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The third and fourth quarters of the year can actually be some of the best times to sell your home in our real estate market.
First of all, there are more motivated buyers out looking for homes this time of year. These buyers didn’t have to get into a new home before school started, but they absolutely have to find a home by the end of the year.
What’s wonderful is that they have fewer homes to look at, which means that if you choose to list your home in the third or fourth quarter, you will have less competition.
Also, interest rates are expected to go up again. Serious buyers are watching interest rates very carefully. If they didn’t get into a new home before school started, they will continue to pay careful attention to interest rates so they can make their decision by the end of the year.
Our local real estate market is insulated from the ebb and flow of the school calendar because of all the awesome companies and corporations we have here in the Metro Atlanta area. There are also a lot of people with no school-age children or children at all who don’t have to move during the summer months.
In fact, those people haven’t even started looking for a home yet and will start their search in the third or fourth quarter.
Ultimately, if you’re worried that you missed the market and should wait until next year, that is not the case. Listing your home after school starts can definitely put you in a powerful position to sell with less competition and more serious buyers.
If you have any questions about selling your home this year, just give us a call or send us an email. We would be happy to help you!