Fall is considered to be off-seasons for a wide variety of reasons with the major one being a dull and gloomy weather. Most people tend to just keep things to a minimum during this time. However, fall maybe the perfect time for you to sell your house. Of course, listings may be lower and prospective buyers maybe relatively fewer, but you can still make the most of the off-season. Here are 4 reasons why the fall season just might be the best time to sell your home.
FALL CAN BOOST CURB APPEAL
Last, but not the least, the autumn season itself can have a certain effect on things. For instance, the colors of the season can blend or contrast well with your house, provided you stage it well. Then there’s the fresh and crisp cool air that is going to make your house look even more warm and inviting. But, make sure you get rid of the fallen leaves on your driveway and walkways before all showings to ensure safety.
There are plenty of home sellers who will only list their home in the spring market or in the summer before the kids go back to school. To some degree they may be correct but the fall will genreally mean less competiotion for your home. As you know, supply and demand is key to selling anything and if there are less comparable houses for buyers to see then your chances of selling your home may be better in the fall.
NOW Is Always A Good Time
Unless you have a crystal ball, timing the housing market can be difficult. If you’ve already made the decision to sell than now is the time.
Buyers are more serious and ready to buy
There are less distractions for buyers during the fall months. The summer can be extremely busy for buyers and therfore become less focused on buying a home. Chances are, if a buyer is willing to view homes durning the cold and wet months of the fall, they are more serios and ready to buy now.