Don't let them fool you - now is as good a time as any to sell your home

There are many great North Central New Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (973) 214-0691 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.

Conventional wisdom would have it that the spring is the best time to sell your Summit or Short Hills home. Many homeowners are disappointed when they miss out on the spring selling season - they feel they need to wait until next year to maximize their results. While it's true there are more buyers looking for homes during that time of year, it also means there are many more people trying to sell their home. That means more competition for you, that you may have to compromise the value you were hoping for in order to sell your home in a competitive market.

It's as simple as supply and demand - although there are fewer buyers in September, there are also fewer sellers to compete with. Keep in mind that this means the price you are able to get for your home will likely be unaffected by the season you sell it in. Other than August, which is usually a slow month, and around the holidays, there really isn't a bad time to sell your home.

If you're one of those homeowners that feels they missed the boat this spring, there is no need to wait - you can sell your house this fall without losing value. August is the ideal month to prepare your home for the market. Take some photos of the exterior while the grass is green and the flowers are in bloom, there is no better time to do so.

Also, if you are looking to buy this fall, you are in luck. Contrary to predictions, interest rates have fallen. They are still as low as 3%-3.5%, which is fantastic. Conditions simply don't get much better than this and we're not sure how much longer it will last.

Most importantly, if you have any questions about conditions in your specific area, I would be happy to answer them. Give me a call or shoot me an email so we can chat about what to expect this fall. 

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