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May 2020 Wrap Up

It is still too hard to tell what’s happening, how things will shake out, and ultimately what real estate will look like 6 months from now, let alone next year.   Here is what we do know: Homes going under contract/pending in May were happening at weekly record paces Showing activity has rebounded, but still around […]

May 2020: April Numbers Are Out; Early May Showing Activity

April numbers are out. I don’t read any of the commentary from my fellow realtors on that board.  My own interpretation and experience is the following: Generally speaking, activity was down by about half of what it would have normally been (using last year’s activity). If we looked at the showing activity that I had […]

Still sheltering, homes still selling – 2020-04-26

The state Shelter At Home (SAH) order expires today.  However, many Front Range counties extended their (SAH) order through May 8th. For the last two-plus weeks, showings were not allowed.  Photography, staging, and other home preparation were not permitted.  However, people were still doing it.  As a result, there has still been home sales activity.  See […]

Real Estate Deemed Non-Essential 4/10/2020

New restrictions This past week real estate was finally classified as ’non-essential’ by state authorities.  That means real estate agents are not allowed to be marketing and showing property. However, it is okay to complete transactions already in progress. As mentioned in previous writing I felt like this course of action should have been the rule […]

As we head to the end of March – 3/25/20

Denver has shelter in place / stay at home – whatever it’s called.  Other cities/counties seem to be following.  Real estate is considered ‘essential’ – along with ancillary services.  However, is that a good idea? What if a buyer, or a tradesperson, or someone else involved in the transaction, has the virus and unknowingly gives […]