Thursday, January 31, 2019 / by Karla Martin
At BPG Realty, we have determined that a property generates the most interest when it first hits the market. Understanding buyer motivations and market realities are critical to ensuring an appropriate listing price.
When it’s a buyers’ market, the condition of your home becomes a very important factor and should be competitively priced.
When it is a seller’s market, your home can be priced a little over the market and minor imperfections can be overlooked.
Pricing your home too high for market conditions risks missing the critical window of excitement and may fail to generate strong showing activity. Many home sellers make the mistake of pricing their home from an emotional
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 / by Karla Martin
If you are looking to buy a home, this 3-bedroom, 3-bath home in Aurora might just be what you are looking for. This bright, open two-story townhome lives like a single-family home, with lots of windows and a private rear yard with patio. Priced in the low $300’s, this move-in ready home won’t last long.
The main level is an open floor plan with tons of natural light. The living area includes wood laminate flooring, a gas fireplace and a ceiling fan. The kitchen includes tile flooring, brand new stainless appliances and a bar-height counter.
Upstairs, the spacious master bedroom offers a vaulted ceiling and fan plus balcony access. Two additional bedrooms and shared bath complete the upper level.
You’ll find new paint and carpet throughout the home. A huge unfinished basement and attached 2-car garage allow for storage and expansion. Other features include central air-conditioning, wired Internet access, skylights and washer and dryer hookups.&nbs ...
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 / by Karla Martin
Your home is now on the market and you are ready for showings…what do you need to do to prepare your home for potential buyers to view it? BPG Realty has some helpful showing tips to welcome visitors and make your home present as well as possible.
Open all draperies and window shades during the daylight hours.
Turn on all lights and replace bulbs with appropriate wattage bulb where needed.
Open windows 3- minutes prior to showing to circulate fresh air during warm weather.
Place fresh flowers on the kitchen table and/or living space.
If possible, bake cookies or bread to add an inviting aroma (don’t use overpowering air fresheners or leave candles burning).
For more helpful tips on selling your home, buying a new home, or marketing your home for sale, reach out to the Bogar Pilkington Group at 303-459-6156
Monday, January 7, 2019 / by Karla Martin
BPG has produced a series of videos that will walk you through a variety of home inspection topics. The first in the series touches on Gutter Maintenance.
Your furnace needs to be maintained, with good air flow. Changing filters between monthly and quarterly is a low-cost way for you to improve the health of your furnace. Cleaning and evaluating the furnace is a good idea prior to listing your home for sale. If you have an older furnace, carbon monoxide poising is a risk, so try to schedule inspections twice a year to ensure a healthy system.
This video is a quick guide to furnace maintenance, courtesy of the Bogar Pilkington Group and Seven Stars Home Advisors.
Friday, December 28, 2018 / by Bret Shugrue
Most people who are ready to sell their home opt to enlist the help of a professional real estate agent to list their property and get it sold. After all, a licensed Realtor has the expertise to know how to price homes to be competitive within the market area. They know what various homes have sold for, what is on the market currently, and how long it is taking for homes to sell. A Realtor is also an expert at negotiating a buyer’s price and conditions to purchase. And of course, a real estate team is responsible for putting all the marketing tools together and paying to advertise your home to reach prospective buyers.
But what if you want to list your OWN HOME for sale? For Sale by Owner. You have a lot of connections, know what your neighborhood values are and have the time to walk prospects through your home (without taking their comments personally!).
Here are some pointers to get you on the path to real estate sales success.
Selling your own home
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