Saturday, September 01, 2018 / by Rachael Roberts
School is back in session and the holidays are right around the corner. You might not think that now is the best time to sell; however, here are 3 reasons why listing your home in the fall can benefit you!
1) There is less competition! It's no secret that most homes are listed in the spring and summer. However, those homes that are not sold by the end of summer are usually taken off the market and the ones that are still listed start to draw less attention because they've been on the market for so long. That's why if you list during fall, you have the benefit of standing out, as well as facing less competition than during the "hotter" seasons.
2) Buyers are more serious! During the spring and summer, many buyers are "just looking" and not that committed. While buyers in the fall tend to be more serious. Many fall buyers have been searching throughout the summer and have not found their perfect home yet. Others are often forced to look for a new home because of a new job, a work relocation, or because they want to get the move done before the holidays.
3) It's easier to find your next home! If you are looking to buy a new home as well as sell your current home, then the fall can offer perhaps the best opportunity. Entering the market during the fall is so much more relaxing compared to the spring and summer market. You will have less competition while searching for your next home and when you find what you're looking for, sellers who have been unsuccessful in selling their home during the summer will be eager to sell. This can make for very flexible negotiations that work in your favor.
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