Ellen is the 'new traditional' in real estate and we will recommend her at every opportunity (and already have). Her pricing was fair and reasonable, far more so than traditional pricing, and worth every penny. Her work is thorough and meticulous, every detail addressed, her background knowledgeable, and her approach astute. We will never again do the "old traditional" route. Never."
Ellen, we had given up on the concept of selling our home and gaining some financial margin. You are amazing! You advocated for us, worked so hard and you charge less!!! Words can't express our gratitude. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Steve and Anne"
To All Building Owners Looking for Property Manager:
I highly recommend Ellen Allen as property manager for your properties. Having been her tenant at the above address, I know first hand the excellent care, attention to detail and good cheer with which she cares for the properties.
Ellen always looks for the least expensive way to achieve the best results. She does some of the work herself so the owner’s money goes towards the building’s improvement instead of hiring workers. She finds second hand appliances that look new and function well but are at a fraction of the cost of new appliances.
On the rare occasion that something unplanned happens, Ellen responds immediately and has the situation corrected quickly.
Ellen also has good instincts for selecting quality tenants. I have enjoyed my neighbors and have met the new tenant for my unit.
Having owned five homes myself and understanding the care needed to maintain the property well and choose good, reliable tenants, if I were to own property again, Ellen Allen would be my choice of property manager.
Thank you for the prompt refund.(of my damage deposit)
Richard: Nothing real urgent...my kitchen drain got plugged so I took the elbow off underneath and I can't get it back on. Need help!
Will stop by tomorrow
Richard: Wow! You're fast!
I just sent that and there's an answer already.....
That will be good.....
I have a manager for the apartment who has been in contact with Hast and the Post Office and friends are taking care of the rest. I thank you very much. I copied Ellen (the wonderful woman who is taking care of things and renting my apartment while I am away) in this e-mail so she knows . . . It is nice having competent people taking care of our condos. Have a great week.
Thank you for being by my side when I was in need. You're the best! Ellen, have a wonderful day!
Just wanted to tell you that I am very impressed by the way you do business. I have bought and sold five houses and you are the first realtor I have worked with that created a strategic and tactical plan to sell the house as opposed to the usual routine of "sure I'll sell your house" and then immediately upon getting the listing forgetting about it and running out to get more listings. Not to mention, taking the time to share it with us every step of the way. Thanks!
Please feel free to have potential clients call me. I would not hesitate to give you a recommendation.
I love the virtual tour. ... it turned out really nice, I would want to see and live there. Loved the music, adds some class.
Regarding my listing in the MLS . . . Looks great, loved your public comments
I think you did a really good, professional job on trying to sell my mom's house for us. We have interviewed a lot realtors on my mom's house and on our other house . . . and now I see that you were actually working harder than a "traditional realtor." . . .
In response to notice of a leaking pipe in the laundry room, tenant writes:
I checked the pipe (after repairs were made) and all is well. Thanks for doing that right away.
It was nice doing business with you. We got both properties sold this summer. I am so relieved. I really do appreciate your patience and the extra effort you put forth on the house deal. Hopefully we can do business again soon. I will start looking for a house when I have the estate settled. I would gladly recommend you to anyone.
Source: Boulder County Business Report
Author: David Clucas
Editor's Note: To help illustrate the 2006 housing market, The Boulder County Business Report will track the sales progress of three homes in the Boulder Valley. The homes are introduced in this issue, and the progress and outcome of the sales effort will be reported in upcoming issues.
A mother selling her daughter's Boulder condo.
A husband and wife in Longmont downsizing after their kids have moved on.
And a business owner refurbishing a historical home in Louisville.
BOULDER - Karen Cayton bought a two-bedroom condo at 1850 22nd St., No. 2 for her daughter in 2004. The 824-square-foot unit provided a central location for her daughter to go to school in Boulder.
But two years later, her daughter is moving on, and Cayton, who lives in Thornton, said she would rather sell the condo than manage it as a rental.
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To help sell the home, Cayton's real estate agent, Ellen Allen with Assist-2-Sell Boulder, has recommended sprucing up the condo with new carpets, paint and light fixtures.
"Buyers want to see a condo that is neat, clean and updated," Allen said. "When they walk in, it should be in move-in condition. People in Boulder don't want to come home and work on their houses, they want to go out to hike, bike and ski."
Cayton's unit comes with updated kitchen appliances, and a washer and dryer are included. She also installed a new water heater in 2004, and there's a working free-standing fireplace. Outside, there is a small fenced-in patio and a carport.
The listed price for the home is $223,900, and Allen said she has about two to three showings per 10 days for the home. "We hope to find someone during the spring quarter," she said.
Assist-2-Sell is a full-service real estate company based on a flat fee of $2,995 instead of the usual 4 to 6 percent commission fee. "Our goal is to do a larger volume of sales at a lower price," Allen said.
Cayton said she went with Assist-2-Sell to save some money, and so far she is pleased with the service.