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Will an Open House Help Me Sell My Fort Collins Home Faster?

By C3 Real Estate | May 24, 2018
Will an Open House Help Me Sell My Fort Collins Home Faster

  Spring is the ideal time of the year to sell, but you can sell a home efficiently year-round in Fort Collins, CO.   It is all about the day of the week you post the home, and how you market it. With the right real estate agent, your home could sell quickly, even if…

How to Safely Move a Piano to Your New Home

By C3 Real Estate | May 17, 2018
How to Safely Move a Piano to Your New Home

  You have finally found the home of your dreams.   You have lined up the movers, have friends ready to pack, but one thing you forgot about was your grandmother’s piano.   Pianos are by far the hardest thing to move. When you must move a piano, it must be done with care. Failure…

Ask These 4 Questions Before Renting a Property

By C3 Real Estate | May 10, 2018
Ask These 4 Questions Before Renting a Property

  There are many times in life when it is necessary to rent instead of buy a home, including moving to a new town, working your way out of debt, and being newly married and not quite ready to make such an investment. When your situation requires that you rent a home instead of purchase…

Home Buying: Tips for Getting Your Dream Home in a Fast Market

By C3 Real Estate | May 3, 2018
Tips for Getting Your Dream Home in a Fast Market

  Homes with upgrades that are located in desirable neighborhoods sell fast. When a home has both location as well as move-in ready appeal going for it, most people will jump on it like lightning.   How should you go about home buying in this kind of atmosphere? How do you find your dream home…

Common Fire Hazards Homeowners Should Never Ignore

By C3 Real Estate | April 26, 2018
Common Fire Hazards Homeowners Should Never Ignore

  Most homeowners are aware of the primary fire hazards (i.e. leaving a pot on the stove, deep frying a turkey, etc.). However, residential fires are still a common concern in the United States.   In fact, there were 365,500 fires reported in 2017 by the National Fire Protection Association. These fires account for billions…

You Sold Your House! Should You Hire a Moving Company?

By C3 Real Estate | April 19, 2018
You Sold Your House! Should You Hire a Moving Company?

  After you have done the hard work of listing and selling your home, it may feel like the biggest piece of the puzzle is finished. But there is at least one last big part of the process that needs to be decided: should you hire a moving company, or do the heavy lifting yourself?…

Know Your Market

By C3 Real Estate | April 12, 2018
Know Your Market

  Have you ever noticed that Petrus Pomerol wine ($1,459/bottle) doesn’t advertise their product during mixed martial arts matches or football games? That the commercial slots around “The Price is Right” are filled with pharmaceutical and retirement home ads?   The marketers of these products, or their salespeople at least, know their market and know…

Simplify Selling Your Property

By C3 Real Estate | April 5, 2018
Simplify Selling Your Property

  Feeling Overwhelmed?   Because there are so many forces at play in the market, even the most experienced seller may be challenged to identify the best route. Before you jump headfirst into selling your property, take a minute to read through the following tips so that you can put your property’s best foot forward.…

Ways To Wake Up About Water

By C3 Real Estate | March 29, 2018
Ways To Wake Up About Water

  Water, Water, Everywhere??   Well, not exactly. While we certainly have had our share of flooding across the world, there are still droughts all over the place. In the US alone, about half of the states are facing some level of drought this year.   Some areas already have in place, restrictions on when…

Asking Price Accuracy

By C3 Real Estate | March 22, 2018
Asking Price Accuracy

  If you are in the market to sell your Fort Collins, CO home, the price you initially put out there is critical to the success of your sale. Not only does this set the stage for where people will find your home in a search, it also tells them a little bit about your…

Saving Money on Your Move

By C3 Real Estate | March 15, 2018
Saving Money on Your Move

  Moving into (or out of) your Fort Collins, CO home can be costly, time-consuming and down-right exhausting. While you don’t want to leave everything behind, there are a few strategies you can use to minimize the "stuff" you take with you and save yourself some cash.   In general, you don’t have to take…

First Time Homebuyer Fun Facts

By C3 Real Estate | March 8, 2018
First Time Homebuyer Fun Facts

  For the first time homebuyer, there are a few items you should keep in mind before you jump into making an offer on that beautiful Loveland,CO home.   As with most investments, money is going to be a big factor. Make sure your credit score is solid and take the necessary steps to correct…

How Smart Should Your Home Be?

By C3 Real Estate | March 1, 2018
How Smart Should Your Home Be?

  Today’s home buyers are more savvy and more educated about what they want. With the ability to scour the web for every listing available, buyers will arrive at your front door already knowing a ton about your home and its features. With the increase in “smart-home” technology, which of these fancy “gadgets” should you…

Add A Garage – Sell Your Home

By C3 Real Estate | February 22, 2018
Add A Garage Sell Your Home

  OK, I’ll be honest. The title is a smidge mis-leading. You won’t immediately sell your home if you add (or already have) a garage. What I’d like to expound on a bit are the advantages (and some suggestions) for selling a home with a garage (detached or not).   There is always a debate…

Keep The Creepy Crawlies Away this Winter

By C3 Real Estate | February 15, 2018
Keep The Creepy Crawlies Away this Winter

  Depending on the age of your home and the “weather-proof-ness” of it. (Yes, I just made that word up!) you may need to be aware and active about the critters that are trying to make your house their home this winter. The truth is, many animals, including mice and lots of insects, seek out…

Some Quick Tips for Better Real Estate Photos

By C3 Real Estate | February 8, 2018
some quick tips for real estate photos

  I’ll admit it. As agents and brokers we are guilty of having a chuckle at the sometimes horrible images some folks use to try and sell their homes. In most cases it is simply a case of the inexperienced agent. We have all been there and can (usually) look back at those experiences and…