Why Fall is a Great Time to Sell Real Estate
Many buyers from this past summer have their finances all set to go, and are pre-approved for a home loan, but maybe the competition was too fierce, and they didn’t get the home of their dreams due to the droves of other home buyers using every trick in the book to win the bid. This is good news for you!
Maybe you wanted to sell your home, but something came up and you didn’t get the chance to get your home listed on the market. Selling in the fall means less competition for home sellers. You may notice that there are less home sale signs in your neighborhood this time of year. Think about how many signs you saw in spring and summer…
Sellers can look forward to more serious home buyers in the fall. Serious buyers are looking all year long. It is currently still a seller’s market, but the tide may slowly be shifting back to the buyers, so for that reason, this is a good time to list. It is important to get your home priced to sell so it does not sit on the market for too long, and we can help determine the best price for your home. If your home sits too long, it gives more leverage to buyers.
Another thing to keep in mind, as a fall home seller, is that many homes that did not sell this past summer are sitting on the market, and you will have a chance for a speedy sale to a motivated buyer. List your home, and you are likely to see a swarm of buyers trying to outbid each other. You will have all the leverage since your home will be newly listed and may even get more than your asking price.
Taking advantage of curb appeal and staging will always make your home more attractive to prospective buyers. Time to grab and carve some pumpkins for the porch along with a colorful fall wreath for the door. This will help buyers realize your neighborhood is perfect for them. And of course, you will want to keep things consistent for the autumn season on the inside.
There is no need to wait around, because fall is a wonderful time to sell real estate! August can slow down a bit, but business really picks back up in the fall after Labor Day. When the heat dies down, it is so much nicer to shop for homes. Now is the time to sell with the busy holiday season coming up soon.
EXIT Sands Realty would be happy to answer any questions about selling your home, so get in touch!
Erica Day Price, Broker/Owner