Hard Workouts, Not-so-bad Teeth, & a Cooling Market Make for a Good Week

Hard Workouts, Not-so-bad Teeth, & a Cooling Market Make for a Good Week

  • Victoria Merchant
  • 11/17/21

Note to self: big CrossFit mornings make for exhausting days.

I went to the orthodontist this week, and that was interesting. I’m trying to figure out if I should get braces because my teeth used to bother me, but I can’t tell if they still do or if I’m in the habit of not liking them. You know what I mean? Bridger came too (he’ll be getting braces for sure), and they took pictures of our teeth, and as I looked, I wondered if my teeth issues are all in my head. (Get it? In my head? Teeth. In head. Ha!). Anyway, it’s a $5,000 choice to make, so I need to wrap my head around their necessity.

We had a baseball game yesterday, and it started grand, finished tragically. Bridger hasn’t hit the ball at all yet, so I told him I’d get him that haircut he wants if he hits the ball. His hair isn’t bothering me yet, and I think there are a couple more games to get through before it does, so I’m confident in my parenting strategy.

The boys have been officially signed up for in-person ukulele lessons. I hope they really like it. I think it’d be a great skill to have, and it opens the door to other musical inclinations, which I like the idea of. Plus, it’s impressive to play an instrument, and we love to be impressive.

They’re also enrolled in camp for the whole summer, four days a week. Woohoo! They hike and swim, too. They call it a digital detox. It’s thrilling that they won’t be in front of the screens all summer! They’ll be at their grandparents’ every Friday night too! Which gives Tag and me some alone time. We’re super happy about that and definitely feelin’ the fortune of it all.

Colorado Realtor® Stuff

I had a closing last Friday and made a new friend! Win-win. Super big bonus (it’s the lady from Chicago I told you about ). The house has the most fantastic view! We went in way over and got it, and I hope she loves it there.

My friend Lisa’s house is officially listed and active! Showings start today! The house is charming and unique, and for the right person, it’s perfect. I think I’ll get another house in Georgetown to sell soon, too. I do love that little town. Lots of characters there.

I’ve been talking to a marketing company to figure out how to brand myself and get noticed. They’d reach out to my past clients to see what they have to say about me. And, I mean, that’s some scrutiny. Not that I think anything bad would be said, it’s just… hearing what people think of you is always eye-opening, right? Funny enough it’s not something that scares me. I’m always looking for constructive criticism to help me improve, so, bring it on!

And for the news you’ve been waiting for, the market is cooling a bit! More inventory is available! The light at the end of the tunnel for buyers is here, folks. I think we can all agree that this is good. Finally.

So, if you’re like me, you’re eager to go on some vacations this summer. For those buyers suffering from buyer fatigue and yearning for some time away, I hear you, but stay focused and stick to your search. Your time is coming. If you need a house, don’t miss out on new listings for a week in Florida before you find one!

That’s it for now (I’m sure there’s more, but my brain is begging me to go to shut down for the day, and who am I not to listen to my brain?).

You guys enjoy yourselves, and we’ll chat again soon.

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.
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  • 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 7000 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 are 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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