A Denver Colorado radio talk show provided a strong endorsement of Skyfor Inc.’s buyer and seller agent finder service on its December 23, 2017 broadcast. The first 25 minutes of this broadcast is available here:
A summary of critical points for consumers who wish to know insider information about the real estate buying and selling process is covered here.
The first quarter of the radio show discussed specifics of the Denver real estate market at the end of 2017 going in to 2018:
Inventory of homes for sale continues to be low in Denver. However, December is a great time to buy real estate, as and sellers who have their homes on the market in the winter are ready to sell and may be more motivated. New home construction companies are eager to get their inventory off the books.
Denver is showing the highest number of new homes being built in 10 years. About 75,000 people came to live in Denver in 2017 because of the good job market, relatively good weather, and access to recreation in the mountains. Nationally about 6.4 million homes were sold in 2017.
Interest rates are not expected to go up much in 2018. Barry says to be safe, perhaps count on a quarter to half a point increase in rates. Consumers may also wish to keep in mind that increases in the federal interest rates do not directly correlate with mortgage rates.
The non-licensed co-show host Larry Stanley has much personal experience with buying and selling 11 homes, and so is able to provide a true consumer’s view on the real estate buying and selling experience.
The station then presented Larry’s view on the topic of the new tax law.
He states that this is simply his opinion, and that anyone wishing to know more about the law should consult a legal or tax professional. He notes that the standard deduction for married people has doubled to $24,000, thus causing many people to not find it prudent to itemize deductions, including the traditional mortgage interest deduction and charitable contributions. The new law allows for no deduction on mortgages above $750,000. Barry notes that mortgages over $750,000 are less than 5% of all of the front range mortgages.
At about 17 minutes into the broadcast, Barry discusses the need for a top agent and discusses the services provided Kathleen Chiras of Skyfor, Inc.
Consumer Guy Larry says, “Kathleen is a matchmaker. She finds real estate agents for you in any part of the country”… “When you call her she gets a feel for what you need and your requirements and recommends 2 or 3 agents so you can find the one that is the best fit for you…These are top agents”
Barry also notes that Skyfor terminates agents who are not consistently highly rated, and that her services are free to the consumer. It is recommended to interview at least 2 agents. There are only about 3 or 4% of agents who are skilled at doing both sides of a transaction, so the agent who may have sold the consumer’s home may not necessarily be the best one to help on the buying side.
Barry notes that Skyfor has been helping consumers find top quality buyer and seller agents for over 20 years. He states, “She has built up a national reputation for helping consumers find the best buyer and seller agents. She is the best. There is no one better in the country.”