Thank you for visiting my website. I’m Bob. I’m a cat guy.
I never thought I would be a cat owner, but something about the little fur ball is now a big part of my life.
This page is loaded with information about Buying and Selling Real Estate. It also is an ode to my cat.
At home, our cat pretty much runs the place.
She likes to chase the sunshine from one room to another. When not sleeping in a sunny spot, her next favorite space is where ever I’ve been sitting.
Alas, sometimes this means when I get up for a glass of water, she takes my seat before I can return. If you are a cat person, you get it.
When I’m not totally in love with my cat, I’m all about real estate. I’m licensed since 1995, helping cat owners as well as the occasional dog owner (and even non pet owners) buy and sell residential real estate.
I’m the Purrfect Realtor for your next real estate transaction. Contact me now to get started on your real estate needs!
Boulder Real Estate Services
I offer professional real estate assistance to home buyers as well as clients selling a home.
Thinking about placing your home on the market? Let’s meet to discuss price, marketing and advertising and timing. The Front Range has been experiencing a strong Sellers Market for several years now. But not all houses are selling. Nor is this the same market it was two years ago.
My marketing program is designed to help you achieve two primary goals. First, to get you top dollar in the shortest time frame possible. And second, to keep it hassle free. Selling your home doesn’t have to be a painful experience.
- Before anyone ever sees your home: Staging!
- All about Open Houses
- Everything you ever need to know about moving and then some!
- De-cluttering (before the Marie Kondo Way took off)
- The Listing Agent’s Job re: Appraisal
- Closing Your Home Sale (also a good read for home buyers!)
And if you only have time for one blog post, then read this one loaded with suggestions and tips for selling you home:
Looking to Buy A Home
I work with a lot of home buyers just like you!
When purchasing a home, you can have a Realtor represent your best interests. A good real estate agent can point out defects in a house. Such as, a T-Lock roof (UN-insurable) or defects with a contract counter offer that could impact your bottom line.
Buyer Agency says I’ll put your best financial interests first, negotiate on your behalf for your price and terms and inform you of any material defects (that I’m actually aware of)! I can recommend Home Inspectors, Mortgage Lenders, all sorts of trades people (painters, landscapers, electricians) – just about anything that might come up during or after a transaction.
In the event we run into a multiple offer scenario, I’ve had great success getting clients under contract without the highest or best offer. I’ve blogged on that as well. Here are some posts Boulder home buyers find helpful:
- Millennial’s First Home Purchase and what to expect (based upon a client experience)
- Understanding Buyer Agency and why it is important to you.
- Radon is a common Colorado issue. Understanding it from a buyer’s perspective.
- Not all deals close on time. What to to know so your home closes on time!
And if you only have time for one article about buying a home, then I highly recommend this post:
Boulder Real Estate FAQ
What sort of closing costs are involved? Home Buyers can expect to pay about one percent in closing costs. This can involve prepayments for taxes, hazard insurance, a loan origination fee, home owner’s dues. Sellers pay commissions, express pay off fees if there is a mortgage, title insurance and taxes.
How Quickly can I close on my new home? Real estate transactions typically take thirty to sixty days to complete. Cash buyers can close significantly quicker. But not all non-mortgage transactions do so. Home sellers in today’s market can frequently rent back for a month or two. This gives you time to find your new home.
Are there any out of pocket expenses? Home Buyers will pay for all home inspection services out of pocket before a closing. The general inspection fee usually starts around $300. Some clients will opt for additional tests such as moisture, radon, inspecting the waste water/sewer line, etc. Mountain home owners generally have to bring septic systems up to code in Boulder County. This can be significant expense.
Are cats or dogs cooler? This is a gimme. Cats are so cool. And my wife won’t let me have a dog.
Are attorneys involved? The Colorado real estate contract was written by attorneys and is updated almost every year. Right in the contract it says you can seek legal and tax advice. That said, attorneys not usually a part of a transaction. I can recommend a good real estate attorney if you require one.
What happens if the inspection turns up a problem? The real estate contract to buy and sell addresses a number of potential contingencies. Your inspection process and what happens (Buyer and Seller can negotiate for repairs, credits, or a termination of the contract). What happens with loan approval and the appraisal. How to handle selling one home first and then buying your next home.
Give me a call at 303-931-9901 to discuss your specific concerns.
How long have you been selling real estate? I’ve been licensed since 1995. My parents owned rental properties and so from my childhood I’ve been around real estate. In addition to being licensed, I’m a big believer in education and have received a number of certifications over the year, including CRS (no, it doesn’t mean Can’t Recall Shit – LOL), ABR and GRI. When we meet I can explain what these mean and why I feel it is important to be the best possible agent for you.
Thank you for checking out my blog. Want to see Boulder homes for sale? Click here for a list of the most recently offered homes for sale. Want to get started working together? Contact me now. Just passing through? Please leave a comment below.