Relocating Buyers Need a Specialist

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

 

I obtained my CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designation around 22 years ago, and have completely enjoyed working with Buyers coming into Denver, and also those Sellers that SADLY are transferring out of Denver.     Each year I am blessed to have a few!

 

Over the years, I have done outdoorsy videos of attractions that the residents seem to enjoy, and have had Buyers contact me and want to live near those attractions.  A big one is Aurora Reservoir, and just did Cherry Creek State Park, where you have lots of water activities, a sand beach, a picnic area, but also 8 miles of trails to bike or run.    Denver is very outdoorsy, and lots to do with our many days of sunshine! 

 

 

Having a need to nurture, I love working with Relocation buyers from out of state, out of the country, or even out of the City.    Usually, a relocation buyer knows somewhat where they want to live within the City, or what they want nearby to get a good start.    Showing them around the area, what it has to offer as far as shopping, entertainment and schools is a must.   They need to know the "lay of the land" and the proximity to a neighborhood.    Maybe they want to be close to the foothills and have an easy drive for camping, skiing, hiking and fishing.   When they originally call, there are LOTS of questions to ask.

 

With my experience, I know what posts to write to attract out-of-state buyers, and when they hit my website it tells me where they located my posts.    I have included not only interesting neighborhoods but anything nearby that would be of interest to buyers - like reservoirs, dog parks, race tracks, outdoor cafes, etc.    Even introducing some new businesses that may be of interest.

 

 

Because Relocation Buyers have a short period of time in town, you have to be quite organized and have everything set up and ready to go once they land in town.    Have a relocation packet ready including a map of the City.   I know, there is GPS, but sometimes a buyer likes to see the map and follow along when touring the city, so they KNOW where they are at.   I have delivered a fruit bowl to their room, so they have something to take with on our trip and have PLENTY of water in the car just to keep altitude sickness at bay.    I have a list of things in their packet that pertains JUST to Denver.    Not only the need to drink a lot of water, but what our current laws are for child seats, texting and driving and areas that do not allow turning right on a red light.   Also, explain the process of buying a home in Denver.    There are caveats here that don't apply elsewhere and don't want any surprises along the process.  (inspection issues, appraisal and how it works, and funding)

 

I have a tab on my website with information for buyers and always direct them to this tab when they are thinking of relocating to the Denver metro area.   

 

 

 

This week I got an email from a family that will be here in Denver sometime in March, and we will start the home search.

  

 

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Joan Cox
Broker/Owner, REALTOR®
House to Home, Inc.

Serving the Denver Metro area including all suburbs


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Comments (22)

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 for your kind comments Tony Busanich !

Jan 26, 2022 07:33 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

You are too sweet Raymond Henson, eXp Realty , I do enjoy showcasing my City!  

Jan 26, 2022 07:34 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Videos truly bring buyers your way Joan Cox . I still get me enquiries even though I retires several years ago. Keep up the good work.

Jan 26, 2022 08:10 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Families moving to the area are in very good hands when they seek your professional real estate advice and assistance.

Jan 26, 2022 08:11 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Joan... as someone who has worked the relo segment of our business for almost 30 years... I know only too well how important it is for relocating buyers and sellers to have a relocation professional helping them.

Jan 26, 2022 08:23 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Bob, it is nice when you see continuing business from your efforts.

Jan 26, 2022 10:02 AM
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 Roy.

Jan 26, 2022 10:03 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 are definitely a relo agent with tons of experience to assist those clients.

Jan 26, 2022 10:03 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

This is so true. Moving to a new area is so much harder! A new area leaves buyers open to many potential issues.

Jan 26, 2022 10:27 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

You obviously have experience working with people relocating to the area. You have to be willing to be a part of the planning process as well. I have people coming to the area and we're doing another zoom call to narrow the communities. There is a lot that goes into working with people relocating including patience.

Jan 26, 2022 11:14 AM
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 so agree, and they need to know what to expect here, as rules can be so different between the states.

Jan 26, 2022 02:12 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Carla Freund sounds like you have been doing relo for a while as well, and know what clients need and what goes into what we do!  

Jan 26, 2022 02:13 PM
Carla Freund

Sometimes your niche organically finds you. I went through a relo when I moved to NC. So many people move here that I want to help them find the best place. Have a great day!

Jan 27, 2022 08:25 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

You are definitely THE person that comes to my mind when I think of Denver Joan Cox. Knowing how expertly you guide all your clients through the transaction, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone relocating to Denver.  

Jan 26, 2022 03:31 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Joan Cox - Great pos! Just about all my clients live somewhere else.  You are so right. You have to be organized and efficient with their time.  We also have to do a lot of communication from different time zones.   

Jan 26, 2022 06:33 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I worked with relocation clients for over 20 years and I believe some of my clients have retired in the homes I sold them over the years. I hear from them from time to time and they say Buyers rarely get to pick their Realtor anymore Joan. 
I hope you had a happy Wednesday 🙂

Jan 26, 2022 08:48 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Joan - your history of representing relocating buyers make a move in your area is part of the value you bring to their real estate transaction. 

Jan 27, 2022 04:31 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Andrea Bedard thank you, and you would be MY choice for relo family moving into your area.

Jan 30, 2022 08:28 AM
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® yes, forgot about adding the time changes!   I have two relo families right now, one in Boston, and one from Dallas.    One family was emailing me before 8 am this morning!  

Jan 30, 2022 08:29 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Paul, love working with relo buyers, and being their first "friend" in Denver usually.

Jan 30, 2022 08:30 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael Jacobs thank you for your kind words! 

Jan 30, 2022 08:31 AM