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Fall Market Update: Is the Fall a Good Time to Sell?

Listing Tips
Posted by Kira Taylor on October 04, 2021 in  for sellers  Listing Your House  Sellers
2021 has proven to be another record-breaking year for real estate in the Vail Valley. Year-to-date residential sales volume has reached over $2B which is a 37% increase over last year. While some pockets of the market do seem to be settling in average sales price, others are not. Buyers are resurfacing after summer travels and are more serious about finding a great home in the Vail Valley. The early spring through the summer are generally the busiest times of the year for home sales, but the fall can be a particul... read more
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3 Pricing Strategies in a Seller’s Market

Posted by Kira Taylor on September 01, 2021 in  uncategorized
Real estate markets across the country are experiencing a strong seller’s market right now. For potential sellers, this may be a golden opportunity to get top value for their property. While it may be tempting to aim for the sky when setting the listing price, that may not be your best option.Here are 3 pricing strategies to consider before deciding on your asking price. Listing at Market Value Buyer’s love “realistic sellers.” After considering the market data for your area, choosing to lis... read more
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What is a Title Search?

Understanding what a title searches is
Posted by Kira Taylor on September 01, 2021 in  uncategorized
It may seem like there are a million steps to the closing process when buying or selling a home. A title search is just one of the many stages and title problems may account for almost 10% of closing delays. As a seller, doing a preliminary title search can help avoid costly delays at the end. So, what is a title search and what does it disclose? In the simplest form, a title search examines public records on the property to confirm the property's rightful legal owner.  The title search should also reveal if t... read more
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Real Estate Goals

What Are Your Real Estate Goals?
Posted by Kira Taylor on September 01, 2021 in  uncategorized
Invariably, the first time you meet or speak to your real estate agent, the same prompt starts the conversation: “tell me about yourself and your real estate goals.” Seems simple enough to answer. “I need more space” or “I’m ready to downsize” are common answers. While these answers may be at the heart of the decision for change, they neglect to provide the concrete data your agent needs to identify the right prospective homes. This in turn leads to frustration and wasted t... read more
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