Spring and summer are traditionally thought of as the busiest times in real estate. For-sale signs crop up like daffodils on lawns across the country. But buying or selling a home during the autumn and into winter can carry many advantages, too.
After all, people are always moving and deciding to buy or sell, no matter what season it is. The National Association of Realtors has found that fall is the best time to purchase a home. Sellers during this time may be weary if their homes have been on the market since summer and willing to take an offer.
“Homes sell every month of the year,” said Gary Scott of Long and Foster. “I continue to think fall is the greatest time to sell, and that means it’s also a good time to buy.”