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How Does a Spike in Mortgage Rates Affect You?

Over the past year, we’ve been told repeatedly how the record-low mortgage rates will begin to increase. Well, that time has come. Perhaps triggered by accelerating inflation rates, which began a steady climb above 6% and are currently hovering around 7%, we are now seeing the highest mortgage rates in the past 2 years… [Read More] Modern Solutions for the Competitive Market As you are probably well aware, the real estate market is challenging to navigate right now if you don't have the right team in your corner, or the right tools to overcome the current obstacles. Fortunately here at 8z, we have all of the modern solutions to make buyers' and sellers' lives easier. One solution in particular that really shines in this competitive landscape is 8z Cash Buyer. In today’s market, it’s not uncommon for homes to receive dozens of showings along with more offers than ever before – each more creative and competitive than the next. With Cash Buyer, you come to the offer table with all cash, making you stand out among the crowd. Click below to learn more, or give me a call today!

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8z In The Spotlight

“Salary, healthcare and 401k matching: How this employee-owned brokerage thrives” - This was the title of a recent article from Inman News, a prominent real estate industry publication. Can you guess who they’re talking about? That’s right - 8z! We could not be more thrilled and honored to receive this kind of press, and we want to thank all of you who have chosen to work with an 8z agent - we couldn’t do it without you! As you may already know, our mission is to always put our clients first, while also ‘doing real estate differently.’ One difference between 8z and every other brokerage in the nation is the fact that we are the one and only employee-owned brokerage.

Not only are company profits shared with employees, but top-performing agents also become partners of the brokerage - something completely unique in the world of residential real estate. 8z Partners receive all the benefits as any other employee, giving them added financial security, as well as the flexibility to create an even healthier work-life balance. If you’d like to read the whole Inman article, click here.

Make These 7 Home Improvements Before You Sell

There are many schools of thought when it comes to preparing your home for sale. In this highly competitive, low inventory market, you may think you can get away with listing a home that’s full of your kid's toys and has wallpaper from the 80s. Honestly, you probably could, but you would net nowhere near what you could have had you taken the time to prep the right way. It’s important to recognize the difference between short and long-term projects. Renovating your kitchen right before you sell probably won’t give you the best ROI, especially if the buyer ends up not liking it and changing it themselves. Instead, realtors suggest you focus on quicker, more cosmetic changes. Our very own Sergio Nazzaro contributed to this recent article from the Denver Post. With a couple other Denver agents, they put together a list of some lower-cost improvements that will go a long way:

  • Deep cleaning

  • Paint

  • Flooring

  • Moderately-priced kitchen remodel

  • Moderately-priced bathroom remodel

  • Add more space

  • Boost curb appeal

  • Show off your home (stage it!)

If you’d like to read what these expert Denver agents have to say about each item on the list, you can read the full article here.

Jenny Kipp 8z Realtor Longmont 720.431.7935 Matt Hardy 8z Mortgage Senior Loan Officer Lic# 100501228 303.550.5638 Longmont, CO

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