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"Across the board, Realtors tend to close more deals and have more experience."

Keelan McCamey, CEO, Realtor, MBA, CDPE

Peak Realty

Keelan McCamey, owner of Peak Realty, discusses the common steps in the process that buyers take on their way to home ownership. 

Key Takeaways

      • Making a decision to buy (or not) requires some self-analysis. A good Realtor will sit down with you to understand not only what you want, but why you want it. When an agent does this, they have a better chance of finding more properties that fit your situation
      • It's wise to contact a lender to figure out if you have enough cash in the bank for a down payment and/or closing costs. It's also important for your Realtor to know this information, to
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"I think some people are scared to talk to us [about a home loan]...I want to talk to the public and educate them about the that we can put together a game plan."

Seth Wilcock, Loan Officer

NOVA Home Loans

Interview w/ Seth Wilcock at NOVA Home Loans & Keelan McCamey, Realtor at Peak Realty talking about 3 common items that hang up buyers from attaining their dream of home ownership. 

Key Takeaways

      • Get started early, so that you can plan to adjust any credit issues that may currently be on your report
      • Talk to a lender BEFORE you pay off any debts, since a strategic approach may be required to get your credit score to the best possible outcome prior to buying
      • Don't be afraid to contact the lender...a
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According to REcolorado, Colorado’s largest MLS,the housing market in the Denver metro  area experienced higher inventory levels over November 2014, with a 6% increase. However the market is still 21% lower than November 2013.

November ended with 6,954 active listings on the market, 5,651 of which were single family homes and 1,303 attached properties. Sellers contributed 3,686 new listings came on the market, 15% higher than November 2014.

Months of inventory in the market was slightly over two months in November. This is the highest level of inventory in Denver so far in 2015, but still under than the national average. A two month availability of supply indicates that we are still in a sellers market. 

The increase of home prices did

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"[With all marketing], I think it's important to start off with some social proof."

- Jen Allen

Realtor, Peak Realty 

Listen to interview w/ Jen Allen at Peak Realty & Keelan McCamey, Realtor at Peak Realty for information on your first year as an agent!

Key Takeaways:

  • Start all marketing communications with social proof (ex. client testimonials, vendor recommendations, etc.)
  • Write hand-written notes everyday. These are powerful for both Mets & Haven't Mets
  • For listings, use this current listing business to get future business by sending out 'Just Sold' postcards to the entire neighborhood when home closes
  • For listings, when home goes under contract send out 50 handwritten notes to nearby neighbors, or mail to a
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"People don't realize how much time you spend not only working with clients on your business but how much time you have to spend building and cultivating your business."

- Jen Allen

Realtor, Peak Realty 

Listen to interview w/ Jen Allen at Peak Realty & Keelan McCamey, Realtor at Peak Realty for information on your first year as an agent!

Key Takeaways:

  • Build your database with people you know (family and friends)
  • Brand yourself ! People want to who you are as person and they will want to know what you look like.
  • Have professional photos and material created.  You want to stand out
  • Conduct open houses.  Open houses are a great way to get buyers and sellers
  • Online and offline social media and advertising
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"I'm a big believer in working with local businesses. If I was a buyer purchasing my first home, I'd want to be face to face with know you have some skin in the game, and that you're accountable to me."

- Cheryl Braunschweiger

Branch Manager, NOVA Home Loans

Listen to interview w/ Cheryl Braunschweiger at NOVA Home Loans & Keelan McCamey, Realtor at Peak Realty for information on the new TRID rules.

Key Takeaways:

  • In an effort to prevent situations like the housing crisis from happening again, there are new disclosure rules for lenders that require them to disclose certain loan information to buyers 
  • There are two new forms:  The Loan Estimate (LE) and the Closing Disclosure (CD). The new disclosure rules are part
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"It's important to be able to connect with people and what's valuable to them on their level.  It's a higher likelihood that they will remember who you are because you've added relevance to what they are saying."

-Gavin Higashi

First American Title Company

Listen to interview w/ Gavin Higashi at First American Title Company & Keelan McCamey, Realtor at Peak Realty for business tips on social media. 

Key Takeaways

      • Building relationships is at the heart of any business. Social media can accentuate these relationships, build trust online and open doors with new prospects
      • Build lists in facebook to prioritize follow up with your clients
      • It's not necessary to use all social media to your strengths and use
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