Tips for buyers in Montrose


How to get the most out of your real estate transaction.

Buying tips:

Montrose-Realestate’s goal is to help you find exactly what you are looking for. Being part of the Montrose area community since 1988 has a good solid understanding of the Real Estate market and can save you time and money by providing you the exact detailed information you are looking for. Let us be your North Star in your Real Estate search. 

  • Price
  • Size of home in Square foot or lot size based on acreage
  • Bedrooms and Baths
  • Garage Capacity
  • In Town property or country property with our without the all important irrigation water.
  • Talk to a local and experienced Real Estate Broker that has lived in the area for at least 15 years.  This is a no cost option for you.
  • MLS (Multiple Listing Service from the local area)
  • 3rd party vendors such as Zillow, or Friends and Family
  • The know-it-all from the coffee shop

NOTE! The MLS has many fields of information that the Real Estate agent must fill in when listing a property.  Many of these fields with detailed information are NOT published to Zillow and others.  So to get the real story, TALK TO A REALTOR.  It does not cost you anything to get all the details on property.

  • Take a look at our office listings first as we have many more details on these properties vs. the standard MLS listings. HOWEVER, we can get you this same in-depth detail on any listing, just let me know if need this detail.
  • Good deals are not listed in the MLS as “good deals” you do need someone on the ground here in Montrose to find those for you
  • Areas of Montrose County and the city can be viewed via a map associated with a search, very helpful you want to locate or search a particular area.
  • In searching by price, usually you can search at least 3% to 7% higher than your comfortable price range as sellers may come down this much or provide assistance on closing costs.
  • You can find out what percentage homes are selling for by looking at our Market trends page, very helpful!!  (we must have this on the web page) 

Always call our office  if you can’t find what you are looking for. (970) 249-4725 or 

We recommend that before you even start looking for a house, you visit your mortgage banker of choice, and find out what price range home you can afford. This will save you time and also position yourself much better as a buyer.

Your mortgage banker is the expert on determining a figure for you, so please ask them. They will be happy to take your information and check your income/debt ratio to qualify you for a certain mortgage amount. Within about an hour, they can qualify you at the exact price of a home with the monthly payment amount that you can afford. You may be surprised to see how much home you really can afford. For a quick estimate, check out the Calculator provided by (opens in a new tab/window).