Statistically, the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area experiences an increase in home sales during the fall. There are several reasons why it may be just the right time to buy or sell a home.
Not as busy as spring market. While home demand is not as high as during the springtime, fall buyers and sellers tend to be more motivated. Buyers enjoy less competition from other buyers in the slower season. Sellers that didn’t sell during the peak market may entertain new offers. With fewer clients, both buyers and sellers can appreciate more attention from REALTORS® and mortgage professionals during the course of their real estate transaction.
Cooler weather is good for moving. Moving is a huge chore as is. With the heat and humidity of summer gone, making the actual move can be physically more comfortable.
You don’t have school-age kids. Late August and September kids are going back to school, and parents usually like being settled into a routine. If you do not have school aged children, moving in September and October may be a great option for your schedule.
New home for the holidays. Perhaps you want extra space to entertain friends and family. Settling into a new home for the fall and the winter holidays allows you to start new traditions and create lasting memories.