Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Why Is Buying a Home in Colorado Different Than in Other States?

There are a few key differences in buying a home in Colorado versus buying a home in other states.

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Why is buying a home in Colorado different than buying a home in other states? There are a few key reasons. 

First, property taxes are paid in arrears, which means you pay for the previous year’s taxes. When you move in, you don’t pay taxes until April 15 of the next year. 

Next, sellers offer title insurance instead of a chain of title, which is more common in states on the East Coast.

We also don’t use closing attorneys to close a transaction. Transactions are closed with other real estate agents through local title companies instead.

Also, both parties attend the closing at the same time at the same location.

The state contract to buy and sell real estate is also written slightly in the buyer’s favor here, so keep that in mind when you enter a real estate transaction and make sure you protect yourself whether you’re a buyer or a seller. 
It’s worth the extra money to have a radon inspection in Colorado.
Colorado also has higher levels of radon, so when you have a home inspection performed, it’s worth the extra money to have the radon levels tested. 

Finally, there are certain intricacies involved when it comes to buying land that you need to be aware of. 

If you have any questions about any of these specificities or you’re thinking of buying or selling a home in our market, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d be glad to help you. 

Friday, March 9, 2018

Our Networking Event Is Coming up and You're Invited

You’re invited to our upcoming networking event! Let’s go over a few of the details.

Have you heard about our upcoming networking event? Well, you’re invited!

We’ll be meeting up at P.F. Chang’s, located at 1725 Briargate Parkway, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 15. 

There will be light appetizers, as well as some drinks available for purchase. If you want to make a business connection, are looking to hire, or are looking for a job yourself, this event will be a great opportunity. To secure your spot, please RSVP here

We’re expecting professionals from all different kinds of trades and businesses, so there really will be something for everyone. 

So we hope you’ll come on down. Don’t forget to bring a stack of business cards! 
If you want to make a business connection, this event will be a great opportunity.
Now, I’d like to move on to the subject of our drawing. Last month our winner received a $50 Amazon gift card, and this time, the prize is a business interview with yours truly. 

The winner will get to come into the office and shoot a video with me about your business. We’ll be posting this video all over Facebook and sending it out through our email list, so this is a great chance to promote your business. 

Without further ado, the winner of the business interview is… Mr. Marc Feickert with Marvelous Marc Balloons

If you’d like a chance to win our next prize, you can do so at our networking event. Entering is as easy as putting your business card into our drawing. Good luck!

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to seeing you soon.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Our Team Has a Mission, a Vision, and an Opportunity to Offer You

Our team’s core values can help agents grow in their career. Right now, we are looking for motivated professionals who want to seize the opportunities we offer.

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At Jason Daniels and Associates, our mission is to impact and improve the lives of others, including our own agents, our staff, and the community around us here in the Colorado Springs and Pike’s Peak area.

Our vision is to be the leading area real estate office in professionalism, production, and people, through complete agent development and personal growth. 

After having sold real estate for almost 15 years now, there are some things I’ve decided to start doing differently. For one, my team and I really wanted to design our physical space and our core values around our vision and our mission.

Real estate is a career anyone can pay to become licensed in, but it is a profession few people can truly do well. Our team is a cut above in this regard. We foster a culture of support, growth, and education. 

We have a vision together, and I think that’s something really special

But, don’t just take my word for it. My team members will tell you the same thing. One of our broker associates, Laura Laughlin, says one of the primary reasons she sought a career with us was because of our team atmosphere. She felt it was important for her to join a good team where she knew she would get the additional education and mentoring she’d need to succeed.

Another broker associate on our team, Marti Bourn, says: “We care about each and every client. It’s not just a transaction for us, it’s an experience.”

Every single member of our team believes strongly in the importance of serving our clients. This is why we are building out systems and hiring wonderful team members. 

“I think we look for people who really care about people,” says broker associate Marti Bourn. 

Jason Daniels and Associates is a very close team. We truly depend on one another. We have a vision together, and I think that’s something really special

If you would like to be part of our vision, learn more, or have any other questions, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.