The fall real estate market is almost always a hot season. Home selling in autumn is the second-best time of the year to sell a home because families have returned from summer vacation, kids are back in school and holiday madness hasn’t hit yet. We are set to enjoy 75 to 80 days of relative normalcy. So here are the top reasons for selling your house this fall!
REASON #1: A MORE SERIOUS BUYER POOL
Spring always brings out home buyers in droves. With more homes to choose from, buyers can afford to be picky, and that could extend their search by months. Come September, though, serious buyers will be feeling the pressure to make their move before the holiday season or bad weather hits. That’s where you come in.
REASON #2: LESS COMPETITION
Post-summer home buyers not only have the stress of the holiday season looming overhead, but their options are shrinking. Many sellers rush to close by September, so fortunately you’ll be competing in a much smaller market. That can be a powerful bargaining chip to help you close before the end of the year.
REASON #3: DIFFERENT BUYER DEMOGRAPHICS
While families are more likely to make their move in the spring, millennials and empty-nesters usually swoop in a bit later in the year. They’re not the only ones, either: to avoid higher “on season” real estate rates, employers who need to relocate their workers often wait for the fall, when the market tends to cool down. These out-of-towners will probably need to get through the process quickly, too, which could mean a relatively speedy closing.
REASON#4: MORE FLEXIBILITY FOR IMPROVEMENTS
Depending on where you live, spring and summer can be a much-needed break from a harsh winter, and your house could probably use a little TLC. So give yourself those warmer months for some home improvements.
REASON #5: PRIMETIME FOR CURB APPEAL
There’s no more colorful or beautiful time of the year to showcase the landscape that has been thriving all summer and is about to turn into a cornucopia of colors!
Next time we’ll give you our top 5 tips for improving the curb appeal for your house to get it sold this season!