Focusing on the Positives

Focusing on the Positives

  • Victoria Merchant
  • 11/17/21

Let’s appreciate the small stuff, shall we? Our water heater is still out, unfortunate, yes. But Tag fixed it so the dishwasher works again, and I’m super excited about it. Like, this is second-place-to-children-being-born exciting. Next fix: the shower. The home warranty company has denied our claim due to the manufacturer warranty, which is certainly out of date at this point, so that’s bogus. We’re fighting it and hoping to get some money to get this thing up and running ASAP.
Bridger started baseball, and he’s so good! I mean, if you’ve ever seen him walk through a house, you’d be surprised by this because he’s prone to falling over the air. But he’s really quite sporty. He’s great with aim and distance. It’s so impressive. The grandparents came to watch one of his practices, and they were loving it. We all were. It was so nice to be out of the house and all together. I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready for spring. It’s been insanely cold, and some baseball weather is just what the doctor ordered.
Speaking of baseball, I’d love to play softball this year. Does anyone know about any teams? Let’s talk.
I finished my staging class, and I’m really happy to report that I can help set up a house for selling like it’s my job (which it is). I need to show the space well, provide great lighting, flow, and balance while making the rooms look big. Easy peasy. I learned a lot, it was super informative, and I’m ready to take on this new aspect of my job.
My friend Dottie who has referred some people to me and is my biggest advocate is going on a cruise to Spain, Italy, and Croatia. I really wanna go. It’s next April, so I have a year of prep, and the world has a year to rid itself of Covid. Tag’s not interested, but my mom is. I’m already thinking about the food. Ahhhhhmazing. Then I’d be in Europe, and I can visit with my good friends who moved there! It’s a stellar plan.
Next on my list of making the world a better place: my mom’s friend who lives in Thornton is on a fixed income, but her rent keeps going up. After rent, she only has $400 a month left! My mom and I are trying to figure out how to help her. I may co-sign on a property with her in South Carolina. I really hope we can help her and get her connected geographically with my mom again. Fingers crossed!

Realtor® Stuff

The Ft. Lupton house has been closed upon, but not without incident. They needed us to clean the line prior to closing, but during that time, they realized the line needed to be replaced entirely (four days before closing). Luckily, everything fell into place, and the seller ended up paying for it, but everyone still made out. So, all is well. The other agent and I agreed that it was one of the smoothest transactions ever.
Today I have a land closing for one of my favorite clients. It’s in Pine, and it’s 45 acres. No hitches, all is going well, and tomorrow will be no different.
Oh, and we went under market on the Robb Street property in Lakewood. We had to sell it for a specific amount, or my seller wouldn’t be interested in selling it. These are the same sellers we found a place back in January, off-market. So the idea was if we can sell their house then they can move forward on their purchase. All is great right now but it’s not done till it’s done, ya know?! I’m digging this off-market thing. Basically, you just research the house or land you love, then present the owner with an offer. If they wanna sell, they do it. It’s a great way to get people into houses in this still-crazy market.
I had a listing appointment yesterday for a cute little cabin in Tiny Town off South Turkey Creek and I got the listing so keep your eyes peeled for that one to pop up. Should be sometime around the end of this month or the beginning of next month.
That’s it for now, friends. I hope you can all find some things to feel happy about. It has to warm up eventually. That’s something. I wish you all a great week, and we’ll meet back here next Thursday.

Buyer Needs

  • A vacant land lot with mature coniferous trees, 2+ acres, private, within 20 minutes (15 would be better) of civilization; $300k. Or; all of the above with a rustic mountain modern ranch home; up to $800k.
  • Horse property in Conifer or Pine with nice usable land and an indoor arena or a place to put one. Up to  $1.2 Million.
  • An ultra-modern home in Solterra within walking distance to the clubhouse would be great. Up to $1.4 million-ish.
  • A top-of-the-line, open concept kitchen, dining family room in the Highlands Ranch area. Don’t want a mansion (under 5000 square feet) but are able to do $2 million+.
  • Buyer looking in Conifer, Pine, Morrison, South Evergreen area for a nice size home (2000+ square feet) with GREAT internet. Up to $625k.
  • One of my best buds is looking for the impossible, (you know who you are, Lisa). Dream home in Evergreen for under $700k. Imagine the Biltmore.
  • Buyer looking in Pine, Conifer, Morrison area for a rustic cabin fixer upper. Well, and septic is kind of a must but we will look at anything.
  • An amazing small business owner in Conifer, looking for a single-family home on a good size lot. Privacy is important, willing to fix up, must have a garage, ideally two separate living areas, and would like to be in the Conifer, Bailey, Pine, Morrison area. Around the mid $400s. No HOAs.

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