Unknown Caller Makes This Horrid Weather Almost Bearable

Unknown Caller Makes This Horrid Weather Almost Bearable

  • Victoria Merchant
  • 11/17/21

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Not a lot to discuss this week, which can be seen as good. I’ve been busy with busy work, of course. But life has been running smoothly in this freezing, Arctic, snow-laden wonderland from hell.

I did get my skis! It’s exciting, and I’m happy and all that jazz, but I’m super ready for this weather to be gone once and for all this SPRING. It’s affecting Bridger’s baseball games. I mean, c’mon. That’s his outlet these days, and when he’s happy, I’m happy because when he’s annoyed and whining, it’s super annoying and makes me whine.

Speaking of annoying, Sterling tried to cook popcorn, and the house has been smelling for three days because that popcorn was pitch black when it got pulled from the heat. And to top it off, everything we put in the microwave tastes like popcorn now. And even though I like popcorn as much as the next guy, coffee has no business tasting like it.

On a good note, I’m hosting brunch with friends this weekend, and I’m so, so, so, so looking forward to it! I’m working 70-hour weeks, and you know I love it, but, man, I need a break and that coming in the form of some quality girlfriend-time is just what the doctor ordered.

Colorado Realtor® Stuff

I went under contract with a house in Conifer! We’re happy! There was a bit of a curveball, though. WiFi was the highest priority for my buyer, so we asked about it, and the sellers said it was great. But, guess what? It was only so good because they had a legacy plan with CenturyLink. New customers don’t get near the speed as legacies do. If the internet is important to you, find out about this while under contract and ask what you need to do to ensure you can get that legacy program transferred to you- it can happen, but there are some hoops. Having bad WiFi could be a deal killer. We got lucky because Neteo happens to service this area, so we got it, and the speed was way better than non-legacy Century Link. 

I also went active with my new listing in Tiny Town, and we got three site-unseen offers. Three And one of them was $100,000 over the asking price. That’s big. That’s huge. That’s enticing. However, they hadn’t seen the property, so we had no way of knowing if they’d keep their offer on the table. They just wanted to snag it up in this whacked-out market. 

I didn’t recommend taking this offer. You gotta be so careful because the buyers can just back straight out upon seeing the property, and at that point, you’ve lost other potential offers because no one saw the property.

And, know what happened? The buyers saw it and they walked away from it. Talk about dodging a bullet. Anyway, we went under contract on Monday, and the appraisal was yesterday (yes, crazy fast). They’re having the appraisal before the inspection, which is rare. Usually, when an inspection goes awry, that’s when you back out, but spending money on an appraisal before the inspection is a good sign for my client. It’s crazy times, so I guess they’re proving their commitment. 

And we got another offer on my land listing in Conifer (that was terminated previously), and I’m feeling confident with this one! They understand what it’ll take to get the land ready for building and where’s it’s facing and all the important stuff. Feeling optimistic! 

Okay, guys, have an awesome week, have an awesome Mother’s Day, have an awesome everything until we meet again!

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 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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