Fall Leaves Bring Sold Signs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer is coming to an end! You are probably thinking you’ve lost the opportunity to sell and need to wait until next summer, but that’s far from the truth! Although it is not as hectic and crazy with the swarm of buyers on the market, the fall season brings out the most serious of lookers. They are the pool of buyers that waited out the summer frenzy to find their perfect home in the fall, and you don’t want to miss these buyers! They are ready to make a move, today! Don’t worry, selling in a slower period does not equate to less money. That is a misconception based on untrue data that floats around. With the right agent and a correct price for your home, you can get a great deal selling during the fall season. You might actually prefer it. Here are the top 3 benefits to listing during the fall season.

1. Serious Buyers – Let’s be honest, if buyers are out during the slow season looking for homes, they are serious and ready to buy. Although the summer brings in a large crowd, that crowd contains a lot of people that are excited by the season, and fall into the “trend” of house hunting. These people end up being less serious about the process, and tend to hold off for another time. If people are investing time to look during the fall season, they are more likely to be interested in actually buying your home, instead of just touring it.

2. Less Competition – Selling in the fall isn’t something many families can accomplish due to busy personal schedules. That is why a significant amount of homes get listed during the summer season. This means that summer time brings in a lot of competition. Selling in the fall means the potential house next door that has slightly more perks that was listed during the summer doesn’t make your home sit stagnant. It also doesn’t devalue your home because of the house that could go up next door that is under-priced in your neighborhood, drawing all of the attention.

With a slower season, you get dedicated attention to your property, which increases the chance of a sale. 

3. Easier to Find Your Dream Home – Not only do you get to benefit from a slower season during the selling process, but you can also benefit on the buying side. With less competition on your dream house, you can get a better deal. The summer brings a lot of missed opportunities for buyers on their dream homes, because they go off the market instantly. This will give you the opportunity to get your home on the market and take your time to find the right one to resize into. A much calmer pace to the transaction will make it less stressful, and everyone all around happier. Don’t feel rushed into buying a home overnight during the summer, it could turn into a headache. If you want a far more peaceful transaction, that has calmer pace, then selling during the fall is perfect for you.

If you’ve been considering listing your home and/or buying your dream home, Advantage Real Estate is here to help you with all of your real estate needs in Randolph and surrounding counties. Call our office at 660-263-3393 and speak with one of our friendly agents today.

 

 

Finding The Right Home For You

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re a first time home buyer, the stress of choosing the perfect house for your family can feel overwhelming at first. While that stress may seem very real, it is often unnecessary. Instead of entering the market trying to find a house that is perfect in every way, keep an open mind. Approach the situation with a willingness to hear ideas and you are much more likely to find a home that you and your family will love. The process can be long and require work, but it will be worth it in the end – and i doesn’t have to drive you crazy. Here are some tips to guide you when you are trying to find potential new homes and how to know if it is the right one for you.

DECIDE ON DEAL BREAKERS

The easiest way to narrow down the right house for you is to start by deciding what you either can’t live without or cannot tolerate. If two bedrooms will never work for you, or you must have a large backyard for your pets, create a list of those things so that you can rule out properties that just aren’t worth your time. 

TRUST YOUR GUT

There may be times when you walk into a home and it seems like it may fit what you need, but there is just something off that you can’t shake. On that same note, if you tour a home and you instantly fall in love, don’t doubt your feelings. Sleeping on a house you love for too long can end up in you losing that home to someone else. Trust your instincts and you will end up in the home that is perfect for you.

TRY TO VISUALIZE

Can you see yourself in this home? Can you imagine your children playing in the backyard and doing homework in the kitchen? If you are touring a home and can already picture what it would be like for your family to live there, you are heading in the right direction.

KEEP LOCATION IN MIND

While a house may check most of your boxes, don’t forget to consider the neighborhood. Are things that are important to your family close by? Are you close enough to good schools or your place of employment? Make sure that you consider location factors so that you don’t end up in a home that becomes an inconvenience.

TRUST YOUR AGENT

While it is important to know what you want and trust your gut in the process, don’t forget that your realtor has your best interest in mind. We at Advantage Real Estate want to find you the perfect home, and we have worked hard to do that for many others in Randolph and surrounding counties. We know the ins and outs of the real estate world, and are there to help you!