Why You Should Sell Your Home in Autumn
For some, the real estate market slows down in the autumn due to changing weather, earlier evenings and busy schedules with school and holidays. Yet there are always people looking to buy homes in Prior Lake MN, year round. You may be tempted to hold off on putting your home on the market during this time of year, but you should consider the many positives in selling now. With careful consideration and some extra care in your home display, you could come out a big winner!
First and foremost, make sure you’re asking a reasonable amount. Talk to your agent and get a real understanding of what your home’s value truly is. If you ask too much, especially in the early stages, some people may simply just avoid looking at your home at all. That said, because there are typically fewer homes on the market, as a seller, you may not have to deal with major price haggling. Depending on the number of buyers on the market as well as the number of viable houses on the market at this time of year, you should hopefully come close to your asking price or perhaps even see multiple bids.
In addition, you may find that home buyers during this time of year are taking advantage of the fact that there’s less competition. They tend to be more motivated, making the most of having more time to work with their agent, less competition for financing, and easier access to service providers such as appraisers, inspectors, title agents, and other similar but necessary people. These kinds of motivated buyers also tend to want to be in by the end of the year, which can be a benefit for both of you when it comes to taxes and various deductions.
As for your home, put special emphasis on the curb appeal. Even though many people end up viewing homes after work, when it’s already dark, they will still see it in daylight hours. Make sure your yard is neat and make the most of front steps and porch areas to add color and coziness, without going overboard on decorations. Consider adding in solar-powered lights along paths for added warmth and accessibility. Also make sure to turn on all of the lights in the house before a showing in the late afternoon/evening. No one wants to stumble around a dark room looking for a lightswitch in an unknown home. Plus, the lights add a welcoming glow to your home.
Talk to your agent to get a feel for the amount of interest your home is likely to see during this time period, but you may find that autumn could be an excellent time of year to put your home on the market. You could be moving into one of the new homes in Prior Lake MN sooner than you expected and hopefully with even a little more money than expected!