We always look forward to the time autumn rolls around on the real estate calendar! After the summer months, the cooler weather can be a welcome change and we see a lot of buyer activity at our home opens and auctions. Here are five reasons we love selling in autumn…
1. Have your home sold before winter
If you’re wanting to sell your current property and get into a new home by winter, chances are there are other people out there thinking the exact same thing! Autumn presents the perfect opportunity to get your home sold before the winter months and we find that the buyers out and about in autumn are more genuine too, because there isn’t much time to waste.
2. Perfect house-hunting weather
We love autumn weather! The days cool down, but the sun is still shining, which we think is the perfect combination to show off your property to potential buyers. During winter, some people can be put off venturing out in the wet and cold, especially if they’re only, “seeing what properties are out there” rather than more genuine buyers.
3. Great time for the garden
Let’s face it, summer isn’t always the kindest to our garden. Scorching days and water restrictions can leave the lawn and garden looking a little sad, and probably doesn’t show them in the best light. However, autumn weather can help bring the garden back to life.
Our summer is our holiday period, of course, which means many of us are less interested in moving to a new house and more interested in celebrating with friends and family, taking some much-needed time off work and enjoying the weather. There are also plenty of public holidays in December and January, which can be tricky to work around if you’re trying to sell.
However, in autumn, we’re back into the swing of things. The kids are well and truly back to school and this is typically the time that we see a much more concerted effort to make those new year’s resolutions to buy a property, a reality. The bonus of many people taking time off during summer is that they’ve had more down time to discuss their property goals for the year, so it’s a great time to see if your property fits the bill.
4. Get in before the sport season hits
We’re a nation of sport lovers, and once winter rolls around, we find ourselves more and more inclined to tune into AFL games and the like, rather than heading out to home opens. Although it means people attending home opens are there because they are serious buyers, you’ll probably find autumn is where you’ll have a greater amount of interest.
Our friendly team are well versed on selling during autumn. Get in touch with them today to learn more about their autumn selling strategies.