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  • Writer's pictureJulia Bandel

5 "Must-Have" Traits of a 2021 Real Estate Agent

The 2021 Colorado real estate scene is like nothing we have ever experienced before. Its hard to believe, but here is what you can expect:

  • Home sellers may need to leave for the entire weekend. In some cases, home showings have risen into the hundreds for just a few days.

  • Home sellers may need to learn how to use a spreadsheet. Some homes may receive double digit number of offers to decipher.

  • Offer prices have the potential to go double digits (or more!) over asking prices.

  • In many instances, buyers are putting their game faces on and are waiving inspections, appraisal gaps, and are also providing free rent backs to the sellers so that they find homes of their own in order to make their offer as competitive as possible.

The quality of the offers that are being written are above and beyond. The buyers are certainly putting their best foot forward. Unfortunately, the likelihood of their offer being accepted is lower than it should be based on the quality of the offer.

But why?

There are only three words...

Supply and demand.

There are a lot of people who want to be homeowners and the number of homes for sale isn't keeping up.

So how do you approach a home sale in 2021?

Homeowners may think that answer is simple: stick a sign in the yard and call it a done deal.

Yes! The market does currently favor the seller and your home is definitely in high demand, but before you take the job on yourself, ask yourself these questions to determine if you may need some assistance:

  1. Will you be able to manage possibly hundreds of showings in a weekend?

  2. Will you be able to decipher the fine, minute, yet highly complex details of multiple offers that come pouring in?

  3. Are you familiar with the nuances of mortgage lending that may help you determine which offer is actually better than another when all the straightforward details look the same?

  4. Will you be able to handle extremely urgent deadlines from buyers who literally do not have a minute to waster if their offer isn't accepted?

  5. Do you REALLY have time and energy to manage this rodeo?

Homebuyers may feel hopeless and like their turn will never come. But the truth is that what you really need is an ally. A highly skilled agent that has the guts, the know how, and the loyalty to make it happen for you... even while they are riding a bucking bronco and being chased by a circus clown.

Bottom Line

Regardless of which side of the deal you are on, you will probably need some help. And nothing is more important than the quality of the help you find.

Here is a list of 5 qualities you should look for in a real estate agent in order to make the most of your 2021 real estate transaction.






When you combine these traits with knowledge, experience, negotiation, and communication skills, you can be confident that you are in good hands and will soon be grabbing the good life you are seeking.

Are you stick of being let down?
Do you need high quality help that you can actually trust?

Shawn and Julia are here for you. We are armed with the five traits and the experience you need to ensure your dreams will come true. But better than this, we are connected to our clients.

Your goals are our goals.

Your dreams are our dreams.

We are here to help!

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