Top Reasons to BUY and SELL this Fall

Sell your home in the fall

Fall is a great time to buy or sell your home

Conventional wisdom says that the best time to buy and sell a home is in the spring. There is truth to the spring market being a fantastic market as properties typically show the best, there are lots of homes to choose from, and families like to be settled before school starts.

Other seasons are also great to buy and sell. We find the market picks up mid-late September as people want to be settled into a new home before the winter and holiday season arrives. 

Why SELL in the fall?
1. There is less competition on the market, giving sellers an advantage.
2. Do you have kids? It is so much easier to keep your house “show ready” when kids are in school.
3. Most vacations are put on pause until the holiday season, therefore more buyers are in town.
4. Fall buyers are serious. The pressure to buy increases so that they can be settled before snow and sub-zero temperatures arrive. Relocations also occur more frequently in the fall and winter months than spring and summer.
5. The fall season offers vibrant colours with changing trees, falling leaves, and warm, inviting décor that naturally draws people in.

Why BUY in the fall?
1. Most sellers who’ve been on the market all spring and summer are getting antsy to sell. This could allow you a firmer purchase price.
2. It’s much easier to look at houses distraction-free while the kids are at school!
3. Houses that you thought were out of your price range in the spring may now be within range of what you need.
4. With less real estate sales, it’s much easier to book home inspectors, movers, close on time with a quick sale etc.
5. Two of the biggest shopping days of the year are just around the corner. Buying this fall will give you time to move in, discover what furniture and décor items you need and seek out sales on Black Friday and Boxing Day. 

Still unsure? Contact us and we’ll give you an honest evaluation and key insights to help you make the best decision. It is always our highest honour to serve you.

Jason Rustand with RE/MAX Real Estate serves with the highest level of integrity and excellence every time. For more info on this topic or others related to real estate, LIKE our Jason Rustand Team Facebook page, call us direct at 780-980-2828, email or visit