Posted by on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 at 10:38am.

It’s hard to believe that the fall season is already upon us! Just like the seasons, the real estate market can heat up or cool down depending on the time of year. Fall normally signals the beginning of a slower market, which could be good for buyers. If you’re in the market to buy a home, here are some reasons why fall can be a great time to buy.

Leftover spring inventory can mean huge deals 

Homes tend to go on the market for the first time in the spring. Most of the time, they are priced too high right out of the gate. Depending on how long the home stays on the market, there could be a series of price reductions during the spring and the summer months. Come fall, there could be even more drastic reductions depending on how desperate the seller is. So if you haven’t found your dream home by the end of spring or summer, don’t fret. Fall could be the perfect time to buy a home if you’re looking to save money!

Fewer buyers are competing 

Come fall, most buyers have have exited the market. Many families want to be in a new home by the beginning of the school season, so come fall, they are no longer shopping at this point. Fewer buyers means less competition, which translates into more opportunities for buyers. When there are fewer buyers in the market, you’ll have more breathing and negotiating room. So go ahead and make that offer with confidence!

Sellers want to close by the end of the year 

A lot of times, sellers want to close by the end of the year in order to take advantage of a gain or loss during this tax year. Buyers might find motivated sellers looking to make deals so they can close before December 31st and get that tax benefit. Keep an eye out for listings that offer incentives to close before the end of the year.

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