What’s Happening This Weekend

Let’s break down a few of the fun events happening in our area this weekend.  If you find yourself without any plans, make some! Get out and enjoy this beautiful place we call home.

The Estes Park Winter Festival, Jan 13-14th @ The Estes Park Event Center

Keep warm with chili tastings on Saturday and BBQ tastings on Sunday.  Live music, beer tastings and local vendors.  $30 for an adult tasting ticket


The Martin Luther King Day Parade, Monday, Jan 15th, starts @ City Park @ 9:30 am

This is the largest MLK march in the US, going on 32 years.  The march starts at City Park and ends at Civic Center park with a rally celebrating MLK Jr.



The National Western Stock Show and Rodeo, Jan 6th- Jan 21st @ The National Western Complex- 4655 Humboldt Street, Denver, CO 80216

With a variety of events to choose from, you’re sure to find something the whole family will love.  Petting zoo, pony rides, mutton bustin’, livestock show, tractor races, pro rodeo and much more.  Find a schedule of events here.



The Denver Boat Show, Fri, Jan 12th, 12-9 pm, Sat, Jan 13th, 10 am- 9 pm and Sun, Jan 14th, 10 am- 5 pm @ The Colorado Convention Center

Boat show and entertainment for the whole family.  $13.50 for an adult.  Children 16 and under are free.  Find more info here.


Denver Botanic Gardens FREE Day, Mon, Jan 15th, 9 am- 5 pm, 1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206

Explore 24 acres of diverse gardens.  No tickets needed for free admission days.  More info here.



Snowga- yoga on the ice, every Saturday through Feb 10, 8 – 8:45 am @ the Downtown Denver Ice Rink @ Skyline Park

For all levels of yogis, come enjoy this free class which focuses on breath control, meditation, and postures.  Try something new this weekend!


The Truth About Selling Your Home

Selling your house may be something you’re considering.  Of course, everyone agrees that moving is one of the worst things imaginable.  So if you can get over the fear of moving, will it be worth it?  Here are some fact’s about selling your home and how difficult the entire process may be.

1. A clean, tidy house sells better.  Once you move, everything has to be packed away and taken out anyway.  So why not spend a couple days de-cluttering and deep-cleaning your home before it goes on the market?  This could be your greatest payoff depending on the current condition of your home.


2.  Price your home to sell.  This will make your home stand out when it hits the market.  You want buyers anxious to see your property and excited about the possibility of it being “the one.”  Oftentimes, when a house is priced too high, it sits on the market for weeks or months and people assume that something is wrong with it.  They will think that you are desperate to sell and will hit you with low offers, assuming that they have the upper hand.  Avoid playing these games by pricing it right in the first place.


3. Know that selling a home is an inconvenience. By recognizing and accepting that the next month or two are going to be hard, you are setting yourself up to handle the selling/moving experience better.  Meeting with Realtors, Appraisers, Inspectors, Lenders (and whoever else you may need), takes a lot of time and energy.  Preparing your home for showings and finding somewhere to be during them can be especially hard.


4. Picture’s and videos can sell a house. Over 90% of buyers start their home search online.  They want to see clear, bright, professional pictures that give them an accurate depiction of the home.  Show them enough to make them want to step foot inside your home and learn more about it.

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5. Complete repairs before listing your home.  If you have a large repair that comes up during inspection, buyers could likely try to negotiate list price at this time.  They are also more likely to be nit-picky about the minor repairs if something big is scaring them away.  Maintain your home and appliances (to the best of your knowledge) to avoid any further negotiations or potential back-outs.


Know that if you’re willing to invest the time and energy into preparing your home for sale, you should be happy with the outcome.  Don’t be afraid to make a move, just be prepared for the potential challenges along the way.