Getting Your Home Ready For The Summer Market

Dated: 05/04/2018

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Summer is fast approaching and with that, kids are excited to have their long-awaited summer vacation. There will be plenty of warmth and sunshine to come all through the season. This is the perfect time to plan a fun and exciting trip with family and friends.
Summer here in Crested Butte opens a lot of fun activities like biking, hiking, fishing, archery courses, riding chairlifts and of course the stand-up paddle boarding which is growing in popularity.
With all these exciting things that come, we sometimes forget about our homes. Just like packing some sunblock when we head to the beach, our home needs to be protected as well. The weather and temperature changes in this season and the sun's constant heat to our homes can damage it even if it isn't that obvious by the naked eye just yet. These slow deteriorations can cause your house's market value to go down, especially in our extreme climate here at 9000 feet.
But luckily, I have some ways to help prepare our homes for the summer and to help maintain its market value.

Protecting our homes exterior

Since we are talking about summer, particularly the sun and the summer heat, the one thing in mind that needs our attention is the exterior of our home. If we have wooden decks and or our house has a rustic design, the wood of the exterior of our home is in crisis. Wood can be a beautiful piece especially when we look at the exterior of a property. However, wood can be fragile in a way, rain can cause the wood to expand, soften, mold or rot while heat can cause the wood to shrink and become brittle.
The solution to this issue is to make sure that we coat the wood. Having wood stain coatings can help protect the wood against moisture and damages from the sun's UV rays. Doing this will ensure the longevity of the wood and maintain its market value.
Other ways to protect the exterior of our home is by cleaning the windows and well when installing summer screens. If you have a sprinkler system, this is a perfect time to check and maintain them.

Take effort in renovating

Renovating doesn't have to be big. Actually, this can be done in most season, but summer is the best time to do so as you have more likely to get good weather and you can see what needs work in this condition. Simple touch-ups once in a while goes a long way.  Update worn flooring, replace windows and repaint the walls are some examples. Ensuring that everything is in working order will help if you decide to put your home up on the market.

Invite professional staggers

A little bit more on the professional side and less about summer. Try inviting professional staggers, with the help of your agent. This is a chance where your agent can invite other agents to come and preview your home. They can provide crucial feedback and great detail on what works for your home and what doesn't. Their comments and recommendations are very useful. This type of process can actually be very fun as it is like an open house for other agents and you can even serve a few summer dishes and refreshing drinks if you like.

Sell at the right price

When all these steps have been met. You know have a beautiful and marketable home to present to the market for summer. With the help of your real estate agent, you can get the proper price for your home.
Click on the link to Success Secrets When Selling A Home: 10 Simple Tips for related information.
If I can help you with selling your home, let me buy you a cup of coffee and let's discuss Crested Butte's potential. Who do you know that wants to buy or sell a property? Let the Heather Woodward Team help. You can contact me on my cell phone (970)596-1394 or send me an email at

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