Residential Real Estate: We are focused primarily on residential real estate in eastern Fremont County. Rather than doing several types of real estate (commercial, land, rentals, or mountain property) we choose to focus on residential and do it better than anyone else in our area. Some Realtors and real estate offices go after everything and in the process not do any of them well. Although our focus is residential, we do list local commercial properties but Home Town Real Estate does not list commercial businesses.
Experience: JoAnn has been working as a full time Realtor for over 30 years. Nick has been an agent in the local area for 6 years. Paul is our newest agent and is being supervised and trained in great detail by both Nick and JoAnn. Dee and Karrie have many years of combined experience working part to full time for Home Town Real Estate and Karrie is a licensed assistants. In today’s world, real estate contracts require solid knowledge and experience. If you’re imagining that a friend or neighbor working part time as a Realtor has your best interests in mind, please reconsider. A poorly written real estate contract can haunt a client and property for a very long time. Our caring, knowledgeable staff support our agents, but most importantly, they know how to complete pressing tasks on behalf of our clients.
Local Knowledge: We really know housing and neighborhoods in Canon City and in Florence. There are very few houses that we have not been in at least once and we have a knack for remembering what we’ve seen. JoAnn has a remarkable memory regarding details about houses that she has not seen for several years. Agents from outside the area or new to our community simply do not know our market and often make glaring errors to the disadvantage of their clients. We are not only knowledgeable in regards to the local housing market but to the area as a whole, if you need to know something about the local community don’t hesitate to ask!
Record Keeping: At Home Town Real Estate, we’re proud to have developed an accurate and reliable filing system to take care of your confidential information. We strive to maintain quality paper and digital records, this professional approach to data gives us the ability to assist clients years after a transaction or if you’re considering relocating. Other Realtors and Real Estate offices often contact us when they need information about transactions they are working on, sometimes repeatedly!
Technology: We strive to keep on the cutting edge of computerization and technology pertaining to our business. We maintain seven networked computers with the latest hardware and software to provide a solid platform to assist our clients and we know how to use what we have. In today’s environment, it is important and you need to know that your Realtor has the tools and abilities needed to get the job done.
Listings: We work hard to provide as accurate of information as we can research regarding listings. We measure property and generally develop floor plans to help describe the home. We also work hard to provide the most professional photography possible, we believe the quality of images displayed online are a crucial part of establishing interest in your listing. Paul is an experienced photographer and has taught Photoshop at the collegiate level, he is a very aesthetically minded agent. We understand the dynamics of residential architecture because of our extensive knowledge of local history, builders and construction methods. All too often, we run into listing agreements with missing or inaccurate information. Poor photography and errors in information on listings can be a huge disadvantage to the seller or buyer. Don’t let your deal die because of an inexperienced brokerage, call us today!
Loans and Title Work: Understanding real estate involves a deep knowledge of the many details of how loans, mortgages, appraisals, title work, and inspections work. This is where the “tire meets the road” and where Home Town Real Estate thrives! We are a proactive brokerage, all to often realtors sit idly by with the hope that all will go well. When things don’t go as planned, we find out where the problem is and take assertive steps to correct issues. There is nothing worse than someone packing up their home, only to see a last minute problem unravel a transaction. Even with the best efforts though last minute problems do occur, we simply do the best we can to make sure this is as rare as possible.