Don't wait till Spring to list, list in the Fall and heres why.

Real Estate Agent with Green Mountain Real Estate Inc.

As you probably know, Spring and Summer is the season when most people put their homes on the market, and it’s when most homes get sold. . By fall, the bulk of spring listings are expiring. As a result, there is less competition, particularly when you consider the "NEW"20160804-DSC_5880 label and the fewer days on the market that your listing will boast. Also, home buyers in the fall are more serious. They have been looking  for months, and are eager to conclude their search and move in comfortably before the holidays.

Preparing your home to sell is very important as well.  In today's market customers want "move in ready" homes.  This doesn't mean empty everything out of the house.  20160825-dsc_7220The home still needs to be staged with furniture, but also needs to have the cosmetic/repairs done to get it "move in ready".  What areas should you focus on? The three MOST important areas to help sell a home are painting, replacing floors, and kitchen updates.  These three areas provide the best appearance and help your home sell faster.  If you can't see yourself buying your home, than don't expect others to either.20160713-dsc_0163

The next area would be curb appeal. Mowing, cleaning up weeds/flower beds,  throwing away trash, or putting toys away from around the property is a good start.  You don't have to pay a professional landscaper to give your home good curb appeal.  Making it look clean and taken care of is essential.

Once these are done it's up to your real estate professional to work their magic!







Comments (14)

Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Nathan, welcome to ActiveRain. You could be addicted in no time!

And I need to think about this one.  I know that when I sell my own home, it will be in the spring when the flowering trees make the entire city look amazing. Leaves are great but cherry buds and azaleas are even better!

Oct 13, 2016 12:04 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Wise advice Nathan, why wait?  plenty of buyers in the fall and less competition.

Oct 13, 2016 03:31 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Love the photos in your post, I don't remember ever seeing a sugar maple in my years of tromping around in the NM mountains but did see plenty of the pines.

It has been well over a quarter century since I worked in the "Land of Enchantment", but it still holds a special place in my heart.

Welcome to Active Rain, looking forward to reading many more of your posts, let me know if there is anything that I can do to help as you get started here.
All the best of success to you.

Oct 13, 2016 03:35 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Hello Nathan,

Welcome to the Active Rain community! 

Congratulations on your first blog post. 

Oct 13, 2016 04:41 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Nathan Tompkins the fall is a wonderful time to buy, but I also think any season is a good season...

Oct 13, 2016 09:10 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

and welcome to's a great place to learn, share, market and network...and I hope you enjoy it and benefit from all of it....

Oct 13, 2016 09:11 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Welcome to Active Rain. I hope you enjoy your time here.

Oct 13, 2016 10:05 PM
Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

Welcome to ActiveRain Nathan Tompkins and your pictures are beautiful and will attract buyers for your area. Looking forward to learning more about you and the properties in New Mexico that you represent.

Oct 13, 2016 10:13 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

There is a shortage of homes right now ! Prices will be diven upward !

Oct 14, 2016 03:43 AM
Nathan Tompkins
Green Mountain Real Estate Inc. - Cloudcroft, NM
I specialize in residential real estate

That is very true.

Oct 14, 2016 05:29 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I love the post. Thanks for sharing.

Oct 14, 2016 11:50 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nathan welcome to ActiveRain and congratulations on posting your first blog on this site.

Oct 15, 2016 08:50 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Nathan

Vegas Bob believes any time is a great time to lists including fall, and welcome to ActiveRain.

Oct 20, 2016 09:16 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nathan, great post letting homeowners know fall is a great time to sell too.  Welcome!

Oct 24, 2016 04:23 AM