The Benefits of Having a Luxury Real Estate Agent on Your Side
If the nest is empty and you’re ready to relocate to an active adult community or you’re just looking for a vibrant community with room to breathe and all of the advantages of urban living, Colorado is the place to be. Colorado is one of the fastest-growing markets in the country, and it’s easy to see why.
Buying a luxury home is an exciting process, and whether you’re looking to downsize to a stylish apartment or townhome in downtown Denver or a big modern log cabin outside of Boulder, you’ll find the perfect place in Colorado.
Colorado luxury homes are some of the most stylish residences in any market. These high-end properties come complete with all of the luxury amenities you’d expect, including unique floor plans, and modern technology. With so many great properties to choose from, you’re sure to find a property that will make your jaw drop!
What You Need To Know About The Colorado Market
While it’s great to start your research online, nothing beats seeing a particular home in person. Physically visiting a luxury home allows you to see the minor details that add comfort for your family. Whether you’re looking to relocate your entire family, or you’re looking for homes in a 55+ community, visiting homes, attending open houses, and touring properties can help you to better define exactly what you need in your next home.
Open houses are a great way to view multiple properties, explore different floor plans, see the views and touch the countertops and fixtures. This is the perfect way to get to know the various communities and luxury properties available in the market.
Most higher-end luxury properties are listed privately so having a luxury real estate agent can give you access to properties you might not otherwise see. Colorado is blessed with a number of unique communities so when exploring the various towns like Broomfield, Westminster, Boulder, Erie or Lafayette you may find that they are more in keeping with your lifestyle, interests, and pace than say, a luxury high-rise in Denver.
Another consideration of your investment are the costs and benefits of ownership. One of the biggest benefits of buying in Colorado is the tax breaks that come with being a homeowner in this state. Most people will enjoy at least a couple, however, to truly take advantage, you’ll need to itemize using 1040 Form Schedule A. In Colorado you’ll enjoy a mortgage tax deduction. If you choose to purchase a second home, as long as you spend 14 days there, or more than 10-percent of the number of days you rent, the mortgage interest on a second home, RV or any structure with cooking, sleeping and bathing facilities is also fully deductible. Speak with a local real estate attorney, or accountant to learn more about the tax benefits of Colorado home ownership.
The Importance of Working With A Luxury Real Estate Agent
The Colorado luxury real estate market is fast-paced. To navigate it successfully you need to have an agent that understands the market and is on top of the trends across the Colorado and Denver real estate market. The ultra-luxury market is unique. An agent must earn the trust of their clients as sellers take their privacy seriously. It is an exclusive market that is often kept far away from the MLS listings. To track down those coveted “off-market” listings you need a luxury real estate agent that is connected and can get the deal closed.
To start, the right realtor will help you to define your needs. Before you meet, prepare a list of must-haves and deal-breakers to keep in mind as you tour various properties, neighborhoods, and communities. Having a well-defined list of needs can help your agent to better narrow down the choices as they prepare various private home tours.
While your final decision may hinge on your emotional connection to a particular property, going into the search prepared and with a luxury real estate agent by your side is a smart idea. When you are attending showings ask plenty of questions. Your agent should have extensive knowledge of the community. Know your needs and ask questions like, where the nearest grocery store is and how close safety services are to the property.
When you visit various homes, make note of all that the property has to offer, from the views to natural light in the home. The outdoor space is important. Walk the yard, front, and back. Touch the countertops and listen to how much noise is coming in from outside. Look at all of the details. Your luxury real estate agent will show you homes based on the information you give them. Make sure you’re as specific as possible.
Let Redhead Luxury Properties Help You Find Your Dream Home
Cindy Marlowe is an award-winning realtor serving Denver and North Denver luxury communities including Broomfield, Westminster, Boulder, Erie, Lafayette and Louisville. Featured as a Leading Woman in Business in Denver by O, the Oprah Magazine & Entrepreneur Magazine, she knows the market, and is an excellent negotiator who can get even the most difficult transactions closed.
Cindy’s legal background is a unique trait that helps her to understand the complexities of every transaction and her superior team supports her through every purchase or sale. Whether you’re a first time buyer or an investor, her huge network of vendors and associates is available to help you navigate the luxury home buying process.
If you’re looking to up-size, downsize, relocate, or are looking for the perfect Colorado luxury property, Cindy and her team can help. Why not put her passion and expertise to work for you? Call Redhead Luxury Properties to connect with Cindy and discover what luxury can look and “live” like for you!