New Year, New Home.

Thinking about buying or selling your home in 2018? Here are a few key points to help you get ready.


1.      Declutter and Organize

With the holiday whirlwind finally over, it is the perfect time to put everything back in its place. Spend a few extra minutes organizing your closets. Decide what you no longer need and clear it out! This will help showcase your storage space to potential buyers.

2.      Make Updates to Increase Your Home’s Value

Talk with your agent about small, low budget, changes you can make that will have a big impact on buyers. Updates like a kitchen backsplash or new hardware throughout are quick fixes that leave a lasting impression.

3.      Price Your Home to Sell

      Keep yourself up to date on market indicators such as recent sales, pricing trends, and inventory to guide you in getting the best listing price. Overpricing could scare off potential buyers while underpricing means that you as a seller could leave money on the table. Be sure to reach out to us to discuss the right pricing strategy. To keep yourself up to date on market indicators sign up for our Customized Market Reports.



1.      Find Out How the New Tax Bill Affects You

      With the new 2017 tax bill that was signed into law, there are several financial changes that should be taken into considerations when buying a home, such as the conforming loan limit increasing. As a buyer it is important to acquaint yourself with these changes. 

2.      Get Pre-approved

      Be ahead of the game and ensure you are able to submit a competitive offer. Most agents require it and many sellers won’t even entertain an offer without a pre-approval letter. Don’t have a lender? We would be more than happy to connect you with one our highly-regarded lenders. 

3.      Set Up a Saved Search

Once you establish your general purchase price range, head to The Bartic Group website to start searching for properties to make your buying process quick and easy. The Bartic Group website is directly updated from the MLS for the most accurate and current listings! Our website makes your home search a breeze by helping you narrow your search based on your desired specifics, such as location, price point, and bedrooms/bathrooms.

Give us a call at 720-208-7200 for more information before listing your home or purchasing a home!