7 retro trends you’ll see everywhere in 2020

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#GetInvolved #Today #Friday13th @MyTownCryer

CentennialI want to give you something to think about this weekend.  We all see it.  This person likes this party or politician, and that person likes that party or politician.  They both are “good friends” of yours, but not necessarily safe to have at the same dinner party!  Everyday on social media, the White Hats and Black Hats of each issue battle it out on Twitter.  People get muted on Facebook.  What’s to be done?

Here’s what I want you to think about.  Can you let yourself get involved in your location HOA, Town, County or Government?

I have to tell you, I used to personally think, my only answer could be NO!

Then, I got involved.  First with my Homeowners Association.  With the help of some of our other homeowners, we have presided over our community together for more than 10 years, and the results have been very positive!  It’s a zero sum game, but well worth the effort.

Then I researched the volunteer positions in my own town of Centennial, CO.  First I served on the Senior Commission.  I wasn’t ready for this appointment.  I found my way to the Election Commission in our town, and I’ve been there for several years now.  The election process is very interesting.  If you have even a sneaking suspicion of elections in your town being something less than fully transparent, get involved!  I can tell you without a shade of doubt, our town and county have fool proof election proceedings!

From there, I went on to Centennial 101.  It is an introductory course offered by our town to create more community engagement.  Public Works, Budgeting, Zoning, Building Codes, Open Space and more were covered.  It is fascinating how a city operates.  Most of Centennials services have been outsourced.  Containing costs with a very responsive team of experts was the realized objective.

From there, I attending the (SMFRA) South Metro Fire Rescue Authority’s Citizens Academy.  This 7 week program is so much more than climbing a ladder.  Understanding the daily routine of your first responders should be paramount for every citizen in every community.  Jumping out of 5th story window on the end of a rope should be enjoyed by all TOO!

From all this, I heard about Arapahoe County’s Citizen’s AcademyFrom K-9 searches to car chases to Incarceration to the gun range to discussions, I just couldn’t get enough of this.

DEAAnd that is why, last night was my first class with the DEA’s Citizen’s Academy.  There is a lot online to read about this experience, but if you can find a way to get accepted, the experience will be incredible.  On the Virtual Reality Gun Range last night, I had to “take out” a perpetrator.  It was very disturbing.  Can you imagine what this is like in realtime?  When faced with a life threatening decision, one half second can be the factor between life and death.  When a $1,200 Kilo in Columba becomes a $30,000 Kilo in the US, it’s not stopping anytime soon.

All I can tell you is, I can’t be more proud of the organizations and individuals working constantly behind the scenes to help make our world safer, cleaner and more comfortable for us all, and that’s something we can all share.

My point here is not to brag about my involvement.  My point is to encourage your own involvement in your communities.  My belief is we are all adults.  We all have opinions,  but, we can learn from and teach some from our own experiences in life.  Just maybe, we can come closer together or understand our competing views.

Safe Travels My Friends…tc

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#DenverMarketWatch @MyTownCryer #What’sThatSound? #BuffaloSpringfield

Buffalo SpringfieldI think the 1960s band of Buffalo Springfield sang it best, “I think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that sound, Everybody look what’s going down…”  It was the beginning of “folk rock” and everyone was looking for a message.

Today’s message #BytheNumbers.  Denver’s MLS reports 1,513 New Listings with just 1,253 Under Contract and even fewer closings at 1,005.  Granted, it was a “holiday week” on either side of Labor Day, but we have had enough successive weeks in row now to see “what’s going down”…

Several factors are at work here.  First, a typical seasonal movement toward a supply and demand ratio leaning toward the buyer’s favor.  Second, we watched the Denver Market crank double digit appreciation for a number of years, and it is simply natural for things to “cool off”.  And, finally, there is an incredible number of rental opportunities coming to market, and some buyers are just “waiting it out”, again…

New Listing (1513)
Back On Market (250)
Price Increase (175)
Price Decrease (1561)
Under Contract (1253)
Withdrawn (171)
Leased (62)
Sold (1005)
Expired (258)

Sellers offered up 175 price reductions which is substantially down from previous weeks.  Let’s see how this looks now that summer is over, school has started and fall is fast approaching.  Next weeks blog post will be telling.  Stick with us!

Cryer Team ResizedRemember, we’re here to help you see “what’s going down”.  Pick up the phone, text us, or email us to start a dialogue for 2020.  It’s never too soon to start planning…tc

Dee & Tom Cryer 303-638-3202 or TheCryerTeam@Kentwood.com

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High school grads can afford a home in these metros

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MyTownCryer at Summer’s End | August 2019

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“Summer’s End”
Well Hello Everyone!

I’m not offering anything new with the title above. There’s been a movie, a song and a book with the same title. In fact, I’m probably breaking some copyright rule using it to title this post, but it is approproe in my mind with summer closing out soon and fall soon upon us.

First off, I think you should know, you don’t have to wait for our words with this email once per month. You can go to our MyTownCryer.com blog and subscribe to our insightful #DenverMarketWatch every Tuesday. It’s informative, educational and current. Enjoy!

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6 Home Renovations that Add Value
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5745 Vistancia Court, Parker CO
Perfectly poised on a corner, cul-de-sac site in the gated community of Vistancia, this beautiful 2-story stone & stucco home has been meticulously maintained. It is both architecturally appealing & floorplan functional. Cathedral & 2-story ceilings add to the openness of the floor plan. A welcoming foyer w/ a fabulous curved staircase, both formal living & dining rooms, a gourmet kitchen w/ inviting nook, a large family room w/ a stacked stone fireplace, an executive study &a…
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A new bike shop is rolling into the Highlands! Framework Cycles is set to open in the Highlands and will double as a classroom. The shop will be opening next to its sister business, Pinwheel Coffee.

Denver climbing gym is reaching into the northern suburbs. Denver Bouldering club is opening it’s third location in the hopes to entice new customers while also giving its existing members new climbing opportunities!

After closing in December, the former space for Marlowe’s Steakhouse on 16th Street will be occupied with a new restaurant, West of Surrender Saloon & Kitchen. The new restaurant will be featuring modern takes on food and drinks from the American West.

Tom and Dee Cryer are the best. If you are selling your home or looking to buy a new home, Tom and Dee are your answer. The Cryer’s are GOOD people, very knowledgeable, detailed oriented, driven, honest, communicative, charismatic and professional. Their local market knowledge and experience are unparalleled. This clearly sets them apart from the competition however what impresses me most about the Cryer Team is their communication with their clients. Tom And Dee take the time to get to know their clients and what they are truly looking to accomplish before setting out to deliver for them. They communicate very well with their clients from start to finish and keep them well apprised. It’s evident that their clients feel very comfortable and supported throughout the process. As a team, Tom and Dee compliment each other well and will ensure that the deal gets across the finish line in their client’s best interest. It’s not easy to transact real estate in this market and that is why you want the Cryer Team backing you throughout the process.
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#DenverMarketWatch @MyTownCryer #LaborDay

Good Morning Friends, Fans and Vacationers!

UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_1844With the unofficial end to the summer season, #LaborDay, upon us, what have we learned, what will we be learning and how to benefit from this knowledge all right here this morning at @MyTownCryer!

So, let’s jump right into it.  That huge jump in new listings has subsided and a more normal Tuesday morning count is upon us.  It is still bucking the trend of old with more new listings than under contract listings, but the anomaly of last week’s report is a distant memory today.

Still nagging us, however, is the change in winds for sellers in this market.  Last week, 1,530 sellers had price reductions, 196 withdrew their listing from the market, and 243 sellers just let their listing expire.  With close to 2,000 sellers letting the market take its toll, we saw 1,389 listings move to under contract status.

All is not good, but certainly all is not bad.  With 1,279 closings, on an annual basis, this would be a record year for resale activity.  So, not to worry yet.  We are simply moving toward a more balanced market, and sellers will start becoming more thoughtful on their initial list prices.  Let me be clear, it is not the right time to test the market with a list price above the range of recent activity.

So, this week’s MLS activity is a mostly good news story with a couple of “potholes” to be on the lookout.

New Listing (1428)
Back On Market (250)
Price Increase (106)
Price Decrease (1530)
Under Contract (1389)
Withdrawn (196)
Leased (49)
Sold (1279)
Expired (243)

I promised you a look at what’s happened over the last week, what might happen over the next week will be impacted by #LaborDay.  School starting, those end of summer travel plans and social activities surrounding this seasonal event will be impactful.  Next week, I predict all our numbers will be off of this week’s numbers.

Finally, I promised you some ideas on how these numbers could help you moving forward.

  1.  If I was a buyer right now, I would take a second look at that listing I saw 4, 6, 8 weeks ago.  This seller may be getting weak.  Make an offer if you like it.  Don’t be afraid to negotiate.  Buyers willing to go into battle, work with their expert and be patient can really score big in a market like this.  Sellers are getting “worn down” as we move toward the 4th quarter.
  2. If I was a seller right now, I would get in the car with my Realtor and visit every competing listing in my market area.  Whether it be one listing for 10, I would visit every single listing.  When I returned home, I would take a very objective look at my own listing, and I would adjust the price accordingly.  Sometimes even a slight price change to a “improved” number helps with activity and feedback.
  3. Last but not least, if I was a buyer or sellers’ representative, I would be very clear with my client on what’s happening in the market place.  I would let them that now is the time to be bold.  Be aggressive, take a risk and step out of their comfort zone a little to reach for their intended results.  Don’t be shy!

What's Important Today?In closing, none of this happens without guidance.  None of this happens without trust.  And, none of this happens with an app on your phone.  So, reach out to us.  Make time to visit with us.  We are never too busy for a phone call.  The time has come to get your feet wet.  After all, it is #LaborDay!

Dee and Tom Cryer TheCryerTeam@Kentwood.com or 303-773-3399.  We have a great new office just waiting for your arrival.  Safe Travels…tc

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5 homes that will make you want to move

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New Listing at 7745 Vistancia Court in Pradera/Vistancia @ $775,000!!!

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Tom Cryer, SCRP
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Kentwood Real Estate
4949 S. Niagara St. #400
Denver, CO 80237


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#DenverMarketWatch @MyTownCryer #Let’sBuyGreenland #Greenland

Hello Everyone!

Supply vs. Demand

Supply vs. Demand

Let’s get right into it this week.  By the numbers, there are a few very interesting things going on.

First Note; it took 265 Expired Listings, 227 Withdrawn Listings, and 1,594 Price Reductions to obtain 1,441 Under Contracts this week.  This means 2,086 Sellers made significant changes to their Listing to obtain just 1,441 Under Contracts.  This is the widest disparity I’ve reported this year.

Second; 1,940 New Listings came on the market.  This is 500 more new listings this week than last week.  Once again, this is the largest number jump I’ve witnessed this year!

What does it mean?  We have the lowest interest rates right now than we’ve had all year.  This is a typical seasonal number of Under Contracts, but the number of New Listings is way out of balance compared to previous weeks.

New Listing (1940)
Back On Market (279)
Price Increase (91)
Price Decrease (1594)
Under Contract (1441)
Withdrawn (227)
Leased (52)
Sold (1300)
Expired (265)

Now more than ever this year, we need to watch this very closely.  Is this an aberration, or is this an early indicator of a significant market change?  Only time will tell.  Let’s Bookmark this post and revisit it later in the year.

In the meantime, do you want or need a Millennial Mansion?  Most of us don’t.  Just the thought of a house or home too big is frightening for most.  Who wants to take care of it, and who wants the hassle?  Is #Greenland too big?  Who remembers Seward’s Foley?

Alaska vs. Greenland“U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward signs a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska for $7 million. Despite the bargain price of roughly two cents an acre, the Alaskan purchase was ridiculed in Congress and in the press as “Seward’s Folly,” “Seward’s icebox,” and President Andrew Johnson’s “polar bear garden.”

Interesting times we live in, but are they any more interesting than 1867?  “Manifest Destiny” was still a dream of just a few.  But, how would the USofA look today without those in favor pushing the idea for years?

In no way am I suggesting the US needs or should want to “buy Greenland”, but it serves as an example of interesting times.  The one thing the study of history allows us to do is to compare and contrast.  There have been battles over all sorts of Land Grabs” everywhere for centuries.  It will never end.  It’s human nature for some to live in that “mansion”.

In the meantime, if your “land grab” includes a new home or requires that you sell a home, Dee and I are here for you every step of the way.  TheCryerTeam@Kentwood.com and 303-773-3399.  Don’t hesitate to reach out to us.  Thank you…

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True or false: You should renovate before you sell

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