Colorado Real Estate News

Kentwood Real Estate Welcomes New Brokers to Its Team

Kentwood Real Estate recently welcomed a set of dynamic new brokers to its offices throughout Colorado. With these new additions, Kentwood expands its level of expertise, integrity, and reliability, solidifying its reputation as the brokerage to trust in Colorado.

Kentwood is committed to working with only the finest agents. Many of our esteemed brokers serve on committees and Boards of Directors of real estate associations throughout the state, and all are active and respected in their communities. As an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway’s HomeServices of America, Kentwood has access to the resources of leading real estate brands. Yet, our locally-managed offices allow for our in-depth, extensive knowledge of where we – and our clients – live. 

At Kentwood, we believe that the best, most productive agents are those that know their communities inside and out. When we hire new brokers, we put our full trust in them that they will serve as consummate professionals: trustworthy, dedicated, and ethical. Kentwood Real Estate is “rooted in community,” and our diverse team of agents regularly participates in charity events, volunteers, and supports local restaurants and businesses. 

Our latest brokers to join the Kentwood family are:

  • Anna Brady – 1/9/2020
  • Megan Heagle – 1/10/2020
  • Josh Steck – 2/3/2020
  • David Powell – 2/5/2020
  • Christina Albus – 2/6/2020 
  • Brian Noel – 2/7/2020
  • Sparkle Berkley – 2/26/2020
  • Andrea Jones – 3/24/2020 
  • Jay Modglin – 5/12/2020
  • Lindsay Ripley – 6/17/2020 
  • Lisa Gould – 6/24/2020 
  • Terri Barnes, 7/8/2020
  • Allison Kitchen – 8/19/2020
  • Kiki Faircloth – 8/20/2020
  • Eli Boone – 8/20/2020
  • KiKi Cannon – 8/25/2020 
  • Peter Boland – 8/26/2020
  • Virginia Reiman – 8/31/2020 
  • Sam Valenzuela – 9/11/2020
  • Josh Haakinson – 9/29/2020
  • Danielle Ewing – 10/20/2020 

As real estate demand across Colorado revs up, Kentwood Real Estate continues to grow to meet the needs of buyers and sellers.

Kentwood Real Estate is a proud member of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), the Colorado Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (CAHREP), the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP®) Denver Chapter, the National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) and the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB). Additionally, our brokers belong to such esteemed associations as the Denver Metro Association of REALTORS®, Fort Collins Board of REALTORS®, Boulder Area REALTORS® Association, Loveland-Berthoud Association of REALTORS®, South Metro Denver REALTORS® Association, and the Colorado Association of REALTORS®. To learn more about Kentwood Real Estate and available listings, visit www.Kentwood.com.

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Why Should You Hire a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home?

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Some home sellers have a tough time deciding whether they should sell their home on their own or hire a real estate agent to manage the entire process. But the fact is that there is no one rule to fit all situations – some people manage to sell their homes by themselves without much difficulty while others fail.

But if you want the sale to happen quickly, do not have much time and energy to expend on the process, and are not confident about handling the huge volumes of paperwork involved, it would be a good idea to hire a real estate agent to sell your home. Need more convincing? Read on.

Pricing it right

Pricing is a tricky issue, especially if you are a novice when it comes to real estate. Selling your home for less than it is worth can lead to a loss of thousands of dollars, while over pricing can turn away buyers, causing your home to remain on the market for a long time. A home that has been on the market for a long time can also breed speculation and cause buyers to wonder what is wrong with the property.

Remember, no one knows the local market better than a professional real estate agent. An agent can evaluate your home correctly and suggest a good listing price based on its condition, comparable home values, and market conditions.

Right person for the right job

Home remodels can add to a home’s value and help it sell faster. But how do you know which investments will give you the best returns? A real estate agent, on the other hand, knows what current buyers are looking for and how your house compares with other homes in the market. They can guide you on how best to prepare your home so that it appeals to potential buyers.

What’s more, you don’t have to go around looking for the right people for the job if you have an experienced real estate agent on your team. They will have a list of people who they regularly use for repair jobs, landscaping, home staging, home inspections and so on.

Do you have enough time and energy?

Selling home requires a lot of investment in terms of time and energy. If you are planning to do it entirely on your own, you first have to get the house into sellable condition, understand all the legal steps involved in selling a property, prepare all the required forms and documents, post your listing online/offline, arrange for showings, answer queries from interested buyers or their agents, receive offers…..and that’s just the beginning. Later on, you have to weigh each offer that comes your way, decide whether to accept, reject or negotiate, work closely with the buyer’s agent on the purchase documents (unless it is handled by an attorney), and so on.

Frankly, selling a house on your own is a lot of work, and you may just have to forget having a free weekend as long as your house is on the market. Just make sure that you get into it only after you understand all that it entails.

Of course, hiring a real estate agent to sell your home definitely means that you will have to shell out a certain percentage as commission. But the decision can end up saving you a lot of time, effort and money in the long run.

Kurt Jacobson is a snowboarding enthusiast with a background in real estate. Having moved 11 times in the past nine years, he thrives on helping others learn from his experiences. When he’s not out shredding the mountain, he writes about all things home related for the website HouseHunter.co.