Kristin Kleimann was recently interviewed and featured on VoyageDenver online magazine. VoyageDenver's mission is "to promote mom and pops, artists, creatives, makers and small businesses by providing a platform for these hidden gems to tell their stories in their own words." Kristin was thrilled to be included.
Click here for the link to the full interview on VoyageDenver.
From the VoyageDenver website:
"Today we’d like to introduce you to Kristin Kleimann.
Kristin, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Before entering the real estate industry officially, I spent more than 15 years as a communication consultant helping government agencies make complex information clear and usable. As part of my communication consultant work, I worked with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on the “Know Before You Owe” project to design new mortgage disclosures –the Loan Estimate (formerly the Good Faith Estimate) and the Closing Disclosure (formerly the HUD-1).
These mandatory disclosures were implemented in October 2015 and help consumers choose a mortgage that is right for them and then help consumers understand what, if anything, changed between the loan estimate and closing. They are also help consumers better use, compare, and understand complex mortgage information and terms. The disclosures have been called “understandable,” “transparent,” and “fair.” After working on these forms, I decided to get my real estate license, in part, because I knew I could help my clients better navigate the complex real estate buying and selling process by making it simple, transparent, and personalized. For me, getting my clients into the right house with the right mortgage is a core value.
Has it been a smooth road?
The real estate industry, market, and even the forms we use, are constantly changing and evolving. This is part of what makes being in the industry both exciting and challenging. That said, it requires constantly educating yourself on national, state, and local changes, so you can best serve your clients. I read — a lot.
We’d love to hear more about your work.
I’m a lover of Colorado and Denver, especially when it comes to art, design, food, nature, entertaining, family, and travel. In both my work and home life, my focus is often research and education. I enjoy learning and then sharing useful, usable, and relevant information, with my clients and friends.
I give my clients my full attention and love working hard for them. My clients appreciate my knowledge, expertise, and quick response. It makes me happy to make my clients happy.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
The real estate industry is ever evolving and changing.
For instance, in a hot real estate market like Denver, it can sometimes be challenging if a client needs to sell a home before they can buy another. The emergence of i-Buyers (like Zillow Instant Offers, OpenDoor, etc.) can help streamline the selling process by giving sellers the cash they need to purchase a new home quickly. While many of the i-Buying companies have some initial requirements with homes, (some want homes less than 25 years old, or won’t purchase any over a certain amount, etc.) it can be a good option for some clients. Someone thinking of using this model will definitely need to compare cash offers and the costs associated (some charge a “service fee” that is greater than a full-commission;), along with other pros and cons, against the net proceeds they would come away with if they had used a full-commission real estate agent/broker.
The real estate industry will continue to evolve quickly as technology improves and disruption occurs. The client experience will be paramount. A smart agent will need to know how to adapt, or risk obsolescence."
Congratulations to our buyers and sellers in November! Lots of new homes for the Holidays...May your holidays be extra special :)
Welcome to Denver's desirable Boulevard One neighborhood. This stunning, high-tech Infinity home (Vue model) features 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths and a flexible open-concept floor plan that can be tailored to meet your individual needs. Built in late 2015, this modern, energy-efficient home is teeming with wonderful upgrades including hand troweled walls, home theatre surround sound on all three levels, a designer kitchen and a bedroom and full bathroom on the main floor. The indoor-outdoor connectivity of this home can't be beat, with a front porch that opens on to a linear park and a sliding glass door that connects the low-maintenance backyard to the main floor living area. Bike and walking paths connect this home in minutes to Crestmoor Park, Lowry Town Center and Hangar 2 with Lucky's Market and additional retail space coming soon. Listed at $1,190,000.
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We did it...My clients managed to both sell and buy a home on the same day in a little bit of a tougher real estate market than we've seen previously. As the Denver Metro Association of Realtors reports, "Overall in the Denver-area residential market, 6.19 percent fewer homes were sold in July compared to the month prior and there was a slight uptick in days on market and price reductions."
I am so pleased (and relieved) we were able to get this done, and I also appreciate the very considerate review I received:
"The most committed agent in Denver, period.
We always felt like we had Kristin's full attention, and she jumped in to overdrive when we ran in to some hurdles. Our buyer dropped out late in the process, leaving our new dream home in jeopardy. Within hours, Kristin made numerous calls and landed us a new full price offer AND a backup offer. In spite of some market changes and curveballs, Kristin just made it happen.
This is an agent who truly understands the business and how to work with both buyers and sellers. She added significant value on both sides of the transaction, and got us in to our forever home. 110% recommend. -Nick"
Congratulations again on selling your first home and buying your forever home.
Listed at $480,000
Charming, light-filled, recently-updated, mid-century home in Virginia Village with 2 good sized bedrooms on the main floor plus a full bath. There are separate living and dining room spaces and a nice sized kitchen leading out to a covered patio area that includes a tv, projector, and projection screen for outdoor movies. The backyard is a 3-season paradise, great for entertaining. Outside is an oversized detached 2 car garage with workshop, and 2 separate sheds. Downstairs, you'll find a family room/flex space, and a bedroom (non-conforming) with a large walk in closet and attached 3/4 bathroom. (Carpet was just replaced.) Extra space in the basement for storage and laundry. Close to everything: Light rail, I-25, schools, parks, Ester's Neighborhood Pub, University of Denver, shops, restaurants, and the upcoming Glendale 180 district. Move right in and enjoy your new home, backyard, location, and neighborhood!
Many recent upgrades and improvements including new furnace (2019), interior paint (2019), new carpet in the basement (2019), exterior paint (2018), new 6' fence (2018), central air (2015), water heater (2014), and radon mitigation system (2014).
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Price Improvement to $750,000: Cherry Creek North Townhome. (3 bedroom/2.5 bath/1,914 finished square feet)
Price improvement to $750,000.
Lovely, sunlit, and updated Southern end unit in the Carriage Houses at Cherry Creek townhome community. The main floor invites you into an exceptional entertaining space with large, open-concept kitchen, dining, living room, maple floors, large picture windows, a walk-out west-facing deck that overlooks the outdoor pool, and a powder room. Upstairs, there are 2 large ensuite bedrooms and laundry facilities. The East-facing bedroom includes ample closets and a full bathroom with jetted tub, that was redesigned 4 years ago. A second West-facing bedroom has it's own ensuite bathroom and a walk in closet. In the basement, there is a 2 car garage with room for storage, as well as another non-conforming bedroom or office. With a walk score of 90 out of 100, this home is a walker's paradise. Walk to all Cherry Creek North has to offer including highly rated schools, Congress and Cheesman parks, the Botanic Gardens, Cherry Creek mall, and Cherry Creek North shops and restaurants.
View the tour and photos here! Click on link below.
This recent article from Consumer Reports provides consumers with information about how to save money on mortgage fees by:
1. Obtaining several loan estimates
As the article states, "Your best tool to comparison-shop mortgage fees is a Loan Estimate—a free, standardized form that you can request from each lender." The company I used to work for, Kleimann Communication Group, Inc. and I, prior to entering real estate, helped the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) develop this consumer friendly tool. The Loan Estimate breaks down the total cost of a loan, "so you can compare loans, apples to apples."
Other ways to reduce your fees include:
2. Avoiding or minimize junk fees
3. Shopping for or negotiating on fees you can control
4. Questioning fees that appear to be out of your control
5. Preparing for closing fees you can't avoid
To read the full article and get more detail about how to save money, please click the link below:
Kristin Kleimann named one of the "Top 15 Denver Real Estate Agents On Social Media In 2018!" by PropertySpark
Kristin Kleimann was recently named one of the "Top 15 Denver Real Estate Agents on Social Media in 2018" by PropertySpark. Kristin came in 13th in their rankings.
From the article:
"These Denver real estate agents are controlling the city’s real estate market after discovering the power of using social media platforms.We’ve researched hundreds of Denver real estate agents’ social media channels and went through a certain process to select the top real estate agents. First, we began by finding Denver real estate agents through different mediums. Then, we looked at objective data regarding the Denver real estate agents’ social media presence across a number of social media channels. Finally, we made sure that the Denver agent who have made it to the final 15 have great social media presence based on subjective variables.
That being said, we present to you the Top 15 Denver Real Estate Agents On Social Media In 2018!..."
For Kristin's section, PropertySpark wrote:
"Looking for an agent who will help you navigate the complex market of Denver? Why not go with an agent like Kristin Kleimann of Colorado Real Estate [actually Edelweiss Realty Co.]. Kristin works with clients to help them understand the processes involved with buying a home but more importantly, she’s ready to help you find that perfect Denver home. Whether it’s a luxury house you are looking for, or a home with a spacious backyard, no matter your needs – Kristin is ready to help. Check out some of Kristin’s listings and tips on the Denver market via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You may find your next purchase in a hashtag just for you!"
Thank you, PropertySpark! I am honored. Guess I won’t get off social media just yet :)
To read the full article, please click on the link below.
$595,000. 4735-4737 Lowell Blvd. Denver, Colorado 80211. Income potential! Solid and stunning mid-century ranch-style home, located directly across from Rocky Mountain lake. Gorgeous lake views to the East from the large picture windows in the living room.Western views from the kitchen and dining room. Meticulously maintained. Home is beautifully updated with 2 year old kitchen showcasing a custom walnut breakfast bar counter and walnut dining table. Additionally, there are 2 bedrooms and a full bath upstairs. Downstairs, the home boasts a garden level 2 bedroom, updated full bath, apartment with separate entrance. Turn key and move in ready. Murphy bed in guest bedroom upstairs, and newer paint throughout. Professionally landscaped with sprinkler system and flagstone patio for outdoor entertaining. Home has 2 additional off street parking spaces and a detached 2 car garage. New roof, gutters, and downspouts. Easily convert to single family. Walk to parks, restaurants, and shops.
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This light-filled end unit townhome is located right in the heart of the Historic Westminster Arts District.
The unit boasts 3 upstairs bedrooms, including a Master Suite with walk in closets and separate full bath. There is another full bath upstairs along with the laundry facilities (Duet washer and dryer). A balcony off of one of the front bedrooms has gorgeous views of downtown Denver and the mountains.
The main floor has an attached single car garage, living room with gas fireplace, powder room, dining room and kitchen with 3 year old appliances. There is also a pantry and extra storage under the stairs.
The townhome has a walkscore of 77 and is very close to the new Westminster Station (only 11 mins to Union Station!) Walk to restaurants, shops, public transportation, and parks. Convenient to Downtown Denver, I-70, and Boulder. This unit would be perfect for an investor or an owner occupant.
Goes LIVE in MLS on October 19th, 2017
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New listing in the Historic Baker neighborhood. Showings start Saturday 8/12/17. Please share with anyone who might be interested!
Listed at $570,000...
This beautiful, large, elegant Victorian exudes vintage charm and is located in the heart of historic and walkable Baker. It is newly painted, landscaped, and awaiting your personal touches. The grand home boasts charm and personality including high ceilings, a large lot, large picture windows, original unpainted pocket doors, original hardwood floors, fireplaces, and extensive moulding. The layout is large and airy, with great indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces. Close to transportation, parks, Broadway boutiques, restaurants, Light Rail, and bike trails. The backyard is fenced and includes a large, detached two car garage. There is additional storage space and a laundry room in the basement. The home has new interior paint, carpet on stairs, roof, gutters, landscaping, exterior paint, and garage door. This home is an excellent value given the lot size, finished square footage, original character, and large garage. It has huge potential.
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Owning your own home is a big responsibility and at times it can be a lot of work. Fortunately, there are some great tax advantages for owning, in addition to having a place of your own.
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