If you’re thinking about buying a home this year, it’s not too late! It’s no surprise that most buyers think they have to find their dream home during the spring or summer, but this simply isn’t the case.
Believe it or not, buying in the fall has some benefits that you might not have considered. Here are my top 3 reasons why I love helping my clients find their home during the autumn months.
Just like many buyers, sellers often believe they have to put their home up for sale in the spring or summer to get the best deal. Many sellers who list during this time may become discouraged if their home is still on the market come September or October. Thankfully, this is a good time for buyers to get a great deal.
Fall sellers are often more motivated to move before the chaos of the holidays sets in. Many also wanted to sell in the summer months instead, so they might be willing to cut you a deal. Be sure to shop around and check how long homes have been on the market. This can be a useful bargaining chip to bring to the negotiating table.
While there may be more homes for sale during spring and summer, there are also a ton of buyers. This can cause homes to fly off the market, especially on New Jersey’s Gold Coast. When the market is so hot, it can be hard to find the home of your dreams. However, things change as the weather begins to cool down.
When you choose to buy in the fall, you’ll compete with fewer buyers and have more time to analyze all of your local listings. Homes will typically stay on the market for much longer, meaning you can relax a little and take everything in at your own pace.
More Time with your Agent
As fall rolls in, real estate agents often find themselves taking a deep sigh of relief. The hectic buying and selling season is finally over, which means we have a little more spare time to spend with our clients.
If you want more individualized attention from your agent, you may want to consider buying in the fall. They’ll have fewer clients than usual, and many will go the extra mile to help you find the home of your dreams.
Thinking About Buying in the Fall?
If you’re thinking about investing in a Gold Coast home or condo, buying in the fall is a fantastic choice. Living on the Hudson is an opportunity unlike any other, and I’d love to be your local guide.