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1095 Galley PL, Colorado Springs, CO 80915 | Barb Schlinker Realtor 719-301-1802

1095 Galley PL, Colorado Springs, CO 80915 | Barb Schlinker Realtor 719-301-1802

we’re so excited to introduce to you this fantastic home at 1095 Galley place. This home has 5 bedrooms and it’s just 5 minutes from Peterson Air Force Base. And wait till the end of this video and I’ll share with you how you can get a private preview upon request. So come on in let’s take a look. I really love this entry room because there are so many things you can do with it. It could be a dining room as it does here…

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Top 5 Things You Should Demand from a Lender in a Purchase

Top 5 Things You Should Demand from a Lender in a Purchase

Let’s start with the top 5 things you ought to be demanding from your lender when you buy a home. Yeah! You know what’s interesting is most people don’t do every day so they don’t know what they don’t know. Clueless. And you know, we have plenty of experience cause we’re closing plenty of deals every single month. And we’ve had enough things go wrong to know exactly what we think a buyer should ex…

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How to Pass Inspection for Septic and Sewer

How to Pass Inspection for Septic and Sewer

This topic is going to be really interesting. I’ve had a varsity education on this particular subject of sewer and septic systems because it typically comes up, it oftentimes comes up with properties that have issues with those things and it can be super expensive. So it’s something that home sellers need to be aware of. So to the home buyer, so I’m kind of excited to talk about this one. We’re talking about sewer and septic nightm…

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What Are Typical Closing Costs for Buyers

What Are Typical Closing Costs for Buyers

How much money should a buy have saved up to purchase a home?
There are down payment assistance programs where a buyer can get a grant for their down payment and purchase with only $1000 out of pocket. However, they will still need about $300 for an inspection.
For most buyers they will need the following:
Earnest Money Depo…

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How to Price a Home to Get the Most Amount of Money When You Sell?

How to Price a Home to Get the Most Amount of Money When You Sell?

How to Price a Home to Get the Most Amount of Money When You Sell?
Q. How do home sellers price a home to get the most amount of money when they sell their home?
This may shock people but over pricing a home, according to the NAR stats will net home sellers less money if they price high and slowly walk the price down!
Pricing a home correctly creates the most demand for a home and many times the

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Inexpensive Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value

Inexpensive Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value

Here are the top 7 things a home seller can do for under $500.

Spend an hour with a pro We offer a free consultation to tell you what to do and what not to do to get your home ready for sale. And if you decide to let us handle the sale, you’ll also get a pro…

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Who Pays for Repairs After a Home Inspection?

Who Pays for Repairs After a Home Inspection?

How to Negotiate Repairs After a Home Inspection?
Common Repairs Sellers Must Fix After a Home Inspection: What Must Sellers Fix?
Do Most Sellers Make Repairs After a Home Inspection?
Does the Seller Pay for Repairs After a Bad Home Inspection?
Who repairs home — buyer or seller?
Home Inspection Repair Requests a Buyer Shouldn’t Make?

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Reasons Why A Seller May Cancel Their Listing Agreement

Reasons Why A Seller May Cancel Their Listing Agreement

I’ve seen many reasons why people will change agents, but the biggest 2 are number 1, the home is not selling. This could be a lot of reasons. Pricing, photos, staging, marketing or the agent not communicating. For most people, it’s uncomfortable to fire anyone and if you’re in an agreement with a real estate agent, it really does take a lot of courage to decide to make a change. But if your agent,

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Walk with Barb in Her Daily Real Estate Agent Schedule by Barb Schlinker

Walk with Barb in Her Daily Real Estate Agent Schedule by Barb Schlinker

Step into the world of a Real Estate Agent’s Daily schedule with Barb Schlinker of Parker St Claire Realty. Barb talks about how her 3 closings (homes sold) went that day while driving out to a listing appointment. She gives a tour of the more rural eastern El Paso County where you get to see windmills and country life that day.

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Why Buyers Cannot Trust the Accuracy of Available Homes Online

Why Buyers Cannot Trust the Accuracy of Available Homes Online

Did you know that most home buyers will be searching online for 12 or more different websites? Why do they do that? Because they’re afraid of missing out on the perfect home. Even according to industry experts, national websites are not the best option to find a home, including Zillow and Realtor.com.

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How to Prepare for a Home Inspection

How to Prepare for a Home Inspection

Very soon one of our team members will be reaching out to you to let you know when the buyer would like to schedule their home inspection. Don’t worry, your home does not have to be show-ready. So here is a shortlist of tips that you can do to make your home inspection go well.
Most home inspections take about 3 hours and the buyer and their agent will attend and they would prefer that you did not attend, but it’s…

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Home-Selling Checklist: Getting Your Home Ready

Home-Selling Checklist: Getting Your Home Ready

Many people ask how far in advance they should start preparing to sell their home. You know, planning to sell a home and being prepared is so important and having some good pre-planning in place can save you thousands. I’m Barb Schlinker, owner of Parker St Claire Realty and I specialize in helping home sellers sell their home fast and for top dollar. You know, seasonality doesn’t really matter. There’s more inventory, so more competition in the summer and there’s less in the winter. But people are buying homes year-round and you know, things are changing in the market. In the wintertime, there’s less inventory.

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How to Keep Your Credit Scores High During Retirement in Colorado Springs

How to Keep Your Credit Scores High During Retirement in Colorado Springs

This Blog is full of tips that retirees should know about their credit score.
In retirement years, purchases such as buying insurance, buying cell phones, renting cars, using the debit card in particular, buying cars and even applying for a mortgage may require a strong credit score. Yet many retirees become debt free and stop paying attention to their credit score because they don’t need to borrow money. With data breaches…

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How to Sell a HOME Checklist

How to Sell a HOME Checklist

Consider Curb Appeal, buyers do judge a book by its cover. Make sure your front door is freshly painted. Check your mailbox to ensure it’s in good condition. You can trim overgrown landscaping. These are low-cost things that go a long way to making the best first impression. Make sure all the rooms are de-cluttered and very clean…especially kitchens and baths. In fact, you cannot clean enough.

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Top 5 Home Inspection Tips for Sellers

Top 5 Home Inspection Tips for Sellers

The happiest time for home sellers is when you negotiate and get an accepted offer on your home. And then the saddest or most frustrating time is when the home buyers asked for stuff on the inspection or worse, decide not to buy it because of their inspection and then don’t even tell us what’s wrong. Did you know that according to the national association of realtors, as many as one-third of the contracts fall apart over the home inspection? So how can you be prepared as a seller?

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Are We in a Housing Bubble?

Are We in a Housing Bubble?

One of the most common questions I get from people thinking of selling their home is should I sell my house before the market crashes? Well, no, not for that reason, but if you need to sell your home, we can help you with that. You know, even experts like Core Logic believed that this market is going to continue to rise for the next 5 years.

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Top 3 Reasons Why Now the Best Time to Sell a House Is

Top 3 Reasons Why Now the Best Time to Sell a House Is

Many real estate experts would tell you the best time to sell your home is in the summer, but it really depends on the market.
Yesterday, here in the Colorado Springs area, it was 80 degrees. And now look at this. See that white stuff on the ground that’s called snow. That means the summer is officially over. But that doesn’t mean you have to wait until the spring or summertime to sell your home.

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How To Sell Your House And Avoid Costly Mistakes

How To Sell Your House And Avoid Costly Mistakes

When selling your house, it pays to do everything right. Yet shockingly, sellers make many costly mistakes when selling their homes that cost them thousands. Before I get started, at the end of this video, I’ll be sharing with you how you can get a free report on the 9 steps systems to get your home sold fast and for top dollar. The number 1 biggest mistake is not preparing your home for sale. Look at it through a buyer’s eyes. Go look in a model home. Failing to make necessary repairs. Things like dramatic paint, old tired carpet, de-cluttering.

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How to Sell A House by Owner vs Using a Real Estate Agent

How to Sell A House by Owner vs Using a Real Estate Agent

How to Sell A House by Owner vs Using a Real Estate Agent 

Many home sellers fear that the buyer will reject the house if sold by owner. And the process is not as easy as you might think. If you want to try selling your house by owner, you really want to be prepared. So what is the main thing you need to know for a successful home sale? Well, first of all, you’re going to need a qualified buyer and hopefully multiple buyers.

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Sell a House During a Divorce Real Estate

Sell a House During a Divorce Real Estate

Having to sell a house during a divorce can mean making a lot of difficult decisions during very difficult times. You need some non, emotional, straight forward and specific answers to if you are facing divorce and have to divide up the assets. First, I want you to know you are not alone. Well over 50% of the married population faces divorce at some time in their lives.

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YOU’RE FIRED! How to Switch Real Estate Agents

YOU’RE FIRED! How to Switch Real Estate Agents

Here are tips on how to switch real estate agents, even if your contract has not expired.

Tip number 1, if your agent fails to perform what they agreed to do in your opinion and your agent is not performing the duties

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How to Choose a Real Estate Agent When Selling Your Home

How to Choose a Real Estate Agent When Selling Your Home

Picking a real estate agent when selling your home is one of those critical issues that can cost you or save you thousands. This is about how to choose a real estate agent when selling your home.
I’m Barb Schlinker with Parker St Claire Realty and I help people sell homes fast and for top dollar. I’ll be sharing with you how you can get a free report on all of the Top 10 Questions You Should Ask Before You Hire a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home

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Top 5 Reason Why Your Zillow Zestimate May Not be Accurate

Top 5 Reason Why Your Zillow Zestimate May Not be Accurate

Barb Schlinker home of Your Home Sold Guaranteed* share the top 5 reasons why you CANNOT trust the accuracy of the Zillow Zestimate for your home’s value. When you are thinking about selling your home, looking at the information on Zillow, like their Zestimate is a popular thing to do.

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7 Tips For Empty Nesters Selling Their Home

7 Tips For Empty Nesters Selling Their Home

Are you an “Empty Nester” who needs a home for the future? Is it time to downsize or move into another home more suitable for your glorious retirement years? Like thousands of home sellers, you may be discovering that after years of non-stop child traffic in and out of your doors, toys on the floor, music floating throughout, suddenly you can hear a pin drop over the quiet hum of the refrigerator.

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Colorado Springs Real Estate Market Update May 2019

Colorado Springs Real Estate Market Update May 2019

How’s The Real Estate Market? Overview of the Colorado Springs real estate market and how to price a home to sell. Barb Schlinker highlights the Colorado Springs Real Estate Market and discusses ideas on pricing a home to sell in Colorado Springs.

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