Colorado Landmark is so proud of our agent, Brett Sawyer who was sworn in as the Chairman of the Boulder Area Realtor Association for 2021.
Brett Sawyer, 2021 BARA Chairman
Brett has been a leader in the Boulder Real Estate Community for many years, previously serving on the BARA Board of Directors, and as Chairman of the BARA Communication Committee. Being elected as the 2021 Chairman is a testament to his incredible leadership, integrity and innovation in this ever-changing business.
Brett was sworn in during the virtual Board of Directors meeting by Colorado Landmark President and Founder Joel Ripmaster.
BARA Installation October 21, 2020
As a Boulder Native, Brett’s knowledge of the local market is superb, and he has traveled and transacted throughout the communities and neighborhoods of Boulder County throughout his life and career.
This latest role furthers Brett’s commitment to the continued improvement of the real estate industry as a trainer and coach of real estate professionals.
Check out Brett’s Website to see his current listings, client testimonials, or to contact Brett.
Our hearts go out to all the people who have been affected by the Calwood and Lefthand Canyon Fires in the Boulder area over the past few days. We have several clients who have lost homes, and so many people looking for ways to help.
The Boulder Office of Emergency Management has listed information on their website about volunteering and donations. There are many donation restrictions due to COVID-19, so through the Boulder County Community Foundation, they have set up a 2020 Fires Relief Fund.
For updates on both fires, the Boulder Office of Emergency Management has created a Calwood and Lefthand Canyon Fires Facebook Page.
There is a Virtual Community Meeting on Facebook, October 20th at 730 PM: https://www.facebook.com/events/681744022472350/
The BOEM website also has other great resources, like this Emergency Preparedness Guide.
Also, here is a resource about how to put together an emergency kit.
The State of Colorado also offers resources like these Insurance Tips for Coloradans Impacted by Wildfires.
At Colorado Landmark, Realtors, we love this community that we live and work in, and are here to support you however we can. If there are other ways that we can be of assistance during this difficult time, please reach out to us!
Colorado Landmark, Realtors has partnered with Buyside, a helpful new tool to provide homeowners with 3 valuations along with insight about the real estate market in their area.
Homeowners can also sign up to receive an automatic monthly market report for their property, offering a great way to monitor their investment.
Of course, these figures are estimates, and no one can give you a value as accurate as your Colorado Landmark Agent. If you want a more detailed analysis, please reach out to us at (303) 443-3377 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will connect you with an agent who can provide a detailed pricing analysis.
Click on the photo below to find out what your home is worth!
Colorado Landmark Home Valuation Tool
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Ready to buy but need time to sell? Move on your terms with a Transitional HELOC.
When you work with Colorado Landmark Realtors, you get access to the Transitional Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) program from Elevations Credit Union, the No. 1 credit union mortgage lender in Colorado.
Access your home equity without rushing to sell.
With this customized short-term loan that’s similar to a Bridge Loan, you get access to the equity in your current home so you can make an offer on your next home — without rushing to sell. After your home is sold, the proceeds are applied to pay off your Transitional HELOC.
A Transitional HELOC is a flexible solution.
While Elevations tailors each loan to the buyer’s needs and best interest, consider a Transitional HELOC if:
- Your money is tied up in the equity of your current home.
Fund the down payment or mortgage payments for your next home with a Transitional HELOC — a great option in Colorado where properties are in high demand.
- You need to renovate your current home.
Move out before your home becomes a construction zone so you can boost your home’s value and get ready to sell.
*Offers of credit are subject to credit approval. Available equity is dependent upon the difference between your current home value and your current mortgage balance(s) to include all loans that are secured by your current home.
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Amidst the fires in Colorado and California that are threatening so many homes, businesses and the health of thousands, disaster preparedness is top of mind for many, including the team at Organization & Relocation.
The American Red Cross recommends developing a family disaster plan and having an emergency kit – do you feel ready to act quickly if a disaster strikes? Get prepared with tools and resources from the American Red Cross below.
PREPARE FOR FALL
Cool mornings, the smell of pumpkin spice and a sparkling clean home! Rounding up our top tips for Fall cleaning this season!
1. Store, Sort & Categorize
Before you begin the overhaul, determine where you will be storing your summer clothes. Make piles for keep, discard, and donate. Get rid of unwanted clothes or clothes that do not fit – if you don’t like them now, you probably won’t next Summer either!
2. Comb Through That Closet
Has work from home life changed your day to day wardrobe? Take inventory of your current “work” clothes and if that pant suit ship has sailed, place it in the donation pile! As you hang those Fall sweaters, ask yourself it that sweater brings you joy! No? Time to go!
3. Furnace Inspection
Hire an HVAC professional to check heating efficiency, test for leaks and change the filter. Also, check for drafts by using a lighted candle around doors and windows and if you see a flicker, inspect for broken or cracked seals.
4. Organize the Shed
As summer items begin to fill up shed space, now is a good time to sort, purge and organize remaining items. Move summer items to the back and winter items to the front for easy access.
5. Set Your Kids Up For Success
Homeschooling doesn’t have to be a hectic experience if you’re organized! Label and organize your child’s homeschooling area – for better learning and your own peace of mind!
A few of our favorite organizing tools
Plastic Storage Bin with Handles
Large Cabinet Shelf
Organized by Niwot High School Freshman, Oliver Fowler, Bringing Cultures Together with One Meal aims to highlight the diversity of our community through two universal languages – food and music!
The Niwot Tavern, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and Boulder Symphony worked in harmony to bring you a Take Out Family Dinner featuring dishes from around the world to enjoy with family and friends. Let’s celebrate the diverse heritages of our community!
We have orchestrated this fabulous menu for you to savor:
North American Fare
Cucumber tomato salad with a fresh herb dressing
Latin American Fare
Platanos maduros fritos – fried sweet plantain slices
Ghanaian waakye topped with a chicken and vegetable tomato based stew. (veggies include carrots, red peppers, onions and zucchini)
Japanese cheesecake – rich and creamy taste, light and fluffy texture.
Grab your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bringing-cultures-together-with-one-meal-tickets-115229259818
Adapt Around Your Home
With fall around the corner, homeschooling impending and many companies navigating towards a work from home policy, our team of expert organizers at Organization & Relocation weighed in on how you can optimize your space for spending more time in your home.
WORKING FROM HOME?
Tune in to these tips to make your #WFHlife more functional
1. Prioritize Location
You’ll likely spend many hours in your home office, so don’t stiff yourself on space (e.g. squishing a tiny desk into a windowless closet to preserve the rarely-used guest room).
2. Invest in a Great Chair
You spend hours parked in your office chair; a beautiful, ergonomically correct, comfortable seat is worth every dime.
3. Organize Vertically & Horizontally
Hang floating shelves on the walls to get papers and office equipment off the desk, and use vertical file folders on the desk to keep important papers within arm’s reach.
4. Get Your Technology Together
Hide unsightly cords. Encase cords on the desk in a fabric cord cover, feed the cords into a desk grommet, or buy a cute cord manager!
5. Use Separators
Don’t get caught on a call with a need for a sticky note and you can’t find it because it’s buried in your drawer. Use separators to create nice compartments for your things.
6. Tidy Up
Just like making your bed every morning, close up shop at the end of each day by tidying up your desk when you’re finished with work. This is your “reset” to set yourself up for success the next morning!