I believe in personal and financial empowerment in today's real estate market. In a ever changing market, I seek to educate and empower my clients regarding their real estate needs.
Get to know Kristin Schmidt
A home is not a home because of its room dimensions or the color of the walls. It is about how you feel when you walk through the front door. And the way you can instantly envision your life unfolding there.
My goal is to go above and beyond your expectations so you would never hesitate to refer me to your friends, family members and co-workers. I strive for "gold star" customer service and value honesty and integrity, so you can feel confident knowing I am working for you and your best interests.
I am backed by a team of well trained professionals which assures you round the clock assistance to questions or concerns you might have if I am temporarily unavailable. Essentially, you will have me or my team members working for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
I have been a licensed Realtor since 2008 and have been in the real estate industry since 2003. I believe in home ownership and the pride it brings. I have owned several personal properties and three investment properties to date.
I graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in real estate. After graduating, I worked as a personal trainer for 2 years. Many of the skills I acquired in the fitness industry have traveled with me to my career in real estate. Each of my clients have unique situations and goals that require an initial assessment, a clear plan of action, and a resolution. Like personal training, goals change over time and eventually need a re-assessment by a professional, which is why my clients and I stay in touch on a regular basis!
With advanced technology, I am able to be an expert of any market at any time. I can provide you with property searches, foreclosure searches, neighborhood statistics, nearby schools, stores, shopping etc.
I preview homes every day, review statistics on a weekly basis and regularly attend courses and seminars to keep up-to-date in the real estate market.
I work with buyers and sellers in the Denver Metro area including: Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Castle Rock, Parker, Aurora, Englewood and the Denver Tech Center. Members of our team also service the greater Colorado if you are looking in a specific area, neighborhood, or school district.
I work with the food bank of the Rockies, doing door to door food drives in my community and others! I love volunteering, hiking, swimming and sunshine! I'm an avid dog lover and my favorite food is pizza!
My Commitment to You
To achieve your goals and exceed your expectations, with honesty and integrity. To listen and communicate with you in a manner that is acceptable , and most importantly, to find your dream home!
Setting the right price. One of the first things a real estate agent presents to a seller is a competitive market analysis (CMA) or ‘comps'. The CMA is based on current market trends and recent sales in a given area and is the basis for the agent's recommended list price. Setting the right price is crucial in home sales, because an inflated asking price can turn away buyers. And according to the National Association of REALTORS®, sellers who use a real estate agent receive on average 20 percent more for their homes than those who sell their own homes.
The asking price you set for your home significantly affects whether you will profit in the sale, how much you will profit and how long your home will sit on the market. Your real estate agent's knowledge of the overall market and what's selling - or not selling - will be invaluable in helping you determine the price. The objective is to find a price that the market will bear but won't leave money on the table.
Here are some points to consider: Time. Time is not on your side when it comes to real estate. Although many factors influence the outcome, perhaps time is the biggest determinant in whether or not you see a profit and how much you profit. Studies show that the longer a house stays on the market, the less likely it is to sell for the original asking price. Therefore, if your goal is to make money, think about a price that will encourage buyer activity (read: fair market value).
Value vs. Cost. Pricing your home to sell in a timely fashion requires some objectivity. It's important that you not confuse value with cost - in other words, how much you value your home versus what buyers are willing to pay for it. Don't place too much emphasis on home improvements when calculating your price, because buyers may not share your taste. For instance, not everyone wants hardwood floors or granite countertops.
Keep it simple. Because time is of the essence, make it easy for the buyers. Remain flexible on when your agent can schedule showings. Also, avoid putting contingencies on the sale. Though a desirable move-in date makes for a smoother transition between homes, it could cause you to lose the sale altogether.