Summer has come to an end and many people are thinking they've lost the opportunity to sell in 2017. Plans are being pushed aside for more pressing matters (warm cider and Fireball, football, and holiday planning anyone?). However, the fall real estate market can be a fantastic opportunity for sellers looking for a more relaxed sale.
Fall shoppers are the buyers that waited out the summer frenzy to find their perfect home. They've been patient, they're prepared, they're educated, and they know what they want. With the right agent, and the right list price, you can benefit from a pool of qualified buyers with real intent. Here are the top 3 benefits to listing during the fall season.
1. Serious Buyers - Let's be honest, buyers out during the busy season, looking for homes, are't all serious and ready to buy. Although the summer brings in a large crowd, that crowd contains a lot of people that are excited by the season, and fall into the "trend" of house hunting. What about the buyers investing time to look during the fall season? They are more likely to complete a purchase.
2. Less Competition - Selling in the fall isn't something many families want to tackle. Busy schedules get in the way! That's why a significant amount of homes get listed during the summer season. That equates lots and lots of summer selling competition. Selling in the fall means that competition is down and inventory is limited. During the fall season, your home will get more attention.
3. Easier to Find Your Dream Home - Not only do you get to benefit from a slower season during the selling process, but you can also benefit on the buying side. With less competition on your dream house, you can get a better deal and have some time to thinks things through. The summer brings a lot of missed opportunities for buyers because homes can fly off the market within days. The fall season gives you the opportunity to get your home on the market and take your time to find the right one to resize into.
Overall, the much calmer pace of fall transactions will make everything less stressful. Don't feel rushed into buying and selling overnight during the summer. It could turn into a headache loaded with extra expenses. If you want a more peaceful transaction at a calmer pace, selling during the fall might just be perfect for you.