Fall isn’t traditionally thought of as the busiest time in real estate, but there are big advantages to buying or selling a home during autumn. People are always moving into the DMV, and your home will undoubtedly stand out if there are few others like it for sale. Additionally, buyers who are out looking in the fall tend to be more serious, so you could have fewer showings, but a greater chance of one of them garnering an offer.
As you can imagine, it takes time and effort to sell a home in any season. A professional real estate agent like me will handle all of the details and promote your best interests. I help sellers get their homes staged and ready, advise them on pricing, market the home, coordinate showings and work my contacts to find the right buyer. Once the right buyer is found, I aggressively negotiate on your behalf and help you navigate a relatively complex process to ensure you close with the best price and the least amount of stress. If you are interested, I would be happy to provide a free competitive market analysis which will give you an accurate idea of your home’s potential market value.
The National Association of Realtors has also found this season is the best time of the year to purchase a home because of potentially lower home prices, less competition and the possibility of getting a deal on a property that has been on the market since summer. Sometimes homes are available in the fall because the sellers are motivated to move quickly due to unexpected circumstances like a job change.
The perfect time to buy is as soon as you are ready. In today’s market, with appreciating home prices, low inventory, strong demand and rising interest rates, the longer you wait, the more expensive your ideal home will become in the future. History has shown that a home can be a great investment in any season, if you are buying for the long term.
If you’re considering a move, please get in touch. I’m happy to talk and put together a plan that meets your home ownership goals. 703-963-0142 or firstname.lastname@example.org