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If you are thinking of a summer sale in Aspen, now is the time to prepare your home. 

Don’t let the process be daunting. Step by step is the best path. Before you find yourself overwhelmed, let’s chat. I am happy to guide you through the process. And, if you are selling and have kids, summer camps might be a life saver!

Summer Camps

  • Camp Cozy Point – June 5th-August 11th 2023 – Learn More
  • Aspen Parks and Recreation Summer Camp – June 8 – August 22, 2023 – Learn More
  • Mountain Kids Academy – June 12-16, 2023 (additional weeks available TBD or waitlist) – Learn More
  • JAS In-Schools Summer Camp – June 19, 2023 – Learn More
  • Aspen Music School – Learn More
  • Full Session: Wednesday, June 21–Sunday, August 20, 2023
  • Half Session I:  Wednesday, June 21–Sunday, July 23, 2023
  • Half Session II:  Monday, July 24–Sunday, August 20, 2023 
  • ACES Educational Summer Camps – June-August – Learn More
  • Ajax Adventure Camp – June – August – Learn More
  • Anderson Ranch Arts Center – June – September – Learn More
  • Aspen Art Museum Kids’ Summer Workshops – July – Learn More
  • Aspen Science Center – June – August – Learn More
  • Bob Johnson Ice Hockey School – July – Learn More
  • Buttermilk Glacier Summer Snow Sessions – June – Learn More
  • Camp Aspen Snowmass – June – August – Learn More
  • Challenge Aspen (Dates TBD) – Learn More
  • – Music and Dance camp
  • – I can Bike camp
  • Kidz Hike – July 3rd – August 18th 2023 – Learn More
  • Nordic Summer Training – Learn More
  • The Red Brick Arts – June – August (week-long day camps) – Learn More
  • Roaring Fork Fencer’s Club – TBD on dates (Week-long day camps) – Learn More

Want to know the simple steps to make your home stand out?
Want to make the process less stressful?

7 Pre-Listing To-Do’s To De-Stress Your Home Sale.

By correcting issues discovered in these inspections, you will be in control of any negotiation asked by a buyer. After investing the money and time to correct any discovered items, your home will have a competitive edge. Most of all, you will not be blindsided by surprising repair requests. It will cost some money, yes. Consider it part of the cost to sell and just do it. You will make it up on the sale and with your sanity. 

  • Home inspection. Hire a professional. Read the report and correct issues before you list.
  • Radon Inspection: If you live in the Rocky Mountains, radon is common. A simple inspection will report on the presence of radon, level, and if mitigation is necessary.
  • Septic Inspection: If you haven’t inspected your septic system in years, it is a good idea to do an inspection before you list. Have the system pumped every 2 years. Pumping and certification are required in most counties .
  • Well Inspection: If a well is your domestic water source, have the pump inspected as well as the capacity and draw down
  • Electrical Inspection: Ask your electrician to go through your home and test all outlets, breakers, panel, light fixtures. appliances, switches and correct anything not working. GFCI plugs are required in many places. Confirm they exist and are in working order. Get an estimate to correct any and all. Schedule the repairs.
  • Roof Inspection: Roof issues can be expensive. You should know ahead of any negotiation the condition of your roof, its age, and if any repairs are necessary.
  • What’s an SPD? Seller’s Property Disclosure. This is the first step in your listing process documents. Review ahead of the listing. You must disclose any issues asked on the form.Disclose, Disclose, Disclose. If you have taken care of items 1-6, you will sail through it!

Celebrate your success. At the end of the process your home will be in tip-top shape. Now you can start on the pretty stuff outside and in. For more tips to sell your home in any market, click here.

Let’s chat and find your way home Inside Aspen and beyond.

 

Market Stats

Q1 2023 in Review

If you are thinking that Roaring Fork Valley is like the rest of the country, you might think again. Take a look At these recent sales!

Still not enough inventory. As a buyer, keep at it. As a seller, make it work for you!  Spring forward!

Ski Resort Closing Dates

First job, first home, first child, empty nest, retirement, grandchildren.⁠

Enjoy an extended skiing experience at Aspen Highlands until April 16 and an additional week at Aspen Mountain, which will now close on April 23. This means you can relish in the magic of Highlands and savor seven more days of spring fun on Bell Mountain. With above-average snowfall this season, we’re gearing up for a fantastic spring. Don’t forget to bring your vibrant ski attire and join us for the sun-soaked, slushy days of spring skiing.

  • Aspen Mountain: April 23, 2023
  • Snowmass: April 16, 2023
  • Aspen Highlands: April 16, 2023
  • Buttermilk: Closed (April 2, 2023)

Upcoming Summer Events To Plan For NOW:

Festivals

Aspen’s festival season is heating up! Mark your calendars for the Aspen Executive Seminars, Food & Wine Classic, Aspen Ideas Health, Jas Experience, Aspen Ideas Festival, and the Socrates Program. Let the inspiration, music, and flavors take you on a journey. 

  • The Aspen Executive Seminar – April 15 – 21, 2023 – Learn More
  • The Aspen Executive Seminar – May 13 – 19, 2023 – Learn More
  • The Aspen Executive Seminar – June 3 – 9, 2023 – Learn More
  • Food & Wine Classic – June 16 – 18, 2023 – Learn More
  • Aspen Ideas Health – June 21 – 24, 2023 – Learn More
  • Jas Experience – June 22-25th – Learn More
  • Aspen Ideas Festival – June 24 – June 30, 2023 – Learn More
  • Socrates Program: 2023 Summer Seminars – July 7th-10th, 2023 – Learn More
  • The Aspen Executive Seminar – August 12 – 18, 2023 – Learn More
  • Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience – September 1 – 3, 2023 – Learn More
  • The Aspen Executive Seminar – September 9 – 15, 2023 – Learn More
  • The Aspen Executive Seminar – October 21 – 27, 2023 – Learn More

Art Events and Exhibitions

Discover an array of captivating art events and exhibitions in Aspen, featuring talented artists from various disciplines. Immerse yourself in the vibrant art scene with these upcoming events.

  • Visiting Critic Lecture: Nyeema Morgan | Anderson Art School – Apr 5, 2023, 5:30 PM-6:30 PM – Learn More
  • Visiting Artist: Julie Buffalohead | Anderson Art School – Apr 9 – Apr 15, 2023 – Learn More
  • Visiting Artist Lecture: Barbara Earl Thomas | Anderson Art School – Apr 13, 2023, 5:30 PM-6:30 PM – Learn More
  • NEW WAVE: SPE Student Exhibition | Anderson Art School – May 2 – May 26, 2023 – Learn More
  • Visiting Artist: Phil Shafer | Anderson Art School – May 14 – May 27, 2023 – Learn More
  • Guest Faculty Lecture: Miguel Aragon and Laura Kishimoto | Anderson Art School – Jun 4, 2023, 7 PM-8 PM – Learn More
  • Visiting Artist: Lyle Ashton Harris | Anderson Art School – Jun 4 – Jun 17, 2023 – Learn More
  • Current Exhibition: Allison Stewart | Anna Forre Gallery – Learn More
  • Current Exhibition: Vik Muniz | Anna Forre Gallery – Learn More
  • Current Exhibition: Hijack | Anna Forre Gallery – Learn More
  • Youth Art Expo: Puppets, Masks, and Storytelling | Aspen Art Museum – Learn More
  • Florian Krewer: everybody rise | Aspen Art Museum – Learn More

Music and Theatrical Performances

Experience the diverse music scene in Aspen this summer with a range of concerts and theatrical performances. 

Benedict Music Tent & Aspen Music Festival and School

June – August – Summer Tickets are on sale in April! See Full Schedule here.

Aspen Theatre – Local Season Pass on sale now! & single tickets go on sale May 16th. – Full List of events.

BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL: June 22 – July 8

DOUBT: A Parable: July 14 – 29

RENT: August 4 – 26

THEATRE ASPEN SUMMER CABARET SERIES: July 2, August 6, and 13

RUBY ANNIVERSARY GALA: July 30

Aspen Summer Musicals – Full List of Events.

Gypsy: A Musical Fable: June 28 – July 23

Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons: August 3 – August 24

Wheeler Opera House – Full List of Events.

32nd Aspen Film Shortsfest: April 11 – 16, 2023

Martha Redbone “Bone Hill: The Concert”: April 21, 2023

Belly Up Concerts – Full Lineup Here.

The Wailers: April 7

Mersiv: April 8

Drama: April 9

Vieux Farka Touré: April 13

Ben Böhmer: April 14

Tennis: April 15

Svdden Death: April 20

Spazmatics: April 21

Goth Babe: April 22

Laney Lou & The Bird Dogs: April 23

Orgōne: April 27

John Butler: April 29

Gary Clark Jr.: May 12

Wild Child: May 14

Caamp: May 23

The Texas Gentlemen: May 25

MRE: May 31

Ghostland Observatory: June 15

Galactic feat. Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph: June 22

Ruthie Foster: June 23

Greyboy Allstars: June 24

Paul Cauthen: July 19

Pink Martini featuring China Forbes: July 23

Train: August 1

Andy Frasco & The U.N.: August 6

Charley Crockett: August 12

The Wallflowers: August 23

Milky Chance: September 1

Yacht Rock Revue: September 10

Colorado Compass Statewide Meeting

My “Inside Compass” video opened the Colorado Compass statewide meeting on Tuesday in Boulder. Great morning with Robert Reffkin and all the wonderful real estate professions that make up Compass Colorado! Watch below and enjoy! Compass is #1.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=bjrMN4a04Y8%3Fautoplay%3D0%26controls%3D0

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