Don’t Let Fall Pass You By: Selling in the “Off-Season”

A very common misconception in the real estate market today is that if you missed the spring selling season than you missed your shot for the year. When summer ends and schools start up again people assume the market slows down because families are settling in for the season, and are not as inclined to move. This may have been true in the past, but things have changed. People are living longer and settling down later in life. Today buyers are not timing their purchases around the same schedules they have traditionally been known to follow.

Thanks to the Internet, a lot of home-shopping begins online. Buyers are saving time and multitasking more efficiently by starting their search online and at their own convenience. As a result, the time of the year that use to be known as a real estate dead zone is seeing its fair share of the action. Of course, Spring will always be the busier, but when other agents and sellers are taking some down time, seize the moment and throw up that for sale sign you’ve been holding on to. You won’t regret it.

Buyers are always out there and the serious buyers are looking year round no matter what time of the year it is. Some buyers even prefer to move in the winter because their personal schedules have slowed down for a period of time. You will also find less competition if you list during the fall because of the traditional mindset about real estate and this season. You will notice the market isn’t as saturated with sellers as it still is with buyers, giving your house the opportunity to soak up the lime light.

Don’t put your real estate plans on hold just because the seasons are changing. Grab the opportunity others are passing up and put your house in front of a market full of buyers at a time when there’s less inventory.

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