Key Insights for Selling this Fall

Although fall can be a challenging time of year to move if you’re a buyer or seller with school-aged children, fall buyers are typically highly-motivated — meaning that sellers could get a faster path to the closing table.  Our gorgeous local fall scenery makes it easy to show off the natural beauty of a neighborhood and the homes within it!

Here are some of the pros and cons you’ll want to consider as you make your decision.

Pros of selling a home in the fall

Less competition

Inventory in our local market is always higher in the spring and summer, and the number of homes for sale usually dips in the early fall. If you decide to list your home this autumn, it may stand out amidst the condensed inventory available.

Motivated buyers

Many families are hoping to accomplish their move by the holidays, or before the second half of the school year begins — so buyers looking in the fall tend to be highly motivated. You could benefit from buyers who are ready to move quickly.

Autumn staging is a breeze

While you’ll have to stay on top of raking and bagging your leaves, staging your home in the fall is relatively easy. The natural beauty of the changing leaves will do half the work for you, and staging tips from your Rector Hayden Agent will get you the rest of the way there.

Cons of selling a home in the fall

Time is precious

For many, fall is the busiest time of year. It’s important to remember that the upkeep of your home’s interior and exterior will be critical to selling your home this season.  Consider cutting back on other less significant plans and commitments so you’ll be up to the task.

Uprooting can be hard

If you’re a parent of a school-aged child, it can be difficult to move across districts in the middle of the school year. However, studies have shown that kids actually adapt very quickly when the transition is accomplished during the middle of the school year.  Immediately having new friends and new experiences can be a good thing!

Ready to sell?

Whether you’re ready to list your home or want the insights of a local market expert, we can help. Contact your Rector Hayden Agent today!


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