Why Fall Might be the Best Time of All to Buy & Sell

While we aren't ones to wish Summer away, the idea of Fall being around the corner definitely excites us! As the leaves begin to turn and pumpkin spice lattes are reintroduced, we are reminded why Fall is a great time to buy or sell your home. Read on to see why you should buy and sell your house in the autumnal months.

  • Reason #1: Less competition. The Spring and Summer market sees lots of competition and multiple offers on houses, and buyers are typically looking to close before September. Those who lost out in competition or lack of inventory will often wait until the New Year to resume their search, meaning there is less competition for the available houses on the market in Fall.
  • Reason #2: Pressure to buy. As the holidays come looming in, buyers will feel pressure to purchase a home before the holiday season or bad weather arrive. But as Fall may bring in some dreery weather, you'll want to make sure you take advantage of the nice days when they come for the best possible photos. TIP: Make sure you stay on top of your curb appeal during the Fall months - this means raking leaves, keeping gutters clean, and staging an attractive front porch.
  • Reason #3: Pressure to sell. If a home is still for sale after the Spring and Summer market, chances are the sellers are motivated. This means more leverage for buyers. Make sure you have an experienced real estate agent to help with the negotiating.

Overall, there is a buyer and seller in every season, but Fall just may be the best season of all to buy and sell a home.