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Sept. 29, 2021

"Staging to Sell, What Every Agent Should Know"

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Local Real Estate Agent Earns Industry Designation in Real Estate Staging

 

Denver, CO 

September 28, 2021

J. Garland Thurman, a local REALTOR in Denver, has earned the RESA Certified Staging Advocate™ designation (RESA CSA™) from the Real Estate Staging Association, the trade association for professional real estate stagers. The RESA CSA™ designation is earned by agents who complete the mandatory continuing education course called Staging to Sell, What Every Agent Should Know. Agents completing the 3-hour continuing education course are trained on how the entire pre-market staging process will benefit their client and secure their relationship as a true advocate for their client's best interest. 

 

This course was taken to expand Garland's own knowledge in the buying and selling process, as well as to help clients in staging their homes for a speedy sale and higher sale price. The real estate market is changing rapidly and it is important to stay up to date on the latest trends. 

 

About J. Garland Thurman

Garland Thurman is an agent with Kentwood Real Estate in Denver, Colorado. For more information on selling your home or any of your real estate needs, contact Garland Thurman at (303) 880-2884, garland@garlandthurman.com, garlandthurman.com. 

 

About The Real Estate Staging Association®

The Real Estate Staging Association® (RESA®) is a 501 (c) (6) tax exempt, non-profit trade association for professional real estate stagers and redesigners. For more information on RESACON visit www.RESAConvention.com. For more information about the awards, please visit www.HomeStagingIndustryAwards.com. For more information about real estate staging or partnerships call 800-201-8687 and speak with Shell Brodnax, or visit the RESA® Web site at www.RealEstateStagingAssociation.com

Posted in Personal Growth
Sept. 28, 2021

3811 S. Harlan Street - UNDER CONTRACT!

Great location backing to Colorado Academy’s open space and expansive athletic fields! The abundant use of brick with a unique home design provides nice street appeal when approaching the home. And…it’s on a wonderfully quiet, wide street.  This is a great layout for entertaining. There are beamed, pitched ceilings in the Living, Dining and Kitchen areas of the home. The Kitchen is beautifully updated with Fieldstone light cherry cabinetry. In addition to 42” cabinets, you will find a built-in China Cabinet. You will love the ease of use of the rollout drawers, the built-in wine rack, and the breakfast bar at the large center island. Countertops are quartz with a tile backsplash and an undermount stainless steel sink. Other Features are updated bathrooms, updated vinyl windows, new garage driveway in 2017, exterior painted in 2020, and central vacuum system.

Special Features Include:

  • Super convenient location
  • Easy access to mountains via 470 & I-70
  • Quick access to downtown via Santa Fe
  • Near RiverPointe Shopping Center 
  • Only minutes to Broken Tee Golf Course 
  • YMCA at Sheridan and Hampden Ave
  • Ultra-sized King Soopers nearby 
  • Light Rail at Sheridan and Hampden
  • Can take bus #35 to Light Rail 
  • Quick walk to Pinecrest Village Park
  • Updated vinyl windows
  • Pullman central vacuum system
  • Exterior painted in Sept. 2020
  • New garage driveway 2017

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Sept. 16, 2021

3811 S. Harlan Street, Denver, CO 80235

NEW LISTING IN PINECREST VILLAGE!

Front of House

Great location backing to Colorado Academy’s open space and expansive athletic fields! The abundant use of brick with a unique home design provides nice street appeal when approaching the home. And…it’s on a wonderfully quiet, wide street.  This is a great layout for entertaining. There are beamed, pitched ceilings in the Living, Dining and Kitchen areas of the home. The Kitchen is beautifully updated with Fieldstone light cherry cabinetry. In addition to 42” cabinets, you will find a built-in China Cabinet. You will love the ease of use of the rollout drawers, the built-in wine rack, and the breakfast bar at the large center island. Countertops are quartz with a tile backsplash and an undermount stainless steel sink. Other Features are updated bathrooms, updated vinyl windows, new garage driveway in 2017, exterior painted in 2020, and central vacuum system.

Special Features Include:

  • Super convenient location
  • Easy access to mountains via 470 & I-70
  • Quick access to downtown via Santa Fe
  • Near RiverPointe Shopping Center 
  • Only minutes to Broken Tee Golf Course 
  • YMCA at Sheridan and Hampden Ave
  • Ultra-sized King Soopers nearby 
  • Light Rail at Sheridan and Hampden
  • Can take bus #35 to Light Rail 
  • Quick walk to Pinecrest Village Park
  • Updated vinyl windows
  • Pullman central vacuum system
  • Exterior painted in Sept. 2020
  • New garage driveway 2017

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July 20, 2021

8785 W. Cornell Ave, Lakewood, CO 80227

UNDER CONTRACT IN TWO DAYS!

Great location for this two-story townhome in Silver Valley at Bear Creek. This is an end unit with very quick access into and out of the neighborhood. Stepping inside you are greeted with a vaulted ceiling and lots of natural light from its skylight. The Bedroom hallway upstairs is open to the Entry below. A large Living Room, with its stone-faced, gas log fireplace, is open to the Kitchen and Dining area. The balcony off the Dining area has newer redwood flooring. After the ceramic tile Entry there are laminate oak floors in through the Living Room, Dining area and Kitchen. There is a Powder Room just off the Living Room. You will appreciate the size of the Master Suite with its vaulted ceiling, skylight, attached full Bath and a walk-in closet. The second Bedroom also provides a vaulted ceiling, an attached full Bath and a walk-in closet. The Laundry Room is on the lower level just off the two car garage access. The furnace and air-conditioning were new in 2018. You and your friends can enjoy the Silver Valley cabana, swimming pool, hot tub and tennis court.

  • Master Suite
  • Vaulted Ceiling(s)
  • Walk-In Closet(s)

 

8675 Cornell Exterior

 

July 20, 2021

1401 E. Nichols Circle, Centennial, CO

NEW LISTING WOODRIDGE TERRACE

Enjoy the sense of openness and spaciousness in this fantastic floor plan with extensive remodeling throughout. Stepping through the front door, the cathedral ceilings in the Dining area and stairs leading to the upper level are a wow! The openness continues from the Entry as your eyes are drawn to the Living Room and its perfectly centered fireplace. The fireplace is flanked by windows bringing in the landscaping and light from the outdoors. 

The Living Room is spacious enough that it offers multiple furniture arrangements depending on your use of the room. This room’s size and nine-foot ceilings make this a great place to entertain. And…you have direct access to its wet bar and the rear deck. 

The wet bar off the Living Room has a quartz countertop, brushed nickel fixtures and a cool mountain mural glass mini-tile backsplash. There are Shaker style lower cabinets and upper cabinets with glass front doors. 

A cozy Den is just off the Living Room. Its corner windows let in lots of natural light and provide a view of the rear deck. The Den works well as an office too with its Shaker style built-in cabinets and bookshelves. 

The Powder Room is beautifully done with a granite countertop, brushed nickel fixtures, glass mini-tile accent stripe and travertine style ceramic flooring.

A beautifully remodeled Kitchen has stainless steel appliances, 42” Shaker style cabinetry with under-cabinet lighting, self-closing drawers, and quartz countertops. The glass mini-tile and stone backsplash is gorgeous. The vaulted ceiling is accented with LED lighting and halogen lighting over the undermounted stainless steel sink. Natural lighting is brought in with a skylight. 

The Master Suite has a vaulted, wood beamed ceiling with a ceiling fan and lighting and mirrored by-pass closet doors. Wait until you see the Master Bath! The bath has a quartz countertop with a leather texture finished surface and polished chrome fixtures. Dark cabinetry sets the tone for other upgrades found here. There is a stand-alone sculpted steeping tub, frosted glass shower doors with polished chrome hardware, wood-grained porcelain tile flooring and accent walls, and river pebble flooring in the shower and water closet. A skylight brings in natural light. 

The second Bedroom upstairs has a vaulted, wood beamed ceiling and a remodeled ensuite bath with a granite countertop. The bathroom’s skylight brings in natural lighting.

Double pane vinyl windows

Laundry room with laundry sink and cork flooring

Custom cabinetry and shelving under the open staircase

Skylight over the staircase leading to upper level

GE water softener installed 2014

Bradford White 50-gallon water heater new in 2014

Insulated, steel garage door new in 2019 

Pull-down ladder in garage for access to attic

Workbench, cabinets, and drawers in basement 

Near Lee Gulch Trail 

1401 E. Nichols Circle, Centennial, CO 80122

1401 E. Nichols Centennial, Co

1401 E. Nichols Centennial, Co

1401 E. Nichols Centennial, Co

April 7, 2021

Sold! 845 Pontiac Street Denver CO

Sold in 4 Days!

Beautiful Home in Historic Montclair 


This home in the historic Montclair community has nice curb appeal and a wonderful backyard retreat with a peaceful cascading water feature, a brick paver patio and cedar pergola. The covered front porch is perfect to sit and watch children swing on one of the two large trees.

Stepping inside, the home has been opened up giving an expanse of space from the Living Room through the Dining Room and custom Kitchen with its center island and breakfast bar. A Dining Room wall has been removed and replaced with a beautiful, open staircase bannister with wrought iron balusters.

The spacious Kitchen, with a pitched ceiling, has handsome forty-two-inch cherry cabinets, granite countertops, a hidden microwave cabinet, an artisan range hood, customized tile backsplash, and travertine tile flooring.

The Master Suite has a pitched ceiling with a handsome contemporary ceiling fan with lighting. You will have plenty of room in the attached 3/4 bath with its granite countertop, double vanity, and dark bronze fixtures. The Master has a large walk-in closet and an individual closet. A glass-paned door leads off the Master to a rear deck and pergola.

In the lower level you will find a Recreation/Family room, fourth bedroom, and a full bath. The Laundry Room with a laundry tub offers plenty of room.

An incredibly special feature of this home is the detached, oversized garage which is 30.3 feet by 20 feet with more than ample room for a workshop or storage at the rear of the garage. On the exterior back wall of the garage is a climbing wall. 

Sold Price: $860,000

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Feb. 23, 2021

Under Contract 845 Pontiac Street in Montclair of Denver, CO

This home in the ever-popular Montclair community has nice curb appeal and a wonderful rear yard with a peaceful waterfall feature, a brick paver patio and sun trellis. The covered front porch is perfect to sit and watch children swing on one of the two large trees. 

Stepping inside, the home has been opened up giving an expanse of space from the Living Room through the Dining Room and custom Kitchen with its center island and breakfast bar. To further enhance the openness, a Dining Room wall has been removed and replaced with a beautiful, open staircase bannister with wrought iron balustrades. The staircase leads to the lower level. 

The Kitchen has handsome forty-two-inch cherry cabinets, granite countertops, a hidden microwave cabinet, an artisan range hood, customized tile backsplash, and travertine tile flooring. The double-well sink is thoughtfully located to overlook the rear patios and yard. Further enhancing the spaciousness, the Kitchen has a pitched ceiling. 

The Master Suite has a pitched ceiling with a handsome contemporary ceiling fan with lighting. You will have plenty of room in the attached ¾ bath with its granite countertop, double vanity, and dark bronze fixtures. Very appreciated are the larger walk-in and individual closets. A glass-paned door leads off the Master to a rear deck and sun trellis. 

Rounding out the main floor are two additional Bedrooms and a full bath. 

In the lower level you will find a Recreation/Family Room, fourth bedroom, and a full bath. The Laundry Room with a laundry tub offers plenty of room. There is storage available in the separate utility room. 

The rear yard is really cool with a concrete patio and a brick paver patio that has an attractive second sun trellis. A two-hundred-gallon underground tank serves the pretty water fall that does not require the typical “pond”. Useful is the bike storage shed and a tucked away storage shed for additional items. 

An incredibly special feature of this home is the detached, oversized garage which is 30.3 feet by 20 feet with more than ample room for a workshop or storage at the rear of the garage. On the exterior back wall of the garage is a climbing wall. Price: $819,000 

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Feb. 2, 2021

2021 Real Estate Market - BUYERS at a glance

Feb. 2, 2021

2021 Real Estate Market - SELLERS at a Glance

Never in my decades in residential real estate have I seen a market like this one in Denver, Colorado! 

Jan. 31, 2021

Igloos Provide Additional Safety Precautions to Businesses

Igloos at Monk & Mongoose in RidgeGate of Lone Tree, COFor businesses that sometimes are pressed to survive during the Pandemic, igloos has provided extra safety precautions to many businesses around Denver. One such business is Monk & Mongoose in RidgeGate of Lone Tree, Colorado.

With Monk & Mongoose's addition of these two igloos outdoors, they now have additional seating even in the coldest winter temperatures while maintaining state guidelines for social distancing. In addition to window vents that can be opened, the igloos have toasty space heaters that provide a comfortable spot for a coffee or tea even in the coldest of temperatures. 

Lone Tree restaurants such as Cranelli’s, Perry’s Steakhouse, Urban Village and Lone Tree Brewery, among others are also using these igloos. 

If you have not experienced an igloo, give them a try. You will be pleasantly surprised. 

Igloos at Monk & Mongoose in RidgeGate of Lone Tree, CO