Hoodies, picturesque pumpkin patches and all the Fall feels… I love, love, love this time of year on virtually all fronts.
There is always so much going on from the kids heading back to school and sports/recreational activities being in full swing. Amidst all of this, it is normal to see things slow down a bit in the real estate market.
That said, for those looking to sell and/or buy a home this fall, there are still plenty of advantages. Let’s hit on a few of those advantages here.
It couldn’t be easier to play up on the experience prospective buyers get to enjoy as it is in Autumn. Colorful leaves, fall decor and seasonal flowers enhance any home’s appearance. For seller’s this means curb appeal is at its peak which bodes well for peaking buyer’s interest. In getting your home ready to sell, a little yard work, tree pruning, decluttering and staging can go a long way in improving the appearance of a home.
Buyers are Ready to Talk Turkey
With most people back at work and therefore relatively time-poor by autumn, you can bet that those who are shopping at this time of year will be dedicated buyers. During the holidays, it’s not unheard of for people to browse homes somewhat casually. This is obviously no good if you’re looking to shift a property. In autumn, chances are that those who come to view your home are in the middle of a serious house search, which could perhaps make a sweet offer all the more likely.
Less listings are a part of normal market seasonality. HOWEVER, as the nation as a whole continues to see a healthy buyer demand, less competition can serve to land more prospective buyers at your door and, potentially, land even better offers in your hand.
Cooler Weather Makes the Move Easier
Let’s be real – moving during the summer usually sucks. It’s hot, sticky, icky and the only bonus I typically find in it is in the watermelon to be enjoyed before, during and after. (Yes – June through August, I am a watermelon fiend.)
Of course, moving while your hands are like ice and you’re freezing your knickers off isn’t all too fun either. Yet, fall. It’s the perfect sweet spot for temps that ease the sweaty pain of a big move.
You Can Gear to Gather by the Holidays
Who really wants to move during the holidays? Not most.
Who wants to welcome family home in a new home for the holidays? A whole lot of people.
Though the holidays will be here before we know it, there’s still time to get you a buyer and get you moved before the jingle bells start tingling. This is especially so this year as we’re seeing some good turnaround times in getting homes under agreement and to settlement.
You Could Save Money on Your Move
Now that we’re past the peak season for moving companies, the decreased demand for their services could mean promos for their services. Moving mid-month and mid-week can also help you access lower rates to relieve some of the cost of your move.
Ready to move this fall?
Moving during the Fall is much easier when you have professionals to help with the heavy lifting and that doesn’t just mean the movers. Having the right team behind you makes all the difference. As you prep for your next life season, I would love to help you fall into the autumn market with the greatest success. Feel free to reach me any time.