Peak Realty Real Estate Blog

Buying a homeEvery real estate agent, or Realtor, is an independent contractor and runs their business how they see fit.

In this 10 minute video, I talk about what information we discuss at my Buyer Consultation and the educational pieces I provide clients during this initial meeting. While I provide a lot of information, most of the consultation centers around YOUR goals and expectations with the buying process.

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Listing ConsultationAll Realtors, or real estate agents, are independent contractors and each chooses how to run his or her business.

I choose to provide as much information for my clients as possible, and truly maintain a high level of customer service.

In this video, I talk about my Listing Consultation and what materials and information I provide during this important meeting.

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Attention Realtors!  Are you curious about WHY you should create content for social media, or not?  I go on a rant about social media vs. old-school lead generation approaches, and open up discussion about underlying motivators and HOW we approach building our businesses. We're only scratching the surface here...more FUN topics to follow soon on finding your true Motivation!

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Over the years, I have found ways to continue to add value to my client's experience during their transaction. Not only do I hire a stager to walk us through the Buyers psyche, but I also provide basic staging to my Sellers at no cost to them so that they are not digging into their own budget quite as much to get the house ready to sell. On top of marketing, professional photos, staging, and open house events, I also have added Home Warranties to each of my transactions (both Sellers and Buyers). This is just the tip of the iceberg of the additional value my clients receive. 

I am really excited about my latest addition to the client experience. My "Kid Contract" helps your children take ownership over their part of the selling process and rewards them

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Home EquityIf you own a home in the Denver Metro Area you have likely seen 5-12% appreciation in your property value year over year since 2013.  What does that mean? Well, if you bought your home 4 years ago for $200,000.00 your home could be worth nearly $300,000, depending on your neighborhood's appreciation rates.  While you may be comfortable simply sitting on this increase, there are several ways to improve your financial portfolio utilizing your equity.

  • Refinance to Eliminate PMI: If you currently have a FHA loan you can use the equity in your home to allow you to refinance to reduce or eliminate your monthly mortgage insurance. Then you can enjoy a lower payment each month, giving you more funds to do with what you wish.
  • Home Improvements: Projects
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homeSmart income choices play an important role when buying a home—it’s not necessarily all about what you earn, but how you spend it too.

Income is a crucial component lenders consider when granting you a mortgage. It is the basis by which they are going to get repaid, because a mortgage loan is not really a loan against the property—it is loan against your ability to repay. The dwelling is simply used as collateral in the event you default on the mortgage.

A low interest rate and affordable monthly payment helps keep the cost of your new house down, and a good credit score can help you secure those. (You can see where you stand by reviewing two of your free credit scores each month on Credit.com.) But income is a vital part of getting approved and

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Curious what you can do to increase the amount you net on the sale of your home? Here are 7 strategies for a successful sale, whether you are in a balanced market, seller's market or buyer's market...these will help you sell your home faster and for more money.

 

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Organized Shelvs

At the beginning of the year I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts, Entreleadership and was inspired by an interview with David Allen. He wrote "Getting Things Done" and, although I have yet to read it, the concepts he discussed on the podcast inspired me to rework how I was keeping all of the areas of my life organized. I created my own version of the Weekly Review based on his discussion and it has been instrumental in keeping me sane. In this video, I explain a bit more about the "how" and "why" of working through my version of this process.

Click Here to Download my Weekly Review Template now!

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Video

video question mark peak realty

As agents, we're already so busy handling a million different things to get our clients to the closing table. Do we really have time to create video content??  Many agents say "No"!  Some common objections to creating video content are:

 

  • Lack of technical experience
  • Don't like the way they look on camera
  • Seems overly complicated
  • Difficult to track ROI
  • Too expensive
  • No time to create content

Technology & Message

Agent Video Peak RealtyAs technology improves, savvy agents are getting more comfortable creating video content for their listings and personal brand. Social media platforms like Instagram Stories, facebook Live and Google Hangouts are making it easier to create & share content with different audiences.

Since video is

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3 Reasons Your Real Estate Offer Was RejectedBuying real estate can be extremely emotional. After looking at several homes, you finally put an offer in on one. Truthfully, you probably have already "moved yourself in" to the home in your mind. Then you receive the news that your offer was not accepted.

The best case scenario is that you are presented with a counter offer and can get a better idea of why your offer was not appealing to the seller's. Worst case, you get no feedback. Wouldn't it be better to go into the process with an understanding of why offers to purchase real estate are often rejected? 

#1 The Price Offered Was Too Low

In our current market in the Denver Metro Area, it is not uncommon to see multiple offer situations on properties priced appropriately for the

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