Beth Anne Davis's Blog Posts

Safety Tips for Realtors

DMAR recently published this list of great tips for people who work in the real estate industry.  Tip #1​ - Keep it lightShow properties before dark. If you are going to be working

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You can help rescue dogs from your couch...

If you have an extra 15-30 minutes to spend on your phone a few times a week and a desire to help rescue dogs find their family… YOU ARE QUALIFIED to be a Big Bones Canine Rescue virtual home

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Rescue dogs and 'The rule of 3s'

When it comes to rescue dogs, there's a very simple and easy way to remember how much time they may need when adjusting to their new surroundings. Foster dogs and rescue dogs are shuffled

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So you're ready for smaller, more affordable homes...

According to Keeping Current Matters, there will be a notable increase in smaller, more affordable homes in the near future. There is a seasonal trend where larger homes with more space (and

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Things you can do to help yourself process losing a pet...

The hardest part about having a pet is that they don't live as long as we do, so we often have to cope with the loss of someone who's become our family in the time we've had them. There are

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10 Things to Do before Moving into your New Home

1. Change the locks2. Service the HVAC 3. Deep clean your fridge, freezer and oven 4. Change your air filters5. Clean the carpets6. Set up mail forwarding 7. Check the Smoke/CO

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Three Health Hazards to Watch for in Older Homes

According to REALTOR magazine, there are some health dangers that come from older homes you want to be aware of before you buy. "Lead, asbestos and mold can pose dangers when renovating or

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Need help with dinner?

While AI has been taking over the news lately, have you ever considered using it to help you make dinner? This custom recipe generator will take any ingredients you have laying around your

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This girl covered her popcorn ceilings in the most creative way!

No one is happy about popcorn ceilings in their new homes. Click on the image below to check out the affordable way this Tik Toker covered hers.;

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Did you know? You can buy a $460k house and bring less than $3k to the closing table?

Did you know? You can buy a $460,000 house and bring less than $3,000 to the closing table? Some loans allow for the buyer to bring even LESS MONEY to closing. In this example, my buyer

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Colorado Bucket List Ideas

There are so many fun things to do when you live in Colorado. There are castles and mountains, scenic drives and spectacular views overlooking the landscape. If you're looking for a handful of

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So you're wondering if you're ready to buy a house...

Deciding whether you are ready to buy a house can be a complex and personal decision that depends on a variety of factors. Here are some things to consider:Financial stability: Owning a home comes

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So you're wondering why fostering is important?

Fostering dogs can be helpful in several ways:Saves lives: By fostering dogs, you are providing temporary care for dogs that may otherwise be euthanized due to overcrowding in shelters or lack of

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What are the steps to becoming a real estate agent?

Becoming a real estate agent typically involves completing a series of steps that vary depending on the state or country where you wish to practice. However, there are some common requirements and

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Is it spring yet?

If you're considering selling your home, it's still a great time to sell and take advantage of the incredible buyer demand here in Colorado. There are not enough homes on the market for buyers,

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Did you know, I can help you in other markets?

Selling or buying a home is a huge life event and it's important to feel like you have a reliable, professional, expert helping you to make the most of this major sale. I love helping to make sure

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Things no one has told you about being a REALTOR

Lockboxes are harder than they look. Other agents will often tell you how long they've been in real estate. You will never ask. You quit a 40 hour workweek to start one that's 24/7You won

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So you're wondering what style of house that is?

A little 411 on the home styles you'll see around the 303 1. Ranch: The ranch-style house is noted for its long, close-to-the-ground profile, and wide open layout.2. Bungalow: A

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February Blog: Things I LOVE about working with Sellers

Working with Sellers takes an agent who is assertive, creative, intelligent and ethical. It's not about the agent's interests at all, it's all about doing what is best for the Seller. Ten

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February Blog: Things I LOVE about working with Buyers

Working with Buyers takes an agent who is patient, responsive, educated and ethical. It's not about the agent's interests at all, it's all about doing what is best for the Buyer. Ten things I

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So you had some issues come up at inspection...

You have an inspection and then you've got a list of items that came up that concern you. Now what? You have six options to address property condition issues: The Buyer can terminate the

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What are the Fair Housing protected classes?

Fair Housing laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of protected classes on both the State and Federal level. FEDERALLY PROTECTED CLASSES:RaceColorReligionNational OriginSex (Gender) 

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So you don't know where to start....

If you want to become a Buyer, but you're not sure where to start... here are some tips for first steps to get the ball rolling! 1) Find a Realtor you like, and they can help you find a Lender

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Top 10 Places for REALTORS® to work

10. Brokerage office9. Home office8. In the car7. A favorite coffee shop6. On a date5. At the dinner table 4. While in bed 3. From the bathroom/bathtub2. While working another job1. While

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So you've been thinking about saving for a down payment...

Saving for a down payment on a house gives some people enough anxiety, even when it's not a pandemic, that it causes them to forgo the process altogether. It doesn't have to be that way! We are

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So you're thinking about dog fostering?

I began fostering after I lost my pup in June, and I love the way it combines my affinity for animals with my sales background. Now I can find homes for dogs and humans! Fostering involves

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So you're wondering about the weird things you see in Real Estate?

10. The time I saw a pull-out scale built into the wall so you could weigh yourself before walking into the kitchen. 9. This old-school cooktop drawer (that supposedly still worked!)8. Fully

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So you're curious about home styles...

A little 411 on the home styles you'll see around the 303 1. Ranch: The ranch-style house is noted for its long, close-to-the-ground profile, and wide open layout.2. Bungalow: A

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So you're wondering why I go by my full name?

Less is often more when it comes to advertising, but I purposely go by Beth Anne Davis in my marketing because it turns out that Beth Davis is a really popular name for Realtors across the country.

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So... you want to buy a property to "AirBNB"

A lot of people are recognizing the opportunities associated with short term rentals, which are rental terms for anything less than 30 days in a row. It's a great concept, rent your home for

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So you've heard some "Inspection Horror Stories"...

Inspections are not fun, in fact they can be downright stressful! You fall in love with a property, write an offer and have it accepted, then you pay someone 💰to tell you everything that’s

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So... sometimes you cancel the transaction.

There are those rare times when a Buyer decides to walk away from a transaction. It's not often, but it happens... and when it does, it's okay!Occasionally things will come up (often this will

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So... the home you love is Under Contract. Now What?

FAQs about Back Up OffersQ: The home I like is pending sale. Now what?A: You can possibly become their backup offer! Once a home has accepted an offer, they will often times still be open to

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JUST LISTED: Beautiful 4 bed 3 bath home in Thornton!

5490 E. 138th Ave. Thornton, ColoradoOffered at: $649,0004 beds / 3 baths2,900+ finished sq. ft.          The perfect combination of open living and

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100 Park Ave Sales Snapshot

3 active units in 100 Park Avenue at the moment, all one bedrooms listed for $365,000 Here's a snapshot of the activity of the values in 100 Park the last 12

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So the market has shifted…

Has your realtor adapted to the shift in the market? We’ve seen a change with the higher interest rates this summer as well as a normal seasonal slowdown with school starting again. ⏳If your

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Incredible view FOR SALE! Denver 1 bed, 1 bath condo

JUST LISTED 100 Park Ave WUnit 10071 bed / 1 bath / 2 parking spaces + deeded storage706 sqftList price: $365,000 Community amenities: Pool and Hot Tub Private Dog Park 24/7 Gym Secure package

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Penthouse Condo FOR SALE

*Pending Sale*100 Park Ave W.Unit 2101STUNNING CORNER PENTHOUSE Wraparound floor to ceiling views of the mountains, city and Downtown skyline. 2 bed / 2 bath / 2 parking spacesApprox. 1200

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Is Fall a better time to buy than Spring?

Meet Travis, Jess & Ollie These buyers were such rock stars throughout a very challenging home search. Four incredible offers that were not accepted last spring, all well over asking and waiving

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Marry the house, and date your interest rate

⚠️Attention serious buyers⚠️ Interest rates are not forever!Now is a great time to find that forever home you’re dreaming of and snag it while the market is a little less

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So you want to take a day trip from Denver

There are a lot of incredible places just a car ride away when you live in Colorado. Here's an incredible list of 15 great day trip ideas from a local blogger, Travel Lemming.Rocky Mountain

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Why do Buyers have more power with higher rates?

Higher interest rates have been a topic of conversation since the beginning of the year. This past season the rates jumped up higher than they had been in years. This changes what buyers can afford,

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So you want to know how buyers are feeling right now?

Many Buyers are dealing with a little bit of sticker shock at the moment. There has definitely been a shift in the real estate market since interest rates have gone up, but I promise, this is NOT

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So you're wondering how much equity you have available...

With incredible appreciation in the past few years, many homeowners are wondering where exactly they sit from an equity standpoint. It's hard to know your exact home value without access to the

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So you want to know about FREE Summer Activities in Denver

It's officially summer with a solid block of 90+ degree days! Denver is jam packed with activities to take your mind off of the heat. From Littleton to Denver to Aurora to Colorado-

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Why are higher interest rates a GOOD thing?

Higher interest rates affect affordability, and most people don't like to see their buying power change. When interest rates go up, buyers can afford less.Here are a few ways to look at rising

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Help save a rescue dog in just 15 minutes a day, from your home!

If you've been wanting to help save rescue dogs, but you don't have a lot of time to commit to fostering, or a lot of money to commit in donations... here's a FREE way you can help save rescue dogs,

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Will prices fall if the market is shifting?

Last month we talked about why rising interest rates could be a good thing. Mortgage applications are down, and that means there are going to be less Buyers competing for the limited inventory

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So you're thinking you should wait to buy for one more year...

If you're ready to buy, there is no sense in waiting. It's something I often hear people considering, they hope that prices will go down or demand will if they wait.The truth is, prices are

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Slowing Appreciation vs. Actual Depreciation

I often hear about people who are worried that the value of the home they just purchased is going to depreciate, and they'll lose value over time. In most markets in the US, we have only had

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So you want to get a "good" interest rate...

Interest rates right now are going up and everyone seems to be panicking at the thought of an interest rate of 5% or higher. Let's put this into perspective though, the interest rates have always

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10 Ways to Freshen Up Your Home This Spring

10. Paint cabinets9. Update your artwork8. Freshen up your decor, new throw pillows and blankets7. New appliances6. New area rugs5. New light fixtures - or even just upgrading your light bulbs!4.

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10 Ways to Get Outside Today!

10. Take your dog for a walk9. Take some time to pick up litter around your neighborhood8. Give your house a "once over" and touch up exterior paint, clean windows, tend to landscaping. 7.

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Top 10 Signs You May Not Be Buying A House Anytime Soon

10. You see your realtor multiple days in a row, multiple weeks in a row... but you are not buying or selling multiple properties. 9. Your realtor gives you advice and you do not take it...

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10 tips for Buyers in a Seller's Market

It's hard to be a Buyer in a Seller's Market, but there are things you can do to make your journey to the closing table a little less stressful. 1. Find a REALTOR who is willing to prioritize

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REALTOR.com says Buyers may see 'Whirlwind Year'

Homebuyers hoping for a less competitive market before they make their move may be disappointed. The housing market remains unseasonably hot over the typically slow winter period. In the January

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What's the difference between a REALTOR and a Real Estate Agent?

Real Estate Agent, Realtor, Real Estate Broker Associate, Realtor.... what's with all these different titles for your friendly neighborhood experts? A Realtor has gone a step beyond just

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So you're wondering what does a REALTOR do all day?

Things a REALTOR can do in a day: - Look at new listings- Write offers, follow up on offers written the previous day- Talk to potential sellers about their options and estimated net proceeds if

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So you're wondering why I love my brokerage?

When it comes to choosing a brokerage there are a number of things that you should consider. 1. What kind of training and support do you have access to? 2. What kind of atmosphere will you

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So you're wondering, when does the SPRING MARKET begin?

If you're considering selling your home, it's still a great time to sell and take advantage of the incredible buyer demand here in Colorado. There are not enough homes on the market for buyers,

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2021 Year End Summary

December 2021 report shows a drastic decrease in inventory with people continuing to buy and sell in droves. Click the image below to learn more from

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So you've got some questions about fostering dogs...

Fostering dogs is one of the most rewarding things I have done to give back. I strongly believe that everyone should be required to foster a dog, cat, human - anything at some point in their lives.

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So you need a REALTOR but you're not in Denver...

Selling or buying a home is a huge life event and it's important to feel like you have a reliable, professional, expert helping you to make the most of this major sale. I love helping to make sure

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I'm a Buyer making an offer, should I write a Letter to the Seller?

When trying to get a Seller to accept your offer in a competitive market, you're tempted to think of any trick you can. What's the best trick to getting your offer accepted? Make sure your Realtor

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November Market Trends

According to the DMAR Real Estate Market Trends, "In a year of continued turbulence, October represented a month of relative ease in the bumpy Denver real estate market, signaling gratitude across

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Ways to give back locally this season

Colorado Gives Day is December 7th! Here are some local charity options if you're hoping to give back this holiday season. For our animal friends: Big Bones Canine

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So you're wondering where to go Leaf Peeping

This is one of the best times of year in Colorado, and FOX31 has given us a guide on where to find the best foliage this fall. https://kdvr.com/news/local/5-places-you-can-go-leaf-peeping-this

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Top 10 Things to Look at During A Showing

10. Close the doors and listen to traffic outside. Can you hear it? 9. Open the window and listen to the traffic again, does the volume of the traffic bother you? 8. Try a faucet in the

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Signs Buyers Should Move NOW

The summer heat brought out a lot of buyer competition, so much that it pushed some out of the game altogether. Many buyers didn't want to compete in a stressful, overpriced market. This Fall we are

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Why do I need a realtor if I'm buying a new build?

When purchasing a new home, you may be tempted to forgo working with a traditional agent - the builder's representative may even encourage it. If you don't use an agent it saves the builder money,

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10 Things No One Tells You About Selling Real Estate

Lockboxes are harder than they look. Other agents will often tell you how long they've been in real estate. You will never ask. You quit a 40 hour workweek to start one that's 24/7You won

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Top 10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Real Estate Agent

1. How long have you been selling real estate? Level of experience doesn't need to be the solo judge, but it helps. 2. What professional real estate designations do you have? Real estate

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So you're wondering what's in a Realtor's Job Description

A realtor is a bit of a unique blend of several different professions... all rolled into one. Here are just a few examples and see below for 180 more!Pricing strategistMind readerMarketing

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Top 10 Ways to Give Back

10. Keep snacks in your car to pass out to people in need you drive by.9. Host a coat or blanket drive in the winter.8. Donate time.7. Donate money. (Shop using Smile.Amazon.com so that they make a

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So you're wondering how to choose between multiple offers...

In today's market Sellers are receiving multiple offers on their homes and they are having to determine which offer is the best for them. Not every Seller will select the same winning offer, there

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So you're wondering what a Sellers' Market is...

You may be hearing it's a "Seller's Market" but what does that mean to you? There are ways to prepare yourself to buy a home in a seller's market, and the best step to start with is finding a

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Top 10 Most Common Workspaces for Realtors

10. Brokerage office9. Home office8. In the car7. A favorite coffee shop6. On a date5. At the dinner table 4. While in bed 3. From the bathroom/bathtub2. While working another job1. While

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So you're wondering how to make the perfect offer...

Ways that you can set your offer apart: 1) If you're going over asking, choose an uneven number to try to get in over the offers that are going in increments of 5 or 10. 2) Always perform

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So you're wondering about the inspection...

How does the inspection work? You see a house, fall in love, make an offer and then... you pay an inspector to tell you everything that's wrong with it. Romantic, right? Here are some

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So you're wondering about the appraisal...

How does an appraisal work?- An appraiser is independently hired to evaluate and assess the value of a home based on current market conditions and comparable sales nearby. Should you get an

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So you passed your Real Estate exams, now what...

You've passed the tests, now what do you do? 1. Find a mentor - it's a bit of a shock to be dropped into the world of real estate. Getting your license isn't the hard part, getting experience!

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So you're wondering how staging works...

Often you'll see a home decorated perfectly and it looks almost like it's set up for a play. This is called staging, and it's an entire industry devoted to helping vacant listings look their best -

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So you're wondering why I use my middle name...

Less is often more when it comes to advertising, but I purposely go by Beth Anne Davis in my marketing because it turns out that Beth Davis is a really popular name for Realtors across the country.

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So you're wondering what a Home Warranty is...

A Home Warranty is like a safety net when something breaks on the appliances and major systems of your home. I often include a 2-10.com Home Buyer Warranty when my buyers are purchasing a home that

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So we're selling your home, now what...

 We walk-through to determine areas of improvement, highlight strong points, finalize list price & sign listing agreement/disclosures. Yard sign and lockbox will be delivered to the

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So you're wondering how a REALTOR is paid...

After a successful sale of your property, the real estate commission is shared among all who assisted in this important transaction. Generally, the commission is divided four ways: to the listing

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So you want to live in another city...

In the past year a lot of people have realized they can work remotely, and with that comes a lot of flexibility. If you're considering moving to another city, now might be the time! Here are

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So you want to help rescue dogs...

If you're interested in helping rescue dogs, there are a number of ways you can do it - and some of them from the comfort of your own couch! 1. Volunteer: There are a lot of ways to volunteer

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So you're getting your home ready to sell...

When you take photos for a listing, you want your home to shine. You also want to give people just enough idea of what to do with the space, but not too much that they have trouble picturing

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So you're thinking you should stop renting...

What does it look like to stop renting and become a homeowner? It is definitely a big step but it doesn't have to feel overwhelming or come with a bunch of stress. Plus, you can likely afford to buy

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10 Things a REALTOR does for you...

Being a Real Estate Agent is a complicated job with a lot of different touch points. Many times your agent is working for you behind the scenes and you're not even aware of the different hats they

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A Practical Guide to Buying A Home

So, you’ve decided to start on the path to buying a home... CONGRATULATIONS!! Let’s get straight to the point and I’ll start by telling you about the two people you’ll

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So you're applying for a mortgage, now what...

So you're planning to buy a home and you're starting to work on the process of being approved for your mortgage. Did you know there are things you should avoid doing before the closing of the house

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So you're a Buyer in a Seller's Market...

When you're a Buyer in a Seller's Market, shopping for a home becomes an even bigger emotional rollercoaster than usual. It can feel discouraging if you're competing with other Buyers and your offer

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So you're wondering what 2021 has in store...

No one could have expected the 2020 that we experienced. A record number of homes in Denver were bought and sold, encouraged by historically low interest rates and the importance of being able to

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So you're thinking about buying your first house...

Purchasing a home can feel daunting if you don't know how to take the first step. Here's a simple breakdown of the 10 basic steps involved when becoming a home owner for the first time! 1. Find

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So you're thinking of buying or selling without a REALTOR...

Reasons to hire a REALTOR when you're the:SELLER1. NETWORK: Your Agent will use their network to your advantage. Marketing the property, lining up contractors for any repairs required, plus making

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So you're wondering what to look for while house hunting...

House hunting is an interesting process, you feel a little like Goldilocks, going from showing-to-showing and then (if you're in a market like Denver) jumping to put in an offer when you find "The

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So you're thinking of selling your house in the winter...

There are some strategies to consider during the cooler months, and typically you have less buyers looking during the holidays - but less competition from other sellers as well. Denver continues to

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Top 10 Styles of Houses You'll See In Denver

A little 411 on the home styles you'll see around the 303 1. Ranch: The ranch-style house is noted for its long, close-to-the-ground profile, and wide open layout.2. Bungalow: A bungalow

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So you're thinking about renovating...

When you choose to start a renovation project there are several considerations to factor in. Are you renovating for yourself or to build value before selling? (Sometimes it's both!) 

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So you want to buy a house without a large down payment...

Metro Down Payment Assistance is a fantastic and widely unheardof program that allows buyers to purchase a new home with as little as $1,000 down in some cases! I'd like to introduce you to METRO.

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Top 10 Things to Consider Doing Before Thanksgiving

1. Clean out your closets (Psst... I'm running a coat drive!)2. Go for a walk outside somewhere different (Drive to a different park, or mountain or neighborhood and get "lost" for a bit) .

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So you're thinking about saving for a down payment...

Saving for a down payment on a house gives some people enough anxiety, even when it's not a pandemic, that it causes them to forgo the process altogether. It doesn't have to be that way! We are

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So you're wondering how long your house will last...

When you purchase a home, you get a home inspection to determine the condition of the house at the time of your purchase. But what about after you move in? How can you protect yourself from

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So you're thinking about flipping a house...

We've all watched Fixer Upper or Renovate to Rent and thought, "I wonder if I could do that!" Or is it just me? Do you walk into a house with a scary basement, unsightly bathroom,

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So you're thinking about adopting a rescue dog...

It sounds like a nice idea, save a life - and get a dog! But there's a chance you're having some reservations that come with a dog whose history is a mystery. During this crazy year, more and

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So you're thinking about fostering a dog...

Everyone has been staying home more this year, and that's meant more dogs can find some space in those homes.I began fostering after I lost my pup in June, and I love the way it combines my affinity

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So you're thinking about switching brokerages...

Are the days of staying at one real estate brokerage for your entire career a thing of the past? I've heard that agents switch brokerages as often as every few years. Some agents are always looking

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So you're thinking about selling your house...

You're not alone! The Denver market is still strong and Buyers have been motivated by low interest rates. With the strange summer we've had, some homeowners are taking advantage of the market to

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Top 10 Most Ridiculous Things I've seen in Real Estate

10. The time I saw a pull-out scale built into the wall so you could weigh yourself before walking into the kitchen. 9. This old-school cooktop drawer (that supposedly still worked!)8. Fully

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So you're thinking about buying a new house...

You're not alone! Everyone has been spending more time at home this year, and if you're not loving where you're living - it's become hard to ignore. Here are a few things to consider when

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So you're thinking about getting your Real Estate License...

Colorado alone has something like 40,000 licensed real estate agents. Are you considering joining the ranks?Here are a few things to consider, let me know if you'd like to schedule a virtual or in

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