Colorado Springs Real Estate Blog

Sell, Sell, Sell......

When I first became a REALTOR®, I started working for one of the major brokerages and I was disheartened when my class instructor said, "you may think you're not a salesperson, but get over it. Every REALTOR® is a salesperson." I was then taught to constantly remind every person in my "sphere of influence" that I am a REALTOR®. Targeted phone calls, emails, business cards, and strategic conversations were a main part of the training. Sell, sell, sell.... youself. Brand yourself all day long. This was the message.

Unfortunately, I think the video below displays how many people view REALTORS®. (especially first-time home buyers)

I hate sales pressure and pushy business practices, so i decided to take a different path

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Careless Driving in Colorado Springs SnowColorado has become the 4th fastest growing state in the U.S. in recent years. Since we have so many out-of-state home buyers, I receive many questions about the dangers of driving on snow and ice. I've seen an increase is new residents from Texas and Arizona recently. Some of these people have never been in snow at all. With the recent freeze throughout the Northern U.S. this month, this topic has come up quite a bit in conversation. Here is a video from YouTube filmed just a few days ago in Colorado Springs on I-25. As you can see, careless driving in Colorado is an issue when the weather gets bad. Many of the drivers in this video should have never been traveling at those speeds, or should have never been on the roads at all.

Here are 3

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Home buying tips - Avoid the greed monsterHaving gone through the home buying & selling process many times myself, I have become more aware of something that I see in first-time home buyers, and even some seasoned home buyers:  The Greed Monster!

This home buying tip is one that doesn’t get talked about enough. It’s something that everyone can relate to if we’re all honest. The Greed Monster has kept me from many hours of sleep in my lifetime. This monster is sneaky and causes consumers to become irrational and frantic. The psychology behind the Greed Monster is interesting and worth discussing.

Most home buyers go through the same processes. Some will start off researching home buying tips, but most people will just start browsing for homes on the internet and gathering their favorite

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colorado wildfire black forestEvery year, Colorado’s residential areas grow and spread into new terrain that was previously wild. This causes the vegetation to be adjusted and disrupted to facilitate new development. The problem is that Colorado Wildfires do not always agree with these changes. Colorado has historically always had wildfires and needs them to maintain a natural harmony between the dead shrubbery and the new plant growth to come.

A “Must See” Documentary About Colorado Wildfires

The Denver Post just created an impressive video documentary about the Colorado wildfire process and how it has changed over the years. If you are a resident of Colorado, or are planning to move here, I highly recommend watching this short documentary. It does a great job of explaining the

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As residents of Briargate in Colorado Springs know, Chapel Hills Mall has needed a make over for many years. In 2011, new owners took over the mall and started minor renovation. In 2013, these renovations have become much more significant. Here’s a news clip from Fox 21 news explaining the renovations.

 Recent Renovations:

  • 8 Storefronts Renovated
  • New H&M
  • Newly Remodeled Prime Sports
  • New American Eagle Outfitters
  • Brand New Movie Theater!!!

The new movie theater is a major attraction to the community, as the two closest theaters previously were on Powers Dr. and Academy Dr. Residents are flocking to Chapel Hills Mall, according to Fox 21 news, proving that the Carmlike Chapel Hills 15 Movie Theater was a great investment

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