School Has Started. Darn! Is it Too Late to Put My House Up For Sale?

Real Estate Agent with Serving Mentor, and all of Lake County, Ohio

It's usually around this time of year when folks will ask me if it's too late in the year to put their home on the market.

Yes, I know.  School HAS started.  But... that's ok.

There are so many reasons why people move.  And most of them have nothing to do with the starting of school.

If we started with the first of the year, we could go completely through the entire year and come up with a great reason why "that particular month" would be a great time to move.

If your home is priced "within reason"... which means it is priced right about where it will appraise when the mortgage company sends out their appraiser... it should sell fairly quickly in the greater Mentor, Ohio real estate market. 

If the condition of your home makes it appear roomy, pleasant, and gives off a feeling of "yes, I could live here"... then your home should sell fairly quickly.  Of course, that's the case in the Mentor, Ohio real estate market, or in any market... no matter what time of year it is.

Of course... this IS Mentor, Ohio.  And yes... we could wake up tomorrow with 18 inches of snow on the ground.

The longer you wait, the more that becomes a possibility.

Give me a call... Carolyn Kolba... at (440) 567-7211.  Let's set aside a time to get together and see what we... you and me... need to do to get all of your "moving ducks" in a row.

I've been helping folks get their "real estate ducks" in a row for over thirty years now.  I would be pleased to help you with yours.

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 Call Carolyn Kolba, Professional Real Estate Duck Herder with Keller Williams Realty on Center Street in Mentor.

She can be reached at (440) 567-7211.

Comments (12)

Kathryn Maguire (757) 560-0881 - Chesapeake, VA
Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach

So true!  People move all year round.  And statistics show that the biggest month for corporate locations is January.  That is right around the corner!

Sep 17, 2012 01:58 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Have a great day and an outstanding week and be sure to have your camera in hand to capture the colors of the season.

Sep 22, 2012 10:27 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
Carolyn, point well taken, any time can be rather "right" time to put the house up for sale. It does not depend for on the school calendar for everyone but people need to be mindful of their circumstances and considerations.
Sep 23, 2012 09:22 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Carolyn Fall is actually a great time to sell a home, especially if the home is priced right.

Sep 29, 2012 03:22 PM
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

I do agree with Jennfer's comment.

Oct 04, 2012 05:13 AM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

They should just call you and you will know what and when they need to do it.  

Oct 04, 2012 10:01 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

We are seeing a "hot fall" in Silicon Valley here, too, even though school has started.

Oct 07, 2012 05:12 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Have a great day and an outstanding week.  Be sure to have your camera in hand to capture the special moments.

Oct 09, 2012 09:52 PM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Now is a great time to list. Your have a lot less competition right now and there are still buyers out there!!

Oct 30, 2012 01:48 PM
Liz Hill

I agree with Joni, there is less competition and the people that are looking are usually serious about buying!

Nov 01, 2012 10:21 PM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Carolyn, you make a good point here.  Buyers are active twelve months out of the year.  Those who purchase in the fourth quarter of the year are the most serious buyers.

Nov 16, 2012 09:45 PM
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Hi Carolyn, when the property is priced right  and ready for sale, the best time is any time.

Nov 26, 2012 12:55 PM