Monday, September 17, 2018

4 Reasons To Buy Your Home Off-Season

Traditionally, "peak season" for home buying has always been spring and summer: May, June, July, and August. Though the heaviest home-selling months are over, you can still look for your next home! In fact, the "off-season" is a great time to be a buyer. Here are a few reasons why buying off-season could work for you:

  • Less competition. There’s a lot of competition out there in the real estate market. It can sometimes be difficult for buyers to get their offers accepted. While there are still active buyers off-season, you will certainly face less competition when placing an offer in on a home.
  • Not just left-overs. There is a common misconception that all homes on the market off-season are the leftovers that couldn’t be sold. The truth is many beautiful homes go on the market off-season because the timing worked best for the sellers. This could be for different reasons: a new job, relocating out of state, or a new home construction is completed.
  • It can save you money. If you’re interested in adding a few final touches to your home, waiting until fall to buy could be beneficial. You end up snagging an end-of-season discount on everything from air conditioning units to appliances and furnishings.
  • Fall exposes exteriors. It can be easy to overlook flaws or issues with a home’s exterior because of well-executed seasonal landscaping. But once fall comes around, flowers are no longer in bloom and you can get a better look at landscaping beds and the home’s foundation.

Buying a home in the off-season can work to your advantage. If you’re looking to buy your home this fall or winter, reach out to one of our experienced sales professionals to see how you can get started.