The Grey Rock Realty Podcast
By Grey Rock Realty Podcast
The Grey Rock Realty PodcastJan 31, 2023
Helping Empty Nesters and their Parents Downsize
Audrey Lavender is a veteran Realtor who specializes in helping people free themselves, or their parents, from that oversized, maintenance-heavy home and into the next phase of their lives. In this episode Audrey gives great tips for how to start the process of donating, throwing away, or keeping all the stuff that's accumulated over the years. She also discusses the danger of waiting too long to help your parents move to assisted or independent living. Also, what to look for in these types of facilities, the mistakes people make when they're projecting the cost of the move, and more!
Audrey is a pro at helping people plan these moves. If you're planning to downsize or are considering helping your parents move to a care facility, feel free to call or text her at 970-222-8895.
Amber Quann - Colorado's #1 Dog Trainer
I sat down with Amber Quann to talk about dog training! Amber is the CEO of Summit Dog Training in Fort Collins, CO. She was voted Colorado’s #1 dog trainer and was ranked #15 in the US in 2022! She obviously knows her stuff and gives tons of great insights into the mindset and techniques of a world class dog trainer.
In this episode we discuss…
Reactivity & aggressive behavior and how to deal with it.
Recall (getting your dog to come).
When dog parks are a good idea and when they’re not.
Why “fetch” shouldn’t be the only exercise routine for your dog.
Hiking off-leash with your dog.
Backpacking the Colorado backcountry with a small dog.
We also talk about Amber’s journey from business owner/operator to CEO!
Check out Summit Dog training http://www.summitdogtraining.com/
Market Update and Random Real Estate Musings
Grey Rockers Scott Lowe and Ryan Jenkins sit down to debrief on the real estate market in Fort Collins and Northern Colorado.
Can you buy with a low down payment in this market?
Why aren’t interest rates rising? Why this real estate market will persist.
Late Summer 2021 Market Update for Northern Colorado
Interview with Forge and Bow Founder Jordan Obermann
Ryan and Jordan have a wide ranging conversation about Northern Colorado real estate and Jordan's boutique design build firm, Forge and Bow.
Market Update Mid Feb 2021
Selling your Home - the process
In this episode Ryan and Scott discuss the process of selling your home. Pricing, staging, projects to do or not do, etc. Join us!
Home Inspection Crash Course / HOA's / Navigating Appraisal
Check out our discussion on navigating home Inspections, HOA's and appraisals! We would love your feedback!
Grey Rock Realty - "Creating Razor Sharp Real Estate Consumers"
How home prices change between the seasons
In this episode, as we are entering 2021, Ryan & Scott discuss how home prices change between the seasons. We also take a moment to tell about the Grey Rock experience! What is Grey Rock Realty all about We love to hear from you, please leave us your questions or comments. Enjoy!
The flaws behind using $ per square foot to price homes
Ryan & Scott discuss the The Flaws behind $ per square foot & how to use square feet in the price.
Are Real Estate Commissions Justified?
Grey Rock Realty is about Creating Razor Sharp Real Estate Consumers. This week Ryan Jenkins (owner/managing broker) and Scott Lowe (broker associate) discuss the topic of real estate commissions. Commissions are expensive. Why? What goes into them? Are real estate commissions justified? Join us! #greyrockrealty #razorsharpconsumers #realestate #fortcollinsrealestate #coloradorealestate
A discussion about the state of the NOCO real estate market during and after the covid lockdown
Ryan chats with longtime friend and new Grey Rock agent, Scott Lowe, about how the NOCO real estate market is holding up in the pandemic over "take-out" beers from Lucky Joe's.
"As we look back on May and June's actual prices, we actually gained like a couple of points in Fort Collins. Some markets were flat. Some markets had really small price drops, but considering the fact that we had 40% volume decrease and we maintained prices, I guarantee you that dynamic has probably never happened in a real estate market in the history of the world, like anywhere. Cause you can't have volume drop like that and have prices hang on."
Home Buyer Crash Course
Welcome to the Home Buyer Crash Course Podcast Episode!
This show walks you step by step through the home purchase process and has tons of great info like how to get the cheapest mortgage, what your loan closing costs will be, what you need to know about Zillow, how to pick a realtor, how to navigate inspections, how to find property off the market and tons more. I think you'll get a lot of value from it. Our hope is that it will help you become the razor sharp real estate consumer that you were meant to be! Thanks for listening and enjoy!
Please text or call us at 970-689-0824 or email email@example.com with any questions or to see any property on the market.
Ryan Jenkins and the team at Grey Rock Realty
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Don’t wait for your dream home to come on the market. Go find it.
In this podcast we talk about finding homes off market.
Did you know that many of NoCo’s best properties can be purchased but are not listed publicly? More and more we are turning to locating off market real estate and giving you private access before it goes public. We discuss the reasons why we do this, how we do it and give case studies on clients who have been successful with this approach.
You tell us what you want and we’ll find it, guaranteed.
Get private tours of unlisted homes
Meet the owner face to face
Tour the property with the person that knows it best
Avoid competition from other buyers
Find homes that would have never been listed
Here’s how it works :
1. Tell us what you want.
2. We identify all properties in the region that match your criteria and contact the owners.
3. The ones preparing to sell respond, you are notified, and if the property is right a tour is scheduled.
4. If you like it, buy it! If not, we’ll keep looking.
Zillow is not your only option.
Call or text 970-689-0824 to find out more.
Thanks for listening!
Grey Rock Realty LLC
112 Trimble Court • Fort Collins, CO 80524
Fort Collins Real Estate Market Update and Planning Your Upcoming Home Purchase
Hey friends. We discuss the current state of the market in Fort Collins and what we think the market will do in the next few years. We also talk about planning your upcoming home purchase or sale and what you should do to prepare.
September 2019 Northern Colorado Real Estate Market Report
New podcast discussing the current state of the market. As we move into fall we continue to see the market form an upward plateau with our higher priced markets such as Fort Collins, Windsor and Longmont posting small gains or losses, depending on what data set you use. While our more moderately priced areas such as Loveland and Greeley are still making significant price gains. Inventory has increased but remains low with the absorption rate sitting at 2 months. That means the market can absorb or sell its current supply of homes in about 2 months. A market balanced between buyers and sellers is said to have an absorption rate of 6 months. This tells us that demand is still high and the market is still gobbling up its available inventory at rapid clip. Average days on market is 46 which means a typical home sells in about 2 weeks considering a 30 day escrow period. Multiple offers and over list price sales still occur but we are seeing fewer of those situations especially as we move into fall which is notoriously slow and a great time for buyers to pick up deals. In November and December we see the market pick back up slightly and then it typically softens again in the first quarter of the new year.
Interview with Jed Scott - Colorado Mineral Rights Issues
In this episode I sit down with a local attorney and friend, Jed Scott. Jed is a partner at Bell, Gould, Linder and Scott, P.C. and is our "go to" guy when our clients need legal help. Over the years, the majority of the time when Jed is helping us with a real estate deal it is a mineral rights issue and we’re trying to understand what to expect when buying an acreage property that no longer has its mineral rights intact. So that’s the basis for this discussion along with a some tangents on the growth of Fort Collins, oil and gas development, air quality issues, glade reservoir/ NISP, instituting minimum flows on the Poudre through town, why our traffic isn’t as bad as people think, and why we don’t always drink beer made in Fort Collins.
Contingent offers - selling a home and buying a replacement property
Interview with Zach Mercurio - Crafting Your Purpose in Work and Life
I got to sit down with Zach Mercurio and talk about people discovering their purpose, in other words why do people do what they do? Humans are wired for purpose, but we seem to be able to go through life not knowing or realizing or defining our purpose. Zach points out that if you take the time to realize why you do the work you do, you’ll be happier and more effective. Zach is a speaker, researcher and adjunct professor at Colorado State University. He's the author of the book, "The Invisible Leader: Transform Your Life, Work, and Organization with the Power of Authentic Purpose." His focus is helping people craft their purpose in work and life. Just to give you a taste of what we cover today, we talk about how human beings are not sustainably motivated by money. We talk about how you can find purpose working in a carwash. We discuss whether purpose is paralyzing millennial job seekers, and whether people should craft their purpose right where they are, or if they should use their search for purpose to push them to explore a new career. Hope you enjoy!
Interview with Restoration Now Global Founder, Josh Roloff
I sat down for a discussion with Josh Roloff, the founder of Restoration Now Global. RNG is a non-profit agency that fixes homes for people in need here in Fort Collins and also abroad in places like the Philippines and Honduras. There are acute housing needs in both places and RNG does an amazing job of identifying and meeting those needs.
Josh and I talk about his journey from renovating high end Old Town bungalows to installing water filtration systems in the jungles of Honduras and everything in between.
Learn more about this unique organization at https://www.restorationnow.org/