Protect Our Old Town Homes (POOTH) is hosting a class on December 7th specifically geared towards real estate agents who are assisting residents in buying or selling a historic house. Fort Collins has three residential historic districts in addition to several individually landmarked properties. (You can learn more about them in these Forgotten Fort Collins posts: The Laurel School Historic District, the Sheely Neighborhood District, and the S. Whitcomb St. District.)

There are some great benefits to owning a landmarked house, but it’s unlikely residents will take advantage of those benefits if they don’t know what they are (or that they’re even available). This class will give local real estate agents the information needed to help clients learn about and take advantage of these benefits.

Here’s the scoop from Protect Our Old Town Homes:

Selling Historic Homes - a 3 credit class for Realtors, presented by Protect Our Old Town Homes.

December 7th 1-5pm
First Bank, 100 S. College Ave.

This class will provide local Realtors with three continuing education credits with the Colorado Division of Real Estate while exploring the unique issues related to selling historic homes in Fort Collins. Particular emphasis will be given to the processes and benefits of historic landmark designation so that Realtors will be able to clearly pass this information on to potential buyers.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The purpose behind historic designation and the related economic, environmental, and social benefits of designating properties
  • The financial benefits of historic designation specific to the building owner
  • An overview of Fort Collins’ historic neighborhoods
  • Architectural styles in Fort Collins
  • The review process for historic designation
  • General maintenance for historic homes
  • Researching historic homes

The class is free, but space is limited. This four-hour class will be held at First Bank, 100 S. College in the downstairs meeting room. Speakers include Historic Preservation staff with the City, a local building contractor who is familiar with working on older homes, and a local historian.

Sign up for the class through Eventbrite:     SellingHistoricFoCoHomes.eventbrite.com