Critical Questions Buyers Should Ask Sellers

Critical Questions Buyers Should Ask Sellers

Buyers will glean plenty of information from the seller’s disclosure agreement, the home inspector, and maybe even their new neighbors. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few questions they should ask the seller at the walkthrough or before closing.

Realtor.com® suggests buyers ask some of the following questions of sellers:

  1. Have you had any past problems with the home that you’ve repaired?
  2. Can you tell me where the water shutoff valve, sump pump, circuit box, and more are located?
  3. Is there anything you wanted to leave behind?

Source: RealtorMag [http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2017/06/02/critical-questions-buyers-should-ask-sellers?om_rid=AALktI&om_mid=_BZMcdKB9cXc5ve&om_ntype=RMODaily]

I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 13 years and am grateful to have found a career that I enjoy so much. I am highly organized and extremely efficient with a strong background in negotiations which always helps when in the middle of a tough transaction! I welcome all opportunities to work with you whether you are looking for your first home, looking to move to a larger home as your family grows, or looking to expand your portfolio and purchase an investment property. It is a great time for real estate in Boulder County! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email. Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

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RE/MAX of Boulder
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Boulder County Real Estate Still A Seller’s Market!

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Boulder County Real Estate Still A Seller’s Market!

If you’re thinking of selling your Boulder County property, indicators show this is a good time to do so.

The fact is home sellers in Boulder County are a rare species. Few home sellers, coupled with the lack of construction, mean available inventory is low, but is poised to rise on increased pricing in 2017. And that lack of inventory is driving the market, according to Ken Hotard, senior vice president of public affairs for the Boulder Area Realtor® Association.

Case in point: October’s condominium and townhome sales in Boulder County saw a 20.1 percent bump, with 139 units sold compared to 115 in September.That spike likely resulted from the inventory increase of late summer, according to Hotard.

Even so, he says overall there is little change in the Boulder-area market’s pattern of low inventory, increasing prices and decreasing sales.

  • October’s month-over-month available condo/townhome inventory fell 11 percent in October – 154 units versus last month’s 173.
  • Year-to-date attached dwellings sales fell 13.8 percent through October 2016 compared to the same period last year, with 1,196 units sold in 2,016 versus 1,388.
  •  Single-family homes month-over-month sales volume dropped a scant .2 percent in October compared to September 2016 – 341 versus 348 units.
  • Year-to-date single-family home sales in the Boulder-area markets dipped 11.4 percent through October 2016 – 3,756 homes sold – compared to the 4,239 sold in the same period last year.
  • Single-family inventory dipped 12.7 percent from October to September 2016 in Boulder County, with 821 units available for sale this month compared to 941 in September.

Looking ahead, Hotard expects the pattern to continue. “I’m confident that we’ll finish the year out and head into 2017 with the same trends. I would expect seller’s market conditions to continue at least through the first quarter.” Hotard adds that in this kind of market his best advice is to work with a knowledgeable Realtor, whether you are selling or buying. “It’s competitive, and in a competitive market it’s important to have the best advice you can get.”

Posted by DB Wilson on Monday, November 28th, 2016 at 9:13am.

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I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 13 years and am grateful to have found a career that I enjoy so much. I am highly organized and extremely efficient with a strong background in negotiations which always helps when in the middle of a tough transaction! I welcome all opportunities to work with you whether you are looking for your first home, looking to move to a larger home as your family grows, or looking to expand your portfolio and purchase an investment property. It is a great time for real estate in Boulder County! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email. Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

Janet Leap, GRI
RE/MAX of Boulder
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Transactions Are Up. Inventory Is Low. Re/Max of Boulder Passes $1Billion in Sales for 2015!

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2015 saw historic low levels of inventory and high levels of profit. Re/Max of Boulder had over $1,000,000,000 in sales in 2015. “Re/Max of Boulder passed a never-before seen benchmark of $1 billion in sales — a 22 percent increase over last year [2014].”

It looks like 2016 is on track to meet or possibly surpass this $1 billion benchmark. In this environment you need an experienced real estate agent on your side. Time to buy or sell? Give me a call!

Read the Daily Camera article here – http://bit.ly/1ORaNm9

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I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 11 years and am grateful to have found a career that I enjoy so much. I am highly organized and extremely efficient with a strong background in negotiations which always helps when in the middle of a tough transaction! I welcome all opportunities to work with you whether you are looking for your first home, looking to move to a larger home as your family grows, or looking to expand your portfolio and purchase an investment property. It is a great time for real estate in Boulder County! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email. Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

Janet Leap, GRI
RE/MAX of Boulder
Call me – 720.938.4197

Transactions Are Up. Inventory Is Low. Re/Max of Boulder Passes $1Billion in Sales for 2015!

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2015 saw historic low levels of inventory and high levels of profit. Re/Max of Boulder had over $1,000,000,000 in sales in 2015. “Re/Max of Boulder passed a never-before seen benchmark of $1 billion in sales — a 22 percent increase over last year [2014].”

It looks like 2016 is on track to meet or possibly surpass this $1 billion benchmark. In this environment you need an experienced real estate agent on your side. Time to buy or sell? Give me a call!

Read the Daily Camera article here – http://bit.ly/1ORaNm9

Screen Shot 2015-06-13 at 8.46.24 AM

I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 11 years and am grateful to have found a career that I enjoy so much. I am highly organized and extremely efficient with a strong background in negotiations which always helps when in the middle of a tough transaction! I welcome all opportunities to work with you whether you are looking for your first home, looking to move to a larger home as your family grows, or looking to expand your portfolio and purchase an investment property. It is a great time for real estate in Boulder County! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email. Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

Janet Leap, GRI
RE/MAX of Boulder
Call me – 720.938.4197