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Why Should Your Realtor Do An Open House?

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Why Should Your Realtor Do An Open House?

Some realtors don’t want to do open houses. They may consider it a waste of time, or they may have heard the horror stories, or maybe they don’t think they produce results. 

If your realtor doesn’t want to do an open house, you may have to push a little, because an open house is definitely to your benefit.

You might share your realtor’s concern about the safety issues surrounding open houses. Perhaps you’re uncomfortable having total strangers wander about your house. Or maybe you’d just rather not have curious neighbors wandering over trying to find out how you live.

However, there are times when open houses do make sense. If your little piece of Gunnison County real estate really is too amazing to describe in an online listing, an open house is the way to get potential buyers to see what’s special about what you’re offering. You’ll want to make sure, though, that your house is well-staged – meaning that you’ve removed everything that is personal and left an essentially blank canvas on which a potential buyer can project their hopes and dreams.

Additionally, if your home is listed in an area where the market is suppressed, a good look around could make all the difference in the world to someone who is looking to buy a home. As a seller in a buyer’s market, you’ll need to take advantage of every possible way in which you can convey the advantages of your particular home – in other words, you’ll have to insist that your real estate agent arranges an open house, whether they like it or not.

Sometimes, too, a photo just doesn’t do a home justice. You want to attract a home buyer who will fall in love with what you have to offer. If safety and security are a concern, bring along your 400-pound cousin Bubba. Tell him to bring his friend Louis. Short for Louisville Slugger. But get that open house in the works.


Crested Butte Mountain Resort Purchased by Vail

Vail Resorts Buys Crested Butte Mountain Resort

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When the news broke that Vail Resorts purchased Crested Butte Mountain Resort, we must say the excitement and shock all came at once.  This is a great move for business and will certainly bring additional eyes on our little town.

Crested Butte Mountain Resort Purchased by VailAs a leading Real Estate firm in Crested Butte, we immediately started having the conversations with our clients about what this will mean to the market and how to best use this to their advantage.  For our sellers, hold the price and being firm is important as the value of our little piece of heaven is going to go up.  When talking with buyers, we try to impress on them the importance of making an offer right away.  What you see today will not be here tomorrow, don’t get stuck out in the cold!  This article has a lot of information about the purchase and what to expect going forward.

As always stay tuned to our blog and social media outlets for all the latest Crested Butte, Gunnison, Almont and Colorado news.  Our realtors are working hard to keep up with market conditions, emerging information and of course what’s going on around our beautiful valley.

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What Should You Plant in Your Garden This Year?

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What Should You Plant in Your Garden This Year?

It’s late spring early summer, and you’re getting seed catalogs in the mail. You’re pondering whether to dig up a bit of land and add a vegetable garden to your very own sweet piece of Gunnison County real estate. But what to plant?

Well, it really depends on what you want. That sounds simplistic, but think about it. What do you want from your vegetable garden? Are you looking to supplement your diet? Do you just adore crunchy, fresh veggies and want to have them as close as your doorstep? Or are you a wannabe farmer who just loves the idea of telling your local grocery store to stuff it; you’ll do just fine on your own, thank you very much?

If it’s freshness as near as your back yard that you want, you might do well with a simple salad garden augmented by a few snow peas, some string beans and tomatoes. With salad greens and peas, you can start early, as soon as the frost starts to come out of the ground. Tomatoes are less tolerant and need to be put in when the ground is warm. With just a few seeds and a small area of tilled soil (enhanced with a quality fertilizer), you can get growing quickly and enjoy fresh produce well into early fall.

Perhaps you’re horrified at the price you have to pay for veggies at the supermarket, and you’d like to store a bit for the winter. Beans, peas, squash and tomatoes all lend themselves well to canning or freezing, and you can save a bundle on your grocery bill during the winter.

Whatever your purpose, the main thing to remember is, if you don’t like it, don’t plant it. Spinach, for example, will grow like crazy and just a few plants will feed you all summer long and leave you plenty left over to freeze or can. But if you’re not all that fond of spinach, it won’t do you much good if you just leave it in the garden to bolt and go to seed.

Gardens are great fun, so feel free to experiment. Oh, and if you live in an apartment, all is not lost – many nice little kitchen gardens have been grown in containers.