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The Strange Team sells North Denver home in 1 day Alan Strange

The Strange Team sells North Denver home in 1 day!

Alan Strange and his team of talented real estate professionals have done it again! With a proven track record of success The Strange Team’s comprehensive marketing formula has once again proven a triumph for their clients.

 

 

The Strange Team began showing 11642 Macon St. on Saturday morning and received multiple offers by Saturday Night! Their winning strategy results in another successful sale for their clients!

This home was listed Thursday on the Denver MLS, and The Strange Team’s marketing engine went into action. By Saturday’s open house and first showings, enough buzz had been created by the multi-point marketing plan to bring numerous qualified buyers to the home resulting in multiple offers, for more than the client expected.

“I can’t promise every home will sell in one day,” says Broker/Owner Alan Strange, “but I can promise we offer each and every client the same attention and care. Our ‘secret sauce’ works and we are excited to see it succeed with each home we sell.”

In 2013, The Strange Team sold/bought over 110 homes in the Denver Metro area, certainly proving they are onto something good. With projections for another record year, The Strange Team has equipped themselves with a team built for success.

There are 3 full-time real estate Brokers on staff with over 20 years of collective experience in the industry, and a Marketing Assistant with over 10 years of property management and marketing experience. This team, in combination with the support staff & industry leading tools available to them at Keller Williams Preferred Realty, is a recipe for success for anyone wanting to buy or sell a home.

The Strange Team offers a free Market Snapshot to anyone considering listing their home. Their website www.TheStrangeTeam.com also offers a full search of the MLS, where you can search for your new home absolutely free. To contact The Strange Team to find out how they can help with your Real Estate needs, call Alan directly at 303.668.5208 or send an email to info@thestrangeteam.com.

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Best Denver Snow Hills

It’s that time of year again, where the hills are alive with the sound of sledding!

 

 

 

 

How did sledding start?  Who first thought of sliding down a snow-covered hill on a piece of timber?

The practical use of sleds is ancient and widespread. Primarily developed in geographic areas with heavy annual snow cover as a work vehicle to transport material and/or people far more efficiently than wheeled vehicles could negotiate icy and snowy conditions. Early designs included hand-pulled sizes as well as larger dog team. horse or oxen drawn versions.

Early examples of Sleds and sledges were found in the Oseberg Viking ship xcavation.  TheToboggan sled is also a traditional form of transport used by the Innu and Cree of northern Canada and the people of Ancient Egypt are thought to have used sledges extensively for construction.*

 

Where are the best snow hills around?  

Thanks to some early snow this winter, we’ve already been out scouting the best snow hills in our area.  Check out our picks & submit your own below!

Broomfield County Commons Park – Broomfield


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 Harold D Lutz Sports Complex – Arvada


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Ruby Hill Park – Denver

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Carpenter Park – Thornton

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Big Dry Creek Hill – Westminster

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Wallace Park – DTC

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Got a favorite sledding hill of your own?  Please share it with us!  Complete the quick form below to add a comment!

 

*Wikipedia contributors. “Sledding.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 13 Jan. 2014. Web. 24 Jan. 2014.

Strange Family Christmas Traditions

What a wonderful time of year.  It’s a great time to slow down and take into account our blessings.  It’s often the time of year when we reconnect with friend that we’ve lost touch with during the year.  For us it’s a way to see family that we’ve not seen for a while.  It’s also a time for us to revisit long held traditions (and even create new ones).  Here is one of our longest held traditions and one that is relatively new.

Since our kids were little we have loved the opportunity to go drive through neighborhoods and look at the well-decorated streets.  There are few things better during Christmastime then to drive around and enjoy the Christmas decorations and lights.  To make this an evening event we dress the kids up in their pajamas and hit the road about an hour after the sunset.

Over the years we have developed favorite spots.  One of our favorites is in the Outlook Park area just west of the Broomfield Golf Course.  It’s located on Tin Cup and they put so much work into their light show!  It comes complete with dioramas in the windows featuring Santa reviewing a ‘nice or naughty’ list and Mrs. Claus overlooking him at the dining table.  There is a display of miniature snowy scenes with a train that serpentines through the landscape.

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After the kids have had their fill, we treat them to hot chocolate and donuts at Krispy Kreme.  This tradition may be usurped by the new Dunkin Donuts that just came in on 88th and Washington in Thornton, CO!

 

pie sliceAnother tradition that we have started over the last five years or so is one that gets the men in our family engaged.  In an attempt to have we men feel the pains of preparing so many elaborate meals during the season we have put together a competition which employs men’s baking skills.

 

 

The rules are simple:

1) The men  have to bake a pie completely from scratch (no premade crust)

2) They cannot receive any help from their wives.

We are graded in three categories: Taste, presentation & how well the slice holds up after cutting.

I have been a proud winner for only one season.  No one has defended their title for more than one year in a row!

 

Alan Strange

Top 11 Reasons You should list your house for sale during the Holidays!

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11. By selling now, you may have an opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer during the spring, when many more houses are on the market for less money! This will allow you to sell high and buy low!

10.You can sell now for more money and we will provide for a delayed closing or extended occupancy until early next year!

9. Even though your house will be on the market, you still have the option to restrict showings during the six or seven days around the Holidays!

8. January is traditionally the month for employees to begin new jobs. Since transferees cannot wait until spring to buy, you need to be on the market during the Holidays to capture that market!

7. Some people must buy before the end of the year for tax reasons!

6. Buyers have more time to look for a home during the holidays than they do during a working week!

5. Buyers are more emotional during the Holidays, so they are more likely to pay your price!

4. Houses show better when decorated for the Holidays!

3. Since the supply of listings will dramatically increase in January, there will be less demand for your particular home! Less demand means less money for you!

2. Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the Holidays and less competition means more money for you!

And the Number One reason why your Seller should list, during the Holidays …

1. People who look for homes during the Holidays are more serious buyers!

 

Article by: Dianna Kokoszka with MAPS Institute

Bake Sale for the Muma Family

bake saleWe need your baking & eating skills!  Please swing by and drop of your baked goods, and purchase one to take with you!  Not a baker?  Just swing by and purchase one of our great baked goods on display!  All profits go to benefit the Muma Family and little Avery’s hospital costs.

Keller Williams Preferred Realty ~ 11859 Pecos St. #200 ~ Westminster, CO 80234

 

3440 Hottman St., Brighton, CO 80601

Beautiful 5 bedroom, 3 bath house has been completed updated. New carpet throughout and gorgeous slate tile in dining room and around the gas fireplace. MLS: #1247645

ADDRESS: 3440 HOTTMAN ST., BRIGHTON, CO 80601          

PRICE: $275,000.00

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 3.5

Garage: Attached/2

Kitchen has all new appliances, granite counter top and an amazing backsplash that will suit any style. Updated paint colors gives the house a brand new look. Basement is mostly complete and features the 5th bedroom, 4 piece bathroom, TV room and lots of extra storage. Great playroom on the top floor. Great decorator touches. This is a must see house in a great neighborhood.

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