Real Estate Information Archive

Blog

Displaying blog entries 1-2 of 2

2016 July Sales Activity

by The Colorado Springs Group™

Broken down by area to give a better prospective on the results for July. Single Family & Patio Homes 

Black Forest: 16 Sales for a total dollar volume of $6,572,632

Briargate: 106 Sales for a total dollar volume of $36,748,398

Central: 104 Sales for a total dollar volume of $25,080,695

East: 88 Sales for a total dollar volume of $20,196,035

Fountain Valley: 221 Sales for a total dollar volume of $49,891,366

Falcon - Peyton: 102 Sales for a total dollar volume of $30,256,541

Marksheffel: 35 Sales for a total dollar volume of $10,037,433

Northeast: 111 Sales for a total dollar volume of $30,457,475

Northwest: 67 Sales for a total dollar volume of $25,415,715

Northgate: 63 Sales for a total dollar volume of $26,784,603

Old Colorado City: 21 Sales for a total dollar volume of $5,561,463

Powers: 167 Sales for a total dollar volume of $44,026,938

Southeast: 59 Sales for a total dollar volume of $10,558,305

Southwest: 66 Sales for a total dollar volume of $26,741,727

Tri-Lakes: 72 Sales for a total dollar volume of $32,631,958

West: 20 Sales for a total dollar volume of $6,461,710

"Based on information from the Pikes Peak REALTOR Services Corp. ("RSC"), for the period 7-1-2016 through 7-31-2016.  RSC does not guarantee or is in any way responsible for its accuracy.  Data maintained by RSC may not reflect all real estate activity in the market."

Picture This!

by The Colorado Springs Group™

Listing photos may be one of the most important marketing efforts that lead to a potential buyer.

50557127-250.jpg

 

Nearly, all buyers use the Internet during the home search process. They usually start looking at homes online before they contact an agent. It’s far more efficient to screen properties by looking at the pictures that have been posted than to make appointments with each homeowner, drive all over town and waste a lot of time looking at homes that would never meet a buyer’s criteria.

  • There needs to be enough pictures of a property to adequately represent the home; most websites allow for at least 24 and more may be needed if it is a large home.
  • Take horizontal shots to accommodate the format of most listing websites.
  • The pictures should be well-lit so that it is easy to see all of the features of the room. Natural light is preferred over the limitations of flash.
  • They should be taken with a wide-angle lens so that you can see the majority of the room in one picture.
  • Large rooms can be taken from different angles to give the buyers a different perspective.
  • Rooms should be set if not staged prior to taking the pictures so they will give the buyer an idea of what the room might look like with their own things in it.
  • Arrange pictures in website to help buyers visualize the floorplan as if walking through it.
  • Think about using a tripod; professionals do to absolutely hold the camera still.
  • They should definitely not be “photoshopped” to modify factual elements like removing power lines.

Everyone occasionally takes a great picture but it doesn’t make them a photographer. Since the photography can be one of the most important marketing efforts, consider using a professional photographer to show the home to its best advantage.

Displaying blog entries 1-2 of 2

Syndication

Categories

Archives

Share This Page

Contact Information

The Colorado Springs Group™
6665 Wild Indigo Drive
Colorado Springs CO 80923
(719) 799-3686

Kevin & Jessica
The Colorado Springs Group
6665 Wild Indigo Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80923
(719) 799-3686