About: With his extensive knowledge of the Douglas County, CO real estate market, Jim Garcia is an agent with a passion for assisting buyers and sellers throughout Douglas County, as well as the surrounding areas. Because Jim has lived in Douglas County himself for more than 15 years, he has both personal ...
About: With his extensive knowledge of the Douglas County, CO real estate market, Jim Garcia is an agent with a passion for assisting buyers and sellers throughout Douglas County, as well as the surrounding areas. Because Jim has lived in Douglas County himself for more than 15 years, he has both personal and professional knowledge of the Douglas County neighborhoods. Jim specializes in helping clients buy and sell both custom high-end new construction and resale properties in Castle Rock, Castle Pines and Parker’s unique communities. Jim’s experience in the real estate industry, combined with his focus on state-of-the-art technology that he makes available to his clients, ensures a smooth and seamless transaction for buyers and sellers alike. Jim strives to assist his clients in making well-informed decisions about the sale and/or purchase of their home. His commitment to exceptional customer service and to providing the highest quality representation for his clients invariably results in the best possible outcome. The entire Castle Rock, Colorado community, along with the Castle Pines and Parker communities, offer many unique features and amenities to its residents. Jim’s understanding of each neighborhood allows him to share invaluable insight with his clients. From realizing the slight distinctions between various neighborhoods to having an up-to-date awareness of the characteristics of the individual public and private schools that serve each area, Jim’s ability to communicate the nuances within Douglas County is beyond compare. He uses his knowledge to guide clients in setting asking prices, making offers, and understanding the pros and cons of living in a neighborhood with a homeowners association. As a Master Certified Negotiation Expert, a Global Property Specialist, and with hundreds of 5-Star online reviews and recommendations from current and previous clients in and around Douglas County, Jim is a highly-regarded Colorado real estate agent. He has more than 20 years of experience in real estate and is a Top Producing Real Estate Agent in Douglas County, CO.
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I chose to work with Jim because of his extensive experience in Denver, where I was selling, and in Castle Rock, where I am buying. I needed to do a simultaneous sale and purchase and Jim entered into the agreement with a lot of confidence. Jim was very attentive to me through the entire process and represented my best interest on both the sale and the purchase. He is very responsive and is very well connected and assisted me with every aspect of both agreements. I would recommend Jim to anyone who is looking for knowledge and expertise in real estate as well as someone who gets results and supports his clients. He got both deals done within a very short period of time and while I don't plan on moving again soon, if I do, I am grateful to know Jim and have him as a contact in the future.Amy BrownRecently, I found myself in need of a place to live and contacted Jim Garcia. He was so patient with me as we together discovered my likes and needs. This is important as, sometimes you can get caught up in a place that really is not right for you. Jim would gently remind me of some of my needs and ask if those had changed. If he was just out for a sell, I would probably be in the wrong place! Instead, Jim spent the time to find the perfect home for me at the right price. I have been here a year now, and I still pinch myself when I wake up. I would totally recommend Jim Garcia as a realtor to anyone looking to buying their perfect home.Teresa ParishI own multiple properties and I have known and worked with Jim for many years. I seek out Jim for guidance when it comes to my real estate options. Over the past several years the market has had many ups, downs and curves. Jim is very thorough, knowledgeable and current with real estate trends. I have worked with other agents and what sets Jim above the others is he is not just looking to close a deal in order to get paid. Jim listens to what I as a buyer need and want and never tries to sell me something that doesn't fit with my plan. When I bought my first personal home, Jim was there to ensure that I was truly happy with my decision. What impresses me most about Jim, he is there with you every step of the way. I do and would only recommend Jim to any person looking to purchase a new home, a first home or an investment property.Kim KoppJim is clearly one of the best Realtors in the Castle Rock market. He has excellent market knowledge from both a statistical analysis basis as well as actual knowledge of neighborhood market dynamics, builders, construction quality and finishes and floor plans. This knowledge and expertise greatly benefits his Clients. In addition, his past experiences as a CEO of multiple companies and in the construction field are invaluable to anyone Buying or Selling in the areas that he serves. I would highly recommend him for anyone seeking a very competent and committed real estate professional to assist them with a move. You will not be disappointed.Bruce GardnerGreat experience working with Jim! He listens to what you want and then takes care of your needs with no hassles. He is very honest and integrity minded and we had no problems. Would definitely would use Jim again.D M
Answers (44)Displaying: 44 Most Recent AnswersAnswered: Nov 16, 2016FHA requires no exposed wood from peeling paint as a condition to fund a transaction. Sometimes an appraiser will note it as a condition of lending in their appraisal report. Sometimes they will not. It depends upon the appraiser. I have had it goes both ways with properties that had peeling paint. One house the appraiser said nothing. Another property we had to paint every area the appraiser mentioned in his report. That transaction closed in the winter. We ended up waiting for one warm day in the dead of winter to paint the house. As a listing agent, I would recommend painting it before you list it. Usually that will bring you more money in an offer(s) and resolve a situation that will never come up.Answered: Aug 29, 2016Yes, a valid passport (not expired) should be fine for closing. I suggest the Buyers bring 2 forms of Identification because different title companies have different rules. Sometimes a credit card may be used as a form of identification. However you can close without a drivers license. Best wishes for a some transaction. JimAnswered: Mar 13, 2016Yes, 695 is a good score to get a mortgage. If you would like information for my lender so you can get pre-qulaifed for a purchase, reach out to me and let's discuss the process of how to get you into a home. I have a top level full service team who can help make your purchase a smooth transaction. Thank you, Jim Garcia Keller Williams - Castle RockAnswered: Dec 2, 2013Vincent, What is the property address and I will get you that information. Thank you.Answered: Nov 3, 2013In answer to: how to post a homeYou can't post a for sale or for rent by owner home on this site. You can do that on Zillow and Craig's List. If you would like a free home evaluation, please let me know. Thanks, JimAnswered: Oct 23, 2013You'll be much safer to work a rental property through a local Property Management firm. Never send any money in the mail and never give someone money for a rental without a signed rental agreement. Signed by both sides.Answered: Oct 21, 2013John, I know the history and your address. Can I see the property?Answered: Oct 21, 2013I specialize in the Castle Rock area. If you would like to discuss a strategy about how to sell your home, please let me know. Typically a good Real Estate Agent will be able to negotiate top dollar for your property and help you avoid a number of potential pitfalls that could derail the transaction or cost you a lot of money during the transaction. If you'd like some help, let's talk! JimAnswered: Oct 6, 2013It's a scam. I see these scams every day. Do NOT send them any money. Make sure the person renting is either the owner or authorized property manager. I get calls from renters multiple times a week asking me about this type of advertisement. Typically rent is about half of the market rate to entice an unsuspecting renting into sending money. Walk away and save your money.Answered: Oct 2, 2013Homes dot com does not allow FSBO listings. If you would like me run a free home evaluation on your property I would be glad to do so. Just let me know.Answered: Sep 25, 2013In answer to: Who decides the value of a home???????A BUYER decides the price of a house. A Real Estate Agent can make recommendations, but they are always a highly educated guess based on the past. The future is uncertain and you never know what Buyers are out there looking, what they are looking for, and their timeframe/personal story.Answered: Sep 25, 2013Wyatt, I responded to your other question. Give me a call and I will put you in touch with some very good lenders to review your situation. They should be your first point of contact before starting to look for a property.Answered: Sep 25, 2013The first thing you need to do is talk with a lender or lenders about your situation to get prequalified. Once you are prequalified, you will have a good understanding of the price range for your search. Then you will need to find a good agent in the Colorado Springs area. I am not a mortgage broker, nor am I in the Springs, but I do have some very good contacts who would be willing to review your profile on the mortgage side. Good news is that interest rates have begun going back down again. If you would like those contacts, let me know.Answered: Sep 20, 2013In answer to: Are interest rates going up?Interest rates have been fluctuating recently. As of this week when the Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke stated that the feds would continue pumping money into the system with no end in site, the stock market jumped and interest rates moved down. The current rate as of today is 4.125%Answered: Sep 20, 2013Zillow lists rentals on a regular basis. Another one that has good listings in rentals dot com. Also try a local property manager. Here is who I use for my properties. Barry Wolfe 3035700918. Good Luck Jim Garcia Your Castle Real EstateAnswered: Sep 17, 2013In answer to: Getting easement info?Water rights can be deeded individually to a property. Colorado has water rights courts and a complete water division for these issues. Look at the website water dot state dot co dot us, for more informationAnswered: Sep 17, 2013What is the property address? It is not available or listed in this question. Thank you.Answered: Aug 20, 2013House is Under Contract and faces south east. Let me know if you need any other information. JimAnswered: Aug 20, 2013The monthly payment on this system is only principle and interest. The reason is that insurance and taxes will vary. Thus you would not have an accurate number. FYI-In Colorado you do NOT need to escrow insurance and taxes in your monthly payment, unless the lender requires it.Answered: Aug 5, 2013There is a location on the MLS sheet tat states the direction of the front of the property. If you can't find it, ask your broker.Answered: Aug 5, 2013Check with your local real estate agent/broker. Bank owned properties are always available and will always be available. Getting one at the right price is always tricky. Your local agent can you help with the right deal structure.Answered: Aug 2, 2013In answer to: Is this right off if a main road?Janet, What is the address? I will look it up for you.Answered: Aug 2, 2013In Colorado you are not required to escrow taxes and insurance. With certain loan types (FHA, etc.) you will be required to do so. search google for a mortgage calculator and most of them have options to input (or not) escrow amounts.Answered: Aug 2, 2013You can look up any property and get the exact status on my website castlepines-realestate dot com. It has a feed from the brokers MLS data base.Answered: Jul 30, 2013That question is better answered by an attorney, not a real estate broker. There are several factors that could influence the answer of your question, like how was is it titled, is community property, is the property included in a pre-nump, trust account, etc.Answered: Jul 28, 2013Zillow has rentals and there are a number of large, very good property management firms in the metro area. Also try rentals dot com.Answered: Jul 28, 2013Zillow has rentals and there are some large, very good property management firms in the metro area.Answered: Jul 26, 2013In answer to: Does this property sell to VA loan?Usually the MLS will list if a VA loan is an available loan package for a particle property. Ask your Buyer Agent to find out for you. If you need help, give me a callAnswered: Jul 26, 2013Check with you hosting service company before grabbing this type of informationAnswered: Jul 26, 2013That is not correct. When a property is sold with a lease in place, the lease transfers with the property. BUT check with an attorney just in case.Answered: Jul 26, 2013If the house needs a new roof, that will come up during inspections. So you will pay for one either way you go. I would suggest putting a new roof on the house before listing it for sale, and advertise that. You might get more Buyers.Answered: Jul 26, 2013If the house needs a new roof, that will come up during inspections. So you are going to pay for one either way. I would suggest getting a new roof before listing, and advertise that. You might get more Buyers because of it.Answered: Jul 26, 2013In answer to: Is this a buyer's or a seller's market?Sept 2007 there were 30,827 homes listed for sale on MLS. March 2013 there were 6,682 homes listed for sale on the Denver MLS. It's a Seller's market!Answered: Jul 26, 2013Talk with customer support. I believe they sell ad space for that at a minimal charge, and they can help you change your profile to show up in more areas.Answered: Jul 18, 2013In answer to: can for sale by owner list on your siteZillow is the big FSBO siteAnswered: Jul 18, 2013In answer to: how can I list my home FSBO?Zillow is the big FSBO siteAnswered: Jul 18, 2013Yes, visit HUD home store dot com and Home Path dot com for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac properties. This is a great resource for owner occupied Buyers to purchase without a bidding war from investors. Both firms offer up to 14 days for bids by owner occupied Buyers, while investors are sidelined. bank owned properties are listed on MLS.Answered: Jul 18, 2013Yes, check HUD Home Store and Home Path dot com for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac properties. Both allow owner occupied Buyer to bid on them before investors with about a 14 day wait period to side line investors. bank owned properties are listed on MLSAnswered: Jul 18, 2013In answer to: What is a buyer's agent?A Buyer's Agent cost you nothing in Colorado. Seller pays the fees to the Buyer Agent. The Agent works for you in your sole best interests and advises you throughout the transaction. ALWAYS use one and they are FREE.Answered: Jul 18, 2013There are a few loan programs for first time home Buyers. Denver & Littleton have a program for $1000. VA does 100% financing NACA is 100% financing, but it is very difficult to get a loan wit them. Talk with a lender to see what programs can help you.Answered: Jul 18, 2013In answer to: How can I get qualified and I want this 4bedroomGreat answer below. Talk with a lender to get pre-qualified before looking for a house. The lender can help you understand your price range, items that will affect an underwriting decision and much more. Get your finances in order, then you'll have a clear understanding of how to obtain your goals.Answered: Jul 18, 2013If a house is a foreclosure, more than likely you are looking at purchasing it from the bank that took it back. That would be buying it as an active listing. There is a search item in MLS to search bank owned properties. If the home is in the foreclosure process, the bank does not own it and the home owner still is the rightful owner. There are ways to purchase these types of properties. The most common name would be a "short sale" where you negotiate with the bank and the home owner for your purchase before foreclosure. It's complicated, but occurs every day. make sure you are represented by a Broker who understands the process.Answered: May 17, 2013I contacted Homes dot com. You cannot post a listing to their site. They suggested their sister web site - forrent dot com. Zillow, Trulia, and Craig's list will allow you post it. If you would like a local person to lease it up for you contact Barry Wolf 303 570 0918. Let me know how else I can help, Jim Garcia Your Castle Real EstateAnswered: Feb 21, 2013In answer to: How do you add search criteria, like swimming pool.I do not believe that option is available with this web service. My website allows for detailed search criteria. It is free and accesses the Broker's database in the Castle Rock, Castle Pines area. It is castlepines-realestate dot com. Jim
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