest pace since 2007

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By The Associated Press

The U.S. housing market contains a mere 4.8 months’ supply of homes.(Associated Press file)

WASHINGTON — Americans stepped up their homebuying for a third straight month in July, as sales accelerated to the strongest pace in eight years.

The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that sales of existing homes rose 2 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.59 million, the fastest rate since February 2007.

Sales have jumped 9.6 percent over the past 12 months, while the number of listings has declined 4.7 percent.

The housing market contains a mere 4.8 months’ supply of homes, meaning that prices are rising for an increasingly narrow set of properties. The median home price climbed 5.6 percent over the past 12 months to $234,000. Just 28 percent of the purchases last month went to first-time homebuyers, a group that historically accounted for 40 percent of sales.

“When first-time homebuyers compete with people who are more qualified borrowers that have additional cash, they tend to lose,” said Budge Huskey, CEO of the real estate brokerage Coldwell Banker.

Contact The Strange Team today to see how this market has increased the value of your home!  For loan information contact our business partner and preferred lender Dustin Hodges at Summit Funding, Inc. (NMLS ID# 3199)

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Dustin Hodges
Direct: 303.668.7605
Email: [email protected]
NMLS ID#: 269783
DORA ID#: LBM100030291

 

6 Easy Steps To Homeownership

Interested in buying a home, but have no idea where to start?  Check out our easy steps to home ownership below —

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  1. Pre-Approval

Critical 1st step in knowing your buying power and a valuable tool in helping your offer to be accepted by sellers.

  1. Hire an Agent

Having a trusted Real Estate Team working for you will save you time, money & stress in finding the right property.

  1. Home Search

Make a list of your must-haves. Select homes that meet your property & budget criteria

  1. Make Offer/Sign Contract

Once your offer is accepted you and the seller will sign a contract!

  1. Property & Documentation

The home is inspected & appraised to support value. Your documentation is verified.

  1. Closing & Your Keys!

Upon final loan approval, Title Company schedules your signing appointment to close and your keys are delivered!

 

The Strange Team and Summit Funding Inc. are ready and willing to make your home owning dreams come true!

For more information, contact The Strange Team at [email protected] or 720.295.4350 and our lending partner, Dustin Hodges at Summit Funding, Inc. (NMLS ID# 3199)

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Dustin Hodges
Direct: 303.668.7605
Email: [email protected]
NMLS ID#: 269783
DORA ID#: LBM100030291

 

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