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Our hot housing market isn’t cooling off any time soon. The ever-increasing demand for houses continues to consume any inventory that makes it onto the market. This is the primary reason I believe demand for homes is going to stay strong for the foreseeable future. As long as demand remains high and supply remains low (we are at a near record-low h
Lest the citizens of this fine metropolis think the magnificent views and amazing housing market are all that Denver offers her residents, we also have access to amazing higher education. In the 1860s a good friend of Abraham Lincoln, John Evans, founded Colorado Seminary, later to become the institution we now call the University of Denver (DU). W
Items in a home can be digitally interfaced with a mobile device such as a person’s smartphone. Webcams, thermostats, lighting, keyless door locks, garage door openers, etc. can be remotely accessed. Things can get more than a bit complicated if an owner sells his home and does not digitally disconnect from it. For instance if a person still has ac
This clean and bright one bedroom one bath condo is on the 9th floor of Park Lane Towers. Associated with the unit is a two car carport close to the entrance and elevator. It offers air conditioning, stainless steel appliances, and a balcony with panoramic views. The HOA provides access to indoor and outdoor swimming pools, exercise room, shop, par
Recently I had an opportunity to sit down and talk with Athena Brownson. She brings a fresh approach and energy to our office that keeps us all invigorated and excited about helping people. She is a true Colorado native who loves the mountains, Denver, and most of all, helping people. I think you’ll enjoy this chat as much as I did. What is your st
The NAHB National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC) has honored S. Robert August, MIRM, CMP, CSP, Master CSP, with the Legend of Residential Marketing award. The award was presented at The Nationals Awards Gala during the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla., in January... (more)
While the NAHB celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2017, S. Robert August has been with the organization for 45 years and has become one of its most celebrated members. Milestones Robert has achieved through the NAHB include... (more)
S. Robert August, Denver’s renowned local, national, and international real estate marketing strategist and president of North Star Synergies, Inc., received top billing at the National Association of Home Builders Nationals award show in Orlando, Fla. in January, accepting the prestigious Legend of Residential Marketing Award. (more)
Too often, we forget: relationships are the true foundation of the building industry. Builder and real estate broker relationships, in particular, can be extremely beneficial to both parties. Typically, builders do not engage brokers unless they have a problem selling homes. Builders should regularly introduce their sales teams, companies, and brok
Robert August has reached an NAHB Spike Club milestone: He has amassed more than 3,000 Spike Credits, earned by recruiting a boatload of new members to NAHB and to his own association, the HBA of Metropolitan Denver. How did he do it? Simple. “Asking for the order,” August said ... (more)
According to Berger, there is no reason why these widely-shared observations about the malleability of consumer choices could not be applicable to current preferences for neighborhood types. Robert August concurred. He owns North Star Synergies, a real estate marketing and consulting firm based in Denver, Colorado, and is a former chair of the Nati
We never get a second chance to make a good first impression. Now, think about theaforementioned statement - read it again and again! There is truth and importance to thisphilosophy. Sales are created by you! Yes, the product has to fulfill a need for the buyer, but who has tocreate or provide the need - you do! Is there usually competition for you
As home builders continue to prepare for seniors’ future housing needs, it is important for them to note that these home buyers have more discretionary income than any other generation in the history of the United States. They have the option to seek the best lifestyle opportunity and will only make a decision to move from their current home when t
Upon meeting the customer for the first time, you are beginning the closing process byqualifying the customer’s needs. Once you -- as a salesperson -- can define what thecustomer wants to buy, you can begin the formal closing process! Therefore, it isnecessary to uncover the real needs of the customer and begin qualifying him through thefollowing p
So, you want to promote and sell more product! Well, the builder’s purchasing agent is anxious to learn about your product and/or service too. This point may be a surprising fact to you because you continue to wonder how you can introduce your product or service to the builder. You will have more confidence to get the appointment when you are prope
As you think about purchasing a new or an existing home, please take the time to evaluate the best course of action for you and your family. There are benefits to both purchasing decisions. You can better determine which home is best for you after weighing the pros and cons of each opportunity ... (more)
Join Us on Friday April 28 as our Friends Eric and Gina at D’Amore Interiors raise money for a great non-profit, the Children’s Diabetes Foundation. This silent auction event will feature works from 16 of the Denver metro’s most talented furniture makers. From dining tables to drink cabinets, rustic to modern, there will something for everyone’s ta
Swing into Spring with these fun events around Denver! Colorado Rockies Home Opener: 4/7 Coors Field “Don’t miss the Colorado Rockies Home Opener where the Rockies face off against the LA Dodgers.” Get Tickets! Govnr’s Park 8th Annual Beer Festival: 4/8 “Join us for Govnr’s Park 8th Annual Beer Festival!!! Tickets are on sale now and will go fast!
Swing into Spring with these events! ACT Human Rights Film Festival: 4/14 to 4/21 Lory Student Center Theater in Ft Collins “The weeklong ACT Human Rights Film Festival showcases the world’s best documentary and narrative fiction films exploring human rights issues that people around the world, and close at home, confront every day. ACT features co
These are very special times in the metro Denver real estate market. Home prices are up. Rents rates are up. Inventories for homes for sale and rent are low, and the outlook for our market continues to look great. We talk about some aspect of real estate every month in this eNL, but sometimes I think it can be hard to realize just how strong our re
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When I don’t get a call back during the follow-up process or I lose a deal it tells me one thing—my status isn’t where it needs to be with the buyer to close the deal. I’m not as attractive in the market, right now, as I need to be. Maybe I didn’t articulate well enough… The post Tired of Missing Deals? appeared first on 90 Day Sales Manager™ .
The real estate market goes up and down like a roller coaster. Currently it is favoring sellers in a big way in Northern Colorado. We can help buyers know what they need to do to competitively prepared to get the home that they want. Start Looking for a Home Early: We can help buyers get a feel for the market by offering them the use of our self se
For a while now, NAR has heard from REALTORS® concerned about the state of the appraisal industry. Agents talk of difficulty finding appraisers, long turn-around times, and “rush” fees for faster service. Appraisers note increased difficulty in attracting young people into the profession and the challenges of being an appraiser in today’s market. I
Check out these great events going on in Northern Colorado in March! Polar Plunge: 3/4 Horsetooth Reservoir “FREEZIN’ FOR A REASON…it’s the 2017 Polar Plunge presented by Westerra Credit Union. Show your support for over 20,000 Special Olympics athletes in Colorado by plunging into icy waters and raising money for Special Olympics. Registration 3/4