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Why You Need Proper Representation from Real Estate Professionals

Our belief – one of our CORE beliefs – is that consumers are best served through proper representation from a licensed professional.

For most, buying or selling a home is an infrequent transaction with enormous financial and emotional considerations.

It’s stressful, emotionally-charged and high-stakes. Having a real estate professional central to the process of pricing, listing, selling and purchasing a home is important; real estate is not entertainment, and it’s not a game – bad data, inaccurate “value estimates,” and inflating inventory levels on websites creates confusion about what’s really happening in a market.

We understand that serious consumers want the real facts about a market. And we understand that these consumers also want to find a professional who can clearly articulate what these facts mean to their personal situation.

Connecting with a local real estate professional, a professional that’s immersed in local trends. Well versed in neighborhood nuances. Someone who can take the science of real data and apply it to the art of local real estate.

For sellers, this professional is someone who can navigate changing markets deftly and help price a home appropriately. Someone that helps ensure a smooth ride all the way from contract acceptance to settlement.

For buyers, this professional is a sounding board during their search, and their advocate during contract negotiations all the way to the first day in a new home.

Ultimately, there is a lot more than search to consider throughout the course of a transaction.

Pricing. Negotiations. Offers. Counter-Offers. Contracts the size of novellas. Addenda. Inspections. Appraisals. Financing. Contingencies. Walkthroughs. Punch Lists. The list goes on and on and on. Navigating all of this takes skill and determination, and we are the licensed real estate professionals. Just the folks that can help.

After all, it’s what we do for a living, 24-7, 365.

This article comes to us from the REALTOR.com Lockbox blog. You can view the original article at Lockbox.REALTOR.com

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Local Opportunities, Local Problems

From a local market perspective, the 2012 ActiveRain real estate survey shows markets where real estate agents are significantly more optimistic and others in which real estate agents are concerned about 2012.  Based on our survey data, the ActiveRain real estate network has created a real estate confidence index and ranked the top real estate markets.
Below is a list of the TOP 10 and BOTTOM 10 real estate markets ranked by real estate agent confidence.

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Rental Nation?

With low real estate values, low interest rates and a recovering economy, American real estate agents believe that 2012 is a great time to purchase both single family and multi-family rental properties.  Real estate agents feel that single family homes and luxury homes represent great investment opportunities.   What did real estate agents think are the worst opportunities in the 2012 real estate market?  Due to the glut of inventory in the real estate market due to short-sales and foreclosures, new construction condominiums, new construction single family homes, and land for construction were rated as the worst investment opportunities.

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A Bottom of the American Real Estate Market

American real estate agents expect the US real estate market to be largely flat from 2011 to 2012.  Real estate agents predict that real estate values will be flat from 2011 to 2012, signaling a bottom to the real estate market or the end of the real estate bubble.  Given historically low interest rates as well as a bottoming of real estate values, real estate agents expect that the number of real estate transactions and new construction starts will increase slightly in 2012.   Additionally, real estate agents believe local economies are on the mend and we will see improvements in the economy.

Description: US Real Estate Confidence

Legacy Realtors

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Legacy Real Estate Group: Colorado‘s real estate experts

Homes are our lifetime securities; ranking highly among our clients’ most important financial investments. Our homes so frequently evoke personal memories of cherished family experiences that the impending purchase or sale of a home becomes an especially strenuous endeavor to our clients. It causes us to approach our task with special sensitivity, concern and professional competence.

Thank you for this opportunity. This virtual office is a measure of the quality of service which you can expect from us.

We understand the convenience of technology without losing the personal touch. Explore www.LegacyRealtor.net and you’ll love the resources available here such as mortgage calculators, our listings, tips for staging your home and much more – plus the e-mail alerts that we send, but these will never replace the time we personally spend with you, serving as your guide through this exciting process.

Garry Callis, Broker Owner — Cell# 303-257-4725 — garry@legacyrealtor.net

— Lisa Henry, Broker — Cell# 303-931-1882 — lisa@legacyrealtor.net

Longmont-area Realtors optimistic for 2012 – Longmont Times-Call

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Longmont-area Realtors optimistic for 2012 – Longmont Times-Call.

This article echos what I’ve been experiencing as well… there just aren’t enough homes for sale. Low inventory is good for Sellers, and 30 year fixed interest rates at 3.75% is just unbelievable for Buyers.