The Holiday Inn Express Syndrome in Colorado Springs Real Estate

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Selley Group Real Estate, LLC

Acquiring knowledge is a very good thing.  In fact, I encourage, as well as educate my clients about the Colorado Springs Real Estate market, including all its intricacies and idiosyncrasies.

Nonetheless, I’ve noticed a “Holiday Inn Express” Syndrome when it comes to some of my clients who are buying and selling real estate.

Sure, MLS data is readily available through several mediums, such as Zillow, Trulia, local real estate sites, etc.  And who hasn’t watched HDTV or House Hunters International about how real estate is “supposed” to be conducted internationally?  Without doubt these formats can make you feel like those on the Holiday Inn Express commercials who become transformed from being novices into highly skilled experts overnight.

With this said, it practically goes without saying that information-gathering is not equivalent to becoming adept with all the market dynamics within the profession of being a highly skilled Colorado Springs Realtor.

To gather information for purposes of gaining more knowledge is one of the keys to making powerfully impactful decisions.  Yet, sometimes information-gathering has a destructive side to its construct.  Sometimes it disallows an important connection of trust to happen between the Realtor and his or her client.

The purpose of this blog is not to scold either Realtor or client.  Instead, it serves as a reminder that client-gathered information is a partial tool in the real estate process.  But more importantly, the highly skilled Realtor possesses the “know-how” with regards to actually getting the real estate transaction process accomplished effectively.

Open communication and placing more trust in the hands of your Realtor is an effective antidote for the Holiday Inn Express Syndrome.

To purchase Colorado Spring Real Estate, feel free to contact our Colorado Springs Realtors at Selley Group Real Estate, LLC:  2139 Chuckwagon Rd, Ste 210 - Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919 - 719. 598. 5101

All agents affiliated with Selley Group Real Estate, LLC are actively licensed in accordance to the laws of Colorado.

Portions of this article are written by Gordon, as framed by the expressed opinions of Cherise, but not proofread.

Comments (4)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Gordon and Cherise,

And the re-education needed after these novices KNOW they are now experts in all things real estate...Glad you brought this very valid point up. A

Apr 18, 2013 01:30 AM
Cherise Selley
Selley Group Real Estate, LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realtor


You're right on the button... g

Apr 18, 2013 04:26 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Gordon, information is great and even better in the right hands who know how to apply it!  Very well put and I appreciate your observation about how the trust relationship between Realtor and customer can be affected.

Apr 18, 2013 05:30 AM
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

Hey there, just checking up on some of the blogs i follow here at Activerain and realize you havent been blogging in some time.  Just checking in to see if you are still around, if not I may unfollow you as I clean up my list.  Let me know.

May 28, 2016 07:00 AM

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