(Denver, CO) The K-HOW 630 Talk Show that airs on Saturdays between 8-9 am announces the release in January of a 2018 list of recommended Front Range Colorado lenders, as well as 6 new bootcamps that will delve into Buyers Agent Commissions and Agreements and how to be a "smart home buyer or seller".
A summary of this 20 minute segment of the show along with the audio is available at http://buyeragentsearch.com/tips-choosing-lender-buyers-agent-commissions-agreements/
The second half of the Barry and Larry Consumer's Real Estate show on 630K-HOW begins with a recommendation to use a local lender. The host, Barry Miller claims that it is not necessary to disclose a lot of personal information up front such as email address or phone number in order to find out the basics of whether a borrower might be qualified.
The hosts, Barry Miller, who own a Front Range Colorado real estate company, will be assessing a list of 20 front range lenders and giving their recommendations in January, 2018. They currently encourage their listeners to call them for suggestions of local lenders who are skilled and able to provide competitive loan rates. For buying or refinancing it is recommended to have a local lender because one important benefit to the consumer is having the same person to deal with throughout the whole transaction. The host suggests that buyer agents help there clients by "shopping lenders". This involves the agent working with their client to go over various lender proposals to see which one has the better rates, fees, and customer service.
In podcast, listeners will learn that just as Skyfor's Buyer Agent Search service helps consumers select from top agent, that some buyer agents help their clients select from top lenders They can use their professional background and expertise to compare loan proposals.
The radio program suggests that there are only two pieces of financial information to compare: 1) interest rate, and 2) the hard costs the lender will charge for the loan. They also seek the qualities of care and compassion from the lender. Questions of the lender should be pertinent to the needs of the consumer, and not to just get personal information from the consumer for future marketing.
The hosts review the commonly asked question from real estate sellers, "When is the right time to put my property on the market?" In the Denver market, right now in the $200-250,000 range, average time on the market before the property is sold is 6 days. This indicates a very strong seller's market-- even in the middle of a Denver winter-- because this statistic means that there are so many buyers looking in this price range that a home that was put on the market will most likely be sold within a week. In Colorado Springs, average time on the market is only 9 days. However, the median price of a home in Colorado Springs is significantly less than in Denver, at $285,000 and the median price in Denver is $410,000. Barry recommends to work with agents who can correctly interpret data and work in the consumer's interest. One source of Colorado buyer agents who specialize in just working with buyers can be found at http://homebuyerscolorado.org.
The show hosts announce that in 2018 they will be making 5 or 6 bootcamps of 3.5 hours duration available to potential real estate buyers or sellers. These will be live meetings located all along the front range and consumers, but not Realtors professionals, are invited if they so they can be fully informed on how to be a "smart buyer". The bootcamps will go over myths of real estate including the common misconceptions that agent fees are set and non-negotiable, and that agent agreements are of a set duration.
The hosts point out that the Denver metro and Colorado markets continue to have increases of 9-10% in average home values compared with the previous year.
For more information, visit: http://buyeragentsearch.com