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“THINKING OF BUYING A NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME?”

If you are thinking of buying a new construction home especially in Colorado, there are a number of builders that have an overstocked inventory. It is very important that you hire a great buyers agent (like the buyers agents here at The Bernardi Real Estate Group!) to represent you. It is imperative to understand how stable a builder is, what is the probability of them continuing and finishing out the project, what the homeowner fees are, if there were any special tax assessments and especially what kind of a buy can you get on the new construction properties. These are the things that buyers agents working with The Bernardi Real Estate Group can help you with.

With over 100 years of combined real estate experience in Boulder County,    The Bernardi Real Estate Group can help you like none other. Give us a call     at 303-402-6000!

Trends

“RECESSION PROOF YOUR HOME”

One way to recession proof your property against depreciation in what many would consider to be a declining luxury real estate market is that you own a home in beautiful Boulder Colorado. That may be your first and most important step in recession proofing your home.

Updating your home and keeping it well maintained including keeping the roof in good repair and getting the kitchen and bathrooms updated are the kinds of things you should do in case your life situation changes and you need to move quickly. If you keep up with the maintenance on your home then your home will be ready quickly and in perfect condition to sell. In addition to being ready for the possibility of having to sell you also get the joy of living in a property that is updated. Remember that in many cases your home is your most important investment so keep it in good repair.

If you ever want a list of people who can help you with keeping your home up to date such as decorators and contractors or you just want an evaluation of your property to see what the value is in the current real estate market, then give us a call here at The Bernardi Real Estate Group because that’s what we do.

Trends

“HOW DOES THE BERNARDI REAL ESTATE GROUP STAY #1 IN REAL ESTATE SALES IN COLORADO?”

Year after year real estate agents from all over the country call me to ask, “How do you do stay consistently the #1 agent in Boulder and Colorado?”

It makes me think, in fact, how do we do it? My first answer is that we work smarter. To be the #1 team year after year, formerly the #1 agent with ReMax, formerly the #1 agent with Century 21 in the country and to be in the top 10 in the country with Coldwell Banker year after year has not been an easy thing and it has required a great deal of focus and energy.

The most important thing that I have done is that I have built an incredible team around me. The difference between me and other agents is that I truly delegate different responsibilities to my team members and we specialize in every area of the transaction. Instead of me being out all day long with buyers and then coming back to the office to service my listings, I use my time wisely to drive sales. I spend my time trying to find buyers for listings, advertising my listings, answering my calls, servicing my listings so that they actually sell and negotiating the best price I can for my sellers. My buyers agents are out all the time with fully qualified buyers and relocation buyers and focusing their entire energy on servicing their buyers and helping to get our listings sold.

The 2nd thing that we do is we try to keep our atmosphere really positive. We don’t listen to the news and we are constantly reading new and different books to keep us motivated.

The 3rd thing that we do is that we practice and constantly hone our skills. We role play how to handle buyer calls and how to handle the various situations that come up as we sell real estate.

The 4th thing is that we market more than anyone else. Most real estate agents cut back on marketing during these hard times but in our office we believe that keeping our name and the exposure to our listings out there is of the upmost importance. If you live in the city of Boulder or close by we hope that you have heard of us.

The 5th thing that we do is that we operate as an aggressive sales team. We don’t wait for people to call us but instead we call them. We spend our day searching for people with whom we can share the great news of our fabulous listings. We don’t just sit around and wait.

The 6th thing that we do is we are constantly studying the Boulder luxury real estate market and we stay ahead of it. We never want our sellers to chase the market down so we want our listings to be the best price and in the best condition of anything else on the market.

The 7th thing we do is that we work to make our homes the prettiest by working with great stagers. This is so that people feel like they have great alternatives such as instead of just paying for their home to be staged they can have to option of having a home manager live in their property while it is on the market so that their property can be ready for showings at any time.

News, Trends

“SOME GREAT NEWS FOR THE BOULDER REAL ESTATE MARKET”

I just received an email from my investment banker saying that the Dow Jones Industrial rose more than 140 points to snap the 3 day slide in the Dow. This is likely because of great news that home sales earnings actually rose in the last quarter. Good news for us and in Boulder, Colorado lets hope that we see this trend continue. We here at The Bernardi Real Estate Group are doing our best to boost sales in Boulder, Colorado.

Charity, Events, News

“Let’s Bag Hunger” Open House

It is saddening to me that we have people in Boulder, Lafayette, Louisville and the surrounding Boulder County area that cannot afford to properly feed themselves and their families.  One of the non-profit organizations that I donate some of the profits from my Boulder Real Estate business to is Community Food Share.

Community Food Share is the food bank for about 63 agencies in Boulder and Broomfield county that include soup kitchens, emergency assistance programs, senior programs, shelters, child care centers and agencies serving disabled citizens, the mentally ill, low-income working poor and at-risk youth.

Typically, open houses for luxury homes feature food, refreshments, giveaways, etc. for people who attend but I felt that is a great opportunity during the food drive week for this boulder luxury home open house to promote Community Food Share!

For every Boulder real estate agent that attends the open house for this boulder luxury house, I will be funding the purchase of 10 bags of groceries .. and of course every Boulder real estate agent is encouraged to bring cans of food.

“Let’s Bag Hunger” in Boulder County!