3 Reasons to Sell Your Port Alberni Home this Fall
by Dave Koszegi
on Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at 1:15pm.
Renowned as one of the best times to sell your home, the autumn we experience in the Alberni Valley is second to none - making it the ideal time to put your home on the market. Temperatures have cooled from the summer months, and families are back in routine; ready to tackle things they have been putting off during the summer, like beginning their home search!
Here’s why – and how - you should take the autumn advantage and list your Port Alberni or Sproat Lake home this fall.
Buyers mean business
Traditionally, people who are looking for a home in the fall are motivated, qualified, and ready to commit to a sale for the perfect home. They might be looking due to job relocation or another life change that is forcing them to move. They’ll also want to seal the deal before the holidays - which means a quick sale is probably in sight.
Fall provides a better first impression
Orange and red leaves, crisp air, pumpkins, and fall foliage…you can create a comforting atmosphere around your house for the fall – one that buyers can truly picture themselves in. Curb appeal is often reported as one of the most important details when showing your home. With buyers doing a drive-by before they book a showing, this is your chance to grab their attention and make them say, “I need to see that house!” Coming off a dry summer, make sure your lawn and yard look neat and tidy with plants and a green lawn. If you have the time, you may also want to consider touching up any paint that has chipped on the exterior of your home and power washing decks. All of these simple tasks can take your curb appeal to the next level.
If you can jump on your listing in late summer, early fall, you’ll be ahead of the game (i.e., the other listings!). You’ll experience less competition in the market and therefore more attention from buyers, especially if your home is desirable. Many of the homes from the busy spring market are now sold and everyone else in in their planning stages. Listing your home in the fall puts you in a position to maximize your sale price and exposure in the market.
When it comes time to assess the value of your property for listing, working with an experienced Real Estate team is essential. We can help you understand our current market conditions and determine what a good price range is for your home (and, because values are rising – we think you might be in for a pleasant surprise!).
Remember not to get caught up with the pricing of active listings - and don’t just overprice because you have time! Instead, you’ll want to work with your team to review past sales, as this will provide a starting point for a strategic pricing strategy and understanding true market value – for a timely, profitable sale.
Are you thinking about selling your Port Alberni or Sproat Lake home this fall?
Give the Dave Team a call today at (250) 723-7653 to get started, or click here for your free, no-obligation home evaluation.