It’s no secret, when it comes to listing your home in the Lake Houston area, spring and summer are the hot spots, and we’re not just talking about the heat index.
But what happens if you need to move a little later in the year?
With so many things to do and see, the Lake Houston area is a consistent hot-spot for residential real estate transactions no matter the season.
Maybe you tried moving your home during these “peak seasons” and things simply weren’t in your favor.
No worries, many factors contribute to selling a home and taking your home off-of-the market simply because of the changing of seasons may very well do yourself a disservice.
You see, even if you’ve heard the rumors and watched “the trends”, late summer and fall is the perfect time to sell your home if you’re feeling motivated to do so.
With real estate transactions affecting one’s life in a variety of ways, it should be no coincidence that there are many factors that can play into one’s favor when listing a home beyond the season at hand.
Don’t believe us?
Sit back and relax as we explain the many secrets as to why listing your home during the “off-season” is a great way to maximize your value and benefit your lifestyle.
Markets in the spring and summer can sometimes seem to overflow with homes ready to be sold to the highest buyer.
In the late summer and fall, real estate takes on a different personality and landscape.
Suddenly, your home in the neighborhood filled with competition and brimming with homes becomes a rarity and a more valued property.
Consider this, you and your neighbor have the same home boasting identical features. The only difference is that they are willing to list their home $15,000 under yours.
Buyers aren’t crazy, with a home like yours on the market, of course, they would take the cheaper option for similar features and benefits.
But what if your home is the only option?
Instead of sitting there for weeks and months or negotiating an unfavorable price reduction, your home’s value shines through as potential buyers looking to score a home like yours within your neighborhood are left without alternatives.
Particularly, in the age of the Internet, homebuyers can shop and find alternate deals available when scarcity doesn’t exist.
Use your rarity to your advantage and list with an accomplished real estate team to ensure you receive top dollar for your home.
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“I just got a big promotion and we have to move out of state…Oh no! It’s fall, and we should pass on a better quality of life as to avoid selling the house”, said no one ever.
A change in one’s job situation that requires a move?
Kids moving out causing a lifestyle to change?
Family structures changing in a variety of ways such as growing in numbers or a divorce?
Those things are going to happen as well.
If you can dream it, it can happen, because life keeps on moving.
People, particularly motivated people, are going to have events that occur in their lives that require them to move.
This holds true for both the buyers and sellers.
Listing your home not only makes it available to potential buyers who are looking for a proper real estate transaction for their lifestyle, but can also improve your own life.
If selling your home will improve your lifestyle for the better, for example, moving closer to family or an environment that you’ve always wanted, keeping your home off the market just doesn’t make sense.
Listing your home with a qualified Realtor in the late summer or fall helps:
There’s no comparison.
Finding the right Realtor and listing beyond summer unlocks potential the previous seasons cannot offer.
One of the most unpleasant parts of listing a home is keeping it in pristine condition for showings.
Showings take time, energy, and an overall lifestyle change. The longer you’re putting your best foot forward, the longer your home becomes an area of stress.
Buyers and Realtors who are considering properties after summer are not only motivated, but they are serious about their decision to move.
Many people may be motivated or curious about moving, especially when there are many options available.
Buyers after the “peak seasons” are looking at your home with intent and a plan in place.
Avoid nosey neighbors or buyers caught in a daydream.
Listing in the fall or late summer eliminates the fake and exposes the potential in your market.
As the seasons pass, we see potential buyers afforded opportunities for various holidays and time to spend searching for that perfect home.
From Labor Day to Columbus and even Thanksgiving, potential buyers have more opportunities to look at your listing after the spring and summer months than you may realize.
With all of this potential downtime, not listing your home with a professional Realtor wastes your time, pushes your move date back, and hinders your long term goals.
Waiting costs you more than money, time is a resource that can never be replenished.
Listing your home and uprooting your life is always a big decision.
The right team of Realtors should make that decision as painless as possible.
Leading the Lake Houston area in all things real estate, expert Realtor Amanda Petree leads her clients to victory through hard work and area knowledge.
Timid on selling during the “off-season”?
Contact Amanda today and see how her team can move your home for top dollar no matter the month or season.