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Selling Tips: Best Time to Sell

When is the best time to sell your property in Breckenridge, Summit or Park Counties?

From years of experience selling real estate, we know the greatest number of properties sell from June through September. That's the general rule, but that doesn't mean there isn't a better time to sell your property.

Let's look at the typical scenario first: Vacationers visit our local ski areas: Breckenridge Ski Resort, Copper Mountain, Keystone and A-Basin during the months of November through April. They have a great time, and at some point during their visit they think about spending more time skiing and snowboarding, enjoying the beauty of the Rocky Mountains, drinking in the great Colorado weather, or taking advantage of the feeling they get when they have their family and friends together enjoying all of this at the same time.

This awesome ski vacation can be action-packed and allows little time to devote to the real estate market. But the idea of buying into this lifestyle doesn't go away.

Many people start seriously looking in the spring or summer. They return to Breckenridge and find they really enjoy what the mountains have to offer in the other seasons. Usually on a slower pace, these vacationers now have the time to become buyers.

If you want to sell your property, you should strongly consider getting it on the market in late spring to take advantage of the large number of summer visitors. Depending on the weather and the density of the winter's snow, June can be slow.  Summer always gets cruising by the 4th of July, so if you list before that holiday, you'll expose your property during the peak-buying season.

The weather is ideal in Breckenridge in the summer, rarely above 82 degrees Fahrenheit, and seems like paradise if the rest of the nation is boiling. Late June or July snow is rare, but can happen, and it doesn't always help real estate sales.

Having said all this, our real estate market in Breckenridge is active all year long. If you make the decision to sell during the summer or fall, there is no reason to wait. Often the inventory levels will decline a bit before the ski season begins and give your property the benefit of less competition.  If your home has great ski-in/ski-out access, it may look better to winter visitors.

No matter the time of year, the professionals at Breckenridge Associates will work with you to determine the best way to market your property.

You never know when the right buyer for your property might step through the door. So, if you are ready to sell your property, now is the time.