Using the Internet to Buy a Home in Denver

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Buyers Advantage Real Estate of Metro Denver CO #40010656

Denver real estateBuying a home in Denver is not for the uninformed! You can look at a lot of different places on the internet for Denver real estate, but more than a few are just plain bad. Denver home buyers should avoid CraigsList.com which doesn't have much inventory (a few hundred compared to 24,000+ on the Denver MLS) and is mostly used by listing agents who want to publicize their listing on all the advertising venues or For Sale By Owners whose homes may well be overpriced. What you need when you look at CraigsList is the ability to know whether a home has been on the market FOREVER, whether it's on a busy street, whether it's in foreclosure, whether it's a "fix and flip", what the seller paid for it, and any number of other data that will help a home buyer determine: Is this home a good buy?

And if you're relocating to Denver, you'll especially want someone who can give you the information you need. You may not know whether the home you see on internet sites like Trulia.com or Zillow.com is the product of the agent paying to put it there, whether the information you get is truthful or just hype.

Mortgage fraud and foreclosure scams populate the Denver real estate market. Values are dropping in some neighborhoods and rising in others. You want to know which is which, where are the best homes for your money, and which neighborhoods are in danger of dropping values.

A Denver Exclusive Buyer's Agent (EBA) can help you sort it all out. Buying a home in Denver isn't like buying a new winter coat from L. L. Bean. You need expert guidance about the home you're interested in. You need to have qualified professionals advising you about the condition of the home and the condition of the neighborhood, about the best financing for your unique situation. You need someone who's an effective negotiator, someone who can make things happen that less experienced agents might not think of. You don't want to spend your time or risk your money using an agent who may not be able to get the job done. You can choose an effective Denver Buyer's Agent who's bound by an ethical code and by Colorado law to put your best interests above any other interests, including her own.

It's always your decision.

For further information or for questions contact Judith Clausen at Buyers Advantage Real Estate of Metro Denver, 303-587-3509.

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