Success Story

960 Hilltop Drive Windsor CO 80550
List Price: $619,000    Sale Price: $628,000

MLS #810896  :  2.02 Acre Lot  :  5364 total sq ft  :  4 bed, 4 bath  :  3-Car Garage  :  Built 2002

About this property:

Custom-crafted executive home on 2+ acres in desirable Hilltop Estates…
that didn’t sell.

This beautiful owner-built custom home on over 2 acres sat on the sale block for 6+ months. In that time it boasted more than 20 showings, but only entertained one offer at $95,000 below asking. Sure, the owners agreed to price decreases to no effect. Two, in fact… two little, too late.

The facts are clear, the home was valued according to the intoxicating pricing of the times rather than according to the competition of the new-builds and homes with extra amenities in the neighborhood. And, it needed a marketing boost.

Home-selling preparation:

The first step in preparing a home for sale is deciding what to do, and what not to do, for the maximum value-add to the property.

Jeff performed an exhaustive market analysis of all properties within a 2-mile radius of this home and identified these challenges:

  • A significant number of new builds in the vicinity

  • Dated paint colors and finishes

  • Empty or sparsely furnished rooms

Jeff recommended these solutions:

  • Update paint colors and finishes where necessary

  • Have the home professionally staged

  • Invest in professional real estate photography to showcase the home and the views

Proper Pricing & Marketing:

Once the home was on it’s way to displaying its attributes most attractively, it was time to price the home equally attractively to encourage showings that result in offers. This is where Jeff’s experience in business, sales and finance, and real estate investing take center stage. The hours Jeff invested in the initial market analysis and comparables provided the key to helping him dial in on the right listing price.

Time to let the market know about this gem. To tell the story of a home properly, everybody knows a picture is worth a thousand words. So Jeff contracted with a top-notch professional real estate photography company to supply the images to be used for the MLS listing. Those same images along with effective copywriting became a high-end brochure for the sign box, and were used in web marketing. Signage was also implemented throughout the home to highlight items of value that would be missed at first glance, specifically focused on quality construction and energy efficiency.

The offers pour in:

In less than 5 days, the home was shown to 6 parties, all of whom provided extremely positive feedback.

In that short time, Jeff received not only multiple offers, but multiple offers above the asking price!

Because of Jeff’s knowledge of the market, diligent hours invested, and his ability to prepare this home to sell fast, he was able to broker the best deal on behalf of his clients… all the way to a smooth closing.

Another happy ending.

And, Jeff can help YOU successfully manage the process of selling your home or buying a new one all the way to the closing.

If you are thinking about jumping into the real estate market, contact Jeff today!

Professional Property Photos

960 Hilltop Drive Windsor Living Room
960 Hilltop Drive Windsor Living Room
960 Hilltop Drive Windsor Living Room
960 Hilltop Drive Windsor Living Room
960 Hilltop Drive Windsor Living Room
960 Hilltop Drive Windsor Living Room
960 Hilltop Drive Windsor Living Room
960 Hilltop Drive Windsor Living Room
960 Hilltop Drive Windsor Living Room


We highly recommend Jeff Bechtold as a realtor.  Having interviewed many other realtors it was clear to see that Jeff spent a great deal of time studying the market and had a good understanding of real value.  He is completely honest and upfront about the value he finds in your home and this allows for a fast sale at a good price.  We have complete trust in his integrity and he follows through on his commitments.  His knowledge and strong negotiating skills allowed us to best choose between offers and work through the buyers requests.  We were able to get above asking price in a fast time frame.  We would recommend Jeff to anyone.

Rebecca, Windsor CO

You CAN enjoy your Real Estate experience! Contact Jeff Bechtold today: 303-817-6168 /