1. Running Out the Groundballs of Life

    This week, the great game of baseball played their annual mid-summer all star game showcasing some of the game's most talented athletes.  There were big hitters, crafty pitchers, and accomplished defensive stars.  I love baseball.  I've been playing it as long as I can remember.  I know there are plenty of folks out there that see it as a boring, long-winded hobby, but for those of you who tru…Read More

  2. Pineapple Dum Dums – Anchor Your Wins

    In what can only be described as a very surprising and unanticipated departure from my sexy, stimulating real estate market updates, I'm going to put on my woo-woo pants and talk a little bit about feelings and personal mindset. Yes, this robot has feelings. Many more have come to the surface as a dad, but yes, I've got feelings. In an industry and world where I am often told no, I have to work my…Read More

  3. 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

  4. Neighborhood Spotlight: Parkwood Fort Collins

    The Craft Broker's neighborhood spotlight feature is dedicated to showcasing Northern Colorado's unique neighborhoods.  Whether they're high end, in-demand, luxury, custom, or just all-around interesting, you'll enjoy this deep dive into each neighborhood.  If you'd like your neighborhood featured, just contact me - I'm happy to showcase your special spot.  And if you're interested in potenti…Read More

  5. New Neighborhood Spotlight: Hammond

    Jared's new neighborhood spotlight feature is dedicated to showcasing Northern Colorado's new construction communities.  Whether they're affordable, production level, semi-custom, or fully custom homes, you'll enjoy this deep dive into each neighborhood.  If you'd like a new project featured, just contact me - I'm happy to showcase your special spot.  And if you're interested in potentially …Read More

  6. Builder Spotlight: NoCo Custom Homes

    Our builder spotlight feature is dedicated to showcasing quality and thoughtful builders throughout Northern Colorado who really respect the process of the custom home-building experience.  These builders dedicate themselves to providing unique and individualized spaces while ensuring their clients are involved, informed and engaged from beginning to end.  If you are interested in building a cu…Read More

  7. The Craft Broker Difference – I’m Not “Salesy”

    I understand that we operate in a competitive and crowded marketplace.  Every agent is a little different, every brokerage and real estate office is different - that's what makes our industry strong: diversity!  If you're seeking out an agent or a company to do business with, it can be hard to compare and it can be difficult to really find what makes a company unique.  In my "The Craft Broker D…Read More

  8. The Paradox of Today’s NOCO Home Sellers

    It's a unique market out there.  In Fort Collins, the average home price sits at $400,000.  Median prices have increased over 8% year over year since 2013, which means if you owned an median home in 2013, you now have an additional $95,857.33 in equity IN JUST THREE YEARS.  Times are great for NOCO home sellers, right? Well, it really depends on how you look at it.  There is a huge paradox fo…Read More

  9. Resolve to Improve Your Life Using Real Estate

    It's that time of year where most of us have made resolutions.  Some of us have stuck with them so far, while others got derailed, delayed or just plain gave up.  While I made my New Year's resolutions, I also contemplated what I could do to help others feel more empowered in their real estate choices and decisions.  So many of us don't realize just how important the right home is.  It's where…Read More

  10. State of the City Recap

    I had the opportunity to view the Fort Collins State of the City Address - it was a great opportunity to learn about the priorities in the city, along with how the city is addressing challenges in homelessness, transportation and affordable housing. If you want a roadmap to what 2017 (and beyond) will look like in Fort Collins - take a peek at my recap or view the entire presentation here. Give m…Read More