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3 Reasons to Purchase a Home in the Fall

If you’re on the fence about when to buy a home, know that there are three good reasons to purchase in the fall.

 

The fall market isn’t as hot as it is in the spring and summer, so why should you consider purchasing in the autumn? There are actually three good reasons to do so:

1. There’s less competition. There are so many buyers out in the spring market who are ready to make offers on homes. Since there are fewer in the fall, that means you’ll have fewer competing offers to try to outbid, if any at all.

Since there are fewer buyers in the fall, that means you’ll have fewer competing offers to try to outbid, if any at all.

2. Fall sellers are serious. If a seller chooses to list their home in the fall, there’s probably a reason behind it—they might be transferring to a job out of the area, they might have a home under construction somewhere else, or some other reason that makes the timing of their fall home sale important. Most of the sellers we know here in Omaha are motivated to sell their home before the snow begins to fall.

3. Interest rates are low. Traditionally, interest rates tend to dip down towards the end of the year, increasing in the spring when activity picks up.

If you have any questions about buying a home in the fall or need an agent to help you accomplish your real estate goals, reach out to us. Find out what’s different about NextHome Signature Real Estate.

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5 Tips for Selling Your Home in the Fall

Here are five tips for listing your home for sale in the fall season.

 

If you’re thinking of listing your home in the fall, there are five key tips you’ll want to keep in mind:

1. Price your home correctly. There are many ways to come up with a price for your home. First, look at what other homes in your area have sold for. I’m not huge on comparables (it’s like comparing your kids to other kids), but you should still look at comparable home sales because appraisers certainly do.

2. Perform inspections; make sure your home is clean. We compete with a lot of new construction properties, and we’ve found that it’s very important for you to put everything away, deep clean, and have your home look as fresh and new as possible. You’ll have to pack anyway if you’re selling, so you might as well start sooner than later. Also, if you can do a pre-inspection, then you won’t have to wait 10 days to get the results back from the buyer’s inspection. That way, you can make any important repairs before the buyer ever comes to your home.

I highly recommend that you listen to your listing professional on how to get your home ready to sell.

3. Embrace the fall season. Fall colors are so warm and the smells are so amazing. Though we don’t recommend putting a lot of Halloween decor up, highlighting the appeal of the season can make your home seem very inviting.

4. Clean the exterior. Oftentimes, homeowners are so focused on getting the inside of their home ready to on the market that they neglect the outside. Make sure your gutters are clean, rake up leaves, and spruce up your landscaping.

5. Prepare your home for showings. I highly recommend that you listen to your listing professional on how to get your home ready to sell. This could include taking down personal photos, decluttering, repainting some walls in a more neutral color. This stage of the process is very important; many buyers who watch HGTV expect to walk into a home and see that it is immaculate.

If you have any additional questions about preparing your home for the market or are just curious about your home’s value, please reach out to us. Come find out what’s different about NextHome Signature Real Estate.

Have You Been Out to Bluewater Yet?

I’m coming to you today from Bluewater, a gorgeous development in Valley with pretty homes and even prettier views.

I’m here today at Bluewater in Valley, Nebraska, where you can live and play. An unrivaled lifestyle awaits in this modern majestic home retreat. Incredible 23-foot ceilings, a towering fireplace, and expansive windows offer views of the lake. If you have any other questions for me in the meantime, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.