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Wednesday, March 2, 2022   /   by Jeff Lovato

10 Best Kept Secrets for Selling Your Home

Selling your home is not an easy task. But with a little planning and coordinated effort, you can make your home stand out from the pack and sell it fast. Here are few secrets to help you streamline the selling process. 

Secret #10: Pricing it right
Find out what your home is worth, take a small percentage off the price then put in the market. This can be done with the help of a good realtor. This require guts and  most sellers just don’t want to risk it, but it’s one of the best strategies to sell a home in today’s market.
Secret #9: Half-empty closets
Do you know what every buyer is looking for and can never have enough of - Storage. Buyers are bound to check drawers and cabinets so always keep them clean and tidy. You can start by removing half the stuff out of your closets then neatly organize what’s left. You can place the excess in boxes and keep them in the basement or the attic.
Secret #8: Light it up
Take full advantage of the lig ...

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022   /   by Jeff Lovato

How to choose an Agent

1. How long have you been an agent?

An agent that’s been in the business for a good amount of time will be able to anticipate problems before they arise and have tried and tested negotiation techniques. They will also have established relationships with other real estate professionals.

2. How many homes do you help buyers purchase each year? How many homes, total, do you help close?

Real estate agents close an average of 10 homes per year, according to NAR.  If your agent is batting way below that, it could be a red flag.

3. Do you work full time or part time as an agent?

Full-time agents are more likely to be able to devote more time to working for you than someone who is pursuing real estate on the side. 

4. Do you work with both buyers and sellers?

Many agents work as either buyer specialists or seller specialists. While it’s great to find someone who specializes, an agent who does both could offer some great insights on either side of ...

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Tuesday, March 1, 2022   /   by Jeff Lovato

How to Avoid The Worst Home Sale Killer

We have many expectations when we sell our home. We hope to sell the home fast, at the best price and with the least amount of headache. But with our limited knowledge and experience in the home selling process, we turn to a real estate agent to assist us. However, all of these hopes may be dashed when we make the mistake of hiring the Wrong Agent.  


A good real estate agent must uphold the clients best interest at all times. But this may not be the case for every real estate agent available. 


We have listed the most common signs that show you hired the wrong real estate agent. 


1. There is lack of communication between you and your agent. 

If you reach out to your agent, you should receive a response within 24 hours. It is important to understand that real estate agents work long and irregular hours and they are not on call 24/7. The agent should at least notify you that they have received your message and will get back to you within a couple ...

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Friday, February 25, 2022   /   by Jeff Lovato

Pre-Buying Tips

If you are planning to buy a home soon, there are steps you can take now to ensure your home buying process goes smoothly.


Learn about Colorado neighborhoods


When you purchase a home, you’re not only considering a house – you’re also looking for a neighborhood that fits your family. Whether you are looking for an active community, access to downtown or the mountains, or a quiet home for retirement, make sure you find a neighborhood that meets your needs.

Start by considering Popular Places to Live in Colorado. Or, if you have a specific area in mind, learn more about the cities and neighborhoods on TheLovatoGroup.com. Schedule visits to the cities and neighborhoods where you are considering purchasing a home. With an early start, you can scope out multiple areas and get to know the ones that will fit your lifestyle best.


Start Saving for a Down Payment


Make small changes to start setting aside more money for a down payment on your new home. ...

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Thursday, February 24, 2022   /   by Jeff Lovato

Simplifying the Home Buying Process

Have you ever wondered what the value of a real estate agent is? Well, if you have just purchased or sold a home, then you would realize that an agents work and value is far from simple. You would also recognize that without their direction and proficiency you might be lost beneath the  home buying or selling process.
 
The real estate agents make sure that the transaction goes smoothly making it convenient and even satisfying. They work in the background and they strive to eliminate the hard work for us. They provide value in every step thus simplifying the process. 
 
Home Searching
 
In today's fast paced housing market, homes for sale appear like mushrooms "here today - gone tomorrow". So it's very important to be first, to catch them as they come into the market. Your real estate agent has a wide array of tools at their disposal to help you in your home search. 
They will help you go through your wish-list and must-haves for your home. There ...

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