Beth Anne Davis's Blog Posts

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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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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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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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 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'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 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 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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