A question I often get from sellers when it comes to selling their Vail Valley or Cordillera home is about timing. When is the best time? When will I get the best offer based on when we place our home on the market? The answer is now! The Vail Valley area market is hot and houses are limited! Inventory is low but demand for homes is high so now is an absolutely amazing time to sell your home.

However, this has not always been the case. There’s a lot of factors that go into selling your home. A lot of different variables determine when your house will sell, how long it’ll be on the market for, and how much it’ll sell for. But timing is always one of the most important factors. Timing of when you list your home, when you adjust the price of your home and ultimately when you sell your home. The one thing you can’t time is when the perfect buyer is going to show up!

What Season You Place Your Home On The Market

Based on the high current demand for homes and the inventory levels being very low, now is a great time to list your home. Historically however, there have been seasons in the market and you might need to time things right. Because a lot of the homes in the Vail Valley and Cordillera area are second homes, the seasons when visitors are around are a great time to list your home.

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Sometimes clients decide to place their home on the market even if it isn’t the perfect season. This could be due to outgrowing your home or needing to sell for personal reasons. Whatever your needs are let me know, and I will work together with you to get your home on the market and sold. This is why having a well-informed agent can really benefit you when selling your home. 

What season you decide to list your home may also depend on the amenities or features of your home. If your home will appeal more to summer visitors due to it being on a lake, golf course, or hiking trails, then spring is the best time to put it out there. But if your home will appeal more to winter visitors, due to it having ski-in and out capability, then the fall is the best time so you can showcase all the best features. If you’re not sure what season might be best for your home, talk to your real estate agent. 

What About Days on Market?

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Many sellers I speak to become concerned while deciding if now is the perfect time to sell.  Some even take their home off the market to reset the counter of  “Days on Market” if they think their home has been sitting on the market for too long. I typically don’t recommend this. If your home isn’t on the MLS or actively being advertised, then you can’t expect your home to sell. The key is to be realistic and do the best to properly price the home to the market and be prepared to adjust if necessary. 

Having a good real estate agent by your side can make selling your home a breeze! With the current real estate market on fire, now could be the perfect time to sell your Vail Valley area home. 

Here’s my advice…

Don’t wait forever. It can be tempting to wait for that ‘perfect’ moment to put your home on the market after you’ve done all the research. But if you are ready to sell your house now, the time to put your Vail Valley/Cordillera home on the market is now. Your home is very unlikely to sell if it can’t be found in any MLS and so you might be missing out on buyers. If you’d like to get an idea of what the Vail Valley/Cordillera area real estate market is like right now and what the average DOM is, check out my latest Market Report.

How Can I Help?

I hope the information about the best time to put your Vail Valley/Cordillera home on the market  is helpful to you and the sale of your home. I can help you when it comes to listing your home in the Vail Valley. Please reach out to me! I want to provide my clients with interesting and up-to-date information so they can make informed decisions. If you think that my expertise and positive attitude might be of service to you don’t hesitate to reach out and contact me.

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Robert Schilling
Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Specialist
Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties
(970) 390-0705