Summer has come to an end and you probably are thinking you’ve lost the opportunity to sell and need to wait until next summer. That’s far from the truth! Although it’s not as hectic and crazy with the swarm of buyers on the market, the fall season brings out the most serious of lookers. They are the pool of buyers that waited out the summer frenzy to find their perfect home in the fall and you don’t want to miss them! They’re ready to make a move today!
Not to mention, selling in a slower period does not equate to less money. That’s a misconception that home owners have based on untrue data that floats around. With the right agent and your home being priced correctly, you can get a great deal selling your home during the fall season. In fact, you might actually prefer it.
Here are the top 3 benefits to listing during the fall season.
1. Serious Buyers – Although the summer brings in a large crowd, that crowd contains a lot of people that are excited by the season and fall into the “trend” of house hunting. These people end up not really being serious about the process and tend to hold off for another time. If people are investing time to look during the fall season, they are more likely to be interested in actually buying your home instead of touring it.
2. Less Competition – Selling in the fall isn’t something many families can accomplish due to personal schedules. That’s why a significant amount of homes get listed during the summer season. That translates to more competition on the market during the summer months. Selling in the fall means the potential house next door that has slightly more perks that may have been listed during the summer isn’t being compared to your home and causing it to sit stagnant because everyone preferred your neighbor’s house. It also doesn’t devalue your home because of the house that could go up next door that could be under-priced in your neighborhood and draw all of the attention.
With a slower season the leads to fewer homes on the market, you get dedicated attention to your property which increases the chance of a sale (and for a better price, I might add).
3. Easier to Find Your Dream Home – Not only do you get to benefit from a slower season during the selling process, but you can also benefit on the buying side. With less competition on your dream house, you can get a better deal. The summer brings a lot of missed opportunities for buyers on their dream homes because they get sold instantly. This will give you the opportunity to get your home on the market and take your time to find the right one to resize into. A much calmer pace to the transaction will make it less stressful and everyone will be happier all around. Don’t feel rushed into buying a home overnight during the summer! It could turn into a headache. If you want a far more peaceful transaction that has a much calmer pace, then selling during the fall is perfect for you.
If you’re thinking that this might be the right time for you to sell, after all, or you just have more questions. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at Rachel@RachelKayla.com