Fall is in full swing in the Midwest and that means our cold, snowy months are fast approaching! This also means that the slower months of the real estate market are creeping up on us. However, there is still time to list your home this fall! In fact, we like to call this time of year the “last call for fall” window, where there is still time to showcase your home’s full potential without having to deal with the extreme weather and slower market that the winter brings.
Plus, listing your home in the fall has some other great benefits you just don’t get all year round.
First and foremost, the weather is optimal and it makes for easier lawn maintenance and curb appeal. Aside from raking leaves and cleaning gutters, there isn’t a whole lot of maintenance required in the fall months; no constantly watering or mowing your lawn or shoveling and salting the sidewalks. Plus, fall makes for a great excuse to put up some easy seasonal decorations that will boost your home's curb-appeal.
There is typically less competition in the market the later we get into the fall season. You will still have to put in the work to make your home shine, but it can be easier to make your property stand out from the rest when there are less listings competing against it.
So, if you’re feeling on the fence about getting your home on the market this fall, we are here to say there is still time to do so! We recommend talking to your Realtor as soon as possible so you can work together to get a solid plan in place.
If you’re not feeling quite ready to list but want to take advantage of your home’s exterior and landscaping in the fall, VIBE is currently running a fall exterior photography promotion. Now through the end of October VIBE will arrange a free, professional exterior photoshoot of your home with a listing contract scheduled before the end of May.
You get to have beautiful photos and you’ll get to check a box off of your listing prep work, it’s a win-win! Reach out to any VIBE agent for more information.