Is Fall a Good Time of Year to Sell a Home?

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There’s no doubt that timing is an important factor that needs to be considered when you are preparing to sell your home. Not only do you need to consider the current trends in the real estate market, but you also need to think about the time of year when families are preparing to move.

Focus is being turned to the upcoming holiday season, which means that many people assume that they should wait until the New Year before listing their property on the Temecula real estate market. But, don’t jump to conclusions before you talk to a real estate agent about your options.

People are Moving All the Time

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While it is common for families to time their moves during the summer months to avoid disruption to the school schedule, the truth is that there are situations where people need to move throughout the year. Jobs and relationships change in all seasons, which means that there are always buyers looking for properties in the area.

In fact, there is an argument that you might have better success with the sale of your home when you list the property in an “off season.” Even though most of the activity in the market is happening in the summer months, it can be a challenge to ensure that your property is visible among the competition. In comparison, selling your home in the fall season means that you’ll have less competition, which could improve your results.

Settling in Before the Holidays

Most people will agree that they don’t want to be in the middle of a move during the weeks of Christmas or Thanksgiving. At the same time, it is comforting to know that the family will be settled into a new home by the beginning of the year. If you want to be done with the move before Thanksgiving, then right now is the time that you need to start the process. List your home on the real estate market, so that you have the time that is necessary to find the right buyer and complete the inspections and closing process.

If you are interested in more information about the best strategies for selling your home during this time of year, talk to the local Temecula expert: Lloyd Mize of The Lloyd Mize Realty Group. Call to schedule a consultation about buying or selling a home: (951) 551-1677.