"Will They Ever Build Behind Me?" - Fort Collins Open Space FAQ

Real Estate Agent with C3 Real Estate Solutions

Realtors don't always say the perfect thing. Clients don't always HEAR the right thing. Sometimes that break in the transmission can break the relationship and provide a great reminder for the second agent to mind their words.

Scenario: A young couple looks at a nice, modest home in a popular subdivision with beautiful backyard views across an open expanse of land. They like the house, appreciate the price and love the views. Their first question is "Will They Ever Build Behind Me?"

What would you say?

  • "I’m not aware of any development approval for building on that space at this time.”
  • "Construction has been so slow, it will be years before anything happens."
  • "Yes, it is likely that will be developed sometime in the future and possibly soon."

Fort Collins Open Space BuildingCORRECT ANSWER: "Yes", regardless of the status of development.

Whether there is an approved development plan or absolutely nothing on the agenda for that land, the default should ALWAYS be yes. I would so much rather have clients purchase with a level of comfort for potential changes instead of being blindsided in the future.

Our team would certainly research the status with the City and County as well but move forward with the expectation of future construction none the less. If things are not developed then they have the benefit of a beautiful open space for an extended period.

And, an added benefit would be avoiding this young family trying to raise two little babies in the midst of a construction zone. Plus, they would be calling you instead of us.  Now it's the job of the NoCo Home Team to get it sold fast and find a quiet home for these sweet little ones.

"Will They Ever Build Behind Me?"

YEP. Definitely. But let’s hope I’m wrong ;).

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Dee Bundy and Leslie Leis - the NoCo Home Team


Dee Bundy and Leslie Leis - The NoCo Home Team

ERA Herman Group Real Estate

112 E. Olive

Fort Collins, CO 8052


Office: 970-224-9336



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