Most people think spring and summer are the best times to sell a home. In reality, selling in the fall comes with many advantages.
Sometimes it pays to go against the crowd. That sentiment is very true if you are looking at selling your home in the fall. When most people think about selling, they think about the springtime, which is usually when they put their homes on the market. Summer is actually the season where the most homes sell, but there are some very powerful reasons as to why fall is a better time to sell than spring or summer.
By fall, the properties that were listed on the market in the spring and summer are no longer there. Most of them have either been sold, expired, or taken off the market altogether. When your home comes on the market during the fall, it stands out a lot more. It’s a new listing, has fewer days on market, and pops up high on a lot of different home searches.
Another reason to sell during the fall is because of the buyers in the market. The buyers looking during this time of year are serious. They may have been looking for months in some cases, and they want to get a deal done. When you put those two things together, you see that homes sold during the fall not only sell quicker, but for more money as well.
HOMES STAND OUT MORE IN THE FALL.
If you are thinking about selling your home this fall, there are a few things you should do differently when preparing your home. First, make sure your HVAC system is working right and the filters have been changed. You also want the house to be inviting, warm, and fresh-smelling.
Finally, make sure you price your home so that it will sell quickly. A market analysis will help you uncover what your home is worth. Once your home’s value is determined, we can figure out where to price it. In a shorter season like this, you may not have time to adjust the price, so you want to make sure that the home is priced aggressively to sell from the start.
If you have any questions for us or are thinking about selling in the fall, give us a call or send us an email. We would love to hear from you.