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Tips and ideas on marketing and selling your real estate property, home or project. A candid look at the pros and cons of selling.

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April 9, 2019

Shane Dawson endorsed for Commitment to Excellence by the National Association of Realtors

For Immediate Release 4/9/2019 Shane Dawson, endorsed by National Association of Realtors® Durango, Colorado, (4/9/2019) – Shane Dawson, ABR, ALC, C2EX, CRS, e-Pro, PSA, RENE, RSPS, SRS, a real estate agent with Durango Area Association of Realtors® has earned the Commitment to Excellence endorsement from the National Association of Realtors®. The endorsement goes to Realtors® who have demonstrated knowledge and…
Selling Success
February 18, 2015

4 Key Elements To Getting You And Your Durango Real Estate Ready for Sale.

Bringing a property to the market in a salable position takes time and a well thought-out strategy. There are hundreds, sometimes thousands of properties that come on the market in Durango, Bayfield and Southwest Colorado during the summer months.  Lots of competition coupled with the fact that buyers tend to be apprehensive on such a large purchase, and lenders scrutinizing…
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July 13, 2014

A Foundation for Negotiations in Real Estate

Negotiations in real estate can often times encompass a truly complex mixture of emotions, personalities, temperaments, psychologies, intentions and goals. Some negotiations can be quite simple; with all parties’ expectations being in balance, other times they can prove to be challenging, bottlenecked and even downright nasty. The skill, or perceived art, of positive negotiations requires a commitment to see the…

"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." - John F. Kennedy

Selling Success
February 7, 2012

Reduce Your Tax Exposure

I just finished reading an excellent article by David Fisher in the current edition of Open Fences Magazine on reducing your tax exposure when selling real estate. David talks about the smart use of Deferred Sales Trusts in conjunction with the four main ways to receive the proceeds from a real estate sale. Those being: cash out, 1031 exchange, owner…
Selling Success
December 19, 2011

Thinking About Going The FSBO Route?

If you’re looking to sell your home in the near future, you may feel inclined to list it as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) before working with a Realtor. For many, this is considered one good way to cut back on costs and possibly earn a little more profit on the sale.
Selling Success
December 8, 2011

Sell Your Home Fast

Selling your home fast doesn't have to be an impossible endeavor. In fact, even in today’s market you can still command a very reasonable price on your home within 90 days or less. And if you follow some proven steps that we’ll outline below, your turn around time could be much faster than expected.
Selling Success
October 30, 2011

Local Building Permits Increase

Despite what you may still be hearing in the national news, things are starting to get better here in the Durango real estate market. In an article that was published in the Durango Herald (our local newspaper) on Sunday, the City Planner describes the recent increase in building permits and what that likely indicates from a market standpoint.
Selling Success
October 19, 2011

3rd Quarter 2011 Sales Statistics

The Durango Area Association of REALTORS® statistics are being provided for information to consumers in the La Plata County real estate market. The information is for the nine month period (YTD), January - September 2011, as compared to the same period for the previous three years.