If you’re getting ready to sell your home in Crested Butte or surrounding communities, Signature Properties is here to make the process easier. With years of experience in the local market, we know what it takes to sell your home and to get you the best possible price at closing. However, we ensure that each customer has a smooth selling experience from beginning to end by starting with a thorough education of the selling process and what it entails. This eliminates surprises and ensures that we’re on the same page throughout the entire process. At the end of the day, we’re here to ensure you’re selling your home for what it’s really worth and that you’re able to navigate the market with ease. Use these resources to learn more about how we approach selling homes in the area and more about preparing for a sale:
The best way to learn about anything is to ask as many questions as possible, and learning about selling a home is no exception. Though there are endless questions about how to “sell my home” in Crested Butte, there are some that we receive far more than others. Explore these answers to learn some of the most important information on how to sell your house.
Is It a Good Idea to Sell My Home Myself?
Some individuals looking to sell their homes choose to list them as “for sale by owner,” or FSBO. This means that the individual is looking to sell the home themselves without the help of a realtor. Is this a good idea? In short, this is rarely a good idea. It’s estimated that by listing a house as FSBO, a seller can save around six percent on realtor fees. However, only about 10 percent of FSBO sales are ever successful, and they often end up netting a far lower closing price than one negotiated by a realtor.
How Much Is My Home Worth?
The answer to this question can be tricky because it depends on a wide number of variables. It is possible to do research online and compare the age, features, size, and other qualities of your home to similar homes in the area and thus find a comparable price. However, if you’re looking for the true value of your home, it’s best to go about the process with the help of a professional. Paying for a home appraiser is another option, but it may not give you an accurate figure for your area. However, when you work with an experienced local realtor, they can give you a proper valuation of your home because they know what features are more popular and net more money in your area.
How Much Are Closing Costs?
The closing costs associated with the sale of a home typically amount to about three percent of the total purchase cost. This is typically a fee that the buyer pays to cover expenses related to the necessary paperwork for purchasing the house, such as obtaining a credit report, application fees, property taxes, and much more.
When Is the Best Time to Sell My House?
The answer to this question changes from location to location, but when it comes to Crested Butte, the best time to sell a home is typically in January and February. During these early winter months, sellers and buyers are more motivated to make the transaction, and negotiations can often go more quickly. This is liable to change, though, so it’s best to work with a realtor to determine when the best time is to sell your particular home.
How Can I Increase My Chances of Selling?
When you work with us, we’ll walk you through the process of maximizing your chances of making a fast, profitable sale. Some of the tasks that we may recommend for your home and throughout the selling process include:
Focusing on presentation – upgrade outdated fixtures, allow as much natural light as possible to enter a room, keep your lawn green and well-groomed, and generally focus on creating an excellent visual first impression.
Plan around the weather – try to sell your home at a time of the year when the weather is expected to be mild, which encourages potential buyers to get out and about and view homes in person.
Have longer open house days – most open houses end at 5 PM, but this is often an issue for potential buyers who may not leave work until this time. Consider allowing longer open house days to give potential more time to view your home.
What Does a Seller’s Agent Do?
In short, I’m here as a seller’s agent to help you sell your home as quickly as possible while getting the most money out of the sale as I can. I begin by properly pricing your home compared to other homes for sale in Crested Butte and then make recommendations on how to handle clutter in your home and generally improve your curb appeal. I list your home on the market and search for potential buyers via a mixture of digital and traditional methods. I then work with you to stage and show the home and finally negotiate the closing price and other details to get you the biggest possible profit on your property.
Start Selling Your Property Today
Selling a home can be a daunting and often confusing process. That’s why I’m here, to make the process a little easier and to ensure you’re successful in the long run. If you’re ready to start the process of selling your home, contact Signature Properties today. I’ll help you get on the right track and ensure you stay there throughout the entire selling process, answering all of your most important questions along the way.