|Cozy Cottage/Twin, Condos Have Early Autumn Appeal|
Following springtime's crush and summer's malaise, early fall can be an ideal time for certain Mainline-area homeowners to sell and take advantage of opportunity in the housing market.
While early fall - September/October - is probably Not the best time to get top value for your family-sized (4+bed/2+bath) Mainline-area home, right now does offer a very worthwhile window to sell smaller 3bedroom homes and condominiums at top dollar.
The market for larger, family-houses is at its peak in the spring and early summer, when buyers with children are looking to get settled for the new school year. The 2013 market saw a buyer frenzy for quality homes of this ilk in our high-quality Lower Merion, Haverford and Radnor school districts.
But with the school year now underway, demand for family-sized homes has decidedly ebbed. Owners of larger homes, who seek to maximize sale price in our family-friendly neck-of-the-woods, would do well to use fall's nice weather to prepare your home for market 5-6 months from now and the early 2014 market. I can help to plan a strategy, along these lines, that will yield the most lucrative results.
Right Now; however, there is Opportunity for owners of smaller homes and condos to appeal to singles, down-sizers, and professional couples. These folks, traditionally, are very active home-buyers in the post-Labor Day market.
With the lazy, vacation days of summer over, the back-to-business singles, downsizers and couples without school-age kids are as motivated to buy now as they are at anytime of year. For sellers, the marketplace is less cluttered with competition this time of year, yet the interest in smaller homes and condominiums is as high as ever.
From Labor Day until Halloween, ideal opportunity exists to sell your 1 to 3-bedroom smaller house or condo at a great price. There is a captive, eager audience of singles, down-sizers, and young professionals motivated to make a move.
As a Realtor focused on the Mainline-area market, I can help you get your smaller home ready for this active early-autumn, market in a matter of weeks, while the weather is still good and homes still show beautifully and at their best.