Are you considering selling and wondering Will My Crested Butte Home Sell?
Have you decided that you’re ready to sell your Crested Butte home? What are some of the Next Steps: Selected your real estate agent, decide on a listing price, stage, and declutter your home, get an inspection, get your home projects completed.
Will My Crested Butte Home Sell? There are several reasons why your home may not sell as quickly as you hope. Don’t get frustrated if your home doesn’t sell fast. If you have had a number of showings you should review the feedback. These are from the other agents and buyers on your home. Here are a few reasons why your Crested Butte home may not sell quickly.
Is The Price Right For Selling Your Home?
A really good real estate agent may be able to increase the negotiated price of your home up. But ultimately the market determines the value. To give yourself an idea of what a realistic price might be. You should take a look at the sold data from previously sold homes near you. Be Realistic. Do you have an updated kitchen, and bathrooms?
Knowing the price-point these other homes have sold at will influence the pricing strategy of your home. For my clients, I use this data and competitive analysis of homes currently listed on the market in the local area. This helps me to determine a market strategy for each home. My research process often includes visiting homes. These are in the local area to refresh myself on current market conditions specific to your neighborhood. Using all of this information, I determine a price range that meets my clients’ unique needs regarding timing and dollar value. A competitive price has the potential to attract multiple offers and meet a shorter time-frame. A seller with low holding costs may price their home higher and wait for the perfect offer. Whatever strategy you decide, be prepared to shift gears based on market feedback.
Your Home Isn’t Selling Now What?
You might be starting to panic a little when you realize your home isn’t selling as quickly as you thought it would. Have you made small changes and fixes they have recommended to your home? What feedback have you received during home showings? Getting feedback from potential buyers who have been interested in your home is so valuable! Knowing why they haven’t put in an offer can be helpful as well so that you can adjust accordingly. Is it the price or are they just not getting a great first impression? The answers to these questions will help you determine what you might want to do moving forward.
Was The Timing Right To Sell My Home?
We don’t always get to choose when to sell our home. But if you do have that luxury. Picking the perfect time to put your home on the market can make a big difference! Although spring and summer are generally viewed as an ideal timeframe in the Crested Butte area. Selling during another season can offer the advantage of helping your home stand out to buyers looking for your home. In Crested Butte, the “right” time to put your home on the market might be winter. Due to many homes that have skier access. These houses should be highlighted during the winter months. This way potential buyers can visualize how it would be living in this house during these months. There are many couples that are buyers that will visit Crested Butte during the “off-season” -these are most often “serious buyers”.
Having a real estate expert can help you showcase your home to stand out during any time frame or season. But if your home has fishing rights or is on the golf course, you’ll want to pick the spring or summer. This way you can fully showcase the amenities your home has to offer and attract buyers.
How Are You Preparing Your Home To Sell?
If your timing is great and your price is right but you’re still not getting the showings you expect and also not receiving any offers, your home might not be appealing to buyers. If buyers are not getting a good first impression of your home, it’s going to be very difficult to convince them to buy it! The first step for this is to make sure your house is deep cleaned! You will want to declutter your home as well. This entails cleaning out those junk drawers and closets you just use for storage. You want to show off the space you have and open up your home as much as possible. You will also want to make sure your personal belongings and pictures are taken down.
A Big Project (or Lots of Little Ones)?
Inspection – Have you had an inspection done? Spend the money to hire an inspector to do a complete inspection (including Radon Inspection of your home). Just like going to the doctor for a physical an Inspection will tell you what needs to be fixed in your home.
Do the Work – If you see there are deficiencies in your home and you are the owner and don’t want to spend the time and effort to get the estimates, hire the contractors, and do the work -then why do you think a Buyer will? They may – but will want a steep discount for the risks of jumping into a major project (or lots of little ones).
How Can I Help?
If you are struggling to sell your Crested Butte home and would like my advice and guidance on the sale of your home, please feel free to reach out! Stay safe out there. Contact me to help you if you have any questions.
If you want to chat about the real estate market here in Crested Butte – give me a call… (970) 209-5405
I have been in your shoes – as both a Second Home Buyer and Seller here in Crested Butte.
The Crested Butte area offers a wide variety of properties including ski-in/ski-out single-family homes, ski-in/ski-out condominiums, lake and river frontage properties, golf course property, quality homes in Downtown Crested Butte, and true fine mountain homes on acreage.
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