While summer is considered by many to be the hottest time for selling a house (both literally and figuratively), sometimes circumstances require you to sell during a different time of year. This autumn might be exactly the right time to sell. Homes are still in demand and there is a good chance you will find a buyer before the end of the year. Here are some perks to selling in autumn:
- Buyers are serious about buying if they are looking in autumn. They want to get settled into a new house before the holiday season begins. The pressure is on for them to find their new home quickly and this puts you (the seller) in the driver’s seat when it comes to negotiations. 5 Top Reasons for Buying a House in the Fall
- There is less competition in the fall. Many sellers needed to close and move before school started, so fewer houses are for sale. With less to choose from, buyers can’t afford to be quite as picky.
- You will be dealing with different types of buyers. Families often move in the summer to accommodate school schedules. Empty-nesters and millennials are more likely to be looking in autumn. In addition, employers who need to relocate their workers often wait for autumn to avoid the hot market during spring and summer. A speedy closing is the goal of most of these buyers, which means you are more likely to get the best price possible for your house. 7 Tips for Selling Your Home to Millennials
- Autumn is pretty! The weather is cooler; the leaves are changing colors and fall décor can make homes look and feel warm and cozy. This is a great time of year to dress up your house to entice buyers. 5 Tips for Staging Your House During the Fall Season
If you’re thinking about selling or buying a home in the New River Valley area, contact professional, experienced Realtor Desi Sowers and let her assist you with all your real estate needs. Give her a call today at 540-320-1328!