Buyers Series: Commission 101

As a buyer, commission can be a bit confusing. Often agents will gloss over it, not because they are trying to pull a fast one but because it is not paid by you! The seller pays both the buyer and listing agents commission. A real estate agent is only paid when you purchase a home. Any effort, time, resources put in prior to the closing is unpaid until you close on the home of your dreams. 
In the initial consultation, your real estate agent will go over commission with you. In Denver, market standard is 2.8% for a buyers agent. In the instance a seller is offering less, your real estate agent will explain what would occur. Commission and duties would be outlined in the contract between you (the buyer) and you real estate agent. 
In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with  Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s expertise is in buying and selling a home, first time home buyers, short sales, and investment properties. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352.

Black Trim

Looking to make a striking statement in your home? Consider painting your interior window trim black. Black trim accentuates the windows making them look like a feature of the room. 

How do you feel black trim for the windows? 
In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with  Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s expertise is in buying and selling a home, first time home buyers, short sales, and investment properties. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352.

Rustic Bear

I have always been a person that loves to bring the outside in the home. Incorporating outdoor elements can help create a rustic feel in the home. Living in Colorado, it is hard not to want to incorporate the great outdoors into our homes as it is often what drive a lot of people to Colorado. If you are looking for shelving with a rustic touch look no further than this bear bathroom door shelf found here.

This shelf is a great way to show your love of the outdoors in a unique. What do you have in your home to show your love from the great outdoors? 
In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with  Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s expertise is in buying and selling a home, first time home buyers, short sales, and investment properties. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352

Rain, Rain Go Away!

The past two weeks have been out of character for Denver. It has been grey, cloudy and rainy. Denver is lucky enough to experience 300+ days of the year of sunshine so this weather is definitely a rarity. Truth be told, it is starting to remind me of the weather on the East Coast. Actually, the East Coast is getting better weather than Denver right now, which is not acceptable!

Close to two weeks of this type of weather starts to affect you. I am finding myself a bit more tired, negative and grumpy. Frustrated, I keep checking the weather only to see no sunshine until next week, which accentuates my feelings of despair. Yesterday, I had enough. I was feeling sorry for the awful weather, and myself something I have no control over. I have decided not to allow the lack of sun to bring me down. When the sun refuses to come out, you have to create your own sunshine!
Denver, how are you handling the weather lately? What are you doing to create your own sunshine? 
In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with  Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s expertise is in buying and selling a home, first time home buyers, short sales, and investment properties. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352

The ‘Putting Your Home on the Market’ nerves

It’s scary. It’s nerve-wracking. The anticipation is overwhelming. What is it, you ask? It is the week before you put your home up for sale. You spend weeks leading up to it going on the market cleaning, organizing, de-cluttering and making minor repairs. In addition to all of that stress, you are probably planning where to stay the first weekend your home hits the market, as there will be many people that pass through your home. 
Here are a few tops to calm your nerves before your home hits the market and help prevent a feeling of overwhelm.
In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with  Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s expertise is in buying and selling a home, first time home buyers, short sales, and investment properties. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352

The ‘Other’ Animal Print

I won’t lie over the past few years I have gotten into the animal print trend. I don’t discriminate; giraffe, zebra, leopard and cheetah. Lately I have found a new animal print antelope. Comparatively, it is a bit more subdued than its animal friends and it seems like it would be a great option if you were looking to venture into animal print for the first time. Here are a few ideas of how to bring the antelope print into your home.
As a runner for the stairs:
Rug in a study/library:
In the bedroom:
Paired with stripes:
Paired with floral:
Have no need for a rug but want to incorporate antelope into your home? Use wallpaper!
Where else would you put the antelope pattern in your home? 
In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with  Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s expertise is in buying and selling a home, first time home buyers, short sales, and investment properties. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352