5 Reasons to Work With a Boulder Real Estate Agent

EXPLORE HOW AN EXPERIENCED COLORADO AGENT CAN HELP YOU ON YOUR REAL ESTATE JOURNEY

As an award-winning city with several honors and high rankings on sought-after lists, such as the happiest cities, brainiest cities, and #1 on Forbes America’s Top 25 Towns list, the decision to live in Boulder can be a no-brainer for many residents. The breathtaking scenery of nearby mountain ranges, a thriving art and cultural scene, and endless options for year-round outdoor activities attract large numbers of residents to make Boulder their home. When it comes to choosing the right house or piece of real estate, the process can oftentimes become daunting. A trusted real estate agent with a deep understanding of the process and strong ties to the local community can make all the difference! If the thought of buying a home triggers confusion and anxiety, take a look at our list below of the ways a Boulder-based real estate agent can help!

ASSISTANCE WITH UNDERSTANDING THE HOME-BUYING AND SELLING PROCESS

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Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned investor, the process of buying a property or understanding industry terminology can oftentimes become unfamiliar, confusing, and even overwhelming. 

Real estate agents provide guidance for customers throughout the process of buying and selling homes from start to finish. An experienced agent can ease a potentially stressful process into an exciting life step.

Burgess Group at Compass is one of Boulder County’s top-producing real estate firms. With several decades of experience and professionalism in the field, the team’s agents have sold many of Boulder’s most prestigious properties, including noteworthy modernists homes by Charles Haertling, sophisticated city lofts, Chautauqua vacation homes, and gated lake community luxury estates.  

Their vast knowledge of the local market is the foundation for reaching their foremost mission of “providing the highest quality luxury real estate services, with unparalleled concierge support and expert guidance each step of the way.” 

The process begins with building a relationship with each client and developing a customized plan based on their individual needs. Whether you’re searching for a single-family home or multi-unit residential real estate in the neighborhoods of Boulder or Denver, The Burgess Group can tailor the search with respect to each client’s priorities. 

One distinction between a good real estate agent and a great one is attention to detail. Most buyers may feel out of their element when it comes to reviewing and understanding the multitude of documents and paperwork that comes from buying or selling property. 

Between purchase agreements, counteroffers, and federal, state, or local paperwork requirements, understanding what you’re signing and all of the details in the fine print is essential for the best outcome. Real estate agents are well-versed in the ins and outs of the paperwork process and will meticulously review all documentation, which could save their clients both time and money!

PROVIDE AN EXPERT’S PERSPECTIVE ON A BOULDER PROPERTY OR NEIGHBORHOOD

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Homebuyers with a desire to call Boulder home or current residents searching for a new property are often attracted to the area’s thousands of acres of parkland, the abundance of historic sites, and entertainment and cultural events. Adventure-seekers with a love for the outdoors and families seeking a welcoming community will find what they’re looking for—and more—in Boulder. 

When it comes to finding “the right fit” in a property or neighborhood, buyers may have an idea of the number of bedrooms and bathrooms or type of garage they’re seeking. Experienced real estate agents have an expert’s eye for what to look for in terms of zoning ordinances, potential foundational issues, or inexpensive fixes. Agents can recognize a spectrum of obstacles—from extensive to minor upgrades-- and understand how best to approach them. 

Agents also understand how well a neighborhood holds value and can recognize if a property is fairly priced. Based on their background in the local area and experience level, agents can filter out homes that don’t suit a client’s budget or needs or will not be a strong long-term investment. 

Additionally, an agent familiar with Boulder’s communities can filter a homebuyer’s desired search area based on proximity to schools, restaurants, distance to the buyer's workplace, and several other criteria, as well as the client’s personal preferences and budget. With close ties within the area, agents are often “in the know” about properties in the market that may not be widely publicized to the larger public. 

Homes in Boulder are in a wide range of styles and sizes, from starter homes to luxury estates, single-family builds to apartments and townhouses. Agents at the Burgess Group can find your ideal place in Boulder’s communities. 

FACILITATE CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

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When it comes time to put an offer on a property or review a potential offer, industry terminology can make the process of reviewing contracts difficult for homebuyers. A trusted real estate agent will uphold moral and ethical standards to ensure their client is getting their most beneficial deal. 

Agents negotiate on behalf of their clients when it comes to price and other elements within the agreement. Burgess Group executes negotiations with level-headed professionalism that’s free of emotions.

Real estate agents have a “fiduciary responsibility” to their clients, which entails legal obligations to act in the best interest of their clients and in a fair and honest manner. Additionally, real estate agents are required to disclose all relevant information, as well as safeguard clients’ confidential information.  

In compliance with the National Association of Realtors (NAR), agents must abide by a code of ethics outlining guidelines for handling transactions honestly and ethically. Agents are also required to put clients’ interests ahead of their own. 

When it comes to selling a home, properties listed by real estate agents are more likely to be purchased at a higher price than for sale by owner listings. 

With a depth of local market knowledge and assertive negotiating skills, the Burgess Group works diligently on their clients’ behalf to get their dream property at the best price.

A NETWORK OF TRUSTED BOULDER-AREA SERVICE PROVIDERS AND BUSINESSES

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An invaluable asset real estate agents offer to smooth out the homebuying process is a tried-and-tested network of businesses and suppliers who can provide the services clients need when moving home. 

Burgess Group’s trusted network of Boulder-based plumbers, home inspectors, painters, maintenance workers, and other service providers have a proven track record of quality service and professionalism. Their agents utilize strong local connections to find businesses with the same level of exceptional service, attention to detail, and consistent communication with customers. 

PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON SEARCH AREAS

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Skilled real estate agents tailor property searches based on the needs and desires of their clients. From an area’s history and background to economic developments and future projects, real estate agents can be a great resource of invaluable information.

An essential step in the homebuying process is identifying potential issues to be resolved before closing. Agents can provide recommendations for quality independent home inspectors to prepare detailed reports on problems in a home’s infrastructure. 

Burgess Group enjoys working with clients on relocation, downsizing, investment properties, and first home purchases. Agents consider homebuyers' preferences to find the Boulder area neighborhood best suited to their needs. 

Looking to buy or sell a home in Boulder? For more information about Boulder real estate or  homes for sale, contact Burgess Group today. It would be our pleasure to serve as your Boulder real estate agents and help you find a property that's right for you. Our expertise—and love—of Boulder, CO will help you find your perfect home.

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