Just got this question in my email: Do you have a limit on the distance you would travel to show a house?
I didn't know where this young man was coming from, what he had experienced or was planning, but I jumped right in with my answer.
Because I do, in fact, have pretty strong feelings on this subject. The answer is yes, I do have a limit on the distance I would travel to show a house - usually!
I have shown houses as far south as Littleton, east to Parker, north to Lafayette, and west to some mountain community I can't remember the name of!
But my normal area is north of Denver through Broomfield, east to Thornton and west through Arvada/Golden.
(NOTE: This is a photo of the Oregon coast.
THAT is definitely too far for me to go, to show a house!)
Basically, I want to give my clients the best service possible. And that means showing them houses in areas where I'm familiar with the community, home values, local planning and a bit of the history.
However, sometimes people want me to help them even though I explain that where they're looking is out of my normal territory.
I'll go ahead and do it for people who are confident that they have enough familiarity with the area themselves, or people who have bought homes before so they don't need such intense assistance, or people who just really want me to be their agent (usually folks who've been reading my blog for a while, or sons and daughters of past clients and friends, etc.).
I just have to do a lot more research when I go out of my normal area, because that's the only way I feel confident representing a client!
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
I write posts on real estate issues and local events in the Denver metro area, especially those *communities between Denver and Boulder, as a public service. My hope is to give people an idea of the ‘flavor’ of our community, in case they’re new or moving to the Denver area.
I am a residential real estate agent, happily helping folks buy a house or sell a house in the beautiful and friendly *suburbs northwest of Denver. *Arvada, Broomfield, Lafayette, Louisville, Superior, Westminster; also Thornton, Golden, Wheat Ridge, Northglen, Lakewood
Find Homes for Sale, no Matter Who Listed Them, at Dream House Hunting.
Gardeners might enjoy my posts about gardening in Denver to Boulder's front range.
Copyright © 2012 Joetta Fort, The DiGiorgio Group