This is a tough decision. As a real estate agent, I get the opportunity to talk with many clients about the changes in their lives and if they are ready to sell their dream home in the mountains. Your mountain home has been a gathering place for you, your family and friends for years where you have created lasting memories, and this can be hard to let go of. It is not unusual to be unsure, or at a minimum to have lots of questions about the process and what to expect. I have guided many clients through the process of successfully listing, marketing and selling Crested Butte home.
What Is the Next Chapter in Your Life?
I work with many clients that have enjoyed their mountain dream home for years, but now they are excited about the next chapter in their life. Kids grow up, have families of their own, and get very busy with their lives and their kids’ lives, and they cannot find the time to get back to the mountain home regularly. It can also be tough if the new young family is not in close proximity to the mountain home and unable to afford the money for airfare to get there. Many older couples I have worked with have sold their homes so they can buy a permanent home closer to where their kids and grandkids live. Others are buying a second home closer to their kids and grandkids.
I had a wise friend say to me, when he recognized changes in his life, “Things change but the river keeps flowing.” Many times, what is around that next bend in the river that we cannot see right now offers calmer waters, and is a beautiful destination. It can be hard to embrace change, but harder to fight the inevitable. You may stop and consider the option of going with the flow and seeing that there are forces that may be guiding you. Stop, look, and listen.
What Would You Do with the Money?
The more specific your answer to this question, the better. This answer will be the reason you will focus your attention and will be the motivation to accomplish the mission of selling Crested Butte home. If you have not spent much time considering what is around the next bend in your life journey, then this can be an important question for you to ponder and discuss with your spouse. It can also be exciting to think of all the options available to you. If you have enjoyed a mountain home for ten years and now long for a beach home, then every day your mountain home is not sold means that you are delaying your pursuit and enjoyment of waking up and walking along the beach. Conversely, if you have no plans for the money other than to add it to your retirement nest egg, then you have a different focus and time horizon.
You may consider selling Crested Butte home and downsizing if you still want to stay in your mountain town but you find you don’t need such a big home any longer. You could consider a condo, town home or small single-family home. Some couples that have loved their years close to the ski area are finding that a change of venue is just what the doctor ordered. I have a client who decided they still loved the summers but not the winters, so they sold their home on the mountain near the slopes and built a home on the golf course.
Things change, and it may be time for you to start considering your options. You may be ready, you may not know if you are ready, or you may be just starting to think about selling Crested Butte home.
How can I help you? I have over 30 years of sales and marketing experience and am a top real estate agent in the mountain town of Crested Butte, Colorado representing affluent clients who are buying and selling their dream homes and ranch properties in the mountains. To see featured properties or search the MLS – visit chriskopf.com. How is the Crested Butte Real Estate Market doing? Click this link to see my monthly Crested Butte Real Estate Market Reports. I appreciate the opportunity to earn your business and be your Crested Butte Real Estate Agent.
Chris Kopf, Coldwell Banker Bighorn Realty
Previews® Property Specialist