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6 Reasons Why the Fall is a Great Time to Sell Your Home

Posted by susan-adm on October 5, 2021
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Even though the spring season ranks as the top home selling period, there are enormous benefits to selling your home in the fall, especially during this time.  Why put off selling your home until the spring when you can take advantage of the opportunities now? There are six beneficial reasons to sell your home sooner than later.

 

Six Great Reasons to Sell Your Home This Fall Season

 

1. House prices are expected to remain strong this fall

Demand for Canadian real estate is on the rise. According to RE/MAX Canada’s blog post, Canadian Real Estate is at a Critical Juncture, “Canadian real estate is experiencing unprecedented levels of activity, record-high average home prices, and overwhelming demand, regardless of region or home type.” Our city continues to be a seller’s market. Strong pricing, low supply, and high demand are the driving force behind Ottawa’s steady housing market. Luxury properties are performing exceptionally well, making it a great time to sell this fall.

A home recently sold in Ottawa

 

2. Buyer confidence in the real estate market continues

Consumers looking for new homes in Ottawa are generally willing to pay high average selling prices despite COVID-19’s impact. Not only is pricing healthy, but 56 per cent of consumers remain confident in Canada’s real estate market to buy or sell homes even if the pandemic continues. In lieu of this, we expect the fall to be an even more active real estate season than previous years.

 

3. Safety and hygiene continues to remain top priority

Our team is committed to the utmost care and attention to COVID-19 health and safety protocols for our clients. We organize both private viewings and virtual showings. All visitors are required to wear masks, with a maximum number of two adults per showing. Our real estate agents manage the opening of doors and cabinets, so contact of surfaces is minimized and hand sanitizer is provided upon entry. Rest assured, plans are in place to make your home viewing safe and manageable.

 

4. Serious buyers are looking for homes now

Now that kids have returned to school in-person, parents have the chance to focus on finding their next dream home and planning for their family’s future. With so many professionals still working remotely, there’s even more flexibility with schedules for private or virtual home viewings. For example, a lunch hour home viewing is much more appealing for buyers, rather than viewing it after sunset. List your home with confidence knowing that qualified leads are out there, hunting for their next home.

Fall features to sell your home in the fall season

 

5. Homes show well in the fall and highlight desirable features

The autumn season highlights an emotional aspect of purchasing a home; finding coziness, warmth and ambiance becomes priority when milder temperatures continue in October and throughout parts of November. Things like staging, or refreshing high traffic areas for viewings, become more straight forward. Garden maintenance in the fall is generally more manageable than in the summer months. Showing your home at this time can also highlight views and features that aren’t visible when trees and shrubs have leaves that obstruct views. This time of the year can showcase features like a fireplace and deprioritize an air conditioner’s absence, unlike in the competitive spring buying season.

Bonfire pits and fireplaces a great feature for homes

 

6. Consumers are re-evaluating what home features are important to them which could positively impact your house sale

Some consumers are changing their list of top home features since the pandemic.  For example, a home close to work and the city was once the most desirable feature. Now, this is no longer a priority for some buyers. In fact many Canadians no longer want to live in large urban centres, and instead want to live in rural and suburban communities closer to green spaces. When the cold weather arrives, Canadians retreat inside, and many are looking for more space, especially if working from home remains the preferred choice.

 

Are these reasons motivating you to sell your home this fall? Schedule your home consultation today and find out how we work with home sellers in Ottawa.

 

 

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