Why Fall Is A Great Time To Buy A Athens House

After summer’s oppressive heat, fall is a great time to be outdoors and an especially good time to be out house hunting. But, you ask, isn’t summer the best time to buy/sell a house? It can be, especially for sellers, but fall just may be the season for buyers, even though there may be certain challenges such as school being back in full swing. Here, then, are a few reasons why fall is a great time to buy a Athens house.

Motivated Sellers

In general, fall home sellers are more serious, which definitely makes fall a great time to buy a Athens house because it tips the odds in your favor. Many home sellers are eager to close before the end of the year to take advantage of the tax benefits. This means, then, that because such sellers are highly motivated, you will have much more negotiating leverage and may wind up getting the home you want at a lower price than you would during spring or summer. Simply put, fall is a great time to buy a house.

Low Inventory

Fall is also a great time to buy a Athens house because inventory is low. On the face of it, this may seem counter-intuitive, but it can definitely work to your advantage as the buyer.

Fewer houses to choose from (low supply) would seem to indicate scarcity and, as a result, higher prices. But, remember, fall sellers are motivated and buyers are fewer, so prices stay down. In addition, the low inventory can save you a lot of time and effort. You won’t have to comb through hundreds of listings to find what you want, so it becomes easier to narrow down the list of possible properties.

Less Competition

In the fall, you’ll encounter far less bidding competition, which means you won’t get involved in bidding wars that drive up a house’s price. You can take your time house shopping and negotiate a better deal. Many home buyers have already made their purchase because they hurried to close before the first day of school. Less competition means, then, that you can take more time shopping for exactly what you want and negotiating the best terms and that you probably won’t be facing many (if any) multiple-offer situations.

Better Visibility

An often overlooked fact that makes fall a great time to buy a Athens house is that trees, shrubs, and ornamental plants begin to shed their foliage. And this means that you can see the house better – including the flaws that may have been hidden behind summer greenery. For this reason, house hunting during the fall keeps you from buying a house with hidden flaws – like rotten siding or peeling paint, things you would later have to pay for out your own pocket – because the house will be nearly fully exposed at this point.

Flexible Move-in Date

During the fall you’ll be more likely to negotiate a flexible move-in date, rather than having to stick to the standard 30-day close. Sellers know that fall is full of holidays and other events that disrupt schedules, and in most cases, they won’t make you close on the day before or after Thanksgiving, for instance. It’s much easier during the fall to negotiate delayed or expedited closings.

So fall can be a great time to buy a Athens house. Still, there’s much more to it than just buying at the right time. And that’s where a qualified real estate professional can be a great help, especially when it comes to finding the house with all your desired features and in your price range.

Now is a great time to buy a Athens house! We can help! Send us a message or give us a call today! 706-426-1082

Georgui Kassaev

Georgui Kassaev was invited to this country in 1996 during the Atlanta Olympic games. The first place he came to call his home after leaving Russia and performing all over Mexico, was Athens. He became a professional mixed martial arts fighter, then coach, and eventually obtained two black belts in taekwondo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He formed a specialty carpentry and construction business which sparked his passion for real estate. He then rediscovered his first passion performing. After all, he has performed in the circus since he was eleven years old in front of thousands of people and then again when he was an adult as a professional fighter. In 2018 he landed his first 3 television roles. While acting, he continued developing his real estate skills, becoming a value-add investor in the Classic City and then getting his real estate license. He has now become a listing specialist in the Greater Athens Area, working with homeowners to protect their interests and get them the right price for their property! However, he never abandoned his construction roots and works with investor clients to help them buy properties based on their numbers with no aversion to making multiple offers. Georgui is fluent in three languages Russian, Spanish, and English. He is proficient in video production and social media marketing.

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