Making your home or offer impossible to ignore.

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Your Trusted Colorado Springs Realtor

We all have a million options these days. There are a million places to eat, to shop, or to go on vacation. What makes the difference? The personal touch. That is what I’m offering to you. Working with me means you’ll get an expert agent who takes the time to listen to your needs. I’ll tell you the truth as we walk through the buying or selling process. I’ll operate with competence, excellence, and integrity through every aspect of the transaction. And I’ll do all I can to make sure the experience of buying or selling your home goes smoothly and that you even have a little fun.

I help my clients make their homes or offers impossible to ignore by working the with right people. Whether that is mortgage lenders, home inspectors, title companies, cleaners, or stagers, I’ve taken the time to meet with these important members of your buying or selling team. I stay up to date on market trends all throughout our city, so if you’re selling with me, we’ll price it right in the sweet spot, netting as much on your home as we can. If you’re buying, we’ll submit a killer offer, one that stands out from the crowd and makes your offer irresistible.

SELLERS Get the Most our of your Investment

Why list with me?

I have a simple philosophy for selling homes: make them beautiful and price them right. These are two things that we do together. When listing your home, it is important to do all you can to help buyers imagine themselves in the house. You want buyers to imagine the house beings theirs, not yours. We’ll talk about what you can do to make this a reality.

Pricing is the most important aspect to getting your house sold. Price too high and it will sit on the market and you’ll get mad at me. Price it too low you’ll leave money on the table, and you’ll get mad at me. I don’t want you to be mad at me. I want you to be happy. So let’s work together to examine the market data, look at houses comparable to the one you are selling, and price it right.

Let’s talk about getting the most out of your hard earned investment.
Stephenson Realty will have you crossing the threshold of your new home with ease.

Home Seller Frequently Asked Questions

What to Expect When Selling Your Home

Meet with a Real Estate Professional

There's no commitment required on your part for the initial meeting. It will be educational and help you identify your next steps.


Establish a Price

Your agent will provide a market analysis, which will help you set an asking price.


Strategic Price

As difficult as it may be, it's important to review the market analysis and consider your home price objectively.


Prepare Your Home

View your home through the eyes of the buyer and ask yourself what you'd expect. I’ll offer some useful suggestions.


List It For Sale

When everything is in place your agent will put your home on the open market. It's critical you make it as easy as possible for potential buyers to view your home.

Showings

Potential buyers may ask to see your home on short notice. It's best if you can accommodate these requests, you never want to miss a potential sale.

Offers and Negotiation

If everything goes well, a buyer and (most often the agent who represents them) will present us with an offer.


Choosing an Offer

I will present the benefits and risks of each offer. You will have the opportunity to either accept or counter any offer based on its merits.


Under Contract

At this point, you and the buyer have agreed to all of the terms of the offer and both parties have signed the agreements.


Final Details

While under contract, the buyer will work with their mortgage provider to finalize the loan and perform other due diligence.


Inspection

The buyer will usually perform a physical inspection of the home. They may even ask you to make certain repairs. I will explain all of your options regarding the inspection.


Closing

This is the transfer of funds and ownership. Depending on when the buyer moves into the home you will need to be all packed up and ready to move.

Learn all the ins-and-outs of selling your home with my FREE quick reference guide.

Understanding the Buying Market Home Market Analysis

Whether buying or selling your home, understanding the market is critical.

For sellers, the market analysis will help you:

  • Describe your house accurately for valid comparison
  • Search for comparable homes sold in the last 30-90 days
  • Search for homes currently for sale (analyzing the competition)
  • Pricing your home according to the market

For buyers, the market analysis will help you:

  • Understand the price range for homes in your desired neighborhood
  • Recognize the neighborhoods that are realistically in your price range
  • Submit an impossible to ignore offer for your desired home
The adventure of buying your new home in Colorado Springs begins!

BUYERS Find Your Next Piece of Paradise

Buying a home is an exciting process. You’re ready to put down roots in a neighborhood and make an investment for your future. I’m ready to help make this a reality. Here’s what you’ll get working with me. You’ll get a professional who will listen to your needs and help you find a home that fits your criteria. You’ll also get an agent who loves negotiating and who is constantly expanding his knowledge of persuasion and deal-making.

I’ll walk you through the buying process, help you manage your expectations in a competitive market, and work with you and your lender to make an impossible-to-ignore offer. We’ll fight hard together to get the best price for the home and bring reasonable inspection requests when they arise. I’ll always advise you to operate in good faith and I’ll avoid using underhanded tactics in an effort to simply get the deal done. My integrity is an essential aspect of my service to you.

Ready to start exploring the options?

Let’s chat and you can tell me about your next dream home.

Home Buyer Frequently Asked Questions

What to Expect When Buying Your Home

 Meet a Real Estate Professional
(aka. Joshua Stephenson)

Let’s talk about what you are looking for in a home. Home many beds, baths, neighborhood, etc.

Buyer doesn’t pay. When buying a home, your agent’s commission is paid by the seller, so I’m working for you for free (but you’ll still get great service!)

Get Pre-approved

If you haven’t yet met with a lender, you’ll need to do that ASAP. I can refer you a number of quality lenders who can help you get started. Next, you will need pay stubs, w2s, and bank statements. Knowing what you can afford is critical to a successful home shopping experience.

Search for your new home

Now the fun begins. I will schedule showings and help you find the perfect home. We’ll also utilize searches to be alerted when homes that fit your criteria come on the market.


Make an Offer

We’ll present an impossible to ignore offer!


Negotiation and Contract

While the competition will be fierce for homes, don’t worry. We’ll come out on top in the end.

The Contract - In most cases the contract provides you with a timeline to obtain financing, as well as time to inspect the physical condition of the home. I’ll take the time to explain the contract to you, so you know what is happening every step of the way.

In Escrow

We’ve come to terms with the seller, and the home is effectively held for us until the closing date.


Final Details

To close the deal we’ll need to perform due diligence, order the appraisal, conduct an inspection, and review terms with the lender.

Preparing for Closing - You will be finalizing your loan, reviewing documents, and discussing the findings from the inspection. Your agent will be managing this entire process for you.


Closing

The is the transfer of funds and ownership. A title company or an attorney typically acts as an independent third party to facilitate the closing.

No idea where to start? Whether it’s your fifth home or your first home understand the buying process with my FREE quick reference guide.

Discovering the Right Neighborhood

There are a number of great neighborhoods in Colorado Springs. We have master-planned communities where new homes are being built and older established neighborhoods with big trees and homes that have been around for decades. While only you know what neighborhood will be right for you, here a few things to consider:

Crime and Safety
We all want to live in a safe community, free from crime.

Maturity
Do you want to live in an established neighborhood, or one that is being built from scratch?

Schools
If you have school aged kids, what school district do you want to be in?

Amenities
How close do you want to be to shopping, entertainment, recreation?

HOA
Does the community have an HOA? What is the cost?

Taxes
 Some neighborhoods have higher taxes than others. This is something to take into considerations.

ABOUT ME | Authentic & Honest

Broker Associate

My mission is helping clients put down roots in neighborhoods where they can forge quality relationships, quality communities, and ultimately a quality city. And my vision is to see Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region be the best place in the country to live. (We’re getting pretty close already!)

I became a Realtor because I want to live a meaningful life. And I believe that helping others, including my friends, family, community and clients is the path to that life. Real estate provides me the potential to earn an income that can take care of my growing family. I have a wife and two children, and want to provide a safe, comfortable, and experience-rich life. I have passions that I want to pursue and causes that I want to give to. I want to see the world made a better place for generations to come, and being a Realtor, someone whose business it is to help others, allows me do my small part to see that happen. If you’d like a little more of my story, you can check out my blog.

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Having fun with my son.
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NEIGHBORHOOD EXPERT | Helping you find the best location.

  • Patty Jewett
  • Patty Jewett East
  • Divine Redeemer
  • Middle Shooks Run
  • Middle Shooks Run Central

You’ve heard the phrase “Jack of all trades, master of none.” Well my aim is to be an expert in the neighborhood in which I live. Mostly because I want to chose my neighbors, and get the bad apples out the bushel 🙂 But seriously, this is a great advantage for both clients looking to sell their home in this neighborhood, and those looking to buy.

For sellers, it means that I know that neighborhood backwards and forwards. I’m up to date on the trends because I do quarterly market analysis for the area. I can tell you average price, average days on market, price per square foot; all the relevant market data so that you can know almost exactly what to expect when you list your home with me.

For buyers, it means that I can vet you before you become my neighbor (just kidding.) This neighborhood is highly desirable. More and more people are looking to move closer to downtown. They want to be part of the life of the city. If that is you, having a Realtor who knows the area is a HUGE advantage when it comes to making your offer.

Discover how Stephenson Realty can help you buy or sell your home.

New to the area?

Colorado is a wonderful state and has many amazing neighborhoods for all types of families. If you aren't sure where to begin your search we can grab a coffee and start narrowing the search.

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We’ve all heard the proverbial phrase, “Patience is a virtue.” And more or less this is a good rule for life. But sometimes it is not. I played baseball in college, and one of the things our coaches always told our hitters was to hit the first good pitch you see because you might not…

WHAT CLIENTS SAY?

KIND WORDS FROM MY AMAZING CLIENTS

He really spent time to answer all our questions and concerns. Joshua walked us through every step and explained how each process worked.

MICHAEL
Colorado Springs

What I appreciated most was his honesty. If he did not know the answer to a question I asked he would tell me, but he would also find out and let me know.

SI TRUJILLO
Great Colorado Area

"My wife and I are new to Colorado Springs and Josh has been extremely helpful on finding us a house! He knows the areas well and has taken the time to get to know us and the things we are looking for in our home! I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the area!"

STEPHEN
Colorado Springs

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