Welcome to Karl Sells Denver! Whether you found us online or were referred here by a friend or colleague, we're guessing you've been thinking about buying or selling real estate in the near future (or you wanted to see pics of Karl's dog... check out Facebook for that).
So, are you selling? You picked the right time! Or is it the right time to buy? Over the past two years, you've heard how quickly homes are moving in neighborhoods across the front range. That is true, but one characteristic that a majority of these homes share is a competitive price and attractive layouts for buyers. For some reason, many sellers think that homes just roll out of bed looking beautiful and desirable. Not always the case. Even though homes do sell in a day in this market, it sometimes takes weeks to get to that point.
The temptation to simply throw a sign in the yard and watch offers roll in on an overpriced, unkempt house might be strong, but the reality is that buyers are smarter than ever and are usually allied with veteran Realtors to see through the facade. Using a cheap strategy could work, but it could also cost you tens of thousands of dollars when hot buyers keep passing your home by. Then, before you know it, you are actually negotiating below your list price. And then we have a buyer's market.
Understanding market data is available to anyone. That doesn't take experience. However, finding a Realtor that can see into the future - knowing when desirable homes are coming on the market, for example - only comes with time in the trenches.
Even in this hot real estate market, part-time and inexperienced agents leave our business every day because they don’t possess the service and skill needed to get you the best possible price for a home. Again, you can overpay for a home without a Realtor just to get into a neighborhood you want, but there are more chances that deal will fail or worse; you'll buy the house but get priced out when it comes time to sell. Now more than ever, you need an expert to help answer the tough questions, navigate the sales and buying processes and get the possible price for you.
Karl Lueders is one of those experts. As one of Denver's top Realtors, he is a proven expert in relocation in and out of Colorado, traditional home buying and selling, remodeling, new home building and first-time buying consultation. He is a multiple Board of Realtors Million Dollar Round Table qualifier, he has been the top agent in his office and regularly appears in 5280's annual Five Star Real Estate Professional section.
Karl Lueders can help you, your friends and your family achieve their real estate goals. Originally from Chicago, Karl graduated from Indiana University in 1990. He moved to Denver in 1999 and has been serving his neighbors and friends ever since!
Aside from Karl's real estate career and all-too-infrequent attempts to get to the mountains for some recreation, Karl has been involved with the following groups:
Goodwill Industries (high-school mentoring)
Porter Hospital (visited patients with my black labrador retriever)
Pet Aid (formerly Harrison Memorial Animal Hospital)
When you're ready to use the Internet to help you find the home you really want, log on and search for thousands of homes in Denver at Karl's Exclusive Search Site
Feel free to keep reading below, as I use this platform to share real estate marketing information, or call/text/email/Facebook/LinkedIn/Tweet Karl. You can find them all at the top, but here they are again. I look forward to hearing from you:
Click on a neighborhood below to see how real estate sales fared in 2011, and how it compared to 2010 and 2009. You might be surprised by the results! If your neighborhood isn't here yet, don't worry. Check back and it should be, but if you want it up sooner, drop me a line and I'll get it up here ASAP. All of these reports can be found at Karl Lueders Sells Denver Real Estate. Thanks! Call me with any questions. 720-971-8267.
KEEP PETS HEALTHY. Read on...In 2008, Karl Lueders created the Goethe Fund, a foundation dedicated to fostering the loving bond between pets and their owners. Karl committed to raising $25,000 to benefit Pet Aid (formerly Harrison Memorial Animal Hospital), Colorado's largest not-for-profit veterinary center designed to provide care for pets whose owners cannot afford to keep them healthy. Thousands of pets every year are denied simple veterinary care because their owners must sometimes decide between their pets and putting food on their family's table. Harrison serves more than 13,000 pet owners pet care needs, but many thousands in Denver still do not know about this amazing opportunity. Through donations from the many Goethe Fund supporters and, more substantially, through the donations made by Karl every time he helps a client buy or sell a home, we hope to provide more pets with happier and healthier lives.
Donate today! Call Sharon Kay Brown, director of development at Pet Aid at 303.539.7635 with your tax-deductible pledge or mail c/o Sharon at Pet Aid, 191 Yuma St., Denver, CO 80223. To learn more about the Goethe Fund, check out this You Tube video, or call Karl Lueders at 720-971-8267 or visit us at TheGoetheFund.com. And, of course, join Goethe on Facebook!