Ask A Realtor


Ask A Realtor: Overpriced Houses

Jeremy, you said in a recent post that making “low-ball” offers is generally ill-advised. However, I see homes out there that have been on the market for 3 months with no price change. Doesn’t this mean they’re overpriced?


Ask A Realtor: Does It Hurt To Make Low Offers on Houses?

I recently had a client ask about just throwing out low offers to see if we could get a seller to “bite” on something. My response is below and I thought others may find it interesting.


Ask A Realtor: Flooring Options for Resale

We are considering selling our home in the next 2-3 years and want any updates we make to be conducive to marketing it. We are in a tri-level home and the lower level needs to have the flooring replaced. I do not like carpeting due to allergy issues, so we were considering doing an acid wash concrete.


Ask A Realtor: Is It Better To Sell A House Vacant or Occupied?

We are in the beginning stages of planning a move out of state. While we know we will need to do some things to prepare our home for market, we don’t have much to spend.


Ask A Realtor: What Color to Paint My House?

I am looking to have the exterior of my house painted. Are there any recommendations as to color to make my home more marketable in the future?


Ask A Realtor: Buy Now Or Wait To Save A Larger Down Payment?

We have good credit and $8000 saved up for a down payment. Would this be the best time to buy a home? Or should we wait 1 year to get a bigger down payment (we should have about $25,000 by then) in your opinion will the interest rates rise enough in the next few months that a bigger down payment wont make much difference?


Ask A Realtor: Replacing Carpet Before Selling Our Home

My husband and I have decided that we are likely going to sell our house in the next year and a half. We have four kids and three pets and the same carpet that came with our house when it was built 16 or so years ago. Do we replace the carpet now (so we can enjoy it), when we go to sell the house (so that it stays relatively clean), or do we not bother?


Ask A Realtor: Adding A 4th Bedroom To An Already-Finished Basement

We have a 1900+ sq.ft. house in Briargate. Its 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, ranch-style with a finished basement which is just a large family room. We now need to add a 4th bedroom in order to stay in our home. Naturally, we want to put it in the basement. Will this negatively impact the value of our home?


Ask A Realtor: Should I Convert My Coat Closet Into A Pantry?

I have a coat closet that shares a wall with the kitchen. I would like to convert the coat closet into a pantry. Is having a coat closet in Colorado important? Which is better for resale?


Ask A Realtor: How Do I Find a Good Contractor?

Can you give me some tips on how to find a good contractor?


Ask A Realtor: Should I use a Realtor to sell a lot?

We are considering selling our lot versus rebuilding after the fire. My husband mentioned the possibility of selling it ourselves instead of using a Realtor. Neither of us has any real estate background. What do you think of this idea? Is selling a lot simpler than selling a house?


Ask A Realtor: How Will The Waldo Canyon Fire Affect The Real Estate Market?

With the large numbers of homes lost in the Waldo Canyon Fire, is the real estate market going to be affected at all? And if so, in what way?