Fall is an underrated time for home sellers. Here are a few reasons why.
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Sometimes it pays to go against the crowd. Sellers think you need to be listing in the spring and summer, but sometimes it’s better to be listed in the fall. There are three good reasons why:
1. Buyers are more serious than curious. During the spring and summer, many buyers are more curious than actually committed to purchasing a property. If a buyer hasn’t found the right home yet and is still looking, they are serious about buying a new home. New buyers in the market are probably here because of a new job, a work relocation, or because they want to complete their move ahead of the holidays.
The fall is a great time to make a move up.
2. There’s less competition. It’s no secret that most homes are listed in the spring and summer. However, homes that are not sold by the end of the summer are often delisted and falling off the market. If you list in the fall, you have the benefit of standing out, as well as facing less competition than during the “hotter” seasons.
3. It’s easier to move up or downsize. If you’re looking to buy a new home and also sell your current one, then the fall market may offer the best opportunity to do so. You will enter the market with confidence and without stress, while many sellers who have been unsuccessful in selling their homes during the summer will be more eager to sell during this time. This can lead to very flexible negotiations that will work in your favor.
If you have any questions about why the fall is such an opportune time for you to sell or about the home selling process in general, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.