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The Grey Rock Realty Podcast

The Grey Rock Realty Podcast

By Grey Rock Realty Podcast
A podcast discussing real estate in Northern Colorado and life in general. Our mission is to create razor sharp real estate consumers.
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Can you buy with a low down payment in this market?
The landscape has changed dramatically over the last 12 months for first time home buyers and those with a low down payment. Generally speaking, they can no longer expect to be able to get an on-market property under contract in Northern Colorado. There is simply too much competition and too many buyers with big down payments that can waive their appraisal contingency. But that doesn’t mean they can’t buy homes, they just need an outside of the box approach. This episode explores that approach. This is a must listen for new buyers in Northern Colorado and across the country.
February 23, 2022
Why aren’t interest rates rising? Why this real estate market will persist.
Quick discussion about the work of economist Logan Mohtashami who provides insights into the power of demographics, why interest rates aren’t increasing despite hot inflationary and economic data. And how strong credit profiles provide a solid foundation for this market to persist.
December 13, 2021
Late Summer 2021 Market Update for Northern Colorado
Ryan discusses the slight cooling in the real estate market. Click bait headlines about the market being in a bubble and more!
August 24, 2021
Interview with Forge and Bow Founder Jordan Obermann
Ryan and Jordan have a wide ranging conversation about Northern Colorado real estate and Jordan's boutique design build firm, Forge and Bow. 
March 03, 2021
Market Update Mid Feb 2021
Quick talk about trends we are seeing in the Northern Colorado Real estate market
February 20, 2021
Selling your Home - the process
In this episode Ryan and Scott discuss the process of selling your home. Pricing, staging, projects to do or not do, etc. Join us!
January 13, 2021
Home Inspection Crash Course / HOA's / Navigating Appraisal
Check out our discussion on navigating home Inspections, HOA's and appraisals!  We would love your feedback! Grey Rock Realty - "Creating Razor Sharp Real Estate Consumers" 
December 31, 2020
How home prices change between the seasons
In this episode, as we are entering 2021, Ryan & Scott discuss how home prices change between the seasons.  We also take a moment to tell about the Grey Rock experience! What is Grey Rock Realty all about  We love to hear from you, please leave us your questions or comments.  Enjoy!
December 27, 2020
The flaws behind using $ per square foot to price homes
Ryan & Scott discuss the The Flaws behind $ per square foot & how to use square feet in the price.  
December 23, 2020
Are Real Estate Commissions Justified?
Grey Rock Realty is about Creating Razor Sharp Real Estate Consumers.  This week Ryan Jenkins (owner/managing broker) and Scott Lowe (broker associate) discuss the topic of real estate commissions.  Commissions are expensive.  Why? What goes into them?  Are real estate commissions justified? Join us! #greyrockrealty #razorsharpconsumers #realestate #fortcollinsrealestate #coloradorealestate
September 21, 2020
A discussion about the state of the NOCO real estate market during and after the covid lockdown
Ryan chats with longtime friend and new Grey Rock agent, Scott Lowe, about how the NOCO real estate market is holding up in the pandemic over "take-out" beers from Lucky Joe's.  "As we look back on May and June's actual prices, we actually gained like a couple of points in Fort Collins. Some markets were flat. Some markets had really small price drops, but considering the fact that we had 40% volume decrease and we maintained prices, I guarantee you that dynamic has probably never happened in a real estate market in the history of the world, like anywhere. Cause you can't have volume drop like that and have prices hang on."
August 15, 2020
Home Buyer Crash Course
Welcome to the Home Buyer Crash Course Podcast Episode! This show walks you step by step through the home purchase process and has tons of great info like how to get the cheapest mortgage, what your loan closing costs will be, what you need to know about Zillow, how to pick a realtor, how to navigate inspections, how to find property off the market and tons more. I think you'll get a lot of value from it. Our hope is that it will help you become the razor sharp real estate consumer that you were meant to be! Thanks for listening and enjoy! Please text or call us at 970-689-0824 or email with any questions or to see any property on the market.  Thanks again! Ryan Jenkins and the team at Grey Rock Realty Check us out on the web at
December 12, 2019
Don’t wait for your dream home to come on the market. Go find it.
In this podcast we talk about finding homes off market.  Did you know that many of NoCo’s best properties can be purchased but are not listed publicly? More and more we are turning to locating off market real estate and giving you private access before it goes public. We discuss the reasons why we do this, how we do it and give case studies on clients who have been successful with this approach.  You tell us what you want and we’ll find it, guaranteed. Get private tours of unlisted homes Meet the owner face to face Tour the property with the person that knows it best Avoid competition from other buyers Find homes that would have never been listed Here’s how it works : 1. Tell us what you want. 2. We identify all properties in the region that match your criteria and contact the owners. 3. The ones preparing to sell respond, you are notified, and if the property is right a tour is scheduled. 4. If you like it, buy it! If not, we’ll keep looking. Zillow is not your only option. Call or text 970-689-0824 to find out more. Thanks for listening! Ryan Jenkins Best of Zillow Grey Rock Realty LLC 112 Trimble Court • Fort Collins, CO 80524 Mobile: 970.689.0824
November 20, 2019
Fort Collins Real Estate Market Update and Planning Your Upcoming Home Purchase
Hey friends. We discuss the current state of the market in Fort Collins and what we think the market will do in the next few years. We also talk about planning your upcoming home purchase or sale and what you should do to prepare.
November 14, 2019
September 2019 Northern Colorado Real Estate Market Report
New podcast discussing the current state of the market. As we move into fall we continue to see the market form an upward plateau with our higher priced markets such as Fort Collins, Windsor and Longmont posting small gains or losses, depending on what data set you use. While our more moderately priced areas such as Loveland and Greeley are still making significant price gains. Inventory has increased  but remains low with the absorption rate sitting at 2 months. That means the market can absorb or sell its current supply of homes in about 2 months. A market balanced between buyers and sellers is said to have an absorption rate of 6 months. This tells us that demand is still high and the market is still gobbling up its available inventory at rapid clip. Average days on market is 46 which means a typical home sells in about 2 weeks considering a 30 day escrow period. Multiple offers and over list price sales still occur but we are seeing fewer of those situations especially as we move into fall which is notoriously slow and a great time for buyers to pick up deals. In November and December we see the market pick back up slightly and then it typically softens again in the first quarter of the new year.
September 15, 2019
Interview with Jed Scott - Colorado Mineral Rights Issues
In this episode I sit down with a local attorney and friend, Jed Scott. Jed is a partner at Bell, Gould, Linder and Scott, P.C. and is our "go to" guy when our clients need legal help. Over the years, the majority of the time when Jed is helping us with a real estate deal it is a mineral rights issue and we’re trying to understand what to expect when buying an acreage property that no longer has its mineral rights intact.  So that’s the basis for this discussion along with a some tangents on the growth of Fort Collins, oil and gas development, air quality issues, glade reservoir/ NISP, instituting minimum flows on the Poudre through town, why our traffic isn’t as bad as people think, and why we don’t always drink beer made in Fort Collins.
September 10, 2019
Contingent offers - selling a home and buying a replacement property
A discussion about the logistics of buying a home when you must sell your current home first. We discuss why and how you should avoid making an offer on the new home that is contingent upon the sale of your current home.
August 03, 2019
Interview with Zach Mercurio - Crafting Your Purpose in Work and Life
I got to sit down with Zach Mercurio and talk about people discovering their purpose, in other words why do people do what they do? Humans are wired for purpose, but we seem to be able to go through life not knowing or realizing or defining our purpose. Zach points out that if you take the time to realize why you do the work you do, you’ll be happier and more effective. Zach is a speaker, researcher and adjunct professor at Colorado State University. He's the author of the book, "The Invisible Leader: Transform Your Life, Work, and Organization with the Power of Authentic Purpose."  His focus is helping people craft their purpose in work and life.  Just to give you a taste of what we cover today, we talk about how human beings are not sustainably motivated by money. We talk about how you can find purpose working in a carwash. We discuss whether purpose is paralyzing millennial job seekers, and whether people should craft their purpose right where they are, or if they should use their search for purpose to push them to explore a new career. Hope you enjoy! 
July 31, 2019
Interview with Restoration Now Global Founder, Josh Roloff
I sat down for a discussion with Josh Roloff, the founder of Restoration Now Global.  RNG is a non-profit agency that fixes homes for people in need here in Fort Collins and also abroad in places like the Philippines and Honduras.  There are acute housing needs in both places and RNG does an amazing job of identifying and meeting those needs.   Josh and I talk about his journey from renovating high end Old Town bungalows to installing water filtration systems in the jungles of Honduras and everything in between.  Learn more about this unique organization at
May 28, 2019
Multiple Offer Situations
What to expect and how to succeed in multiple offer situations in the Northern Colorado Real estate market.
May 09, 2019
The real estate due diligence process
A deep dive into the process of inspecting a home, performing a title search, appraisal and survey to find out if a home is suitable to buy. Should you inspect a new home? Should you get a sewer scope? Should you get a survey? What is a title search? These questions and others are discussed and helpful tips and anecdotes provided along the way. Thanks for listening!
April 16, 2019
Should you get a survey when you buy real estate?
Information about Land Surveys, why you should get one when you buy property, what are the different types and how much they cost.
March 29, 2019
What every home buyer must know when starting their search in Northern Colorado
Advice for online searching, MLS feeds and mortgage approval. What to expect and how to prepare as you start your home search.
February 21, 2019
NoCO Real Estate - Are We in a Bubble?
Is the Northern Colorado real estate market in a bubble? Local real estate expert and owner of Greyrock Realty discusses current market conditions, population increase projections and what the market may do next.
February 13, 2019