Why Is Spring A Good Time To Look For A Ski Property
There is no bad time to look for a ski property but there is no better time to start your search for a ski property than towards the end of the ski season.
5 Reasons Why Spring Is A Good Time To Look For A Ski Property
The Days Are Longer So There's Time For Skiing and Viewings
Most ski resorts now keep their ski lifts and ski pistes open for business until mid/late April. So unlike the shorter days of January and February, it is still possible to ski all day and schedule in viewings once the lifts have closed. Longer days, particularly once the clocks have gone forward at the end of March, allow more time to visit properties.
Ski Resorts Are Quieter Than In The Peak Weeks Of New Year And Half Term Holidays
It's tempting to shoehorn in some viewings while you're on your family holiday at Christmas and New Year. However, ski resorts are at their busiest during the school holidays making it more difficult to arrange viewings, and get to and from properties. It can be tricky to get into properties which are rented out - and they rarely look their best when they are full of holidaymakers and their ski kit! Take advantage of the quieter months of the year for more productive property viewings.
Agents Have More Time For Viewings In April And May
In the ski season, many alpine estate agents also have to manage holiday lettings as well as viewings. Everybody also wants to view property at the end of the ski day giving them little As the ski season comes to a close, agents generally have more time to spend on viewings and more time to answer questions.
Sellers Often Put Their Ski Property On The Market In The Spring
Sellers often see the end of the ski season as a good time to put their alpine property on the market. They've had their use for the winter months and they would like to sell their ski apartment or chalet before the start of the next ski season.
Less Snow Makes It Easier To View A Property
Once the snow starts to melt, it is easier to view all aspects of a property, from inspecting the condition of a roof to being able to scope out the boundary of the garden or inspecting drains or a septic tank.
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