Why sell with Living Room Real Estate
Unlike most investments you own, you are completely emotionally connected to your home. Living Room agents honor this special heart connection while using our professional expertise to ensure you get the absolute highest sales price. We work closely with homeowners to develop a marketing strategy that highlights the major selling point and consciously overcome any selling hurdles before they cause trouble. We start the process by meeting with homeowners and viewing the property. With this information, we develop a pricing strategy and sales price recommendation. Ready to get started?
Going above and beyond for each listing.
Every listing with Living Room has professional photos, floorplan, listing video and a Zillow walkthru with 360 tour. Our marketing includes Facebook, Instagram, and targeted emails to Realtors who have buyers in your area. We will also hold an Open House for your property as permitted.
Case Studies – Recent Properties SOLD
When Abbey decided to move back to Maine to be near family she had to make the tough decision about whether to rent or sell her four year old half duplex in Sunnyside. After giving it much thought she decided that she didn’t want to have a rental on the other side of the country and would sell so she could take the money to reinvest in real estate in Maine. In order to get the highest price she spent weeks decluttering, making small repairs and touching up the paint. She also staged two rooms so people could visualize how the spaces could best be used. All of the prep work paid off when during the coming soon period she got two strong over ask sight unseen offers. Knowing she needed to let showings happen the following week she stuck with her original timeline and didn’t accept. After 20+ showings she ended up accepting a much higher offer with great terms that gave her a free rent back though her move date in early June.
Michael recently helped his client purchase this property in Wellshire for redevelopment. Look out for a new home coming to this location in a year. It will be listed for approximately 2.5 million. There is an opportunity for buyers to purchase presale and pick the finishes. This is an exceptional chance to live in one of Denver’s best school districts.
Michael the matchmaker
Michael worked with Shelby and Bryan for months in their search to find the best home for them. After visiting numerous houses, they thought they settled on one. Sadly they discovered, through investigating the crawl space, that the home did not have a sturdy foundation, thus their search continued. Finally, Michael was able to show them this home on Gray Street and they were hooked. The market has been extremely competitive but Michael was determined to secure this house for them. They were able to close the house and live happily near Sloan’s Lake and Edgewater Public Market.
Michael’s New Build Duplex
Two years ago Michael helped one of his builders/investors get a great deal on a duplex lot in Englewood. After closing, they pursued the house next door and purchased it off market. The two small homes were torn down and replaced by four new half duplexes. The builder turned 2,000 sq ft into 12,000 sq ft of living space.
A beautiful makeover
Kassidy, owner of Living Room Real Estate and business partner Josh Schaffer, owner of Rog&Wilco Construction purchased this home in June ’21. The 1885 home rehab was over budget and took 4 months longer than expected. For months, the owners were projecting to lose money or at best, break even. The Denver real estate market came roaring back in February and it was a joyous occasion to receive an offer $116K over asking price and a backup offer willing to pay the same price. The buyers waived inspection and appraisal. The high quality of construction and well executed design pushed the price per square foot to $805. It broke Baker’s record for the highest price per square foot above grade.
From office neighbors to real estate agent
Stephen and Kassidy met through an entrepreneur group five years ago when The Crock Spot was a food truck. Since then he has opened three brick and mortar locations – one location happens to be at Kassidy’s office in Sunnyside. After not seeing each other for years, Stephen bumped into Kassidy around the time their landlord offered him and his wife Mandy the opportunity to purchase the home they are renting off market for the Zestimate. Kassidy stepped in as a neutral transaction broker to help with the paperwork, coordination, and expectations. During a time when buying real estate has never been more challenging, this approach was a breeze for both the buyer and seller. Inspection is pretty easy when you’ve lived in a house for several years and know exactly what you are buying!
A quick sell with Kassidy
Another real estate professional referred Sally to work with Kassidy to sell her home. Kassidy toured the house and prepared a listing presentation for Sally. They decided to price higher, and Kassidy marketed the unique ADU opportunity. It was a hectic weekend with 50+ showings, 2 open houses, and 8 offers. The home was bid $145K over the asking price by Monday, with three separate buyers willing to pay this price. The seller made a difficult decision, but she went with the first people who submitted an offer and passed up the two cash offers on the table. The enchanted house magically appraised, and Sally survived two falls while she was under contract. After closing, Kassidy helped Sally pack up her car for her cross-country move to Eureka, CA, where there was no snow or ice!
Kyle kept coming back
Kyle has worked with Kassidy on four separate transactions – two buys and two sells! In 2016 Kyle purchased his first home and met Katie. He pledged to upgrade with his now fiance Katie to a bigger home in a more excellent area two years later. They got married and had their first baby in the new house. A job opportunity in DesMoines, IA, and family nearby motivated them to sell to move out of state. OfferPad.com offered them $780K cash. When they spoke with Kassidy, Katie was shocked that the house was worth $830K and had a lower commission cost. They prepped their home over the holidays, listed the second weekend in January, received two offers, and sold for $10K over asking with a free 30-day rent back. The seller gained a total of $332K of equity from Denver’s rising market between 2016 to 2022. Now they will live like Kings in Iowa!
Happy seller in Chaffee Park
After a Google search, Diana reached out to Kassidy to help sell the home she grew up in once her father had settled into assisted living. The house needed updating and they were starting to collect bids and feeling overwhelmed. Kassidy advised them to sell “as-is” and leave whatever personal property they no longer wanted. The fixer home sold in the area listed for $350K sold after 0 days on the market for $320K with one picture. Although it was a fixer, Kassidy went all out on marketing including photos, videos, special feature cards, and even inspiration ideas for the remodel. The sellers received 10 offers and closed $5K over the asking price in two weeks for $430K.
Off Market in Chessman Park
In May Kassidy helped sell this very special condo with a balcony overlooking Cheesman Park. The seller bought it in 2003; It was where she had her first baby and she was the HOA president. Life took her to Wisconsin and her parents were tired of managing the rental on her behalf. Her father was a realtor for 40 years so Kassidy was honored when she was selected to list the property after he interviewed qualified agents. Prior to listing, one of the previous tenants who rented the condo for years reached out with a sincere interest to purchase the property. Kassidy guided both the buyer and seller through the sale as a “transaction broker”. It saved the sellers commission and fees for staging and updates. It saved the buyer from the atrocious process of trying to purchase in the ultra competitive market. In the midst of juggling tenants, family, work, and COVID we went the “easier” route and both the buyer and seller were happy at closing.
Villa Park Bungalow
Once we locked down an off market replacement home for this seller, we had exactly one week to get his current home under contract. Monday was madness, cleaning and decluttering. Kassidy sent over a stager to help the sellers make their house look perfect. On Tuesday a professional photographer came over and all the marketing was ready by Wednesday. The home was listed on Wednesday and sellers took their cats and stayed at a friend’s house for the weekend. In three days we had 46 showings, 2 open houses and received 10 offers. Skilled negotiation in the multiple offer situation earned the seller an additional $20K. Insurance covered a new roof during inspection and the seller was able to give over the house a few days early to the happy buyer. Flawless double close on time was a big win.
Gorgeous Duplex in the City
These sellers were planning to use Redfin to sell their home. Luckily, I met them right in time and was able to offer them the same deal as Redfin. Although we offered a discounted rate, as always we offered a full-service experience, including window cleaning, open houses, and professional marketing. The sellers lived like a collection from Pinterest, so no need for staging. By Tuesday, we had two over-asking-price offers in hand, unlocking a free 60-day rent back option the sellers desired. Industry connections saved us during the inspection process over the busy Fourth of July weekend. The buyers live nearby and are renting back to the sellers until they find their replacement property.
Congress Park Investment
The seller bought this Congress Park home right after college in 2012. and when he moved back East to have a family he kept the home as a rental. When we first spoke in December we estimated the value was around $625,000. Over the next few months we watched the market in Congress Park heat up. By the time the tenants moved out in February we decided to price high at $700K. We received multiple offers that pushed the price beyond expectation to $727K.
Retro Ranch in Aurora
The seller of this home is an architect by trade who purchased this in summer 2017 with 0% down VA loan. He spent four years living in the mess of construction but it paid off for him when he sold it at the end of 2020 for over $100K more than what he paid originally. In a rare twist of fate, another architect who was also a Living Room Real Estate client working with buyer’s agent Taylor Whitton ended up purchasing the property!⠀
It was a pleasure working with my clients to help them purchase a beautiful home in Skyland and sell their Uptown Condo in Denver. “Working with Kassidy was one of the GREAT surprises of 2020. My husband and I met Kassidy as we toured our now-home that she sold us as the seller. As unrepresented buyers, we found Kassidy incredibly fair, honest and professional. She runs her business with the utmost integrity. After buying a home from Kassidy, we also knew we wanted (and needed!) her knowledge and expertise to sell our condo. She immediately got to work on marketing plans & coached us through the entire process. Kassidy’s response time is uncanny. She makes you feel like you’re her first priority and made a stressful process smooth and timely. We recommend Kassidy to everyone we know & plan to work with her for all our real estate needs.”
SOLD in Skyland
After a huge remodel, the @RogandWilco team pushed hard to finish up 2900 Monroe and @Sagewoodinteriors worked through the koas to get the home staged for our listing deadline. In Denver, the first weekend on the market is critical and we were prepared for an influx. We had 24 showings, 2 open houses, and ended up collecting 5 offers by Monday. The winning offer was a wonderful couple who walked into the open house and fell in love. They didn’t have an agent and I was able to work with them directly to get through inspection and appraisal issues. Through the process of remodeling this home, I must admit I got a little attached so it helped me to know that this home will be very well-loved and I’m excited to have new neighbor friends.
Transferring to Idaho
Tyler called me seeking some advice about renting his home. Covid was forcing his family to move. It didn’t seem feasible to make a profit after owning the home for only two years. However, I found that they had plenty of equity. We spiffed the place up with some beautiful staging and got $10K over asking the first weekend with multiple offers. With no major improvements, their value had gone up to $60K in two short years. Tyler and his family were able to sell, cash out on their equity, and purchase a new home in Idaho – a market experiencing a big boom where he hopes the next two years will bring them the same good fortune.
SOLD in Skyland
After a four-month rehab, this beauty attracted a buyer the first weekend on the market. We received multiple offers but went with an all-cash offer, $5000 over the asking price, that closed in only two weeks. ⠀⠀
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Cute Condo in Lakewood
This homeowner was the type of seller every agent wants to work with! She painted the cabinets white before we listed – greatly elevating the whole living space. They did an outstanding job decluttering and allowing showings. The seller stepped up during inspection and replaced the furnace when the buyer was not negotiable. Smooth as butter, we sold this home as planned for the asking price and matched the seller’s timeline perfectly. Everything is bigger in Texas, including the homes! Safe travels and enjoy all your new space!⠀
Congratulations to my sellers! They put a contract on this unit presale before construction on the Coloradoan had finished and closed this condo less than one year ago for $315K. Today it sold in the midst of the Covid19 outbreak for $375K making them a sweet little profit in one years time. It was a win-win situation because another owner in the building needed a safe place for her elderly mother to stay during this crazy time. We signed the contract on Wednesday and her mom was able to move into the fully furnished condo on Friday and we closed in less than two weeks.
$1.925M in Capital Hill
In 2017 I had the opportunity to sit down with Joan about potentially listing her property, unfortunately, I didn’t get the chance. She did list, but fortunately for me the agent who took the listing was not able to sell the property for 1.9M. I stayed in touch with the owner, a woman who truly inspires me. I invited her to speak on a panel showcasing inspirational women in real estate. In late 2019 she decided to list again and she gave me the chance to sell the property for her. This was my first multifamily (eight-unit) property so I enlisted the help of Conner Pirretti with Calibrate Real Estate, a professional who specialized in multifamily in the Capitol Hill area. Together we guided Joan through an easy sale and got her $1.925M after only being on the market two weeks. The deal weathered the Corona Virus pandemic and closed without a hitch. We are excited for Joan to finally enjoy a wonderful retirement!
Multiple Offers on Monday
This family has two kids and a very busy lifestyle. They did an amazing job getting thier home ready to sell. Many didn’t realize that they were still living in the home. There was an incredible listing video that showed how dynamic the property was – including the guest house in the back and proximity to Sloan’s Lake. We launched with fanfare. I was able to execute exactly as promised. Multiple offers on Monday morning and my clients were able to pick the offer that allowed a quick close. It was imperative it was under contract on week one because of their replacement property. SOLD and closed within three weeks. Excited to see them move in to their new property this month.
We started talking about listing this property in May of 2019. The strategy was to prepare all of the marketing, including photos and videos so that it was done and ready when they found their replacement home. They pulled a home equity line of credit to use as a bridge loan when they found the right house. We made multiple offers and we were finally able to secure their dream house in January of 2020. It worked out just as we planned. The weekend we went on the market it was in the middle of a February blizzard. It was such a bonus that we had the marketing material done from the summer and were able to showcase the beauty of the exterior in full bloom. This house was under contract in five days. We accepted an offer from an unrepresented buyer and I developed a close relationship with the buyer through the process. The seller and I are excited to hand over this home to such a kind and wonderful person who will love it as much as they have. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My clients have mad hustle! On Dec. 23rd, all the pieces came together on a fantastic opportunity for these sellers to purchase an off-market home through a friend. The only problem… we needed to list their condo by January 1st and have it under contract by January 6th. So on Christmas Eve, the seller’s busted butt to declutter and stage in ONE DAY before they left town on Christmas Day and did not return until after the home was under contract. Another problem: there were two of the exact same unit currently for sale in the community!!! Yikes, I was a little worried but confident in my marketing process. While both my clients and I were out of town the home was painted and cleaned. We hit the market on January 1st with a bang and received two full-price offers by Monday. I helped them get through inspection and we closed according to plan. Most importantly, the sale of this home netted my client a major gain that boosted him and his fiancé into an exceptional home. Nice work, we pulled it off like pros!
Patience Pays Off
In 2017 Warren decided he wanted to sell his home and engaged us to advise him. After closely examining comps, we gave a list of recommendations. One year later in 2018. Warren had done everything Kassidy recommended and was ready to say goodbye to his property and hello to a carefree mountain lifestyle. The house was flawless! We listed at the high end of comparable properties and received a cash offer $5K over asking the right way. We advised Warren, be patient and it paid off when we got an even better offer $11K over asking!
Inspection Objection Leads to a Price Increase
We work closely with an investor client who remodels outdated homes, making them move-in ready and safe for first-time homebuyers. As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday one of these homes had been sitting on the market for 45 days and it was extremely important for the investor to get an offer. A strategic price decrease incentivized an offer right away. Inspection presented major problems, the home needed a new roof and new boiler… almost $15K worth of repairs and the buyers would not budge. Days of negotiation saved the deal and resulted in the seller getting an additional $9K net on the purchase price. With the price increase, the buyers got a brand new roof and boiler installed and were able to move-in to the home before Christmas!
Agnes had been in her home for 20 years, but could no longer care for her beloved garden. Her family was extremely relieved when she independently made the decision it was time to sell. As the mother of six children, she had plenty of help through the process. We took special care to coordinate and communicate with grandma in person and keep all six siblings up-to-date throughout the transaction. Once Agnes was moved out, her dated home was transformed with a staging and new paint. After 38 showings, we received four offers. The strongest offer flopped right after we signed, but we negotiated the same price with a backup offer while insulating grandma from the drama of the woes. Two days before closing during a sewer line repair, we discovered two septic tanks in the backyard! Our strong relationship with the sewer repair company came through to save the day at the last moment and we closed on time. Agnes grew up during the Great Depression lived frugally her entire life. At the ripe age of 88, for the first time Agnes is 100% financially secure and her children can rest easy knowing she is well cared for in a wonderful community.