Autumn - The Selling Season
Autumn - The ideal time to sell your property
Autumn brings crisp mornings and changing colours, and it's a great time to sell your house. There's a misconception that spring is the best time to sell. Sure, the weather warms up, and flowers are blooming, but houses flood the market. Autumn, offers quality over quantity. Here's why:
Less Listings Means Less Competition
Typically we see fewer properties coming onto the market during the cooler months, but that doesn't necessarily mean there will be fewer buyers out there. Listing your property during autumn means your property will have fewer properties to compete with and may attract more interest.
No Long School Holidays
In early autumn, there are no long school holidays to compete with, meaning most buyers will be available to attend open homes. Unlike summer where the long Christmas and New Year break often means potential buyers are distracted and possibly travelling.
The Weather is Optimal
Much like spring, the weather in autumn is actually great house-hunting weather. We're just past the storm season of summer, and we're not yet into the much colder months of June through August. This means crisper, sunny days and less sweltering, humid, rainy or cold days that may deter potential buyers from inspecting in other seasons.
More Serious Buyers
One drawback to listing your home in peak seasons is the interest you'll get from 'tyre kickers'. These are the browsers who go from open home to open home without the serious intention of buying. In off-peak times, you're far more likely to attract serious buyers who are looking to move due to circumstance rather than season.
The ideal scenario is to list in a seller's market where buyer demand outstrips the supply of properties on the market – Autumn
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