Mud Season Real Estate Shopping in Steamboat

Mud Season Real Estate Shopping in Steamboat

It’s  late October, early November and Steamboat Springs is rather quiet except for the hunters in orange who can be seen everywhere. It’s what the locals call mud season. The beautiful, sunny fall weather has given way to pre winter weather with a little rain, a little snow and not much to do.

For this reason exactly, it’s a great time to look for a home in Steamboat Springs! The numbers support it – closings in January are typically low due to the fact that few contracts are put on homes in the last quarter of the year.

7 Year Sales Transactions Trends
7 Year Sales Transactions Trends

Here are a few reasons to venture to Steamboat Springs, CO when the ski mountain isn’t open and the summer activities aren’t in full swing:

* Your real estate agent will have plenty of time on his or her hands to cater to your every request – kids are in school, no powder days on the mountain and no mountain bike rides on beautiful sunny afternoons are penciled in.

* Merchants, lenders and home inspectors have ample time to assist you with all the checklist items that need attention when your offer is accepted on the perfect mountain home, and you might even get them on the first call.

* Most second homes are empty and have been cleaned and winterized awaiting their owners to come for a ski holiday – so if they are on the market it’s the perfect time to see them.

*With a January closing, you might have just enough time to get settled in and unpacked by the time friends you never knew you had book their ski vacation in your spare bedroom.

* You’ll get great deals at hotels, restaurants and day spas looking for customers to fill their rooms, seats and massage tables, and the checkout line will be short at City Market.

So don’t wait until March or June like everyone else to start looking for the perfect Steamboat Springs’ home. Give me a call now and be in your home by the time Steamboat Springs’ champagne powder days envelope our ski slopes every morning.

March Powder Day in Steamboat
March Powder Day in Steamboat

—For more information on buying real estate or questions regarding Steamboat Springs real estate or renting a home in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, feel free to call Charlie at 970-846-6435 or write me an email at:





Originally from Seattle, Washington, Charlie relocated to Steamboat Springs with his wife Carol and their son, Finn, to become a Steamboat Springs realtor eager to share the joys of Colorado. Charlie is a second generation realtor and is proud to be a member of Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. After graduating from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, Charlie worked in the high-tech industry in Seattle for several years before deciding to follow his father's lead and began his career in real estate. Working for Windermere Real Estate in Seattle, Charlie had a great, innovative career in the highly competitive Seattle market before moving to Steamboat in 2005 and delving deep into Steamboat Springs real estate. At Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty, Charlie has become one of the top agents with his innovative style and tireless perseverance.
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