Back to School, Time to Sell Your Home!
It’s that time of year again! The new school supplies, the fresh haircuts, the sweet back to school sales, the early chaotic mornings, the packed lunches, the yellow buses, the thousands of Instagram back-to-school photos and of course the very excited parents practically jumping for joy… Hello teachers! Goodbye summer! We can't help but feel motivated to get the school year off to a great start!
Maybe you’re one of those parents. The feeling of ‘it’s time to get stuff done’ is lingering in the air. Perhaps you’re a brand new empty nester and you’re realizing that you might need to downsize. Either way, it’s definitely a time of renewed energy inviting change and new opportunities. It could also prove to be a great time to put your property on the market.
Back to school? A good time to sell? That might sound pretty far off from what you’re used to hearing. You’ve been told time and again that spring and summer are the best months to put your home on the market. While yes, they are indeed busy and competitive seasons for residential real estate, you tend to see some very serious buyers in the fall. Factor that in with less competition and you can likely expect to see a quick and easy sale. Many home buyers shopping in the fall have a deadline to work with, especially in a state where the winter weather may prove to be challenging for a move. In this scenario, a home shopper will be less likely to haggle if the property meets their needs. Fall’s lack of inventory is a dream for the motivated seller. If buyers have fewer homes to consider, yours will simply stand out more.
Did you know that the cooler weather and smell of pumpkin spiced lattes can help too? If you're trying to sell your home, buyers need to have an easy time imaging themselves (and their own holiday traditions) in your home. Therefore, the holidays can prove to be a perfect time to have your home on the market. If you put yourself in the home buyers’ shoes, you can imagine the instant connection to a home that provides classic festive décor, inviting aromas and a general feeling of coziness.
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When it comes down to deciding when to put your home on the market, remember every home transaction is different and every market has its own quirks. Home buying and selling is personal and the best decision you’ll make will be the one that fits your specific situation. Every season has a benefit and fall should not be overlooked. We’d be happy to help guide you through the pros and cons of each selling season and provide you with our experiences to lead you toward an informed decision when listing your home.
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