2 Main Points: Why you should sell your house in the fall, and How to sell your house in the fall.
In part one let’s discuss why the fall is an important opportunity to get your house on the market. We will follow this article up with part 2, and share some of the best tips to capitalize on the fall home selling market.
Reason #1 To Sell Your House In The Fall – More Flexibility For Improvements
Depending on where you live, spring and summer can be a much-needed break from a harsh winter, and your house could probably use a little TLC. So give yourself those warmer months for some home improvements.
Reason #2 To Sell Your House In The Fall – A More Serious Buyer Pool
Yes, the spring housing market is sure to bring out buyers, but plenty of folks may hold off on making an offer. With more homes to choose from, they can afford to be picky, and that could extend their search by months. Come September, though, serious buyers will be feeling the pressure to make their move before the holiday season or bad weather hits. That’s where you come in.
Reason #3 To Sell Your House In The Fall – Less Competition
Post-summer home buyers not only have the stress of the holiday season looming overhead, but their options are shrinking. Many sellers rush to close by September, so fortunately you’ll be competing in a much smaller market. That can be a powerful bargaining chip to help you close before the end of the year.
Reason #4 To Sell Your House In The Fall – Different Buyer Demographics
While families are more likely to make their move in the spring, millennials and empty-nesters usually swoop in a bit later in the year. They’re not the only ones, either: to avoid higher “on season” real estate rates, employers who need to relocate their workers often wait for the fall, when the market tends to cool down. These out-of-towners will probably need to get through the process quickly, too, which could mean a relatively speedy closing.
So now you understand the “why” behind selling in the fall, come back and read part 2 of this article and learn the “how”!