In our industry, we see plenty of homeowners waiting to list until the spring market picks are back up, but there’s no reason to wait.
Putting your house on the market now means you’ll have less competition vying for buyers’ attention - which can translate to more showings and buyers have fewer options to pick from. This means your odds of looking like “the one” are much better. That’s not a bad thing for buyers; it just serves to make their decisions easier.
Another common assumption about September is that it’s the wrong time to sell because the kids are going back to school, parents are busy adjusting to new routines, and a move would be too big of an upheaval. In fact, a 2012 Harvard University study shows that parents with school-aged kids represent only about 35% of buyers, which means that 65% are probably totally unaffected by the start of the school year. Not only that, parents often jump at the opportunity to house-hunt once hectic summer schedules are finally at an end. And as for upheavals, we find that parents usually plan ahead.
Therefore, the September market can work to your advantage, there’s no reason to put off your sale. The changing seasons may very well usher in the successful sale/purchase of your home. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.