Why Be in the Dark About Real Estate Activity in Your Neighborhood? We Can Help.

If you’re like most people, you probably consult Zillow to find out what your home is worth, and you track the activity in your area by watching for yard signs and looking online to learn their listing and selling prices.

At Golden Real Estate we offer a Free Neighborhood Alert, which notifies you by email within 15 minutes every time a home is listed, goes under contract and is sold.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have that information automatically and instantly?

Such alerts cost us nothing to set up, and the emails are sent by computer without any additional work on our part, so please take advantage of this free service. Send your request (by email) to me or any of the other agents at Golden Real Estate, who are listed on our website, GoldenRealEstate.com. All our agents’ email addresses are [firstname]@GoldenRealEstate.com.

What we’ll do is identify your subdivision or neighborhood and send you alerts only for real estate activity in that area. Feel free in your request to identify the boundaries of the area you want to include in your email alert.

By giving us your own address when you request the Neighborhood Alert, you’ll automatically receive two free valuation reports for your own home using different software packages that are considered to be more accurate than Zillow’s “Zestimates.” 

One of them is by Realtor Property Resource (RPR), which is available only to members of the National Association of Realtors. (All of us are NAR members.) The other is the Realist Report, which is part of REcolorado, the Denver MLS on which virtually all local homes are listed for sale.

These two software packages use propriety algorithms which combine public records information about your own house with MLS transactions of comparable homes.  These valuations can be, but are not always, close in their estimation of your home’s value, but, of course, neither knows the condition of your home or of those “comparable” homes. But, then again, Zillow doesn’t know that either!  If you are more than just curious and want to know the true market value of your home, we need to visit your home in person, which we are happy to do.  Just ask us!

Meanwhile, if you ask, we can send you the full MLS listings (including pictures and virtual tours) of the homes that appear to be comparable to yours, so that you (and we) can get a better sense of how your home actually compares to those sold and competing listings.

We also like to provide a single-page spreadsheet of those comparable sales, as well as any active or under contract comparables, so you (and we) can readily compare such variables as price per above-grade square foot and per finished square foot.  We’re happy, of course, to help you interpret that raw information, as we do in actual listing presentations.

If you are contemplating the sale of your home and if we are not the right brokerage for one reason or another, we’re happy to provide a spreadsheet similar to the one shown below for the brokers or brokerages you are considering so you can properly compare and contrast them. 

If we’re not the right brokerage for you, we want to assist you in finding the best broker and brokerage. We can also evaluate and refer you to excellent agents in other markets.

Author: Golden Real Estate, Inc.

Golden Real Estate is a prominent member of the Denver/Jefferson County real estate scene. Based in Golden, we service both Denver and Jeffco, representing both buyers and sellers. We're well known for Broker Jim Smith's weekly "Real Estate Today" column published in the Denver and Jeffco editions of the Denver Post's YourHub section each Thursday. The column also appears in several weekly newspapers and is archived at www.JimSmithColumns.com. We have nine agents, all of whom are Realtors and EcoBrokers. Our office is Net Zero Energy since December 2017, and several of us drive electrics cars. Known for our sustainable practices, we accept polystyrene (aka "Styrofoam") for recycling, keeping 200 cubic yards per year out of area landfills.

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