"Oh no! My house didn't sell during the summer! Now what?"
If that’s on the tip of your tongue, you are not alone. It’s a common misconception, especially at the beach, that summer is the hottest time for buying and selling property. Of course, it’s the “hottest” time overall, but summer is not the only time (or even the best time) for buyers to make a move.
As we are lucky enough to notice this week, fall is beautiful at Delaware’s beaches. Gorgeous weather, less traffic, and more “normalcy” offer a real look at what it’s like to live in a beach town during most of the year. If you are in the market for a beach home, now is the time to 'fall' in love!
While summer was busy, fall still offers many great opportunities to attract visitors - and potential home buyers - to the beach.
Locals and visitors can enjoy less-crowded beaches and restaurants, walk the Rehoboth Boardwalk, browse antiques shows, car shows, and taste chocolate (and that’s just this weekend alone!). Check out www.leweschamber.com or www.rehoboth.com for dates and times of favorites like antique shows, sidewalk sales, the Jazz Festival, Sea Witch/Halloween Weekend, and Film Festival.
One thing to consider: If your home or property was on the market all summer without any interest or showings, now is a great time to discuss your fall plan with your Realtor.
Evaluate pricing of other local, similar properties – both currently for sale and that may have recently sold, particularly over the summer. Discuss ways to make your home stand out, including basic maintenance like cleaning up your yard, transitioning to fall plantings, and keeping gutters and drains clear.