As the warm-weather housing market comes to a close and our thoughts turn to colder weather and heavy snowfall, many homeowners consider waiting to sell their properties until next spring. However, while spring and summer are traditionally considered prime real estate selling months, fall is a great time of the year to sell a home. With more time for you to prepare, less competition, and a more serious buyer pool, here’s why selling your home in the fall is an excellent decision.
More serious buyers
During spring and summer, there are many homes on the market. This means that buyers can afford to be picky. Often they spend these warmer months looking around to see which features and amenities work best for them in a home, but have no intention of actually putting down an offer.
However, come September it’s a different story. While there may be a smaller buyer pool, people browsing the market will be feeling the pressure to move and will be far more serious when it comes to purchasing a home.
In spring, it can seem as if there are countless new property listings popping up every week. But listing your home during the most popular season is not always the best decision. With so many properties on offer, it can be easy for buyers to miss out on viewing what could have been their dream home. Having fewer homes on the market in fall greatly works in your favour. Not only can you negotiate a higher selling price, but your property will also have the opportunity to stand out.
An easier process
From attracting buyers and arranging viewings to drawing up offers, selling a home is a lengthy process. If you sell in the fall, you’ll give yourself plenty of time to get your home on the market, and gently browse until you find the perfect one to move into. This calmer pace makes for a more peaceful transaction, and makes the entire process seem much less stressful.
More time to prepare
In Whistler, summer is the best time to give your house some TLC. Before you sell your property in the fall, you can make the most of the warm weather and focus on essential improvements that will boost your sales. Plus, with changing colors and fall leaves, autumn is (without a doubt!) the best time to work on your home’s curb appeal.
Time to enjoy the summer
Listing in the spring or winter could mean that you spend your summer moving or being forced to cancel your holiday so you don’t miss out on the sale. However, we all know that summers in Whistler are meant for rest and relaxation. By selling in the fall, you can avoid the stress and instead focus on enjoying your last summer in your home.
With a more serious buyer pool and a calmer real estate market, fall is a great time to think about selling your home. With the help of your real estate agent, selling a home during this period can be a simple, stress-free and profitable process. If you haven’t chosen a real estate agent, contact Lance Lundy to discuss how he can help you achieve your Whistler and Pemberton real estate goals.