When I’m asked if the Fall season is a good time to sell downtown Boston real estate. I’m reminded when I used to work another Boston downtown real estate company, back in my early days of my career. This Midtown real estate company had a room called a resource room and in it they had marketing materials we could use. There was one a marketing piece for each season on why xyz is the best time to sell a high rise condo. I guess for those of us who sell condominiums it is always a good time to sell but for home owners it isn’t always that simple.
There are advantages and disadvantages to selling any time of year. In general Boston condos do not fetch as high of a price in the winter as they do in the spring but the difference isn’t huge and it all works out for home sellers who also wish to buy a home within the same season.
A couple of years ago I listed a Beacon Hill condo for sale two days before Christmas. It sold after about 60 days on the market. It was priced right but not below market value and was in excellent shape, cleaned up and decluttered.
I have found that people who look at real estate for sale in the late fall and early winter are usually pretty motivated and it is the same with home sellers. The spring buying season actually gets started in January so in some cases putting a home on the market in the winter results in an offer in January or February when the prices start going up again.
So . . is fall a good time to sell? I can honestly answer that question with “it depends” but for me it is always a good time to sell a home. Why? Because that’s what I do.