Why You Should Sell Your Home in the Fall (and How to Prepare)

This is how to prepare your property for an autumn sale.

Now that the summer is coming to a close and the smell of pumpkin spiced lattes is in the air, it’s time to think about getting your home ready for the fall market. The weather may be cooling down, but that doesn’t mean the real estate market goes cold. In fact, you could be coming into the market at exactly the right time! Take a look at some benefits of listing your property in the fall, and how you can prepare the property.

  • There are Serious Buyers

The spring season is sure to bring out buyers, but many hold off on making an offer. There are more homes to choose from and buyers can afford to be particular. In September, though, serious buyers will feel the pressure to move before the holiday season kicks off – that’s when your property shines. One of the best ways to attract buyers is to ramp up your curb appeal. Fix up the front porch, rake the leaves, and keep everything well maintained.

  • There is Less Competition

Now that the kids are back in school and the weather is cooling off, we typically see fewer properties coming onto the market. Listing your property in the fall means that there will be far fewer homes to compete with, so yours may attract more interest. Prepare by taking bright, clean, and warm photos of your home. Fall and winter photos run the risk of looking drab and dark, but well-timed photography can keep your property shining.

  • There are Different Buyer Demographics

Families with children are more likely to move in the spring and summer, while millennials and empty-nesters wait until later on in the year. Additionally, employers who are looking to relocate their workers and out-of-towners often wait for the fall when the market tends to cool down. To prepare your property, keep your home neutrally-staged, especially if there are millennials and empty-nesters looking around who will have very different ideas on how to use the space.

At The Lynch Group, we approach home sales differently. We have a simple objective – to sell your home promptly for the highest price. As a committed sales team and experts in the industry, we can help you sell your home in the fall. Serving Orange County and beyond, contact us today.

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