1. Homeowners Just Aren’t Moving

    In the Northern Colorado area, we've seen the inventory crunch for about 7-8 years now - more folks moving into town rather than leaving, less new construction coming on-line and people delaying their next move for a variety of reasons.  Within the last year, the national market is feeling that squeeze, too. You'll likely hear more and more news about the looming inventory crunch. There's a terri…Read More

  2. How to Hire the Right Contractor

    Spring selling season is right around the corner, so as a service to my loyal and strategic followers, I wanted to provide some guidance on selecting a contractor to do your projects, just in time to list your home for top dollar in the spring or summer.  (Full disclosure: My wife and I carefully selected a contractor to remodel our guest bath, master bath and master bedroom in the 4th quarter of…Read More

  3. Sales Stay Strong into December

    November was another strong "carry-over" month for real estate in Northern Colorado as strong demand for available homes coupled with low interest rates kept sales strong.  Since March, April and most of May were stifled by the pandemic restrictions, we're seeing a lot of carry over as demand still stays quite strong through the cooler months of the selling season.  Typically, we see a drop off …Read More

  4. How Homes Will Look After the Pandemic

    With the pandemic heading into its third wave, many homeowners have been spending much more time around their home throughout 2020.  This added time at home, along with the added burdens of work and school at home, is forcing homeowners and homebuyers to take a second look at what they value in a home.  With a cold, confined winter looming, homeowners and buyers are doing their best to make thei…Read More

  5. Selling in the Fall or Winter? Start NOW!

    We had snow last week.  Football is back.  School is (kinda) in session.  Pumpkin spice is in the air, along with forest fire smoke.  Fall is just around the corner and winter is close behind it.  Life comes at you fast this time of year and before you know it, CHRISTMAS is over.  Because this time of year is busy and hectic, if you're looking to sell your house in the next 6 months, NOW is …Read More

  6. Upgrades That Add Value

    In talking with contractors, landscapers and interior designers, they've all noted a huge uptick in work and activity.  It seems that while most people were quarantined indoors through most of March and April, they decided to tackle all the projects they could during this unique "break" in work and life. With nearly every buyer and seller I work with, I get the question: "What are the best upgrad…Read More

  7. Downtime Hacks For a Better Future

    The new buzzword this week is "social distancing" as a state of emergency was declared nationwide to combat the spread of the COVID19 pandemic.  Most schools are taking an extended spring break, some workers are being told to work remotely, all sports have been suspended and social gatherings of 250 or more people are frowned upon.  Chances are, you're avoiding most social engagements, staying i…Read More

  8. Home Maintenance Cruise Control

    Sometimes life gets in the way of even simple home maintenance tasks - you might skip a few projects and then get overwhelmed by the mountain of items that need to get checked off your honey-do list.  In 2020, resolve to stay on top of those tasks that protect your home and provide most value and put your house on maintenance cruise control. Start a List and Start Slow January is a perfect time …Read More

  9. House Hacks for a Happy Retirement

    After the financial crisis in the earlier part of this decade, tons of savings and retirement accounts were hit hard.  Baby boomers considering retirement likely put those plans on hold, whether they wanted to or not, until the market returned and their nest egg was healthy and stable again.  Since I've been in the business, I've started seeing how savvy retirees are utilizing the new sharing ec…Read More

  10. A Better Day Cleaning and Concierge

    Are you looking for a great cleaner who is responsive, prompt and goes above and beyond? Look no further than A Better Day Cleaning and Concierge! If you need scheduled cleaning, move in/move out help or a big, dirty job - get in touch - I highly recommend them! 970.397.7932 - Contact me at 970.222.1049 or email me at Jared@TheCraftBroker.com.  As always, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagra…Read More