Fall is well underway, and it won’t be long before we’re in the thick of winter. While many home sellers assume this isn’t a good time to put a property on the market, that’s not necessarily the case. It’s true that there are perks associated with listing in the spring and summer markets. That said, there are also plenty of reasons to start selling when the temperature drops and the leaves have started to fall.
Here are a few reasons why you might want to consider listing your home in late autumn…
The snow, wind, and ice are officially on their way. But before they descend on our city, there’s time to make the most of how picturesque your property looks. If your home is listed now, consider adding some autumn touches—like a seasonal wreath, or a box garden full of fall flowers. If its is still on the market as winter approaches, you can transition to tasteful Christmas decorations (think carefully-installed twinkle lights).
Buyers are serious
Speaking of the holidays…at this time of year, there are a whole lot of buyers looking to settle down before they start. For many home hunters, the idea of having a family Christmas in a brand new home can create a sense of urgency. From the desire to get unpacked before seasonal socializing kicks off to needing to factor home-buying costs into holiday budgets, there are many reasons sellers are in a hurry at this time of year. That could be great news for you if you’re ready to make a quick and profitable purchase!
There’s Less competition
Spring is the most popular time to put a home on the market, and summer is a close second. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t sell a property successfully in the fall. The truth is, having fewer sellers to compete with can give you the opportunity to ensure your home really stands out. Just be sure to adhere to best practices—which means thoroughly decluttering and cleaning your home and having it staged to perfection.
You could get a deal
Selling a home is usually coupled with another, equally-important, transaction. Juggling the sale of one property and the purchase of another can be more than a little bit stressful—especially when you’re figuring out the financial side of things. On the bright side, you could save some serious coinage if you make your next purchase in the fall. At this time of year, many sellers have had their properties on the market since spring—and now they’re ready to make a deal.
From a less crowded market to more motivated buyers to the potential to pay less for your next property, there are many reasons to consider listing your home in late fall. Whether you’re ready to start selling now or your home is already on the market, you can make the most of the season with the right preparations—and some guidance from a real estate agent with local expertise.
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