Monday, July 24, 2017

Move in Ready Home for Sale in Colorado Springs


Immaculate 2-story home for sale in Colorado Springs nestled in the foothills of desirable Pinon Valley featuring 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 car garage and over 3,600 square feet. Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs. This home is the perfect blend of formal and informal living – great for entertaining with comfortable livability. The main level boasts a hardwood foyer that adjoins the formal living and dining rooms.   The stunning family room offers vaulted ceilings, wall of cascading windows and cozy gas fireplace. The main level study is ideal for home office. The adjacent kitchen provides center island, stainless appliances, pantry & dining nook. Walk out to the patio overlooking the Bluffs of Pinon Valley. The laundry and powder rooms complete the main level.  Unwind in the upper level master retreat with walk-in closet and luxurious 5 piece bathroom.  There are two spacious secondary bedrooms and full bathroom on the upper level. The finished basement features a large family room with gas fireplace & wet bar, bedroom, full bathroom and storage room.  Enjoy summer gatherings on the patio overlooking the back yard offering plenty of room to play.  Fantastic location with easy access to I-25, shopping, dining, Ute Valley Park with 300+ acres of walking, biking & hiking.  Pinon Valley Park is just a block away. 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Incredible Home for Sale in Colorado Springs


This stunning Kissing Camels Condo for sale in Colorado Springs has been renovated with uncompromised attention to detail. Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs. The welcoming foyer with travertine tile flooring draws you into the living room featuring a beautiful fireplace & hearth, hardwood flooring, picture windows and built-in   cabinets. The expanded and remodeled kitchen boasts quartz counters, maple soft close cabinets with roll-out shelves, enlarged    pantry, upgraded stainless appliances and under range baking sheet drawer. The dining room and kitchen adjoin the living room   making a perfect flow for entertaining.  Walk out to the private patio overlooking the back yard with mature trees and abundant wildlife. The master retreat offers an updated bathroom and walk-in closet. The main level secondary bedroom provides a generous sized closet & is just steps from a full bathroom. The lower level features a versatile family room that is flexible enough for media room, third bedroom or office. A heated, oversized garage provides an enclosed storage area. The partially unexcavated lower level space offers options for expansion of additional bedroom, bathroom, laundry or golf cart parking. Excellent location in the center of the gated Kissing Camels Community – featuring world class golf and country club resort setting with captivating views of Garden of the Gods & Pikes Peak, just minutes from I-25 with easy access to downtown Co Springs, shopping & dining. No expense was spared in this home boasting the following amenities: Kolbe & Kolbe wood aluminum clad casement windows; Kolbe & Kolbe patio slider; Pella bronze double pane storm door; opening skylights in both bathrooms; updated electric panel; many overhead lights on Rheostat dimmers; built-in stereo speakers in living, dining & master bedroom; newer high quality flax colored Berber carpeting; 5/8” additional drywall on north common walls & BlockAid High Density Vinyl Barrier on south common walls for added sound abatement; equivalent to  R-44 insulation in attic.  See this elegant home in the distinctive Kissing Camels Community today!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Why Isn't My Home Selling?

This is a common question among people who are trying to sell a home. Right now, we are in a seller's market, so we really don't have enough homes on the market for the buyers. However, if you home is still on the market - there's probably a really clear reason why. The MacGuire Team knows how stressful it can be to sell your home, not to mention the process of having to find another at the same time. Here are a few reasons you can use to evaluate why your home may not be selling as quickly as you hoped and how we can help you make some adjustments.

The Price.

This can be one of the hardest parts of selling a Colorado Springs home. Setting the price correctly can make or break your chances of selling quickly. While today's buyers may not be educated about the exact value of your home, you are competing with websites like Zillow and Trulia that will tell a buyer what home's in the area are worth - and that sets the standard. That doesn't mean they are correct, but that is what your buyers will be using to get their info. Is your home priced too high? Buyers will know that and pass your home up before even looking at it in many cases. Is your home priced too low? While you may have some interest because it could be a "steal" many buyers may assume something is wrong with it. Not to mention, if it's priced too low, you aren't getting enough out of your investment!

The Condition.

The condition of your home can play a pretty decent roll in your home's ability to sell. You also have to take into account the area where you are trying to sell and the buyers you are trying to attract. If you live in a luxury home community, but your home needs some work to make it comfortable - the buyers that are attracted to the community may not be interested in your home. Take some time to walk around your home and make a detailed list of the things that need to be done before you list it - and then start chipping away at the list. While many buyers think they want a DIY home where they can make it their own - they aren't looking for a home with major maintenance needs, or even any necessary maintenance needs at all. They want a blank canvas that they can put their "mark" on.

The Presentation.

Is your home presented in a bad light? Literally, were the photos of your home taken at a bad time of day? Were the angles of the camera bad? Maybe your home wasn't clean when the photos were taken. No matter what, it's important to make sure that the presentation of your home is top notch. Most people who are buying a home in Colorado Springs will judge the listing based off of the photos - and if they don't measure up or peak their interest, they probably won't come to look at your home.

The Exposure.

One issue that many owners run into when they try to sell their home on their own is that they can't put the home in front of a large number of buyers. When you sell your home with me, we can get your home out to a large number of people through our website, social media, popular real estate sites, and even connecting with other real estate agents to help you find the perfect buyer. You don't have to do it alone, and if you aren't getting your home in front of as many possible buyers as you can - your chances of selling quickly decrease quickly as well.

Selling a Home in Colorado Springs

All four of these issues can be avoided when you work with the best real estate agents in Colorado Springs. My team and I want to help you sell your home as fast as possible for the highest price possible. We combine our incredible services, experience, and connections to help you achieve this. Does your home need a visit from a handyman? We can help you find one! Do you need to stage your space to make it look its best? We know the best of the best! Let our team assist you in selling your home and get it done FAST! Visit our website to learn more about our services - we look forward to working with you.

Mike MacGuire
Colorado Springs Real Estate Agent
The MacGuire Team
6760 Corporate Dr
Ste 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

719-536-4324 or 719-660-6793
Mike@BuyWithMike.com


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Friday, July 14, 2017

7 Staging Trends for 2017

Staging your home is a method of decorating that can showcase your home’s best assets, impress buyers, and help it to sell quickly for the highest possible price. At The MacGuire Team, we want to help you accomplish exactly that! Which is why we highly recommend staging your home. Whether it’s been on the market for a day or a year - staging can bring new life to your Colorado Springs home that can’t be achieved in most other ways. Here are a few design trends that we’ve seen on the market in 2017. The year is only half over and if you want to sell a Colorado Springs home, it’s never too late to try these!

1. Create A Gathering Place

We’re seeing more and more that people are wanting a place to gather and entertain. Maybe it’s because of long work hours and too much time spent in front of electronics - but face to face gathering spaces are becoming really popular. Whether you do it indoors or out, you can create a space that is loved by the entire family and begs for them to congregate.

2. Try Taupe

Are you looking for a new color to paint the walls? We suggest being careful when painting the walls of your home before selling, only because it can sometimes send buyers away if it’s not their style - but if you DO want to repaint your home, taupe is the way to go. White will always be popular because of the clean look it brings, but shades of gray and taupe are hitting the market hard and will probably be here for a while.

3. More Authentic Use of Space

Many buyers are downsizing on the size of their homes, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t want quality use of their space. Showcase that fact that your home can be easily converted from an office to a dining room, or a living space and kitchen can be combined into one open concept. These aspects are really trending right now as people are searching for livable homes.

4. Warm Textures

You can’t go wrong when you incorporate natural and warm textures into your home. Buyers are looking for spaces that seem homey and inviting, and textures like cork and wood are doing just that. You don’t need to perform a complete overhaul of your space, but you can highlight the pieces of your home that have those. Plus, a few warm throws and pillows can really change your space.

5. Create Copper Accents

Copper is really popular this year, so if you want to catch your buyer's attention you can include pops of this metallic color throughout your home. Metallics have been popular for a while, but copper takes center stage this year because it has some great health benefits. It can help reduce more than 99.9% of bacteria, so it’s ideal for a family home.

6. Go Green

While eco-friendly options in a home are popular, we’re actually referring to the color. Greenery is the color of the year according to Pantone, and you’ll be seeing shades of this bright, vibrant hue through many homes. Pops of color in your pillows and accents can have a fun impact on your home staging.

7. Contemporary Glamour

If you want to really make an impact in your space with exciting pieces, contemporary glamor is in. It combines the smooth lines of the contemporary style with the glamor of gold and faux fur.

Selling a Home in Colorado Springs

You can never be too careful when it comes to selling your home. While this may be a seller's market, you give yourself the best possible chance of selling fast and at the highest price when you present your home in the best possible light. Whether that means having it professionally cleaned and repaired, or hiring a stager to make your home look incredible - these steps can make all of the difference. Are you ready to get started? My team of real estate agents in Colorado Springs are ready to help you sell your home this year!

Mike MacGuire
Colorado Springs Real Estate Agent
The MacGuire Team
6760 Corporate Dr
Ste 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

719-536-4324 or 719-660-6793
Mike@BuyWithMike.com

Monday, July 3, 2017

Beautiful Home for Sale in Colorado Springs


Inviting 2-story home for sale in Colorado Springs in the heart of Briargate situated on a large, beautifully landscaped lot offering 4BR, 3BA, 2 car garage and over 3400 square feet. Click HERE to tour this Home for Sale in Colorado Springs. You are greeted by gleaming hardwood floors and updated wrought iron banister that lead you to the kitchen. The kitchen boasts a center island, all appliances, generous cabinet & counter space & dining nook. The kitchen overlooks the family room and adjoins the formal dining room making this home ideal for entertaining large or small gatherings. The formal dining room offers a bay window. The cozy family room features a brick fireplace and built-in shelving. Enjoy summer evenings on the back deck that overlooks the park like yard with mature trees. Unwind in the spacious master retreat with adjoining 5pc bath and walk-in closet. Three spacious secondary bedrooms with soaring ceilings and large closets & a full bath complete the upper level. The walk-out unfinished basement offers endless possibilities for expansion. This must-see home is minutes from award winning District 20 schools, parks, dining and shopping with convenient access to I-25 and Powers Blvd.  

5 Reasons to Love Colorado Springs

It’s no secret that I love where I live. In fact, that's a huge part of why I sell real estate in Colorado Springs. I love living here so much, that I want to help you do whatever possible to live here as well. The communities friendly, the school systems are great, and the environment is fun, adventurous, and exciting. These are only a few things I love about living here, but I want to give you five reasons to love Colorado Springs.

Beautiful Weather

Did you know that the majority of days in Colorado Springs are actually sunny? If you’ve never been to Colorado, you may assume that it’s all cold and snowy, but in reality, the weather here is beautiful Warm sunny days, with periodic snowy wintery days. No matter what the weather, though, it’s easy to enjoy it! There are activities for every type of weather, from skiing on the slopes to horseback riding in the mountains - and the beautiful weather lends to that.

Plenty of Adventures

While we touched on it above, there are SO many adventures that you can enjoy when you live in Colorado Springs. The area is naturally adventurous, athletic, and outdoorsy - so if that describes you, we have no doubt you’ll fit in just fine here. Here are just a few of the activities you can enjoy around our state:
  • Mountain or rock climbing
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Balloon Rides
  • White Water Rafting
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding


Great Communities

There are many communities within Colorado Springs, and it’s our goal to help you find the perfect one. Do you need to be close to your kids’ school? We will start searching those communities first and spread out from there, helping you find a place that’s close. Same applies for whether you need to be close to work, specific activities, or even just your favorite area. Let us help you narrow down the perfect community and then settle down there!


Exciting Events

Colorado Springs is a historic town, and with that comes great history, festivals, parades, events, historical celebrations and more. You can always expect to find that downtown Colorado Springs is bustling with exciting on the evenings and weekends as the area lights up with life. You’re going to love joining in on the fun family-friendly events.

Thriving Economy

Do you want to live in an area with a booming economy? We couldn’t agree more - and that’s exactly what you’ll find in Colorado Springs. New industries are constantly being built, job positions are opening regularly, and more and more people are choosing Colorado Springs for this exact reason. Do you want to know the one thing that isn’t improving in the area? Rent prices. They are only getting higher, and now is the time to buy a home in Colorado Springs.

Real Estate in Colorado Springs

When you hire someone to work on your car, you look for someone reputable, trustworthy, and experienced. When you’re buying a home - you do the same. I have been involved in Colorado Springs real estate for over 25 years, and above that, I’m a Colorado native. I know a LOT about this area, and when you want to settle down here, I can help. Visit my website to learn more about the buying process with The MacGuire Team. We look forward to assisting you in finding a home in one of the most amazing places to live.


Mike MacGuire
Colorado Springs Real Estate Agent
The MacGuire Team
6760 Corporate Dr
Ste 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

719-536-4324 or 719-660-6793
Mike@BuyWithMike.com

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Move In Ready Home for Sale in Colorado Springs


With attention to every detail, this beautifully appointed home for sale in Colorado Springs in Pine Creek boasts 3 BR, 3 BA, 3 CA and true main level living. Click HERE to tour this Home for Sale in Colorado Springs. Be greeted by the welcoming covered front porch and foyer. Ideal for entertaining, the kitchen overlooks the great room & dining nook. As the hub of the home, the stunning kitchen features cherry cabinets, granite slab counters, sprawling center island, stainless appliances, and abundant cabinet space. The spacious great room offers soaring ceilings and a gas fireplace. The dining room is adjacent to the kitchen, making a perfect flow for entertaining.  Unwind in the master retreat with dual sided fireplace, 5-piece bath with spa shower and walk-in closet that adjoins the laundry room. The office and powder room complete the main level. The inviting basement provides a large family room with fireplace and stunning wet bar, two secondary bedrooms, full bath, exercise/flex room and storage. Enjoy summer evenings on the covered back patio overlooking the private back yard, with mature trees and water feature.  Conveniently located to I-25 and Powers Blvd, you are minutes away from USAFA, award winning District 20 Schools, shopping & dining. With elegant amenities & prime location, this home has it all!

Summer Real Estate Selling Strategies

Summer is officially here, and this is an excellent time to sell a home in Colorado Springs. If you’ve been considering selling your home, now is the time to do it, and you want to make sure that you work with the best real estate agent in Colorado Springs, and take advantage of the current market with the RIGHT real estate agent. Here are a few ways our team will make the selling of your home top-notch and FAST!

Condition

Condition and price sell homes. The market controls the price. You control the condition. The MacGuire Team will help you prepare your property for the market. Our comprehensive Listing Enhancement Services provide you with: Professional Home Staging Consultation, Cleaning Service prior to going on the market, Handyman Service, Storage Unit Rental.

Presentation

Now more than ever, pictures are worth 1000 words. Online photos are the NEW FIRST SHOWINGS. Our online presentation will ensure that your home captivates the Buyers and makes the shortlist for a physical showing. We rely on the best professional photography that money can buy. Our photographers utilize wide angle TruView photography, drone aerial photography, and videography. We invite you to go online and compare.

Exposure

In this market, you NEED maximum exposure! Studies show that over 80% of home buyers start their home search on the internet. Having comprehensive exposure of your home to potential buyers is the key to selling your home quickly. Buyers find homes in many different venues and ensuring that you have the broadest range of market exposure is important. With the MacGuire Team, your home is marketed EVERYWHERE:
  • SeeThatHome.com 
  • Realtor.com 
  • Zillow 
  • Trulia
  • Pikes Peak MLS
  • Oodle
  • Facebook
  • Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
  • Blogger
  • Gazette.com

Pricing

Correctly pricing your property is critical. Price your home too low and you lose money; price it too high and buyers shy away. The MacGuire Team will give you a Competitive Market Analysis and discuss it in detail. Together we will decide on the best price for your property.

Selling in the Summer

Selling your home in the summer is one of the best times to take advantage of the market. Your home will always look it’s best in the spring and summer versus the winter when there is snow everywhere. Are you ready to get started? The MacGuire Team would love to be your real estate connection, and help you sell a home in Colorado Springs today! Visit our website to learn more about our selling strategies and how we can help. Or get started today by giving us a call at 719-536-4324.

Mike MacGuire
Colorado Springs Real Estate Agent
The MacGuire Team
6760 Corporate Dr
Ste 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

719-536-4324 or 719-660-6793
Mike@BuyWithMike.com

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Stunning Home for Sale in Colorado Springs


Visit this extraordinary 5BR, 4BA, 3CA home for sale in Colorado springs situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in Flying Horse and be greeted with a stunning 2-story foyer and extensive hardwood floors that lead to the formal living room. Click HERE to tour this home for sale in Colorado Springs. The dining room is elegantly appointed with chair-rail, dry bar and custom window treatments. The great room boasts soaring ceilings, wall of cascading windows and cozy gas fireplace. A gourmet’s delight, the kitchen offers granite counters, center island with gas stove, stainless appliances, ample cabinet and counter space, pantry, planning desk & dining nook. Walk out to the expansive patio overlooking the beautifully landscaped private back yard. The main level study is a perfectly positioned work space. Unwind in the master retreat with fireplace, sitting area, luxurious 5pc bathroom with jetted tub and his and her walk-in closets. Two secondary bedrooms and full bathroom complete the upper level. Host the Big Game in the sprawling family room with built-in media niche, billiards area & wet bar.  Two spacious bedrooms, full bathroom and storage complete the lower level.  Enjoy summer evenings on the back patio with hot tub grotto surrounded by mature trees. Located in the prestigious Flying Horse Community minutes from Flying Horse Golf Club, with access to miles of hiking trails & parks.  Conveniently located to I-25 with easy access to USAFA, parks and award-winning District 20 Schools.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

4 Home Buying Secrets YOU Need to Know

As a first time homebuyer, you'll be taking a big step in your life and possibly making one of the biggest (and more expensive) decisions of your life. Because of this, you'll want to make sure that you know what you're doing, and do plenty of research ahead of time. You will also want to find a real estate agent in Colorado Springs that you trust - as you'll be relying on them for important paperwork to be completed, and communication between you and the sellers. Here are a few secrets we think you should know about as you venture out into this home buying adventure.

1. Know What You Can Afford
This may seem trivial, but it's vitally important before you start your home search to know exactly what you can afford. This doesn't mean that you try to figure out the cost of your mortgage on your own, and decide what your monthly payment should be with a basic calculator. This means that you take all of the required documents to your lender and ask them to figure everything up. This will include an estimate on things you may not have considered like the closing costs, down payments, and more. Only after you've figured out the price range can you successfully find the home of your dreams.

2. Think With Your Head Not Your Heart
We realize that it's easier said than done, especially when you drive down that beautiful driveway and it opens up into a clearing with the home of your dreams - but it's vital that you not get attached right from the start. Keep your head in the game, and realize that, while we're going to work our hardest to secure the perfect home for you, sometimes things will come up that can't be predicted. Sometimes a seller will change their mind about the sale, sometimes there will be unexpected challenges like lens and road agreements that you aren't able to work with. Sometimes your loan just can't pass on a specific property. These are just a few of the things that you may run into - and if you operate with your head, it can make the process a bit easier to navigate.

3. The Home Inspection is Vital
This isn't just a luxury, it's imperative. When buying a car, have you taken the vehicle down to the mechanic to have it looked over? A car is a small purchase compared to a home, and having a professional look over your home is even more important than having them look at your car. Many issues can be avoided by having your home inspected by a professional who knows what to look for in a Colorado Springs home.

4. Focus on the Priorities
It's important to decide what is the most important to you in a home from the start so that you can stay focused through the searching process. Do you want to have a home in a certain neighborhood? Make sure you start looking there first. Do you need a specific square footage to accommodate your family or small business? Keep that in mind as your narrowing down the search. It's important to focus on the priorities and not get distracted by the brand new kitchen, the hardwood floors, or the decor that won't even stay when you buy the home.

Your Colorado Springs Real Estate Agent
We realize more than anyone how confusing buying your first home can be. There are so many questions you may have, and you need to be able to trust that your real estate agent has the answers (or can at least find them if they don't know). I have been involved in real estate in Colorado Springs for over 25 years, and not only that, but I'm a Colorado native, so I am very familiar with the area and what to look for. Trust me to assist you in the purchasing of your first home - I want you to #LoveWhereYouLive.

Mike MacGuire
Colorado Springs Real Estate Agent
The MacGuire Team
6760 Corporate Dr
Ste 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

719-536-4324 or 719-660-6793
Mike@BuyWithMike.com


Friday, June 16, 2017

Move in Ready Home for Sale in Colorado Springs


Immaculate 2-story home for sale in Colorado Springs located in Northgate backing to open space features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, loft and 2 car garage. Click HERE to tour this Home for Sale in Colorado Springs. With spacious rooms, soaring ceilings and large windows, this open floor plan is the perfect blend of formal and casual living – great for entertaining with comfortable livability. The kitchen provides abundant cabinet space, all kitchen appliances & adjoining dining nook. Unwind in the main level master bedroom that is just steps to the gleaming full bathroom offering a transom window for extra brightness.  The upper level features a loft - ideal for an office, bedroom and full bathroom.  Step out to the common area and walk to shopping and dining. Conveniently located to I-25, with easy access to downtown Co. Springs & Denver, USAFA, parks and award-winning District 20 Schools. Pride of ownership is evident with the meticulous care and upgrades in this home to include: high efficiency Amerimax Windows, central A/C, humidifier, concrete 50-year roof, finished garage with epoxy floor, insulated garage door, secure storm doors, room darkening window blinds, pull out kitchen drawers and ceiling fans. Southern exposure makes for minimal shoveling. Don’t miss this exceptional home! 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

YOUR Colorado Springs Real Estate Experience

In this day and age, we have a suspicion that you have found us through an online search. Additionally, if you are like most, you will base your opinion strongly off of internet reviews.
Testimonials are vital to our business because that can be another factor to show you that we can be trusted as your Colorado Springs real estate agent. I have been selling real estate for over 25 years, and I have been a lifelong resident of Colorado. You are getting experience when you hire me. Here are the experiences other have had based on their own testimonies!




“I had a “Top of the Line” experience with the MacGuire Team. The sale of my home could not have gone better. They were professional, but warm and personal. I recommend them to everyone and will tell them about The Platinum Group – but especially about the MacGuires!”
Carol Comes
“We could not have asked for a better experience. The MacGuire Team was on top of everything, every step of the way.“
Adam & Misa Hurst
“Easiest sale ever! The whole team was there for use every step of the way. I can say that the went beyond what we expected. They created interest, provide excellent advice and our home sold the 1st day with multiple above asking price offers.”
Robert & Brenda Langner
“Mike is a tremendous real estate agent. He and his team (Missy and Rebekah) were always prompt, courteous and professional throughout the entire buying process. I strongly recommend him whether you are in the buying or selling side – you will not regret your decision.”
Tom & Robin Sheehan
“We had a fantastic experience with Mike and his team. One of the most helpful things Mike does is help the seller process all of the “scenarios” of each offer on our house. Before listing and during the contracting process, Mike and his team provided clear communication about each step. We highly recommend Mike and his team!”
Kevin & Terri Faulkner
“Mike, we wanted to thank you for helping us sell our home. The sale of the house felt like a miracle! We had tried for months prior (using a different Realtor) with zero success. Your methods of attracting buyers worked! You were always quick to return calls, answer any questions, and offer advice to sell the home that we otherwise would never have thought of. You contacted us regularly even when we hadn’t called you to just stay in touch and keep us well informed on your strategies. You were always so kind and professional, right down to making sure all paperwork and appointments were met, and a closing that went quickly and smoothly. For this and more, we are truly grateful and wanted to say Thank You”
Joan & Gene Meek


YOUR Colorado Springs Real Estate Agent
The MacGuire Team is your real estate connection. Whether you want to buy or sell a home in Colorado Springs, we can assist you professionally and accurately. These testimonials are just a small glimpse into the experience our clients have had with us, and we invite you to check out the rest of our exceptional reviews on our website. Are you ready to get started? Give us a call at 719-536-4324  to begin your real estate journey. We look forward to working with you! 



Mike MacGuire
Colorado Springs Real Estate Agent
The MacGuire Team
6760 Corporate Dr
Ste 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

719-536-4324 or 719-660-6793
Mike@BuyWithMike.com




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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

5 Real Estate Myths

The real estate market is full of myths, but that doesn't change what they are - myths. The MacGuire Team would like to debunk those myths for you, and prove that when you need a real estate agent, we are the team for you. From buying to selling a home in Colorado Springs, you need to be able to trust your agent, and by dispelling a few myths, we hope to prove to you why we stand above the rest.

Myth: You can save money by selling your own home
Fact: While it may seem like you save money because you aren't paying the real estate agent a commission, you not only get what you pay for, but nothing comes free - including your time. You will invest a LOT of time when selling you home. From figuring out how and where to list it, to learning about the ins and outs of legal matters, paperwork, and red tape. Not to mention, working out inspection dates, appraisals, and more. When you hire the best real estate agent in Colorado Springs, you are getting the BEST we have to offer. We want to not only sell your home FAST, but for the highest amount possible.

Myth: You must remodel your home before you sell
Fact: While there can be benefits to remodeling your home, if you plan to sell it, you may just want to adjust the price and leave it the way it is. By all means, you certainly want to make necessary repairs, but if you are only planning on cosmetic upgrades to help your home stand out, you may not actually come out on top. It can be costly to upgrade your home, and if you end up styling it in such a way that doesn't appeal to your buyers style - you may just cost yourself the sale. If you truly want to improve your home when selling it, try staging it to improve the overall look without breaking the bank. You can also invest in a professional cleaner to come in and make it spotless. Both of these are advantages to working with The MacGuire Team, because when you sell your home with us, we help you by providing some of these services. Visit our website to learn more about our selling strategy, and how it can help you.

Myth: If I don't have a buyers agent, I can save money on a home
Fact: The commission that is paid to both agents comes out of the cost of the sale. If you don't hire an agent to help you find a home, the real estate agent that is selling the home will get the whole commission. That total doesn't come out of the price of your home - so if you aren't saving money by NOT having someone represent you, why not go for it? Hire the best real estate agent in Colorado Springs to not only represent your wants, but represent your needs. I have been selling real estate in Colorado Springs for over 25 years, and I've lived in Colorado for my entire life. When you hire me, you are getting someone who not only knows about real estate, but intimately knows the local market.

Myth: When pricing your home, leave room for negotiations
Fact: This couldn't be farther from the truth, and if anything, could hurt your sale even more in the short and long run. Buyers may not know exactly how much your home is worth, but don't be fooled, they know an overpriced home when they see one. Pricing your home correctly the first time is critical. If you price it too high, you aren't just scaring away buyers, but you could be dooming the sale of your home entirely. When a home is priced too high, buyers tend to shy away without even looking at it. Then, next thing you know, your home has been on the market for over a year, and even when you bring the price down, buyers are then wondering why it has been for sale for so long. While some may still be willing to look, others may turn away just based on the fact that something "must be wrong if it's been on the market for over a year." Don't doom yourself. The MacGuire Team wants to price your home correctly the FIRST time, and then get your real estate sold FAST!

Myth: You can get pre-approved after you find your home
Fact: While you can work with your mortgage agent after finding your home, it can make the process a lot harder. It is always best to start working with your mortgage lender before searching for a home so that you can ensure you don't go over your budget for a home. Your monthly payment is all dependent on the total cost of your home (surprise!), and if you fall in love with a home without realizing home much it will be per month - you could be in for a disappointment. Always start by working with a mortgage company, then start talking with your Colorado Springs real estate agent.

Let's Get Started!
Whether you've believed these myths or not, there's no time like the present to start searching for the home of your dreams. You can visit our website to learn more about our buying process and selling strategies - we believe in only providing the BEST experience for you as you go through the real estate process.



Mike MacGuire
Colorado Springs Real Estate Agent
The MacGuire Team
6760 Corporate Dr
Ste 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

719-536-4324 or 719-660-6793
Mike@BuyWithMike.com






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