What You Need to Know Before Selling Your Home

Key to the Rockies Real Estate is Here to Help You Sell Your House

No matter how you look at it, selling your house is a nerve-wracking endeavor. There are endless things to think about, such as timing, setting a price, staging, paperwork…the list goes on. 

We are here to help every step of the way, and have outlined a few tips for selling your home that will hopefully ease your stress. After 43 years in this industry, we consider ourselves local experts of the real estate market in Summit County. Give us a call if you are considering selling your home!


Best time to sell

In most areas, the best time of year to sell a home is during the first two weeks of May. You can expect to sell 18.5 days faster than any other month and for 5.9 percent more money.

This statistic is more true in Summit County than many areas across the nation. The old adage goes, “Come for the winters, stay for the summers,” and nothing gets long-term locals more excited about life in the mountains than excitement of the most perfect summer days. 

Pricing your home

Of course, you want to sell your home for top dollar. This is actually the single most important decision you will make when deciding to sell your house. One simple but powerful technique for pricing your home is to spend time looking at comparable homes. By doing so, you will be seeing the world through a buyers’ eyes and gain a better understanding of what a reasonable listing price looks like.

Above all, you must educate yourself on the market and be honest with yourself about the best price to position your home as a great value proposition for buyers in your marketplace.  This is when having an experienced agent who knows the market and how buyers respond will come in handy. (That’s us!)

Staging your home to sell 

Another important aspect of preparing to sell your property is making sure it looks top notch. In addition to making necessary repairs and renovations, which your real estate agent can advise you on, you’ll also want to clean everything, let the light in, depersonalize, and take great photos.  The idea is to get buyers imagining themselves living there. 

A 2019 National Association of Realtors (NAR) survey says 40% of buyers’ agents believe staging affects most buyers’ view of a home, while 83% of them say it’s easier for people to visualize a staged home as their own. Our team at Key to the Rockies Real Estate can help you make your home shine!


Paperwork for selling your home

Sales contract, appraisal, mortgage statement, insurance records, title, inspections…is your head spinning? Selling your home can feel like you’ve got stacks of paperwork the size of Mount Everest. If you’re curious about the depth of this part of the process, feel free to check out this article.

Every state has different paperwork requirements, but working with agents at Key to the Rockies Real Estate with years of local expertise can really help to ease the burden. 


Let us help

We hope this brief synopsis answered a few initial questions if you are pondering selling your home. If you are looking to sell, then Key to the Rockies Real Estate has the knowledge you need to make this a smooth process. We can give you a financially and emotionally rewarding experience. We are located in Frisco, Breckenridge, Keystone, Silverthorne, and Dillon Colorado. Contact us today, we are always here to help you learn more! 

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