This time of year, home sellers commonly ask us if it’s better to sell a home in the fall or if waiting until spring is the right move.
In response, a lot depends on inventory levels. Inventory levels are typically highest in the spring, whereas in the fall, they tend to be much lower. This equates to less seller competition in the fall than the spring.
Sellers also ask if their house will show well in the fall. Many people who wait until spring do so because it’s a beautiful time of year, when the grass and leaves are green again, which makes for attractive home photos. But peak photography (i.e. GREEN) time doesn’t really happen until the summer. In the fall, we still have green grass and leaves on the trees, therefore you can still take beautiful exterior photos in the autumn.
“Inventory levels tend to fall in the spring, meaning sellers will have a lot less competition.”
People also express concerns about moving in the winter months. Few people really want to pack up all their belongings and move to a new home when it’s cold out, and that’s a valid point. However, most sellers hire a moving company to assist them—movers are a year-round industry and are happy to serve you no matter the season.
If you have any further questions about whether it’s a good idea to sell your home in the fall, or if we can answer any other real estate related questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are happy to speak with you.