Autumn is upon us, and now is as good of a time as any to discuss what that means for those looking to buy or sell a home. As you can see by the graph below there is a notable drop in home sales each year from autumn through winter, and 2017 is trending in the same direction. While the silver lining of this information might be tough to find for sellers, what positives can buyers rustle up from this information?
Home Sales by Month
Source: United States Census Bureau
First, it is important to realize that while there might be fewer homes on the market there are also fewer buyers to battle with for that perfect place. With less competition, you can sometimes find a seller that is eager to offload their home during these “chilly” months when school is in session and many families are unwilling to move. If you are still willing to move during the months when snow is on the ground, that could potentially mean more bargaining power for you, as fewer sellers are waiting for that “perfect” offer.
Whether there are trick-or-treaters wandering the streets, snowmen in front yards, trees budding, or when summer is in full swing, the team at Patriot Realty will be eager to help you achieve your goals by helping you find the perfect home!