Category Archives: Seller Tips

3 Reasons Why Now is the Best Time to Sell

Regardless whether you own a home, townhome, or condo at Wintergreen Resort, now is a great time to sell! If you’ve had a chance to check out our Wintergreen real estate activity page, you’ve probably already seen the graphs that show increasing sales values, decreasing number of listings, and high number of closed sales. So what does that mean for your property?

1. Your Property Could Be Worth More Money

condominium for sale at Wintergreen Resort

The right asking price, plus stunning photography like with this townhome, can increase your property’s value. 15 Shenandoah Ridge listed by Brian Chase REALTOR®.

Wintergreen homes and condos are selling for more money! Properties in the 22958 zip code especially have increased 28% since May 2016, so the average property is now worth $276,450.

Curious about what your Wintergreen home or condo is worth? We’ll provide you with a complimentary home evaluation. Just tell us about your property, and we’ll provide you with a detailed report of the best listing price based on past sales and current listings.

2. You Will Have Less Competition

In today’s market, there are fewer active listings and fewer new listings than this time last year. Inventory in zip code 22958 has decreased 15%, and there are 4.5% fewer new listings being added. Inventory in zip code 22967 (which is also considered part of Wintergreen Mountain) has only increased 1.6%, and there are 50% fewer new listings being added.

With less competition from other property owners, you have a better chance of selling your property fast and high. If you’re considering selling your property soon, follow these pre-listing tipshome staging tips, and pre-showing checklist to make your property stand out.

3. Buyers Want a Property Like Yours

home with mountain views at Wintergreen Resort

Buyers can easily find homes with unique features, like this home with beautiful mountain views. 910 Devils Knob Loop listed by Brian Chase REALTOR®.

With summer activities in full swing at Wintergreen Resort, people are seriously considering investing in Wintergreen real estate. Your home or condo may be just what they’re looking for, so we’ve made it easy for potential buyers to find your property.

Buyers can use our website to search for units in specific condominium communities, browse properties by unique features (such as homes on the golf course and ski-front condos), and explore properties by price range. We even offer a Property Finder Assistant to match buyers with a home or condo like yours.

We’ll Help You Sell Quickly and for More Money

If you’re ready to sell your Wintergreen property, take advantage of these great market conditions. We’ll do everything we can to help you sell for more money, stand out from the competition, and reach as many potential buyers as possible. Learn about our winning marketing plan, or contact us at (877) 296-9860 to discuss your home selling goals.

A Vacation Home ~ Wintergreen Resort

What You Haven’t Considered About Owning a Vacation Home

Wouldn’t it be great to own a place at the beach, in the mountains, or by the lake? If you are seriously considering buying a vacation home, you have probably weighed many of the pros and cons already.

But you should carefully consider everything before you buy a vacation home. Have you taken these additional costs and benefits into account?

The Overlooked Costs of Homeownership

As any experienced home buyer knows, there are additional annual costs that come with owning a home, such as property taxes, home insurance, and any association fees.

Make sure you consider maintenance costs, as well. If you decide to rent out your property, you might want to invest in housekeeping or property management services. MarketWatch outlines a few additional costs you may face.

Additional Fun: Resort-Style Amenities

golf course at sunriseIn popular vacation destinations, such as Wintergreen, you can purchase a second home in a resort community. This gives you access to a range of award winning amenities that include two golf courses, spa services, skiing, winter sports, tennis, swimming pools, and dozens of events. For more details, visit Wintergreen Resort.

Just remember, you may have to pay additional fees for these amenities.

It’s a Good Investment, But Not a Guaranteed Money Maker

Many vacation homeowners rent their property out to other vacation-goers as a way to earn extra money.

But, as US News & World Report points out, you may not always make money with your vacation home.

Location is Crucial

picking a locationWhen buying any property, whether it’s a primary or second home, location is one of the most important factors in your decision. When choosing a vacation home, consider how much time it will take to get to your home, whether you will need to drive or fly, and if you will be able to visit as often as you want.

You should choose a home that is close to your favorite vacation features (such as a ski resort or private beach) and close to the grocery store, major roads or an airport, and fun things to do.

We Can Help You Weigh Your Options

Investing in a vacation home can be a great decision, but it should not be taken lightly. We can answer any questions you have about finding, buying, or renting out Wintergreen Real Estate. Contact Us and let’s talk.

Wintergreen Labor Day Weekend Festivities

Contact ~ BRIAN CHASE ~ your Wintergreen VA Real Estate Resource

Wintergreen Labor Day Weekend Festivities

Wintergreen Labor Day Weekend Festivities

Do not miss the Wintergreen Labor Day Weekend Festivities. School has restarted and it seems that summer is coming to a very quick close. However, it does not go quietly at Wintergreen Labor Day Weekend Festivities. There is a huge Festival at Wintergreen Resort. It is an extraordinary compilation of events and entertainment for all the family. The Wintergreen Labor Day weekend starts on Friday evening and  continues through Monday. Be sure to check out all the information for this amazing weekend.  Also be sure to check out Wintergreen Resorts Events calendar weekly.

A brief summary of events includes:

  • live entertainment at the edge
  • the summer’s end mountain bike race (registration required)
  • an amazing arts and craft showcase
  • the summer’s end trail run (registration required)
  • bonfire stories, block parties and a tree house children program
  • an all american breakfast buffet at the Copper Mine Restaurant
  • outdoor movies
  • a summer’s end music festival

and if all that was not enough, Wintergreen Labor Day Weekend Festivities conclude on Monday with

This features Beach Olympics, including blind water balloon toss, hula hoop contest, sand castle building contest and much more!  All at Lake Monocan. For complete information on this amazing weekend please check out the days, times, and pre-registration requirements.

Wintergreen Resort

There is always something to do at Wintergreen Resort. Award winning events are held all year long.  Everything from Skiing or snow tubing in the winter, awesome autumn and spring hiking, and a wonderful Spring Nature Symposium, to tennis, golf and water activities in the summer.

Real Estate at Wintergreen Resort

It is not hard to understand why many people have chosen to own real estate at Wintergreen. There is everything from Wintergreen Mountain Homes to Stoney Creek Valley Villas to choose from. Wintergreen Resort’s real estate office is Wintergreen Resort Premier Properties and it is the Official Real Estate Company of Wintergreen Resort. Brian Chase and The Chase Team look forward to getting you acquainted with all that Wintergreen has to offer.

Contact us today and be a proud part of Wintergreen’s future!

 

 

Summer Fun at Wintergreen

Summer Fun at Wintergreen

Summer Fun at Wintergreen

Summer Fun at Wintergreen Resort

Summer fun at Wintergreen?  Why absolutely!  Wintergreen Resort is a Premier Four Season Resort with fun and activities for all the family. This is true through every season. Now is the time for summer fun. With the wonderful Spring Wildflower Symposium sadly behind us, summer is definately here. Now it is time to look towards summer fun and the many activities it brings with it. One of the pluses of the mountains is that it stays 10-15 degrees cooler than the valley below – perfect for a summer game of golf!

Check out The Mountain Update every week to keep in touch with all the happenings on the mountain. Get it delivered to your inbox to be sure not to miss any important events.  Next important date: Father’s Day weekend, June 19th – 21st.

Wintergreen Golf for Father’s Day

There are 2 amazing golf-courses here in Wintergreen. One in the valley community of Stoney Creek and the other Devils  Knob, at the top of Wintergreen Mountain. In fact, 45 holes and 2 different courses make for a stunning Virginia Golf Resort. Come test your game. Wintergreen Resort, the Mid-Atlantic’s most exciting year-round playground, is a golfer’s haven. Two courses. Two completely different designs. Two invigorating experiences. Call or click for more Wintergreen golf information 434-325-8250.

Never miss the Fun ~ Get Your Own Wintergreen Vacation Home!

Contact Brian Chase for all your Wintergreen Resort real estate needs. As Managing Broker for Wintergreen Resort’s real estate office, Brian can assist you in the sale or purchase of any Wintergreen or Stoney Creek property including existing homes, new construction, condos, and buildable lots.

Let The Chase Team be your resource for all your Wintergreen real estate needs.  CONTACT US TODAY!

Until next time,

Brian

EPR Properties Acquires Assets Of Wintergreen Resort ~ Pacific Group Resorts to lease and operate Wintergreen

Wintergreen Resort has been sold to EPR Properties and Pacific Group Resorts has been tapped to operate the resort.  EPR is a publicly traded company (ticker symbol EPR) with market capitalization of $3.9B.  Pacific Group Resorts also owns Ragged Mountain in New Hampshire, and worked in concert with EPR to acquire Wisp Resort in Western Maryland in 2012.   PGRI (an affiliate of Pacific Group) has a broad base of experience in mountain resort operations and in the master planning and development of ski resorts.  Pacific Group Resorts (PGRI) now operates three ski and snowboard resorts and four golf courses, and senior management of the company has a combined 60 years of executive or ownership experience in the industry.  Follow the link below for the complete press release.

The sale of the Resort will create a healthier and more robust real estate market for 2015 and beyond.  There are many buyers who have been waiting for clarity on the Resort’s future before stepping into the real estate market.

Interested in a Wintergreen Vacation Home?

If you want a place of your own to experience everything that Wintergreen Resort has to offer, we can find it for you. We have vacation homes in the Blue Ridge Mountain community for every taste and fun for every season – golf course homesski front condos, walk to ski condos, and many more. Contact us and let the Chase Team, the source for all of your Wintergreen real estate needs, help you find your piece of paradise.  I’m calling it Wintergreen 3.0!

Until next time,

Brian

 

Wintergreen VA Real Estate Market Shows Gains in Fall 2014

Wintergreen Home Buying 1Local home sellers on the Wintergreen, VA real estate market are feeling fairly encouraged since the latest market data has come in.

After all, the data shows an unmistakable increase in active listings. And closed sales are also showing year-over-year increases.

Meanwhile, closed sales and active listings are both ahead of the five year average, which is an encouraging sign indeed!

Continue reading to learn more about the current state of the housing market and how it may impact you as a Wintergreen home seller.

A Closer Look at the Wintergreen Housing Market

Here’s an overview of the latest data report on Wintergreen:

  • There were 252 active listings in October.
  • The number of active listings was up 14 percent year-over-year in October.
  • There were 27 new listings in October.
  • That figure was up 42.1 percent year-over-year.
  • There were 14 closed sales in Wintergreen in October.
  • The number of closed sales has increased 16.7 percent year-over-year.
  • Meanwhile, data indicates that the five-year average for active listings is 240, meaning that listing activity was
  • higher than the five year average in October.
  • And the five-year average for closed sales was 13, meaning that the closed sales activity is also higher for
  • October than the average.
  • The median sales price for all homes in 22958 during the month of October was $256,500, up 15.3 percent
  • from October 2013.
  • Meanwhile, the median sales price for all detached homes was $310,000, up 11.1 percent from last year.
  • Finally, the median sales price for all condos in 22958 was $173,000, down 16.8 percent from last year.

How Can I Help You Sell Your Wintergreen Home

Save for recent condominium sales activity in Wintergreen, all housing market activity in Wintergreen lately seems to be favoring the home seller.

To really capitalize on this recent activity and get the best price for your property, you’ll want to work with an experienced REALTOR® who knows the local housing market exceptionally well.

That’s where I can help! Contact me, Brian Chase, today and I would love to start working on a comprehensive and unique marketing plan for you that’s going to get your home sold quickly – and for the best price possible.

Until next time,

Brian