When Relocating to Denver --- Choose the RIGHT REALTOR®

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786


Moving from one state to another can be very stressful, but the REALTOR® you choose can make all the difference! 

 

If you know the area, great, but if you don't, we need to explore areas so you get a lay of the land.   Know where the shopping is located, hospitals, dining, and entertainment.   How far do you have to drive to arrive at work, or are you able to work from home.   That makes a huge difference.   Do you have school-aged children?    Check out the schools to see which ones would be acceptable, and we will look ONLY in those areas.  If you have a special needs child, you may need to call a few school districts to get a good fit.   Do the kids have sports or other functions?   How far away will these be?

 

THEN comes the specifics for the home!   What style of home do you prefer?    Ranch, two-story, multi-level, or condo/townhome?    Do you prefer no stairs (or just a few), how about the basement?   Finished/unfinished or a walk-out basement?    I know some of my clients have said they don't care if they HAVE a basement, but here in Denver, it will make a difference in resale if you don't have one.   We use them for additional living space and/or storage.    You want to use the garage to park the cars, not store stuff.    Then how many bedrooms, bathrooms, and do you need office space (one or two spaces)?   This has become very important since COVID and many are working from home.

 

Does the age of the home matter?    Do you need a formal dining room, formal living room?    Would you like an updated home, or are you willing to do some minor upgrades?    Do you need a garage, and if so, how many spaces would you like?    Do you have kids and/or dogs - do you need an ample backyard?

 

In the Denver metro area, we are blessed to look West and see the grandiose Rocky Mountains!    Would you like a view of the mountains, plains or water?   (We don't have much water though)

 

With many homeowners having the ability to work from home, I have had many requests for acreage, so they can spread out, have some farm animals, have a place for their toys (and not rent a storage space), or families are now living all together.   Finding a home that will meet multi-generational requests is easier now than in years past.  Some would just like to get out of the hustle and bustle of the metro area's traffic.   It is sweet to hear just NATURE, not traffic!

 

 

Maybe a gated community is what you have in mind?   We have a few sprinkled all over the Denver metro area.  Do you want to live near a golf course?     Are you looking for an active 55+ community?

 

If you are moving out of state, I have a wonderful network of REALTORS all over the United States, give me a call if you need some assistance.

 

So, to sum it up, there are LOTS of questions and then your local REALTOR here in Denver is your resource when you have to go back home and finalize plans in your current city.    I work tirelessly for my clients to make it as easy as possible when they come back to close and move into their new Denver home.

 

Have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.   I have 20+ years of assisting relocation families!

 

 

Comments (18)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Joan - so many things to consider when buying a home.  Some people can't afford them all at once as was our case.  The have to trade up step by step.

Nov 26, 2021 05:29 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Joan... no doubt about it... home purchases around a relocation are more than a bit more complicated than just moving across town. I'm waiting on my clients who are relocating from Denver in January to arrive in Charlotte in about two weeks... looking forward to introducing them to the various Charlotte neighborhoods and their new "home."

Nov 26, 2021 05:33 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, that is true, buyers USUALLY cannot buy their DREAM HOME first, step by step is the case.

Nov 26, 2021 05:34 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina Hollander, Broker you know the process, and not like the other buyers we have that move up or down around the same city.  Good luck with these new buyers.

Nov 26, 2021 05:35 AM
Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs

Sounds great today. Glad you did this early today. Have a great 2021....

Nov 26, 2021 05:59 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun / golfArizona@cox.net

I just closed Wednesday a gal coming don here from Denver. Thank you for the post.  Enjoy your Holiday weekend. bill 

Nov 26, 2021 06:26 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Joan - when relocating, purchasing a home can be a lot more difficult as buyers learn the lay of the land in their new area.  In the Denver area you ask the questions of people and learn from listening what's most important when it comes to their real estate needs.  

Nov 26, 2021 06:32 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Prospective home buyers are in very good hands when they seek your professional real estate advice and assistance.

Nov 26, 2021 06:34 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

This is a great post Joan. Choose the Realtor who knows the market, not the flashy ads! Choose Joan!

Nov 26, 2021 08:00 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Joan Cox - This is a good list to get started with.  For potential clients who don't know our area well, I give them a map, orient them with the map and ask them to drive the area and see if there is a certain area they prefer.  This really helps narrow the preferred area down. Have a great post Thanksgiving!

Nov 26, 2021 01:44 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Eric, there are days my postings get later and later.

Nov 26, 2021 02:08 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Bill, it does seem like many are selling to live elsewhere that is a bit more reasonably priced.

Nov 26, 2021 02:09 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, you are correct, you cannot ask enough questions, just to be sure you find the right homes.

Nov 26, 2021 02:09 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Thank you so much Roy.

Nov 26, 2021 02:09 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff, I could not agree more! 

Nov 26, 2021 02:10 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I have done that too, but there are times, relocation families come into town for 2-4 days, want to find the home AND do the inspection before they leave.  Sometimes there just isn't time for them to drive around too.

Nov 26, 2021 02:11 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Having the right agent is so very important and people often don't realize they have the wrong agent until it is too late.

Nov 27, 2021 05:34 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Brian England I agree, after they have signed the buyer agency, and then they are clueless, or don't work that hard.

Nov 27, 2021 06:19 AM