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5 Reasons to Move in the Fall

For many people, the mention of the word Fall may conjure up images of pumpkins and Halloween costumes, but for real estate agents, we can’t help but think of the Fall real estate market. After the mad rush of summer, most people decide that they want to settle down and get used to the school year before moving, but there are some undeniable perks to moving in Fall that those people forget about. Here are five of them!

House prices tend to go down

The Fall is almost always a buyer’s market, which means that house prices tend to decrease as houses stay on the market for longer periods of time. This makes it the perfect time to either snatch up that house that seemed overpriced during the summer or to start looking around at houses that will likely stay on the market for longer.

Less competition

Everyone knows that the beginning of the school year can be stressful as everyone starts to get back in the routine of things and deal with the sudden onslaught of extracurricular activities and piles of homework. However, if you’re able to tough it out, you’ll find that buying a house in the fall results in way less competition than you would have in the summer market.

No more sweating or summer storms

Sometimes the weather can create big problems during the summer. Whether its sudden summer storms that prevent you from navigating the ordinarily beautiful country back roads easily or sweltering heat that makes you rush for the house, during the summer it can seem like the weather is against you finding your dream house. These things tend to be far less of an issue during the Fall, as the weather cools down and the trees become even more beautiful. In fact, you may just find yourself “fall”ing in love with a house before you know it.

Cute decorations show you how cute the house can be

While most sellers will attempt to depersonalize their homes as much as possible so that buyers can see themselves living in their houses, if they’ve had their houses on the market for a long time, they may find that by the time Fall and Halloween come around that they can’t help but decorate. Even though everyone’s tastes are different, seeing those cute decorations and adorable touches on the house may just give you the push you need to envision your own family inside the house, celebrating your own holidays together.

Easier to schedule showings

One of the toughest things about the summer market is that because there are so many people trying to list each house, you may not be able to get the time that you want. In the fall, once the market settles down a bit, you may have a little more flexibility. In fact, you may even be able to get all of your looking done in a day so that you can still focus on all of your other obligations!


These tips have been brought to you by Maria Sims Group, a company dedicated to making sure that you’re in the best home for you. If you have any questions about our company or would like to ask about a personalized list of homes that would fit your needs, please reach out. Our homepage can be found at or you can call us at 404-805-0673.

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