As fall is right around the corner, many homeowners are starting to wonder if they should sell the home during the fall or wait till spring. The answer to this problem is it depends. Just because summer has ended or is about to end in many parts of the country does not mean that homes will not be sold. In fact, real estate is sold 365 days a year.
In our experience, fall is a great time to sell a home. There are numerous pros to selling your home in fall. However, if you’ve decided to sell your home during the fall, there are a few things you might want to understand. Below are a couple of tips that should help sell your home during the fall.
If you want to list your home during the fall, you must plan ahead. Take photos of the exterior while it hasn’t started snowing or raining yet. That way, prospective buyers can see how the home will look like during the summer months.
Take Advantage of Lower Inventory
The lower inventory or, the lower number of homes for sale during the fall and leading into the months can be advantageous for those who want to sell during these months. Many sellers wait till after the New Year celebrations to list, which gives them an advantage against sellers who are off-market during these months.
You Can Target More Serious Buyers
In our experience, people who are shopping for a home in the fall are more serious buyers. Usually, these are people relocating from out of town, which means that they need to buy in a hurry. Compared to the Spring, when many people are more in “dream building mode,” most prospects are not ready to buy. In other words, it’s easier to find more serious buyers in the fall.
Your Home Should Be Well Lit
You will want to make sure that your home is well lit, especially since fall means longer nights. Well-lit rooms make the home look brighter, and encourages the prospective buyer to take a good look at your home.
Price Your Home Right
In our experience and those of many other stagers/realtors, homes sell for slightly less money in the fall compared to summer and spring. That’s why you must price your home correctly. One way to do it is to base your price on what other homes in your neighborhood have sold for recently, but be ready to negotiate. Professional staging will help you sell for top dollar and help shorten the time on the market.
Should Be Turn-key
You should have a home where the buyer can see themselves as the ones living it. Consider that most buyers don’t want to put in additional work during the fall. That’s why your home should be updated with:
– A fresh coat of paint
– Clean carpets
– Make sure the flooring is in good condition
– The kitchen is modern and fully-functional
– The home should be staged so that people can see the lifestyle they can have in it
Conclusion – Tips for Selling Your Home In The Fall Months
Not all homes are candidates for being sold during the fall season. If you’re still not sure, speak with a real estate agent before listing your home.
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