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Did You Know? Winter Curb Appeal

Posted by Breckenridge Associates Real Estate on Monday, February 21st, 2011 at 12:11pm.

Yes, it’s cold and snowy outside, but that doesn’t mean the perfect buyer isn’t out there ready to view your property throughout the winter months. While other markets may experience significantly less activity during the winter, Breckenridge and Summit County’s peak visitation is during these cold months. Summer months are typically when we experience the highest number of real estate sales transactions, however we show property to many qualified buyers throughout the busy winter season. With Breckenridge Ski Resort alone sustaining more than 1 million skier visits in a typical winter, there is a definite opportunity to catch the eye of the in-town visitor.

Sellers should take the time to consider their home’s Winter Curb Appeal and how inviting their property is during the winter. There is a huge opportunity to have the competitive edge on other sellers in our market by making your property more inviting during the winter season.

Following are a few tips to keep in mind to achieve better Winter Curb Appeal:
1.) Safety First – a top priority. Make sure buyers can make it safely to your door. Keep your driveway and walkways clear of ice and snow.
2.) Outdoor Lighting – winter days are shorter. Days are shorter and a little lighting can go a long way in boosting your home’s appeal.
3.) Holiday Décor – go easy on the holidays. Don’t deter your buyers with unique holiday lights (i.e. giant inflatable Rudolph). Instead stick to the basic lights that won’t distract the buyer, but will best showcase your property. A winter ski resort community such as ours can get away with having lights up a little longer than most, just don’t go overboard.
4.) Fresh paint – think about fresh paint in the fall and how bare trees in the winter show off more of your home, including chipped paint.

Contact your Breckenridge Associates Real Estate Broker for suggestions on how to help your property stand among the competition now. With thoughtful Winter Curb Appeal, you’ll surely make an impression on buyers in the area.

Source: HGTV.com

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