Three Reasons Fall Rocks For House Hunting
While spring is the hottest home buying season, things don't just cool off in summer and autumn.
There are a number of very positive things about starting your home search in September or October. Many of the people we work with find summer too busy a time to look for houses, and find the more structured evenings of autumn to be much more productive. Make the most of that time and let us help you find the perfect place to call your own this autumn.
One advantage of fall is that sellers are far more serious. People don't list in the autumn if they're just testing the waters; they'll typically be in no hurry to list until spring. This is a huge help for buyers, as it means that the negotiations will be much more dynamic and fruitful. Fall sellers are motivated, and we're ready to work with them to make things happen.
We also find that inventory is slightly lower in the fall. The positive side of this is that it makes finding the right home much easier. There are fewer listings to go through, and it's often a far simpler task to compare details like cost per square foot, acreage, or amenities on a case by case basis. Choice is always a luxury, but the sheer volume of spring listings can sometimes be overwhelming if you don't know what to look for.
School can be on your side as well. Many families opt not to move their kids in the middle of the school season, so if you're in the market now, there is often less competition as parents wait out the semester or even the full winter. Furthermore, sellers listing in the fall tend to close faster, which means when the iron strikes, it's a faster transition.
Ready to get looking? Let us help you wade through listings and the process to find the perfect Northern Michigan home!