There’s no doubt that this year has been an amazing point in time in the housing market if you are a seller, especially in Charleston, SC. If you are a homeowner thinking of relocating to a different home that better fits your needs, now is the perfect time to do so. When the leaves start falling, and the weather cools off, some home sellers decide to take their home off of the market until the spring. Other homeowners who are thinking of selling their home decide to wait until the prime real estate season to list. But, is this a wise choice? Can you sell your home in those cooler months?  Surprisingly, fall may be one of the best times to sell your home. Here are a few reasons why!


Less Competition Equals Motivated Buyers

Competition may be less during the autumn months. Fewer houses tend to be on the market in the fall and winter which can lead to higher demand in closing on your house! This is because many sellers want to avoid moving during the holiday season. So, if the right home comes along, a motivated buyer is ready to make an offer. This also gives you more room to negotiate when accepting said offer on your house.


Curb Appeal

Making your home appealing to buyers is one of the most important steps in selling your house. With the holidays approaching, your options for making your house look like your buyers’ dream home are nearly limitless so take advantage of the upcoming seasons and holidays! Bring out the pumpkins and colorful fall foliage. Place pumpkins on your porch or along your walkway, and display a colorful fall wreath on your front door. Use decorations to highlight the positives. Have a gorgeous mantle? Accessorize it with a few well-placed decorations. Bring attention to stunning doorways or beautiful bay windows. The choice is yours!


Maintenance and Inspections 

Late spring through early fall (May through September) is by far the busiest time of year for maintenance service companies. So, now that the weather has turned cooler, this is the perfect time to get home inspections done and completed quickly! This can create a faster turnaround for the selling of your home. 


Are You Ready to Explore Your Options With Team Lail-Chambers?

If you’ve been in your home for 5-10 years or more, now might be the time to explore your options. The staff here at Team Lail-Chambers, led by Bob Chambers and Pheobe Lail-Chambers, are well-acquainted with Charleston and the Lowcountry, and are happy to help you decide on the best neighborhood for you and your family. We work hard to match you with a home you'll love. Contact us today! We are ready and waiting to help you find your perfect Charleston, SC home!