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Breckenridge Home Seller's Guide

Thinking of selling your Colorado Mountain home? Set yourself up for success.

Colorado Mountain Retreats Realty sells homes in Breckenridge better than anyone else. No detail is overlooked when it comes to selling your home. While there are many ways to market and sell a home in Summit County, we use the most effective ways that are tailored to our specific real estate market.

Our proven marketing techniques will get your home in front of the right buyers, no matter where they live. There are a number of factors that contribute to our repeated success in selling Summit County homes, but our local knowledge and vast experience are the most powerful. Whether you are selling your beautiful home in Breckenridge, your ski resort home at Copper Mountain, or your luxury golf course home, we know how to showcase your home to attract serious buyers who are ready to make an offer.

On this page, you will find tips for home sellers and great resources for selling your home in Summit County. These are great places to start when you are ready to start the process of selling your home, however, the smartest thing you can do is to find a good REALTOR®.

Selling Your Vacation Home in Breckenridge

Selling your vacation home in Breckenridge? Colorado Mountain Retreats Realty specializes in selling vacation homes.

There are significant considerations that you must make when you list a vacation home in Summit County. There are specific buyers looking to buy your home, and finding these buyers takes a particular marketing plan. These buyers often live out-of-state and even out-of-country, and you need a realty team that knows how to reach them in the most effective ways. When you partner with an experienced team, your home sells faster and gets you more value, every time.

Have questions? We are happy to help. If you are thinking of selling your Summit County home, we will guide you through every step of the process. Contact us to find out how you can sell your home in Breckenridge, Blue River, Keystone, Copper Mountain, or any of the other amazing Colorado Mountain communities.

 

Tips For Selling a Breckenridge Home

Here are 10 essential selling tips for homeowners ready to sell their Colorado Mountain home:

Selling Tip #1: Know Your Home's Value.

Keeping your expectations realistic is pivotal to a successful sale of your home. The market fluctuates as a reaction to our local economy, government regulations, and bank rates. Get a good idea of what your home is worth before you start thinking of your selling price. We offer a free home evaluation for homeowners to set you up for selling success.

Selling Tip #2: Price it Right

Finding the right price for your home depends on a variety of factors, and to get the best price you need to work with a trusted REALTOR® who knows the market and has experience in selling. When you price your home for the market, you will get a stampede of buyers who will bid up the price to over what it is worth.

Selling Tip #3: Give Your House a Physical.

You should always be ready to show your hoe. You never know when a prospective buyer is going to walk through your door, and you want your house in tip top shape. Don't leave your dishes out and keep the dishwasher clean. Keep the bathrooms sparkling, and chase those dust bunnies out of the corners. It is annoying at time, but it will get your house sold.

Selling Tip #4: Turn the Lights On.

Make the most of your home and maximize the lights. Good light is one thing that every buyer wants to see in a home, and a lack of it will turn many away. Change your lightbulbs to a higher wattage, clean your lampshades, take down the drapes, and trim the bushes to let the sunshine in. When you make your home more bright and cheery, you make your home more sellable.

Selling Tip #5: Half-empty closets.

Pack away things you don't need and put them into a locker if you have to. Storage is something that every buyer is looking for and something that they can never have enough of. Buyers will open every closet door, so keep your closets and cabinets clean and tidy.

Selling Tip #6: Don't upgrade too much.

Despite what you may think, massive makeovers do not always pay off. You likely won't get your money back if you do large improvement projects before you list your home. Quick fixes before you sell always pay off. Stick to a fresh coat of neutral paint, replace door handles, upgrade cabinet hardware, fix the leaky faucets, make sure your closet doors open easily, and clean the grout between your tiles.

Selling Tip #7: Hide All Traces of Spot and Whiskers.

While some say a pet makes a home, they will not warm the hearts of potential homebuyers. Not everyone is an animal lover, and buyers do not want to see a bowl full of food, smell the kitty litterbox, or see bunches of pet fur dancing across the hardwood. If you have an open house planned, send your pet to stay with a trusted friend or to a pet hotel for the day.

Selling Tip #8: Take the Home Out of Your House.

One of the most important things that you can do to sell you home is to depersonalize it. The more personal your home is, the less buyers can see themselves living there. Pack away your family photos, collections, and personal keepsakes. If you aim to pack away about a third of your things, you will see this pay off in dividends when the offers come in. You could work with your real estate agent to hire a professional home stager who can help you augment the full potential of your home.

Selling Tip #9: The First Impression Is What Counts.

No matter how good the interior of your home looks, buyers already have made a judgment of your home before they have even walked through the door. Make the exterior of your home warm, welcoming, and safe. Tidy up your home's exterior and class it up with inexpensive shrubs and brightly colored flowers if selling during the warmer months. You will almost always get a 100 percent return on investing into your home's curb appeal. You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Selling Tip #10: Get A Selling Professional.

Hiring the wrong broker can kill a deal before it even hits the table. You need someone with a good work ethic, who knows the local market, and who is totally informed. At Colorado Mountain Retreats Realty, we pride ourselves in knowing exactly what it takes to sell a home in Breckenridge and in all of Summit County.

 

Resources For Breckenridge Home Sellers

  • Find Out Home Much Your Home is Worth: Set yourself up for selling success and know what your home is worth with this easy to use tool.
  • Compare Your Home to Other Homes on the Market: Use our search tools to get an idea of what else is on the market so you can see how your home compares.
  • Get a Specialized Marketing Plan: Sell your home with a professional. Our tried and true marketing plan takes the guesswork out of selling your home. Or specialized local knowledge will help you find the right buyer's and get the best price possible for your home.
  • Connect With a Professional: Get Summit County advice you can trust. We are here to help. When you are ready to put your home on the market, there will be no other realty team that will work harder to make sure your home gets the best exposure and reaches the right buyers - whether they are out-of-country, in another state, or right around the corner.

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