Benefits Of Selling Your Home In Fall

Dated: 09/05/2017

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People are always talking about spring selling season, a term used to describe the busiest home-selling and home-buying season in most areas, but there are benefits to waiting to list your home until the fall. We pulled together some of the top reasons potential buyers should wait until the autumn season to purchase a home, so this year we want to share some of the reasons why sellers should wait until this  time frame to officially put their homes on the market.Image title

  1. Buyers have less to choose from. With a lower inventory, buyers looking to move during the fall season may have to narrow down their wish lists. Similarly, you may not have to complete all of the cosmetic updates you’d have to make to compete with the high volume of sellers during the spring selling season if you wait until the fall.

  2. Kids are back in school. This offers mom and dad the opportunity to prep, stage and host open houses, all without having to worry about where their children are and what kind of messes they could be making. It’s much easier to keep the home neat and tidy when the kids are gone for 6 or more hours a day.

  3. Holiday staging opportunities. Many real estate professionals believe that how a home is staged is one of the main reasons a home does or does not stay on the market. Fall staging gives sellers the opportunity to capitalize on the nostalgia that most people associate with the October-to-January holiday season. Lighting a fire in the fireplace and placing poinsettias or pumpkins strategically outside and inside your home can create a warm atmosphere.

  4. Faster transaction times. There will be a lower number of real estate transactions occurring in your market during the fall season. This means lenders have fewer loans to process, attorneys have fewer closings to facilitate and home inspectors have fewer inspections to do – which could lead to a faster closing.

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