Most people consider the summer to be the best time to sell your home. There definitely are some benefits to moving in the summer (kids are out of school and can settle in before the next school year begins and the weather will typically cooperate with a move in July), but selling in the fall might be an even better time to be a home seller. 

Home Buyers are Serious.  Potential home buyers likely want to get moved in before the holidays and winter weather begin. With the recent interest rate increases, some of the shock has worn off and fall buyers may be more prepared. 

Lean into the Fall Ambiance.  Pumpkins and fall foliage make great curb appeal. Make sure leaves are raked and your home's entry and front porch are well lit as it begins to get darker earlier. Inside, traditionally fall scents like cinnamon and tasteful seasonal decor can make a home feel cozier. 

Contractors are more available.  Spring and summer are typically the busiest times for many contractors. From that major kitchen renovation to get your home ready to list to the housing inspection your buyers will schedule after your home is in contract, contractors having availability can really speed up your home selling process. 

There is less competition. Typically home sales decrease in the fall. This is great news for potential home sellers, as there is less competition for home buyers. 

You may have a quicker transaction. With fewer home sales occurring during the fall, mortgage lenders and title companies will likely have more time to dedicate to your transaction. 

If you are planning to sell your home in the next few months, please reach out for your complimentary home valuation so you'll know exactly what your home is worth in today's market. 

Posted by Jeff Sallan on
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