Summer's over in Kansas City...time to think about a luxury lake home!
Summer''s over in Kansas City...time to think about a luxury lake home!
What, am I crazy? Who thinks about buying or selling a lake home unless it''s spring or summer? You should, and here''s why.
As a buyer, now is the perfect time to get that house on the lake you''ve always dreamed of owning. Sellers that currently have their lake homes feel like the season to sell for them is pretty well over so they start lowering their asking prices. They also will start considering taking a lower offer or will agree to the extras of helping out with closing costs, giving decorating/ repair allowances, and buying the home warranties with all of the bells and whistles. This is a perfect opportunity for you to get a great deal on an outstanding lake home. Plus, you won''t be distracted or pressed for time with family vacations, and trying to get your home, boat slip, and boat ready to get out to enjoy the lake. You will have the whole "off-season" to redecorate, make any repairs, and get all of your equipment in tip-top shape so that when the spring/ summer rolls around, you can be out enjoying the lake instead of scrambling to get on it.
As a seller, now might be the perfect time to put your home on the market. Many lake homeowners take their homes off of the market thinking they''ve missed their opportunity to sell since the season is over. With fewer lake homes to choose from, your property becomes a hot commodity! Also, fall and winter is a wonderful time to showcase the beauty of lake living year round. Fall colors around the lake and the mist rising off of the water are breathtaking. Market that to buyers, along with the crisp walks along the lake in the cool air. Stage your home with seasonal outdoor decorations: a chimenea or firepit with an entertainment area around it to enjoy the views of the lake with friends. Landscape with plants that have vivid fall colors- even potted mums placed strategically can highlight your home and what a beautiful find it is. During the winter months, holiday lighting catches the water, ice and snow to make a dazzling starry sight. Holiday decorations inside and out show buyers what a special place a home on the lake is to celebrate the season. Feeders in the backyard for birds or other wildlife make for an inviting and entertaining site for buyers...especially when placed in an area easily viewed out the window near the fireplace or kitchen sitting areas.
So you see? Now IS the time to think about luxury lake homes!
Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments regarding Kansas City area luxury lake homes you might have.
Weichert, Realtors-Sharon Sigman Five Star
"The Professional With A Personal Touch!"