Sept. 24, 2018

What it Means if a Seller Reduces a House's Price

price reduced signIf you're buying or selling a house, chances are good that you're watching prices of comparable homes or keeping a list of homes you've visited before. Suddenly, you notice the price drops. Does this mean that there is something wrong with it? Is this the right time to make a lower offer on the house? Is it ever a good idea to lower the price of your home? 

First, let's start with lowering the price when selling your house. If you've had your home on the market for a while, and you have lots of viewings, but no offers yet, it could be a good indication that the house is priced above what the market is willing to spend. You can wait for the market to catch up, or you can lower the price to ensure a quicker sale. Also, when you drop the price of your home, you open up the market to an entirely new group of interested home buyers. This could give you the edge you need for competition to purchase your home. 

Next, let's talk about the perception of a price decrease from a home buyer's perspective. Most of the time this is NOT an indication that there is a problem with the house or seller. They are just adjusting to what the market says. The house could be in pristine shape, with all the benefits you are looking for. Don't avoid looking at a home just because the price has dropped. Also, don't think that you can walk in right after a price drop and give them a low offer. If the price decreases, it doesn't mean that the seller is desperate to unload their home, they are just trying to open the interest in their home to a larger group of people. 

Whether you're looking to buy or sell a home, contact the agents at Robinson and Co Realty to get the most dedicated team to help you.

Sept. 21, 2018

Business Opportunity - Balloons Plus

Business Opportunity! Are you looking for a fun business opportunity? Balloons Plus is now available and has everything you need to start your business. Balloons, party supplies, delivery truck, photo booth, display racks, computer system and so much more. This opportunity is offered at $185,000.

Call Geri Robinson with Robinson & Co. Realty today at 970-216-9773 or 970-858-9870.

 

Posted in Listings
Sept. 20, 2018

508 E Pabor Avenue, Fruita, CO 81521, Presented by Shauna Exner

Charming turn of the century home in downtown Fruita, ready for a face lift. Original hardwood floors, wood entry in living room, bay window in dining room and an original built in china hutch give this home all the heart and character needed to add your special touches and bring this home back to it's original elegance! Three bedrooms, one bath, large kitchen, separate dining area, and a spacious mudroom/laundry area that could easily convert to an office or craft room. Root cellar for canning or storage. Large backyard and within walking distance to beautiful downtown Fruita. Buyer to verify all information. Click here to view the full listing.

 

508 Pabor St., Fruita, CO 81521

Posted in Listings
Sept. 17, 2018

5 Tips to Get Your House Ready to Sell in the Fall

tips for selling your home this fall

You feel it in the morning air, fall is fast approaching! If you're looking to list your home this fall, here are a few tips to get you ready. 

 

  1. Brighten Things Up - As the sun fades and the days get darker, you want your house to shine! Make sure your home is well lit. Not only does a well-lit room look more substantial, but it seems more inviting. Before you leave the house when a showing is scheduled, turn on all the lights (especially those seen from the outside). Buyers will instantly feel welcome when they pull up to the curb. 
  2. Fire - If you've got a fireplace, use it to your advantage! Nothing makes a buyer feel cozier on a crisp fall day than a crackling fire, or candles lit in a fireplace, or well placed around the room. If you've got it, flaunt it!
  3. Seasonal Scents - smelling all the candles in a Yankee Candle store at once might give you a headache, but having a fall scent (like Autumn Leaves, Cinnamon, or Apple Pie) lingering in the background might give you the edge. Nostalgia is tied to scent, and a potential buyer might get the warm fuzzies from that smell. 
  4. Curb Appeal - This is true to all seasons, but especially in the fall when leaves can make your yard look small and cluttered. So, rake those leaves, tidy those gutters, and put out some fall flowers to enhance your landscaping (mums, goldenrods, and burning bushes look especially festive). 
  5. Less is More - Don't overdo it with the decorations. Halloween might be your most favorite holiday ever, but your buyer might just see clutter. Keep your decorations simple and tasteful. 

Whatever season you are selling your house, we can help! Contact Robinson and Co Realty today!

Posted in Selling Tips
Sept. 13, 2018

5 Buying Tips for New Home Owners

home-buying-tipsBuying a house is a significant life decision. If you've never done it before, the task can seem daunting but have no fear, these 5 tips will get you on the right track!

 

  1. Down payment - It's common for loans to require a 20% down payment, but there are some first time home buyer programs that require as little as 3% down. Go to a lender and start working out what you can afford, and what you will need for a down payment before you start seriously looking at purchasing a home. Having all this in place will help you in the long run. 
  2. Affordability - When you sit down with a lender be realistic and honest about your current monthly bills and expenses. The amount of money lent to you will depend on your income and expenses. You don't want to be locked into a house that you spend all of your extra money to afford. If life happens, it could put you in a pinch. 
  3. Compare Rates - There is no harm in going to a couple lenders to see what rates they can offer you on a mortgage. Yes, they can differ, so look around and explore your options. 
  4. Pre-Approval - If the housing market in your area is moving quickly, you need to be pre-approved. This just means that a lender has already put in writing how much you can spend and are approved for. By going through this process early, you will be a more attractive bid if you get into a situation where there is more than one party trying to get a house. 
  5. Pause Credit Activity - If you're looking to purchase a house, don't make any big purchases around that time. It will affect your credit score and could decrease the amount of loan. If possible, wait until after all of your paperwork goes through, and the house is yours. 

If you have any questions about the home purchasing process, contact us! We are experts at guiding you through the process to make it as simple as possible for you. 

Posted in Homebuying Tips
Sept. 12, 2018

10 Best-Kept Secrets for Selling Your Home

Are you selling your house? HGTV has the 10 Best-Kept Secrets for Selling your Home!

Selling Your Home?

  1. Pricing it right
  2. Half-empty closets
  3. Light it up
  4. Play the agent field
  5. Conceal the critters
  6. Don’t over-upgrade
  7. Take the home out of your house
  8. The kitchen comes first
  9. Always be ready to show
  10. The first impression is the only impression

 

Posted in Selling Tips
Sept. 6, 2018

737 Silverplume Drive, Fruita, CO 81521

A great home located in Comstock Subdivision only 1/2 block from the park and within walking distance to the Rec Center, Hospital, Schools and Downtown Fruita. The home features 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, RV parking and more. Just a few of the many features of this home include a gas fireplace, wood laminate flooring, pantry in the spacious kitchen and the 4th bedroom that will also make a great office. The Master features a 5 piece bath with a jetted tub, walk in shower and His & Hers walk in closets. Clean, maintained and ready to move in. Buyer to verify all information. Click here to view the full listing.

 

Posted in Listings
Sept. 5, 2018

2755 Olson Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81503, Presented by Shauna Exner

This quaint little 2 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow located on Orchard Mesa has been completely remodeled and is move-in ready. It sits on a quiet street only minutes from downtown GJ. It has a large backyard including a 10x20 shop, 1 car garage and garden space. Great curb appeal and no HOA! Buyer to verify all information. To view the full listing, click here

2755 Olson Avenue

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Sept. 5, 2018

2956 Circling Hawk Court, Grand Junction, CO 81503, Presented by Zay Lopez

Large corner lot on quiet cul-de-sac in Orchard Mesa! Home features a split bedroom floor plan with an open kitchen to living room space perfect for entertaining. Engineered hardwood flooring in the living area, tiled kitchen, and carpet in the bedrooms are just a few features of this well- maintained home. Enjoy central air-conditioning during hot Grand Valley summers. Large 3-car garage has epoxied floors and adds additional space for hanging out in the winter. The backyard has mature landscaping and is extremely private with vinyl fencing surrounding the lot and no neighbors to the west. This home has everything you're looking for - be sure to check out the virtual tour! Buyer to verify all information. Click here to view the full listing

 

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Aug. 29, 2018

951 Vintners Court Fruita, CO 81521

Spacious 2515 sf home with 4 Bedrooms, 3 full Baths and an 18 x 18 Family Room or possible 2nd Master Bedroom. On the main level you will find an open living area to the beautiful upgraded kitchen and dining area. Large laundry room with cabinets & shelving provide extra storage. The large Master Suite includes a walk in closet and a 5 piece Master Bath with a walk in shower, jetted tub and double vanity. The 2nd bedroom downstairs also makes a great office space. Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms, a full bath and the large family room. Just a few of the extra features include a Vivent Security System, Water Softener/Filtering System and a reverse osmosis on the kitchen sink. Great location close to parks and only minutes from downtown Fruita, Schools, Hospital & Rec Center. Click here to see the full listing

 

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