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The month of June has simply flown by this year. Nonetheless, I wanted to write a short blog about the Manitou Wine Festival that occurred on June 3rd. What a great time and a testament to the growing diversity of culture among our community!

Each year, 30 or so Colorado wineries open their signature bottles of wine to our community for some wonderful wine tasting. And of course, the legal age to try these unique wines is 21 years. Even though this event was about wine tasting and marketing specific products, my expectations about the festival were overly exceeded by the excitement in the air.

Other than wine tasting, there are plenty of other things to do as you let your hair down from the stresses of life, such as listening to live music, walking around and looking at all the other gift and food vendors, grabbing a bite to eat for yourself or simply soaking in the culture around you.  I found myself spending a few extra dollars on plenty of spices and cooking oils.

I do not have enough positive superlatives to attach to my wine tasting experience, except to say that I would recommend that you follow the Colorado Springs Event Calendar and keep your eyes open for next year’s Manitou Wine Festival.  See you there in the early part of June.


By: Cherise Selley

Colorado Springs Realtors-Selley Group Real Estate-Cherise Selley

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Devising a specific marketing plan for Colorado Springs Listings goes far beyond taking quick iPhone photographs, inputting the listing on the local PPMLS, and placing a sign in the front yard. Oh yes…it takes much more innovative thought to properly offer for sale a real estate listing even if the temperature of the market is boiling hot.

This is one reason we offer video previews of our upcoming listings.  Innovation.  And the thought of innovation is not primarily driven to out perform our real estate competitors as much as there is an emphasis of truly connecting our properties with the right buyers.

To thoroughly market a Colorado Springs Real Estate listing, it is important to understand “buzz” marketing.  In other words, it is paramount to connect the right clients to the actual value in what they’re purchasing.  And “buzz” succinctly accomplishes this objective.  The video preview is an introduction that stimulates the curiosity of our potential clients to venture deeper in their real estate journey.

We believe that the deeper connection from our marketing helps our real estate clients to combine the intellect with the emotional component of their decision-making.  And of course, we want sound decision-making for all parties concerned about our real estate sales.

Look through our eyes (video previews) to see the beauty and value of our listings, as well as the breath-taking landscapes of the Colorado Springs market.

Stay tuned for future video previews!


By: Cherise Selley

Colorado Springs Realtors-Selley Group Real Estate-Cherise Selley

Although Cherise Selley, Owner/Broker of Selley Group Real Estate, LLC, has had many closings over the past 20 years, it’s never tiresome for Cherise to finish out inspecting the fine details of a home before it’s closing. Normally, real estate walk-throughs are times to celebrate those moments for buyers who are excited about moving into their next home. However, it’s also very important at the walk-through to make sure that all items on the inspection resolution have been properly attended and that the home has remained in the same type of condition as when it was contracted on by the buyer. In most cases, the walk-through process is one of reflection and anticipation for buyers as they enter into a new season of their life as they move into their new home.

University Park is a hidden gem within the northeast end of Colorado Springs. Surrounded by abundant shopping on the Academy corridor with easy access to UCCS, as well as Colorado Springs Christian Schools, you will find this neighborhood highly desirable when needing central access into town … attractive to physicians and CEO’s alike for proximity to medical and business.

This is a neighborhood surrounded by nature … the views of the mountain range are absolutely stunning and panoramic, while many of the roads have trail systems that journey for miles. We have a particular heart towards this neighborhood, as some friends of ours actually let us stay with them for nearly a month during the horrific time of the Waldo Canyon Fire. We were able to experience beauty and tranquility, even in such a difficult time, through the hospitality of friends, the peace found in their home and in the surrounding environment of the neighborhood.

Also shown as University Bluffs on the subarea of the MLS, the market activity is strong. Over the last 365 days, the average price sold in the area for homes built from 1996 to new is $512,165 with the highest sale price coming in at $1.29Mil. The current average active listing is priced at $751,964. Please let us know if you are interested in listing your home or would like to find a property in this gorgeous part of Colorado Springs.


By: Cherise Selley

Colorado Springs Realtors-Selley Group Real Estate-Cherise Selley

Kings Deer is one of Monument’s most northern communities … a relaxed atmosphere with homesites residing on an average of 2.5 acres, rolling topography, and a scattering of trees among the backdrop of majestic mountain views along the entire Front Range. We have worked with many “cross-commuters” who travel to both Denver and Colorado Springs, and Kings Deer offers a viable solution.

Woven throughout the community, the golf course at Kings Deer will captivate you with gorgeous fairways that are designed in the style of a links course. Also, a D-38 elementary school, Prairie Winds, is right in the neighborhood.

First established in the mid 90’s with new construction occurring even now, there are many custom homes of all sizes and floor-plans. Over the last year, the average home sales price is $659,405 with the highest recorded MLS sale at $955,000. Inventory is moving in Kings Deer, and we would like to help you if you are selling or buying a home in this community.


By: Cherise Selley

Colorado Springs Realtors-Selley Group Real Estate-Cherise Selley

Located 20 minutes north of Colorado Springs.

The beautiful town of Monument, Colorado is where the easy proximity to Denver and Colorado Springs perfectly blend together in a small town full of modern convenience. Monument resides at nearly 7,000 feet in elevation, with Pike National Forest bordering the western edge of the town. There is a variety of things to do nearby, from hiking in the forest to enjoying a day of fishing at Monument Lake, or take in boutique shops and local restaurants in the downtown square.

There is a wave of growth between Baptist Rd and Hwy 105 where you will find prime shopping, restaurants, and business. The Tri-Lakes YMCA is a popular hangout for adults and kids alike. Also, Monument is served by acclaimed Lewis Palmer school district 38. Tri-Lakes is another name for the Monument area due to the three main bodies of water called Monument Lake, Palmer Lake, and Lake Woodmoor.

Monument real estate is booming, with 313 single family listings sold on the MLS within the last six months. The average sales price at the moment is $474,673 with the highest recorded MLS price being $1,050,000. You will find a mixture of older homes, even cabins in Palmer Lake, to beautiful custom homes that are established in Woodmoor. There is also new construction booming in several areas. We can help you strategize about selling your home to get the best value, or if you are looking for real estate in Monument we are here to serve you. Monument is another slice of Colorado paradise!


By: Cherise Selley

Colorado Springs Realtors-Selley Group Real Estate-Cherise Selley

Northwest Colorado Springs is a paradise for nature lovers.

The rolling topography is surrounded by ponderosa pines and rock outcroppings. Discover beautiful hiking & biking trails such as my personal favorite across from our office at Ute Valley Park. Experience being a world away from stress, yet close to everything … yes, Trader Joes is just a few minutes down the road as well as a favorite local Thai Restaurant called Nai Rai that rivals the best Thai food I have had anywhere. Its neighbor Salsa Bravo is a locally owned Fresh Mexican Grill, fresh and tasty and a favorite of the locals.

Colorado Springs Real Estate in the Northwest has a mixture of established neighborhoods with homes built from the 1970’s to estate properties with land that are in the million dollar range. During the last 365 days, over 361 properties have sold in this part of town, and today there are 42 active listings. The average sold price is $328,657 and average list price to sales price is 99.09% meaning … homes in that price point are going for the asking price generally.

The Northwest is neighbor to Pike National Forest and the Air Force Academy. Not bad company to have surrounding this slice of Colorado Springs paradise!  Listing and Selling homes over the last 20 years in the Northwest part of town, I am always energized by the combination of nature and wildlife. Let us know if we can help you either buy or sell a home in Northwest Colorado Springs. We need more listings in this beautiful area to keep up with the demand in our marketplace!


By: Cherise Selley

Colorado Springs Realtors-Selley Group Real Estate-Cherise Selley

Once a sleepy community.

Welcome to a neighborhood of possibilities found in the Cragmor area of Colorado Springs. Once a sleepy community of 1950’s style homes, it is now an area of high demand fueled by the extreme growth of its neighbor, the University of Colorado. Buyers may range from established homeowners to fix and flippers, first time home buyers, and student rentals or long term housing for the facility and professors who work at the University. Cragmor is also next to the coveted private school Colorado Springs Christian Schools.

Cragmor is also nearby the popular University Village which allows for some amazing restaurant options such as Bonefish Grill and Cowboy Star, as well as shopping at Costco, Trader Joes. Or enjoy a community of runners at the Christy Sports Running Club.

If you are a Seller considering selling your home in the Cragmor community, please let us know! We have clients who are looking for this area on a regular basis. Buyers, it will take time to find a property as there is a true shortage of homes available right now, but please be patient and contact us if you are serious about keeping tabs on listings in the area.


By: Cherise Selley

Colorado Springs Realtors-Selley Group Real Estate-Cherise Selley

Historic Broadmoor is one of the most exquisite areas in Colorado Springs, where neighborhoods are nestled within close proximity of the 5-star acclaimed Broadmoor Hotel. The hotel is the most fabulous resort in our community — visited by Presidents, movie stars, golf pros, and Realtors like myself who would love a weekend getaway without having to drive away from town.

Housing varies around the Broadmoor area from multi-million dollar estate homes to homes under the million dollar range ascending up Cheyenne Mountain Rd. Located close to the Zoo, Seven Falls, Cheyenne Canyon for hiking, Bear Creek Dog Park, and access up Gold Camp Road, there are things to do for nature lovers and sport enthusiasts alike.

The acclaimed Cheyenne Mountain School District offers a variety of academic, sports, music, and art programs. Cheyenne Mountain High School has recently undergone expansion to their academic and athletic facilities.

Experience this beautiful pocket of Southwest Colorado Springs and allow us to help you find the perfect home in the Broadmoor community.


By: Cherise Selley

Colorado Springs Realtors-Selley Group Real Estate-Cherise Selley

Residing about 11 miles east of Colorado Springs, you will find life is a little more spread out … giving you a since of being outside of the hustle and bustle of town, yet having all the neighborhood amenities that you could want in the neighboring communities of Meridian Ranch and Woodmen Hills.

Both communities share the beautiful Rick Phelp’s designed Antler Creek Golf Course, walking trails, community recreation centers, pools and workout facilities. There is something exciting for every family member and guest to do without having to leave the community.

Woodmen Hills has resale home sites that are up to 1/2 an acre in lot size. Meridian Ranch has many estate type homes and custom lots with plenty of new construction on the horizon. Homes in these areas range from the high $100,000 range to over $600,000. These neighborhoods have more competitive pricing on homes than some areas of town, and you will also enjoy having local restaurants, shopping, and D-49 schools nearby.

There is commutable access to Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base,  Penrose Hospital and ample shopping options in the Falcon shopping center as well as the Powers Corridor of Colorado Springs. This last year, we have even had Denver commuters purchase in Meridian Ranch to find affordable new housing options.


By: Cherise Selley

Colorado Springs Realtors-Selley Group Real Estate-Cherise Selley