Selling Your Home: Autumn vs Spring

When it comes to selling your home, which season is better? Autumn or Spring? There are many opinions or theories out there, but evidence is pointing towards Spring.

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According to a recent study by Zillow, on average, homes put on the market between May 1 to May 15 sold 18 days faster than those homes put on market after. In addition, homes put on the market at that time sold for a little more money.

Some other important factors to know about selling your home in the Spring:

  • Less inventory. Because some people feel they shouldn’t list their property under the possible threat of snow and ice, many wait to put their homes on the market. However, if you’re home is the only one on the market in your area (or one of the few) there is a better chance that you’ll have more interest on your home.
  • Job relocations. People tend to get relocated around the New Year (first quarter) which means there is a higher demand for homes for sale. If you’re home is on the market during this time, you not only have a greater chance of selling your home faster and at your asking price.
  • Higher listing price. Stats show homes sell at a slightly higher price in the winter and early spring months. This is for three reasons, 1) agents tend to be more adamant about pricing the home at the right price, 2) you’re more likely to receive an offer that is too good to pass up, and 3) interest rates tend to go up in the spring so buyers tend to be more willing to pay the higher price.

As you move forward to preparing to sell your home, your real estate agent can help you determine the best price for you home, answer all your questions, and support you as you move through the process of selling your home.

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Get Into The Autumn Spirit With These Fun Ideas

Autumn is here and with the cooler months, people will begin to get their homes in the holiday spirit of ghosts, goblins, and ghouls. Already the leaves have begun to change colors and as we move further into the cooler season, now is the time to have some fun decorating your home for the season. leaves-731150_640

As you get in touch with your creative side, here are some fun tips and ideas for adding some color and ambiance to your home.

Stack some pumpkins in a decorative way to set a scene to enhance your entryway or other area of your home.

Another great way to add some flare your entry way is by creating a wreath for your front door. There are a lot of great ideas on Pinterest or check out this DIY wreath.

One of the best parts of the season is the smell of spices that smell up your home. This year, create your own potpourri with this simple recipe. You can also create your own orange decor from Norway.

There are so many ideas to explore. Browse some of these ideas from Pinterest and see which gets your creative juices flowing. What is your favorite part about the season?