With all of the negative press that surrounds real estate these days, how is it that anyone can have a positive outlook? If we are to believe what is reported in newspapers everyday and talked about on the evening news, we would have absolutely no hope for moving ahead with either buying or selling! As a Colorado REALTOR, if I believed this, then my outlook would be complete "doom and gloom." Whew...who wouldn't want that attitude underlying in their REALTOR?! (just a joke of course)
What do I believe? It's really quite simple. People buy and sell real estate every single day of the year. That is a fact. In strong buyers markets it means that sellers MUST be aware of their competition and present themselves in the best condition, at the best price, from the very beginning! If you are a buyer, then make sure you are working with a REALTOR that has strong negotiating skills and is able to supply you with ample information for you to make the best choice possible. (not just a quick sale) Just because you're hearing that it's a buyers market does not mean that every home available for sale is an amazing deal. That's very important!
I was at Barnes and Noble this afternoon and picked up a book that looks quite inspiring. How can a book look inspiring? Two reasons: 1. The title "The Success Principles...How to get from where you are to where you want to be"screams "read me!" 2. The length of the book (435 pages) must have some life changing revelations within the pages! I'm a chapter in, and very impressed. Look for future blogs on what I'm learning. Here's a quote that I'm filing in my memory from today's reading:
"The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it." LOU HOLTZ
(The only coach in NCAA history to lead six different college teams to post-season bowl games, and winner of a national championship and "coach of the year" honors.)
Are you thinking about buying or selling a home in the Denver-Metro Area in the next six months? Do you know someone who is? REALTOR Krista Ingram takes great pride in offering the highest level of professional real estate services to all clients. Call 720-281-0779 to learn how she can help you realize your real estate goals!