May 3, 2022

6354 S Harvest St, Aurora, CO, 80016

Barry Kunselman | 303.88.0588 | Contact Barry

6354 S Harvest St, Aurora, CO, 80016

Under Contract! Enjoy Main Floor Living in this Charming Home in Aurora

 3 Beds | 3 Baths | $610,000

OPEN HOUSE Sat, 5/7 10-4PM & Sun 5/8 10-2PM


Charming Home in the Wheatlands offers main floor living. Buyers will love the modern kitchen with white cabinets, subway tile backsplash, and stainless-steel appliances. The Wheatland community offers an outdoor pool with a clubhouse. The upstairs has a great open loft perfect for an office, TV room, exercise room with a bedroom, and full bathroom. There is an oversized garage with room for a workshop or storage for your outdoor gear. A large unfinished basement is ready for your final additions.

Fully enclosed and landscaped backyard. Walkable distance to the neighborhood clubhouse with outdoor pool and Pine Ridge Elementary School. Easy bike ride to shopping, dining, and movies at the Southlands Shopping area. Enjoy a 2mi stroll to the Aurora Reservoir.



  • Don't miss the oversized two car garage with room for a workshop or additional storage for your outdoor gear.
  • Granite counter-tops throughout the home
  • Modern kitchen with white cabinets, subway tile backsplash with stainless steel appliances
  • The outdoor pool and clubhouse are a couple of blocks away.



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6354 South Harvest Street


Learn more about Wheatlands Aurora


Nearby Schools

Children in this community typically go to the following schools:

Elementary School: Arrowhead

Middle School: Horizon

High School: Smoky Hill


Shopping & Restaurants

Southlands Mall is less than 15 minutes away and offers great restaurants and shopping.

Amusement & Recreation

Plains Conservation Center is less the 10 minutes away, offers hiking/walking trails, views of the Rockies, and Fun Museum for everyone

Wheatlands Neighborhood in Aurora

Wheatlands residents enjoy the beautiful outdoor pool, clubhouse, community park and receive a free family membership to the brand-new recreation center- Aurora Family YMCA at Wheatlands. Visit the Wheatlands page for more information about this community.

Contact Barry on 303.887.0588 if you would like to view this or another home or townhome in Aurora, CO.


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April 18, 2022

20653 E Mansfield Ave Aurora, CO 80013

Barry Kunselman | 303.88.0588 | Contact Barry

20653 E Mansfield Ave Aurora, CO 80013

Beautifully Appointed 2 Story Home in Aurora

 4 Beds | 4 Baths | $700,000

OPEN HOUSE SAT & SUN, 4/23 10AM - 4PM, 4/24 10AM - 2PM

Beautifully appointed home in Spring Meadows/Tallgrass. Enter the front door and you're greeted with 20-foot vaulted ceilings with crown molding. New exterior paint, new carpet, and beautiful hardwood floors. The kitchen has granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. Upstairs hosts four bedrooms and buyers will enjoy a massive primary bedroom and five-piece ensuite bath with soaking tub and shower with dual heads. Ample walk-in closet. The two-car oversized garage is ideal for a workshop or for your outdoor gear. Enjoy summer in the backyard covered patio with ceiling fans wired for speakers! Highly desirable Cherry Creek school district. Walk to school and parks.



Special Feature #1 Take a peek at the oversized 2-car garage, perfect for a workshop or storage for your outdoor gear.

Special Feature #2 Buyers will enjoy the new plush stain-resistant carpet

Special Feature #3 Don't miss the fully finished basement with non-conforming bedroom



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20653 East Mansfield Avenue


Learn more about Aurora


Nearby Schools

Children in this community typically go to the following schools:

Elementary School: Dakota Valley

Middle School: Sky Vista

High School: Eaglecrest


Shopping & Restaurants

Southlands Mall is less than 15 minutes away and offers great restaurants and shopping.

Amusement & Recreation

Plains Conservation Center is less the 10 minutes away, offers hiking/walking trails, views of the Rockies, and Fun Museum for everyone

Tall Grass Neighborhood

Tallgrass is a 260-acre neighborhood that consists of 718 homes and 96 Townhomes which sit on kid-friendly front yards. Visit the Tallgrass page for more information about this Aurora community.

Contact Barry at 303.887.0588 if you would like to view this beautifully appointed Aurora home or another home or townhome in the Denver Metro.


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April 6, 2022

15241 W 50th Golden, CO, 80403

Barry Kunselman | 303.887.0588 | Contact Barry

15241 W 50th Golden, CO 80403

Sold! Charming Home in Golden with Amazing Community Pool

4 Beds | 4 Baths | $1,050,000

Charming home in The Gardens at Table Mountain (Golden) with an amazing community pool. The kitchen boasts a large quartz island, white cabinets, and stainless-steel appliances with a subway tile backsplash. The main floor offers an office/play area open floor concept with designer light fixtures. Upstairs there is a large primary bedroom with an enormous five-piece bathroom with a large soaking tub and a large walk-in closet. Additional upstairs rooms include a great guest bedroom with its own private bathroom and balcony, two bedrooms attached to a bathroom, plus a nice laundry room.  The large unfinished basement with 9th ceilings is your blank canvas to create the basement of your dreams with room for a 5th bedroom. The east-facing back patio is ideal for escaping the scorching summer sun while hosting a BBQ with friends. The local elementary school is right around the corner. All the neighbors love to connect at the community pool, which also has a park and clubhouse.

OPEN HOUSE: April 9-10, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. 


15241 W 50th Golden HIGHLIGHTS 

Feature #1 Amazing community pool with park and clubhouse

Feature#2 Fairmount Elementary School and Cornerstone Montessori School is 4 blocks away.

Feature #3 Neighbors love to connect at the community pool especially the End of Summer Party

Feature #4 Large unfinished basement with 9-foot ceilings




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15241 West 50th Drive


Learn more about Golden


Nearby Schools

Fairmount Elementary School and Cornerstone Montessori School are 4 blocks away. Children in this community typically go to nearby top-performing public schools in Jefferson County R1:

  • Elementary School: Fairmount
  • Middle School: Drake Junior High
  • High School: Arvada West


Amusement & Recreation


The Gardens at Table Mountain Neighborhood

The Gardens at Table Mountain is a beautiful neighborhood nestled at the foothills of Table Mountain boasting breathtaking views. It sits right in between Golden and Arvada. This area offers a variety of recreational activities, hiking, cultural experiences, and wonderful dining

Contact Barry on 303.887.0588 to see this home in Golden or other homes for sale in the Denver Metro area.


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April 5, 2022

Barry Kunselman earns internationally recognized designation for performance in luxury real estate

Denver, Colorado| March 25, 2022 — Barry Kunselman with Porchlight Real Estate in Denver earned The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing’s Million Dollar GUILD™ recognition for experience, knowledge, and expertise in million-dollar and above residential properties. Kunselman is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist™ (CLHMS), part of an exclusive group of real estate professionals who have completed The Institute’s training and have a proven performance in the upper-tier market.


 “Agents who have earned the GUILD™ recognition are performing at the highest level in their community,” said Diane Hartley, president of The Institute. “It takes a superior level of service to be successful and consistently close sales at or above one million dollars. We want to recognize this performance and give these elite professionals the earned distinction that they are the agent of choice for affluent buyers and sellers.”


The specialized training and ongoing membership with The Institute provide Kunselman with the knowledge and tools to better serve affluent clients. The GUILD™ recognition provides evidence of the successful commitment to service at the highest level. “The skills The Institute for Luxury has taught me over the years have been invaluable. Not only are skills useful for my luxury clients but all my clients regardless of their price range. Serving my clients at the highest level to create lifelong clients is a passion of mine and The Institute for Luxury is one of my favorite tools to accomplish this,” said Kunselman.


Barry has been in real estate since 2007 and specializes in helping buyers and sellers in the Denver Metro area. He was recently named Agent of the Year in Porchlight's 2021 Annual Awards.

For more information about the luxury market in Denver, contact Barry with Porchlight Real Estate Group at 303.887.0588 or email


March 31, 2022

HOT TIP: How to Get More Dollars When Selling Your Denver Home Using Special Feature Cards

Barry Kunselman | 303.887.0588 | Contact Barry



Are you thinking about selling your house in the Denver Metro area? If so, you may want to make it a priority to start the process soon. According to, the sweet spot for sellers is just around the corner. In a recent study, experts analyzed housing market trends by looking at data from the past several years (excluding 2020, since it was an atypical year). When applied to the current market, experts determined the ideal week to list a house this year. The research says:


“Home sellers on the fence waiting for that perfect moment to sell should start preparations, because the best time to list a home in 2022 is approaching quickly. The week of April 10-16 is expected to have the ideal balance of housing market conditions that favor home sellers, more so than any other week in the year.


If you’ve been putting your move on the back burner waiting for the ideal time to sell, you should know your golden window of opportunity is coming up. If you’re able to get your house ready quickly, here’s my hot listing tip on how to get more money when selling your Denver home: use special feature cards with photos!


Feel free to watch the full message above, or use these timestamps that will direct you to various points in the video:

00:00 - Introduction

00:09 - We're in an extreme seller's market everybody thinks that you simply just need to put a sign in the yard

00:26 - Using special feature cards

00:40 - Going the extra mile: adding photos that help buyers visualize what the house can look like

00:53 - Wrapping it up


“. . . Buyers are rushing to lock in lower rates as the outlook is for even higher mortgage rates in the following months, ”- Nadia Evangelou, Senior Economist and Director of Forecasting at the National Association of Realtors (NAR)


The typical trend for the week of April 10-16 is that there will be even fewer sellers on the market. If you list when inventory is low, your house will be the center of attention for eager buyers craving options.

If you’re ready to move fast, you may want to shoot for April 10th-16th as your target goal. Just remember, even if you’re not ready to list within the next couple of weeks, rest assured this is still a hot sellers’ market. If you list later in April, you’ll still be in the driver’s seat. Please reach out on 303.887.0588 or email Barry Kunselman, Denver Metro Realtor.

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March 24, 2022

HOT TIP: How to Win Multiple Offers with Unlimited Escalation Clause in an Extreme Seller's Market

Barry Kunselman | 303.887.0588 | Contact Barry



In an extremely competitive seller's market like Denver, there are more buyers than listed properties and multiple bids are common.  One of the strategies used by buyers' agents to win bidding wars is to include an escalation clause. This clause states that if a competing offer is made on the property, your offer will automatically leapfrog other offers by a certain amount, with or without a cap. Adding this type of clause can help ensure that you don’t get outbid by another home buyer. 


When do you use an escalation clause?


Escalation clauses and offers are communicated between the buyer’s REALTOR® and the seller’s agent. The buyer's agent can use an escalation clause either in the original purchase agreement or in a counteroffer.  An escalation clause is triggered when the seller has proof of a bona fide offer from another buyer. This means that the offer is legitimate and enforceable. 



The buyer typically identifies a specific amount above a competing offer that the buyer is willing to go, up to a stated maximum.  

Pro tip #1—escalate by an unusual number. Most offers will escalate using nice round numbers. To stand out, use uneven numbers that are a few hundred or a few thousand more than what you would commonly think to escalate by. If other buyers are escalating by $10k, and you increase by $11k, you win.  These speeds up the process of a bidding war and the seller knows exactly how high the buyer can go. 

Pro tip #2 - If you are only escalating $500, or $1,000 each time, it may not be enough to move the meter for the seller if another offer has a better close date or not as many contingencies. So, take into consideration the price point you are at and adjust your interval accordingly. 

As a buyer, you don’t want to pay more than you need to for a home. Using an escalation clause with cap can give you more confidence when buying a home and ensure you stick within the budget you set in advance.



Buyer willing to pay "X" amount above the highest price with proof of the highest offer. An escalation clause without cap can give you the best chance of winning multiple offers, but it also has some drawbacks.

Escalation clauses can cause issues with appraisals if their offer exceeds the home’s appraisal value. Lenders are very particular about how much they will lend for a home. Lenders require an appraisal to determine the home's market value and won't lend above this amount. Therefore, an escalation clause can lead to a situation in which the price offered goes too high and exceeds the home price it was appraised at. A buyer may win the bidding war to discover later the lender won't give them enough funds to pay for the home.


Feel free to watch the full message above, or use these timestamps that will direct you to various points in the video:

00:00 - Introduction


00:09 - I have this beautiful home that hit the market this weekend and we did extremely well


00:27 - Winning offer used an amazing strategy, escalation clause with an unlimited cap


01:00 - Wrapping it up


I hope this escalation clause video helps you as a first-time home buyer when making an offer in the hot 2022 Denver housing market. 

If you’re thinking of buying, act now before mortgage rates and home prices increase further. If you’re thinking of selling, your best bet may be to sell soon so you can beat the increase in competition that’s about to come to the market. Please reach out on 303.887.0588 or email Barry Kunselman, Denver Metro Realtor.

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March 15, 2022

2893 Wolff Street Denver, CO 80212

Barry Kunselman | 303.887.0588 | Contact Barry

2893 Wolff Street Denver, CO 80212

 Sold! One of A Kind Sloans Lake Home with 180 Degree Mountain Views! 

5 Beds | 5 Baths | $1,500,000

This home is truly one of a kind; every inch was meticulously designed to enhance your living experience.  The architect and developer creatively designed the structure, so the only shared wall is the stairway which allows the home to live like a private single-family home. The kitchen is a chef's dream centered around a 36" gas cooktop on the 10ft island, perfect for entertainment.  The kitchen and dining room flow into the backyard through a Nanawall that spans the entire back wall of the home creating the ideal indoor/outdoor lifestyle we desire.  The main floor is open to a sizeable living room and a front room, flex space, perfect for a home office or playroom.  

The buyers will enjoy the large primary bedroom, with an east-facing balcony, luxurious five-piece bathroom, and large walk-in closet with custom shelving.  The second floor also has two additional bedrooms, a three-piece bath, and a laundry room complete with sink and storage space.

Enjoy Denver’s best sunsets on the expansive wrap-around rooftop deck with 180-degree mountain views. The third floor complements the rooftop deck with a generous flex space complete with a wet bar which could serve as a getaway to watch the big game, a yoga escape, or another large home office.

Lastly, the basement boasts a large living space complete with a home theater, wet bar, and game area. A spacious guest bedroom, en-suite and enormous walk-in closet complete the basement floor.


3/19 - 3/20 Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm



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Rooftop Oasis

2893 N WOLFF ST - Rooftop OasisExperience Denver’s best sunsets from the covered rooftop patio. The space was specifically laid out to provide privacy and sun protection for year-round enjoyment. Dine, relax, or entertain outdoors while taking in 180-degree mountain views. Raised garden beds also enable you to plant fresh herbs, fruits, and vegetables

Additional Work from Home Flexibility

The front room offers another space one could work from home. Currently used as a great playroom, this space could easily become an office, library, crafting space, or music room. The photo to the right shows how a neighbor converted this area into an office

Custom Theater Room

2893 Wolff Street - Theater Room

Enjoy a romantic movie night, binge-watch a Netflix show, or play your favorite video games in the custom-designed theater room with a 150-inch screen and Optoma Short Throw Gaming Projector (clear picture up to three hundred”, plus enhanced gaming mod). This incredible space also features modern shelving and storage to conceal all video and game accessories for a sleek look. 

HVAC, Air Purifier, French Drain

HVAC with a whole-home humidifier allows for less hardwood floor maintenance and protects your skin from Colorado’s dry climate. IAQ Air Purifier filters dust and bacteria out of the HVAC system using electric current.

 A Dual French drain around the foundation protects against basement water intrusion



2893 Wolff Street

Somewhat Walkable

Learn more about Denver

Amazing location blocks from Sloan's Lake, Hog's Head Brewery, Growler USA, Coffee shop, amazing biscuit restaurant, and hop skip and a jump to Highlands Square, all of the shops and restaurants on Tennyson, not to mention all the restaurants in Edgewater.


Nearby Schools

Children in this community typically go to nearby top-performing public schools in Denver:

  • Elementary School: Whittier K-8
  • Middle School: Bruce Randolph
  • High School: Manual

Amusement & Recreation

  • Near City Park, Natural History Museum, Tattered Cover, Denver Recreation Center, Denver Zoo, the Rino
  • Nearby parks include Lafayette Historic District (historical), San Rafael Historic District and Glenarm Place Historic Residential District (historical).


Sloan's Lake Neighborhood

Sloan’s Lake hosts the annual Dragon Boat Festival in July, where 100,000 people come to celebrate and experience Colorado’s Asian-Pacific culture, customs, and traditions. 

Check out Sloan's Lake neighborhood page for more information about this urban community.

Contact Barry at 303.887.0588 to see this house in Sloan's or other homes for sale in the Denver area.


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Posted in Sold Listings
March 9, 2022

HOT TIP: Dream Home Just Went Pending? Do A Backup Offer!

Barry Kunselman | 303.887.0588 | Contact Barry



February market stats for Denver continue to reflect low inventory and swift sales. We are working extremely hard to get our buyers under contract and one way a buyer can get a home is to put in a backup offer when the initial offer is not accepted. 

Feel free to watch the full message above, or use these timestamps that will direct you to various points in the video:


00:00 - Introduction


00:20  - getting ready to give bad news


00:29 - back of offer position


00:44 - the market's absolutely crazy right now


00:57 - buyers are getting cold feet


01:08 - get in a backup offer position


What’s the best backup offer strategy?

  •  Make sure you, the buyer, are serious about closing
  •  Make sure you have sufficient funds , a backup offer still requires an earnest money deposit
  • Appeal to the seller with a strong offer price
  • If needed, find out why the first offer didn’t work out and appeal to it
  • Consider including a contingency that allows you to walk away if you find another home


I always make sure my clients understand the costs, risks and responsibilities of provisions and clauses that are being added to a contract. This can be as simple as asking them to confirm their understanding via text or email. 

If you have any questions or real estate needs, I'm a call  or email away.  You can also find me on Facebook and Instagram. Let me know how I can help you.



How to Beat Cash buyers

How To Price Your Denver Home To Sell for Top Dollar

Posted in Home Buying Tips
Feb. 28, 2022

HOT TIP: How to Beat All-Cash Offers When Buying Your Denver Metro Home

Barry Kunselman | 303.887.0588 | Contact Barry


The real estate market is very competitive across the country, and this is especially true in the Denver area. Homebuyers have fewer homes to choose from due to low inventory, so you need to be strategic to win. Make sure you have a trusted professional on your side. Your real estate agent will help you understand your local market and work with you to act quickly when the time is right. 


Here's how to compete with cash buyers when purchasing a home in the Denver Metro area.


Step one is to find a lender that can close in 10 to 15 days.

You need make sure that your lender is going to underwrite you, the buyer. Underwriting simply means that your lender verifies your income, assets, debt and property details in order to issue final approval for your loan. An underwriter is a financial expert who takes a look at your finances and assesses how much risk a lender will take on if they decide to give you a loan.

If the lender can underwrite the buyer and make sure that everything looks great on the file, in many cases you can eliminate the loan contingency.

Loan contingency – is a clause that allows buyers to cancel the contract of the home purchase with no penalties, and a refund of their earnest money deposit if they're unable to secure a mortgage. A loan contingency removal means that the buyer is on the hook for the contract terms whether they can get a loan. So if you failed to secure financing, you are still obligated to buy the property. Should you choose to cancel the contract, you will lose the deposit you have made on the home.


Second step is the appraisal.

An appraisal determines the fair market value of the home you'd like to buy. The appraisal contingency means that if your home doesn't appraise for the amount you've agreed to pay, you can walk away from the deal with your deposit. If the home does not appraise at the offer price, your lender will not approve the loan unless you pay the difference. In a perfect world if you've got comparable homes to support your offer and your real estate agent is 99% confident it's going to appraise you could potentially waive your appraisal leaving only your inspection.


If you're closing in 10 to 15 days and there's no loan contingency, no appraisal contingency, your offer is going to stand out very similar to a cash offer.


Watch out for future videos on appraisal gap and more strategies that will help you achieve your real estate goals.


If you’d like to take a look at what’s available on the market today, you can view the homes that are available in the largest MLS in Colorado right now:


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Buyers are motivated to beat rising mortgage rates, and many want to escape rising rents. There’s also additional demand from millennials who are reaching peak homebuying age. Even when it’s challenging to find a home, you can still succeed as a buyer today if you have a trusted advisor on your side every step of the way. Call 303.887.0588 or email



How To Price Your Home to Sell for Top Dollar

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Posted in Home Buying Tips
Feb. 18, 2022

Hot Tip: How To Price Your Denver Home To Sell for Top Dollar

Here's how to price your Denver home and sell for top dollar.


Every seller wants to realize as much money as possible when selling his or her home. The natural inclination is to price your home high, thinking you can always come down in the future. But a listing price that is too high can be a disaster, and frequently nets the seller LESS money then they ever anticipated—even after paying a real estate commission!


Why is this?


Because buyers will reject your home in favor of other homes in a reasonable price range. If you are thinking of selling your home, you want to make sure you get top dollar. How can you do it? You’ll need a skilled Realtor, and today I'm sharing with you this strategy I use to set the best list price to get maximum dollar.


First of all let's talk about 3258 Fillmore Street listing that I had on the market last weekend.  Fillmore is a great property to illustrate what this market is doing right now.



Thirty days ago I was talking to my clients about their home value. I was looking at what was under contract, what was sold, and I was like you know we're probably the low sixes for this property. We'll probably list at $605,000- $610,000 but let's just hold off let's just see what happens the next couple of weeks.


Sure enough some some properties that were very similar to my listing came on the market. I followed up with the listing agents and said, "Hey what are you guys under contract for?". They were very gracious and one said you know like there's one right down the street that was under contract at like $685,000.


I told my clients like okay we're probably going to list now to high sixes, low sevens if we're lucky. But we don't want to start there because the market isn't ready to pay that just yet . . .How about we start a little bit lower and let the market really pay what this house is truly worth.


So we listed at $635,000 and we ended up with, BOOM! Ten offers for this amazing house. Five of them over seven hundred thousand. The highest was seven twenty six. We took a $710,000 cash offer and a two week close.


It was very interesting because when I was talking to some of these agents I felt like they didn't really know the market.  I was kind of confused because the three or four say, "Hey we're looking at comps I'm not seeing value". Then I realized some agents are looking at comps and they're looking at sold homes which is like three to six months ago.


Well the last three weeks have been extremely different than at the last six months.


When you're really trying to figure out what a home is going to sell for what, the value is you really want to look at is what's under contract what has gone under contract in the last week or two, for a similar product (home) that will give you your best estimate of what the market's going to pay for your property.


More People Are Planning To Buy a Home Soon

Buyer demand  is high today as more people are trying to beat rising mortgage rates. It’s the perfect time to sell because prices have never been so high. If the market’s declining, it’s best to discount your price up front. If the market’s rising, like our real estate market is right now, be prepared for full price offers, and bidding wars.


I can get you a free market analysis of your Denver Metro property today.

If you have any questions for me about pricing your Denver home for sale or real estate in general, don't hesitate to reach out via phone at 303.887.0588 or email I look forward to hearing from you soon.


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