Ready to buy your dream mountain home or property in Breckenridge or Summit County, Colorado? Justin and Krystal Knott at LIV Sotheby's International Realty are here to help you find your dream property. With over 18 successful combined years in the Summit County real estate industry, Justin and Krystal Knott are among the most trusted and respected agents in Summit & Park County. They're here to walk you through the entire process of buying your dream property.
Here are a few things you can do to make sure your dream property is exactly what you're looking for at a price you can afford. With Justin and Krystal Knott and LIV Sotheby's International Realty's extensive network of inspectors, lenders, title companies, building contractors and more, we can make buying your dream property experience smooth and worry free.
1. Know yourself
The single most important step to purchasing your dream property is to determine exactly what you're looking for. Get to know yourself and get to know your family. Make a list of your property wants and needs. Determine what you absolutely have to have in a dream property and on which points you are willing to compromise. Define your dream property goals in writing.
2. Location, location, location
Select a dream Summit County property location conducive to your lifestyle and your intended future lifestyle. Select a location convenient for your entire family. Don't discount seemingly minor inconveniences as they could become major problems down the road. Remember, this is your dream property you are buying here!
3. Enlist a professional to help you buy your dream property
Justin and Krystal Knott with LIV Sotheby's International Realty know not every dream property is found in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). For years our brokers have networked to make strong connections with people. We often become aware of an ideal Summit County property for sale before it officially hits the market. We will represent your best interests and you don't have to pay a dime for our services! Your seller is most likely to have a professional representative and so should you.
Choose a Breckenridge Realtor® who is intimately familiar with Summit & Park County, Colorado. Justin and Krystal Knott with LIV Sotheby's International Realty have solid connections with willing sellers, lenders, inspectors, appraisers, insurance agents and, of course, other Realtors®. Your expert should have an experienced grasp of market conditions, the market's history and its projected future. That's what buying a dream property is all about.
4. Buying a dream property is a big step
Read the fine print on any formal document you are asked to sign. Justin and Krystal Knott with LIV Sotheby's International Realty can explain terms you have trouble understanding and clear up any questions you may have about your Summit County real estate purchasing contract.
5. Understand the market
Research the history of the real estate market in your chosen area before you buy your dream property. Understand exactly where the market is when you make your move and thoroughly research market predictions. Justin and Krystal Knott with LIV Sotheby's International Realty can give you an analysis of the market and help you decide on a fair price for your dream Summit County property based on all of the available variables.
6. Talk to existing residents before buying your dream property
Before you move to an unfamiliar neighborhood, take time to talk to the residents who already live there. Ask them what they like about the area, their home, their neighbors, area amenities and anything else you deem important. A great neighborhood is key when shopping for a dream Summit County property. Although keep in mind that the majority of neighborhoods/complexes in Summit County real estate are not owned by full time homeowners since Summit County is 60% or more second homeowners.
7. Examine local zoning laws where your dream property is located
Find out what Summit County has planned for the area surrounding your dream property, be it Breckenridge, Dillon, Keystone or any other community. Be wary of development plans that could impact the value of your Summit County real estate or change the aesthetic view from your dream property.
8. Consider the cost of renovation and keep your plans on the down-low
It's okay to want to take your existing Summit County property and make it your own dream property. Be sure to realistically consider the costs of your planned dream property renovations and be sure they are in line with local building ordinances. Try not to discuss your dream property plans too much with the current owner as you risk offending someone who has poured heart and soul into what once was their dream property.
9. Research the cost and availability of insurance for your dream property
Ask Justin and Krystal Knott at LIV Sotheby's International Realty to help you research factors that could impact the cost of homeowner's insurance for your Summit County property.
10. Be patient and learn to play the game
Searching for your dream property can be a stressful, but an extremely rewarding process. Make your real estate desires well known to Justin and Krystal Knott with LIV Sotheby's International Realty and trust their experienced judgment as leading Summit County realtors.