The Buzz at The Bartic Group

Check out our blog below to catch up on recent developments in Colorado's real estate world and other interesting news.

March 3, 2021

5280 magazine's Top Real Estate Producer 2021

 

 

"There’s no denying that the mile-high residential real estate market has been one of the hottest in the nation for the past decade. It even remained on fire through much of the pandemic. Depending on your situation, that can be a wildly lucrative or bank-account-emptying prospect. Either way, the market’s nuances as well as the legal and financial processes involved are almost always confusing, if not downright mystifying. That’s where our directory of real estate agents—all of whom produced among the highest sales volumes in Denver in 2019 (the most current data available at press time)—comes in handy. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell in Denver’s high-stakes market, harnessing the expertise of one of these professionals may help deliver you quickly and (hopefully) painlessly to the ultimate goal: closing day." - 5280 magazine

 

 

We are thrilled to once again be named Top Real Estate Producers by 5280 magazine! We’re grateful to all of our amazing clients who continue to put their trust in our team. It’s truly an honor to work with local clients and to help new residents discover the qualities that make Denver and surrounding areas so special.

 

 

www.5280.com/2021/03/denvers-top-real-estate-producers-2021/

Posted in Testimonials
Jan. 18, 2021

Looking to Sell in 2021? Make Sure These Features are Up to Date!

Homeowners want to know, as the vaccine roll-out progresses, what must-have upgrades will make their homes right for the market. Many owners are feeling emboldened by the prospect of diminished COVID-19 cases, and that means getting rid of the last dated elements of one's home to make it truly shine on the market this year. Here are just a few of the ways you can make your home really stand out, often for less money than a major renovation or home remodel would cost. The HomeLight top agent insights survey from Q4 2020 offers a variety of valuable perspectives on must-have up-to-date features.

 

Get the Landscaping Looking Ideal For Photos

Even though you may find more in-person showings this year than last year, many shoppers are still going to rely heavily on photographs and video to choose their top choice homes. This means that every dollar spent getting your landscaping up to par is going to come back to you in greater interest in your listing. Grooming the lawn, hedges, and trees, getting an experienced photographer who can emphasize the best angle, and showcasing any unique features are all key.

 

Remove Dated Carpet Styles and Locations

Let's face it: carpeted bathrooms and shag carpeting are really losing their luster, as they haven't been en vogue for many years now. If your home still has either of these features, replacing them with a moderate upgrade to more modern-looking flooring can be a real added value and make the home appear less old, which can boost perceived value as a whole.

 

Consider Different Ceiling Options

Still got that popcorn ceiling? Consider modernizing your ceilings to give off a less dated air in photographs. 66% of top real estate agents are noting popcorn ceilings as too dated to appear well in an online listing.  Removing them may be a pretty substantial undertaking, but having great online photos that make the home appear updated and modern can really add value during the listing process.

 

Make Energy-Efficient Water, Heating, and Window Upgrades

Many agents are noting that buyers care more than ever before about energy-efficient upgrades. If you are due for a new water heater or changing out some windows, consider what the premium is to get to an Energy Star or other higher-efficiency level. Being able to see your home as "green" brings interest from a whole different set of homebuyers, and may be well worth the investment.

 

Remember that your real estate agent will have the best advice for which updates are going to fetch you the premium ROI that you seek in your particular housing market. Consider how to fetch the top dollar available in our current sellers market and add the final touches that make buyers most excited to place an offer.

 

Posted in Featured news
May 21, 2020

729 Elati Street, Denver, CO 80204

IMMACULATE and ONE-OF-A-KIND modern single family downtown home. Luxury living without an HOA and very little maintenance required. The interior boasts a spacious open floor plan. The upgraded kitchen features high-end Euro-Modern Cabinets, gorgeous quartz counters, stainless steel appliances and unique solid glass back splash. Lovely ebony stained real wood floors are throughout the home. Retreat to the spectacular master suite with a beautiful 5-piece bath and walk-in closet. The upstairs has vaulted ceilings, two Juliet balconies, larger closets with custom built-ins and second floor washer / dryer. The bonus wine cellar in basement is climate controlled and capable of storing over 200+ bottles of wine. An entertainers dream with a garage door opening on the back of the house to backyard. Every square foot of this oversized lot is improved. PRIVATE, west facing backyard oasis with commercial grade saline oversized spa, acid stained concrete and game room / bar. Multi-zoned drip system with professional landscaping. Zoning is currently U-RH-3A - allows for urban house, detached accessory dwelling unit, duplex, and tandem house building forms. Huge over-sized 3+ car garage. THIS TRULY COMPLETES YOUR NEW HOME WISH LIST!

Contact the Listing Agent, Chuck Buckingham, at 720-369-5320.

May 1, 2020

2610 Ranch Reserve Ridge, Westminster, CO 80234

This spectacular 5 bedroom, 7 bathroom residence in the highly coveted neighborhood of Ranch Reserve offers a luminous modern living space with soaring ceilings and endless comfort. Ideal for the most discerning of tastes, this spacious residence spans just under 11,500 SQFT. Perfectly suited for a luxurious lifestyle, this property is located off the 14th hole of the Ranch Reserve Country Club golf course and offers endless mountain views. As you enter the home you are drawn to the custom tile and vaulted ceilings. Entertain family and friends in your gourmet Chef's kitchen featuring high-end appliances, professional grade cook-top, gorgeous granite counters, raised island and cabinets offering storage solutions at every turn. Cozy up by the blowing gas fireplace in the spacious hearth room which boasts stunning vaulted coffered ceilings. The many windows throughout the home flood with natural light. Features include, but are not limited to, a heated four car garage, driveway and front walk, custom front doors, extensive tile, granite and wood work. Nothing has been overlooked in this impeccable home. Step out to the nicely finished deck with gas fireplace to enjoy the Colorado sunshine. This is a great place to host a barbecue, gathering, or enjoy the incredible sunsets in the evening. Retreat to the oversized master suite and attached 5 piece bath with jet action tub and steam room/sauna. Downstairs you will find a walk-out basement with wet bar leading you to a hot tub overlooking the golf course. This luxury home was built by a custom home builder for his personal home and no expense was spared! Your dream home is located in an area that features beautiful parks, top-rated schools and a wealth of nearby amenities. Within only minutes to shopping, restaurants, I-25, E-470 and I-36. This is a perfect place to call home!

Call Brendan Bartic at 720-208-7200 for more information.

March 20, 2020

Coming Together As A Community - Canned Food Drive

We know you have been closely monitoring the ever-changing situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19). We have as well, and our hearts go out to all of those impacted, including our clients and their families who are doing their best to navigate the rapid changes.

Due to the need in our community during this time, we are setting up Donation Stations this weekend at two of our current homes for sale. We will be holding a local food drive to collect canned goods and other non-perishable items. The items we collect will directly support at-risk and underserved youth who need assistance with meals more than ever due to school closures and lack of appropriate programs available as a result of Coronavirus.

Each home will have its own sanitization area and a clean drop-off space to ensure your safety.

Donation Locations:

  • Saturday, March 21st between 12-3pm – 6501 E. Dakota Ave, Denver, CO 80224
  • Sunday, March 22nd between 12-3pm – 3545 Broadway Street, Boulder, CO 80304

We know all of you are required to be flexible and keep up with these moment by moment changes. We want you to know that we are here to support you in these unprecedented times. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us and let us know what you need.

Posted in Featured news
March 11, 2020

1335 Swallow Court, Boulder, CO 80303

Spectacular home in the highly desirable RESERVE neighborhood! This stunning 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom home with NEW ROOF and grand entry has been meticulously maintained and updated throughout. Open floor-plan on main with abundant light and expansive 2nd floor with 4 bedrooms including a master ensuite. The gourmet kitchen features custom built cabinetry, granite counters, high-end stainless steel appliances, and oversized two-tier granite island. The basement boasts a media room, game room with custom wet bar including undermount wine cooler, refrigerator & dishwasher, conforming bedroom, 3/4 bathroom and bonus room with walk-out. Situated on a PREMIER lot backing up to open space, the custom fire pit, hot tub & water feature in the backyard provide a private and tranquil outdoor experience with stunning mountain and water views. Your search is over!

 

Call the Listing Agent, Chuck Buckingham at 720-369-5320 for more information or to schedule a private showing. 

Feb. 12, 2020

3545 Broadway Street, Boulder, CO 80304

This beautiful 6 bedroom, 5 bathroom custom craftsman home will take your breath away. Everything has been chosen with thought and care, from the private gated entrance to the fine details inside. Ideal for the most discerning of tastes, the spacious residence spans over 5,000 SQFT. As you enter the home you are drawn to the vaulted ceilings throughout. Entertain family and friends in your stunning Chef's kitchen featuring high-end stainless steel appliances, gorgeous solid granite counters, oversized island and custom alder shaker cabinets. Cozy up by the fireplace in the spacious living room. The dining room, right off the kitchen, is a great place to entertain. The many windows throughout the home flood with natural light. retreat to the private and spectacular Master bedroom with en-suite and his and hers walk-in closets. Guests will be comfortable in one of the four additional guest rooms. A total of 3 custom gas fireplaces will be seen within the home. If you need more space, there's an unparalleled separate carriage home with its own kitchen, full bath, living/sleeping space and separate furnace, water heater and AC! You will love the attached 4-car garage. Step out to the nicely finished patio and professionally landscaped yard to enjoy the Colorado sunshine. This is a great place to host a barbecue, gathering, or enjoy your morning cup of coffee. Your dream home is located in a quiet, peaceful and private neighborhood. This is a perfect place to call home! For more information please contact the Listing Agent, Chuck Buckingham at 720-369-5320.

Jan. 17, 2020

3765 W 110th Ave, Westminster, Colorado 80031

 

This exquisite luxury 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home will take your breath away. Everything has been chosen with thought and care, from the secluded private sports court to the fine details inside. Perfectly suited for a luxurious lifestyle, this property is located off the 2nd hole of the Legacy Ridge golf course and offers endless mountain views. As you enter the home you are drawn to the Italian Travertine tile and vaulted ceilings. Entertain family and friends in your gourmet Chef's kitchen featuring high-end appliances, professional grade cook-top, gorgeous granite counters, raised island, Amish hand-scraped wood floors and walk-in pantry. Cozy up by the blowing gas fireplace in the spacious hearth room which boasts stunning vaulted coffered ceilings. The family room, right off the dining room, is a great place to relax with views of Long's Peak. The many windows throughout the home flood with natural light. Dual furnaces control separate wings of the home. Step out to the nicely finished Trex deck with gas fireplace to enjoy the Colorado sunshine. This is a great place to host a barbecue, gathering, or enjoy the incredible sunsets in the evening. Downstairs you will find a walk-out basement with wet bar leading you to a built-in hot tub overlooking the golf course. You will notice this luxury home boasts a pride of ownership from it's meticulous owners with unparalleled attention to detail. Located within the neighborhood of Legacy Ridge, this community features a pool, walking paths, beautiful parks, tennis and golf. Added bonus, all furniture in home is negotiable! This is a perfect place to call home!

 

For more information call the Listing Agent, Brendan Bartic, at 720-208-7200. 

Jan. 17, 2020

1461 S Clermont Street, Denver, Colorado 80222

This 2-story Mid-Century Modern home has zoned heating and air for better efficiency! 5 bedrooms & 4 baths, wood floors & plenty of natural night flow throughout the home's open, airy layout w/ tankless water heater, vaulted ceilings, LED and can lighting, wired for a security system & 3k wiring for faster internet. Generously sized living area w/elegant two-way fireplace, glass sliding doors that lead out to the rear covered patio. The gourmet kitchen w/its quartz counters (Cambria, CaesarStone, Thassos), center island w/seating, large pantry, & Thermador stainless-steel appliances w/wine cooler. Dramatic staircase w/stainless steel railing leads up to the master suite presenting private deck, walk-in closet w/custom built-ins, a soaking tub & separate glass shower. Two extra bedrooms & 1 bath finish off the upper level. The finished basement houses a large family room w/an additional bedroom & bathroom. Easy access to Cherry Creek, Wash Park, shopping, restaurants & I25.

For more information contact the Listing Agent, Justin Buller, at 720-625-0224.

Nov. 15, 2019

How To Increase Open House Traffic in the Winter

How are we half way through November?! 

Ace your winter open house with a few pro tips... 

When you think of open houses, your mind might jump to the long, lazy days of summer. And sure, many open houses are held during the warmest months of the year. But that doesn't mean winter is a bad time for open houses. 

In fact, the exact opposite can be true. Winter is a cozy season, and people are looking for a place to settle down and call home. Understanding how to stage a house correctly can go a long way toward boosting your open house numbers. 

Here are a few of our top tips:

 


#1: Make a Welcoming Path
Visitors should be able to stroll right up to your house, not slip and stumble over ice and snow. With this in mind, clear a broad, easy-to-navigate path to the house. Use a snowblower to remove snow, and scatter rock salt to keep the path from refreezing. If the open house will take place at dusk, be sure to provide sufficient illumination on the path, as well. 

#2: Offer a Welcoming Landing
When visitors step into the home, make sure they have a place to hang their hats, coats, and scarves. Encouraging them to settle in and get comfortable is just one of many ways to make the space feel like home. 

#3: Cook Something Delicious
Nothing is as welcoming as the scent of freshly-baked cookies, especially on a cold winter day. With this in mind, pop something nice-smelling in the oven before your open house guests arrive. If you’d like, you can even place a large pot of mulled cider on the stove to give guests something warm to drink as they browse.

#4: Decorate the Outside
Help people get into the spirit of the season by stringing some cheery lights along the outside of the house. Some holiday or seasonal ornaments will serve the same purpose. As a bonus, this also makes the home easier for guests to spot. 

Want to get more people to your open house this winter? Let our team help! Give our office a call at 720.208.7200 to learn more about our services and how we can help.

Posted in Bartic Group Buzz