Utah Real Estate Blog

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- October 2, 2015

Kris Bowen, a Utah Real Estate Expert known for building the #1 Small Sales Team in Utah, has done it again. He recently represented a seller of a vintage home from the 1950s. This iconic 1950s home was kept in pristine condition. Countertops were the same, cabinets still had a factory-look, and the bedrooms could have served as the set for I Love Lucy. The challenge of marketing this retro home was that the typical marketing avenues wouldn't do the home justice. Mailers, an MLS listing, and an email blast about the vintage home simply wouldn't be enough to capture the home's exceptional character. A video, set in the 1950s, was the only way to truly show what this 1950s home had to offer to its future

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Do you know the most common question people ask a real estate agent?
 
“How’s the market?”

Nationally, the market is strong. Here is a chart showing existing home sales, charted over the last 16 years for a little perspective.


Source: Business Insider

What I’ve learned over the years, having been asked that question countless times, is that no one seems to actually care about the market. 

They care about their market. They care about their home’s value or what their closest neighbor sold for or how long it would take them to sell.

I can let you know about YOUR home’s value or what YOUR closest neighbor sold for or how long it would take YOU to sell. 

Give us a call at 801-999-8005 to find out the value of your home!
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Every home is offers unique features and benefits that will appeal to different buyers. Sometimes homes are so unique that a story needs to be told. I'm listing a home in Holladay, Utah that was built in the 1950's and the home hasn't been updated since. The kitchen cabinets are in mint condition that look like they just came off the showroom floor. This home is special! Take a look at our video and website we created for this listing.

http://www.1950shome.com

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I saw a photo gallery recently that piqued my interest and also gave me some nostalgia: the floorplans of some of TV’s most famous apartments.

The floorplans include properties featured on Friends, Seinfeld, Dexter, The Big Bang Theory, Three’s Company and I Love Lucy. They’ve got a bunch of really cool renderings. 



As a real estate agent who has seen a LOT of blueprints in my day, I have to confess I loved looking through these.

Do you even have a floorplan of your own home? There are some really neat mobile apps that will actually build one using just the camera in your phone.

If you’re thinking of selling your home soon, let me know and I can send you over a list of the best floorplan apps!

Online home shoppers love to envision themselves setting up their…
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The girls bedroom has a lot of character with the angled ceilings and custom artwork on the wall. The bedroom also has built in bookshelves, hanging bed (although the bed appears to be hanging by the ropes, it is actually for aesthetics and is secure on the floor), reading bench by the window and a large walk-in closet.

The bathroom is stunning with mosaic tile back-splash, double wide sink with two faucets, and custom fixtures.

Be sure to visit us at the award winning River Park Farmhouse in Draper (12235 S Joseph View Ln) built by E Builders Homes. The parade runs until the 15th Mon-Sat 12pm to 9pm.

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Today's Featured Room at the 2015 Salt Lake Parade of Homes is the boy's bedroom, homework area and showcase the custom designed wrought iron railings on the staircase.

The boy's bedroom has a built in bunk bed with a play area below that can be shut with a barn style door. Outside of the children's bedrooms you will find a built in desk with plenty of storage cabinets and drawers for homework assignments. Finally the wrought iron railings were designed by Alison Arrington @ The Design Room with the client's ideas in mind. They turned out awesome!

Be sure to visit us at the award winning River Park Farmhouse in Draper (12235 S Joseph View Ln) built by E Builders Homes. The parade runs until the 15th Mon-Sat 12pm to 9pm.

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Today's Featured Room at the 2015 Salt Lake Parade of Homes is the guest suite and workout room. 

Entertain your guest in luxury in this beautiful guest suite with a private bathroom and a walk-in closet. They can even work out in the morning in your own exercise room outfitted with a drinking fountain.

Be sure to visit us at the award winning River Park Farmhouse in Draper (12235 S Joseph View Ln) built by E Builders Homes. The parade runs until the 15th Mon-Sat 12pm to 9pm. 

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Tracking your numbers is crucial in any business. Our team tracks everything we can which allows us to set benchmarks and continue to improve for our clients.

 

Figures we are really proud of: 

  • We are able to sell our listings on average 1.39% under the list price.
  • We are able to negotiate on average 5.23% off of the list price for our Buyer clients.


Think of it this way - We have a spread of 3.84% on what we sell our listings for vs what we can negotiate on other agents listings. 3.84% on a $350,000 home is $13,440!

What does this mean? It means we know how to sell homes for top dollar and we know how to negotiate the best price for our Buyer clients saving them potentially tens of thousands of dollars.

You ready to have a

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8 advantages of a real estate teamEach and every real estate sale brings with it a great deal of behind-the-scenes work that you may not be aware of. If you factor in the mountains of paper work, inspection meetings, negotiation meetings, market analysis in addition to fielding requests for information via phone and e-mail, it's a lot for single agent to handle.

When you hire a real estate team, you harness the collaborative power of several industry professionals working toward your cause. With an entire team at your disposal, that mountain of paperwork and other behind-the-scenes aspects become much more manageable. As they say, many hands make for light work. We present 8 Advantages of hiring a real estate team over an individual agent.

8 - Multiplies Efforts to Sell Your Home

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VEGGIE BLAST 2015 IS HERE! We have spent the last 3 months growing vegetables from seed and wanting to give them away (Yes FREE!) to our valued Clients, Friends and Fans. We have 110 tomato (heirloom, roma, sun gold, green zebra, cherry), 23 cucumber (lemon & bush) and 67 peppers (jalapeños, serrano, habanero, banana) all grown in organic soil with no pesticides.

We will have the plants at our office tomorrow (Friday the 22nd) in Midvale for pickup. Give us a call at 801-999-8005 and let us know what time you can stop by!

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