Buy Ski Property in the Summer

Real Estate Agent with Equity Real Estate Luxury Group

Summer is the best time of the year to find ski property for sale.



During the winter ski season there are more buyers in town in the popular ski communities so it is harder to negotiate for a good price when you are competing with more buyers.  Also many of the ski properties are in a rental pool during the ski season so they are harder to preview with guests occupying the properties. 

So why not go shopping in the summer or fall for ski property?  It is so much easier to preview properties and there is very little competition with other buyers who don't make a special trip out during the summer.  You may also have more to choose from with better chances to negotiate for a better price.  Sellers tend to be more motivated too.  They get much less rental income during the summer months and may be more flexible on the price.

Ski towns are also a fun place to visit in the summer and lodging rates are significantly lower. 

Park City Utah is a great ski town to consider if you are looking to buy a second home ski property.  It is fast becoming a popular place to buy ski property because it is so easy to fly to.  The Salt Lake International Airport offers numerous non-stop flights to most U.S. destination and is only a short 30-40 minute drive away. You also can typically get more for your money in Park City than in other popular ski communities such as Vail, Aspen & Telluride.

Vist Park City Utah Real Estate to learn more about the Park City Real Estate Market and to search all the homes, condos, townhomes and lots for sale. 

Contact Julie Olsen a Park City Resort & Second Home Specialist for more information at 435-513-2848.













Comments (3)

Gary Bolen
McCall Realty - South Lake Tahoe, CA
CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information

This looks like fun. We're providing constant market reports for our owners and potential buyers, and it'll be cool to see what's going on in Park City. So we're subscribing, adding you as an associate... etc.

We imagine your market forces will be somewhat similar to ours.

Thanks for putting this out there, and for commenting on something we did recently.

Jul 29, 2007 10:32 AM
Joanne Hanson
Coldwell Banker Colorado Rockies Real Estate - Frisco, CO
Summit County, Colorado Realtor

Hi Julie, I am also in a ski area, in Summit County Colorado.  Welcome to our vacation and second home group.  I agree absolutely with buying in the summer.  In the winter we often can't even get into properties if they are booked. 

Congratulations on getting your RSPS.  All I lack is the 1031 class and I signed up to take it online months ago, then started blogging....that took care of the class!  I must get back to it and finish up.  I will add you and Gary both as associates.  Part of my goal when I started this group was to get more second home owners networking so that that we could comment on each other's blogs, and get some cross pollination going among similar areas.  It is good to know you are here.

Jul 31, 2007 04:32 PM
Julie Olsen - Park City Utah Realtor
Equity Real Estate Luxury Group - Park City, UT

Joanne: Thanks for the great comment.  I will also add you as an associate and I've added Gary as well. 

Aug 01, 2007 02:59 AM