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3 Signs It’s Time To Lower The Price On Your Real Estate

3 Signs It’s Time To Lower The Price On Your Real EstateSelling your home or property in a slow real estate market isn’t easy, but it can be done. Pricing your property right is the key to selling it within a reasonable amount of time.

Sometimes this means lowering your price while it’s on the market. Of course, you want to get as much money as possible, so how do you know when it’s time to lower your asking price?

No One Is Looking At Your Home

If you expect your home to sell, you need to have people look inside it. Most buyers search for homes within a certain price range. If you aren’t getting any showings, chances are it’s because your home is overpriced compared to other homes in the area. In this case, you may need to lower your price so buyers will look at your home.

Comparable Homes Are Selling For Less

Your home will sell for whatever a buyer is willing to pay for it. If the homes around you are selling for less than your asking price, it may be time to lower it. No one is going to pay more for your home when they can get the same thing for less.

Pay attention to what homes are selling for in your community and adjust your price accordingly.

You Are Getting A Lot Of Negative Feedback

Buyers are a great source of information about other homes in your price range. After all, they’re spending their free time looking at countless homes similar to yours.

Your real estate agent can find out exactly what buyers think of your home. Perhaps homes comparable to yours have updated kitchens or more attractive landscaping. With this knowledge, you can choose to either remodel or lower your price.

Call or email me if you have any questions. I can help you sell your home or property in any real estate market.

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Six Easy Ways To Protect Your Home Against Burglars And Thieves

Six Easy Ways to Protect Your Home Against Burglars and ThievesBurglaries are a concern for many North Americans. Although some communities report more break ins than others, everyone should be aware of their home’s safety and security. Protecting yourself and your home from thieves can contribute to a better quality of life.

Know And Connect With Your Neighbors

There is much to be said about knowing your neighbors. By establishing connections with the residents around you, you’ll be better equipped to spot suspicious people. When neighbors look out for other members the community, they give thieves less opportunity to case homes unnoticed.

You may consider getting your neighbors together to exchange contact information, or even form a community watch program.

Protect Your Privacy By Locking Up

Thieves often gain entry to homes through an unlocked door or garage. Make sure that when you leave your home you lock up behind you. Give yourself an extra moment or two to walk through the house and make sure that everything is properly shut and locked.

You may also consider reinforcing ground level windows and doors with additional safety locks. Wrought iron bars can mean better security for ground level windows out of street view, as they are popular targets for burglars and thieves.

Always Know Who’s Knocking

Installing a peephole on the front door works wonders for a person’s peace of mind. It’s important to know who is at your doorstep so you don’t open your door to an intruder. Burglars have been known to knock on a target’s door to see if they’re home. This also gives thieves important information, such as whether you have pets, deadbolts or security systems.

Be wary of suspicious visitors that come knocking at your door, and write down their description in case you end up needing it later.

Security Systems To Protect Your Home

Monitored security systems are a great way to feel good about your home security. There are many products available at a variety of different price points. These systems are easily installed by a professional, and are monitored by a security company. The monthly cost of the service will be offset by savings on your home insurance, and is well worth the protection the systems provide.

Stop Break Ins While You’re On Vacation

If you’re planning on going out of town, keep your plans on a need to know basis. Don’t let people know you’re away on your answering machine greeting or with auto respond email. These may be suitable for the workplace, but they are not safe for your personal messaging systems.

Have a neighbor gather your mail and take out your garbage to keep your home looking lived in while you’re away. You may also consider lighting and electronic timers to give the illusion that someone is home.

Spare Yourself From Burglaries

Spare keys can save the day, but can also tempt thieves. If you have a spare key hidden, make sure it’s hidden well in the back of the house. If you do use it, don’t return it to its hiding spot right away, and change its place from time to time. A better idea may be to leave a spare key with a neighbor or with a friend.

Security is an important component to a good quality of life. By taking simple steps to improve the security of your home, you can feel safe knowing that your house is protected from thieves.

Call your trusted local real estate agent to learn more about home security, or to find the safest neighborhoods in your area.

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7015 Blazing Trail Drive – Featured Home for Sale in Springs Ranch

7015 Blazing Trail Drive, Colorado Springs CO 80922
~ Colorado Springs Ranch ~ MLS# 3197202 ~

7015 Blazing Trail Front of Home2

Large and move-in ready home with spanning peak views! Main level spacious entry, french doors to den/office. Beautiful eat-in kitchen w/granite counters and island. Walk-out living room with fireplace. Huge 2 level master suite w/sitting room, private 4 pc bath and walk-in closet. Full finished walk-out basement w/tiled bar area and rec room theater! Fenced rear yard – beautiful peak views from deck! Convenient cul-de-sac location.

More information: Derek  with the Wagner iTeam at Keller Williams Realty
(719) 434-7525


Similar Homes for Sale in Springs Ranch:

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(all data current as of 7/28/2014)

  1. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,649 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,581 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with Swint Realty Company, LLC
  2. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,674 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,141 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 19
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  3. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,591 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,488 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 33
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Res. Brokerage
  4. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,616 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,011 sqft
    Year built: 1998
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 35
    Listed with RE/MAX Real Estate Group
  5. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,320 sq ft
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    Year built: 2005
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 45
    Listed with The Platinum Group

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4361 Teeter Totter Circle – Featured Home for Sale in Parkway Village

4361 Teeter Totter Circle
Colorado Springs CO 80917
~ Parkway Village ~ MLS# 8691534 ~
4361 Teeter Totter Front of Home2_

Spacious Home in Mature Neighborhood. Large tiled floors extend from entry throughout the main level. The living room has a bay window – perfect for house plants! There is a sunny kitchen w/tile backsplash and skylight and attached dining room. The lower level boasts tons of space w/wood laminate flooring, raised bar area, laundry, 3/4 bath and brick faced fireplace. Upper level has 3 bedrooms and a nicely remodeled tiled full bathroom. ** Off the main level is the amazing 4-season sun room with terracotta tiled flooring and vinyl window/door enclosure. Off the sun room is the brick patio with garage access and a huge park-like back yard with flowering plants, mature trees and flagstone walking paths. This home features newer vinyl windows and is move-in ready! Centrally located in a mature neighborhood – close to schools, parks and just minutes from Powers/Academy shopping and entertainment.

More information: Derek or Christy with the Wagner iTeam at Keller Williams Realty
(719) 434-7525  or  (719) 233-2208


Similar Homes for Sale in 80917

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(all data current as of 7/28/2014)

  1. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,756 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,100 sqft
    Year built: 1982
    Parking spots: 23
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with RE/MAX Properties, Inc.
  2. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,998 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,698 sqft
    Year built: 1971
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 5
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  3. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,710 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,621 sqft
    Year built: 1972
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with RE/MAX Real Estate Group
  4. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,732 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,187 sqft
    Year built: 1980
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with Keller Williams Clients'Choice
  5. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,674 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,102 sqft
    Year built: 1973
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Equity Colorado

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4B Kendora Lane – Featured Horse Property in Woodland Park

4B Kendora Lane, Woodland Park CO 80863
~ Woodland Park ~ MLS# 8185399 ~
4B Kendora FRONT of Home

Remarkable horse property! Updated stucco and stone 3 bed 2 bath home on stunning flat lot. Gorgeous updated kitchen boasts ample new cabinets, tiled floors, black appliances and textured walls and ceiling. Spacious living room has beautiful stonework surrounding wood burning stove. Master suite has private walk-out to deck and large tiled bathroom. New 95% efficient hot water boiler. 1.27 acres with 2 horse pastures, loafing shed, RV bay, HUGE detached garage and convenient location with year-round access!

More information: Derek or Monica with the Wagner iTeam at Keller Williams Realty
(719) 434-7525  or  (719) 659-2613


Similar Homes for Sale in Woodland Park:

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(all data current as of 7/28/2014)

  1. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,796 sq ft
    Lot size: 23,086 sqft
    Year built: 1972
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with Coldwell Banker 1st Choice Rlt
  2. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,727 sq ft
    Lot size: 33,541 sqft
    Year built: 1995
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with RE/MAX Performance, Inc.
  3. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,192 sq ft
    Lot size: 28,314 sqft
    Year built: 1999
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with Your Neighborhood Realty, Inc.
  4. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,907 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,780 sqft
    Year built: 1985
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 18
    Listed with David K. Warren
  5. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,506 sq ft
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    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 19
    Listed with Carter Realty Inc.

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