Fall is a wonderful time of year! We all go crazy for pumpkins, sweaters, hot cocoa, bonfires, football etc. But one reason you probably didn't think of to love fall is that it is a great time to sell your home! Selling your home in fall comes with many benefits as a seller and one of those really great reasons is LOW INVENTORY!
Inventory starts to decrease at the end of the year because most sellers tend to list their homes in the Spring and Summer months. Most of these homes are under contract or have been sold already. This gives you as a seller a huge advantage. When inventory starts to decrease in the fall, actively looking buyers start to get discouraged because they haven't found the home of their dreams yet! When really they just haven't seen YOUR home yet. Your home may be the dream home they have been waiting for. Buyers want to be in the perfect home before the holiday festivities begin! They want to decorate their homes for Halloween, have a big Thanksgiving dinner and deck their home with the most beautiful Christmas decorations they could find. Take advantage of the decrease in properties on the market this fall and List your home!
If you are serious about wanting to list your home this fall, then let's get started on this life-changing journey! I as your agent promise to help you and encourage you the whole way through!
Your Realtor For Life
Licensed Sales Associate
Southern Choice Properties
Q: How many homes should I see before making an offer?
A: It varies greatly from buyer to buyer and how specific a person's needs are. These days, buyers can look at dozens of homes online before actually viewing their first home. Some buyers find "THE ONE" with the first showing, while others take months to commit to a home. On average though, a buyer will view ten homes, before putting in their first offer. My advice though is if you love a home, then put an offer on it. The home you saw today and want to think about until tomorrow, may be the home that someone viewed yesterday and will want to buy today.
Brandy M Brown
Real Estate Broker
ABR, e-Pro, C-REPS, REO Pro
Southern Choice Properties LLC
Question: Can Cash be Used for Down Payment or Earnest Money Deposit?
No Cash CANNOT be Used. Reason:
For documentation purposes there is not any paper trail to Cash. There is no way for a lender to show where the cash came from, funds have to come from a Source- meaning: a checking or savings account, a IRA, a 401K, a Certificate of Deposit or Money Market account anything which shows a history and has a record typically lenders require 60 days history of funds.When using funds for Down Payment and Earnest Money- A check is best used. Lenders require a copy of the check and a copy of the bank statement to show funds have cleared the bank. Cashier’s check is also okay as long as the Lender can verify the funds coming out of the bank account to purchase the Cashiers Check. It is best to include your name and property address on the check so it can be linked to the property the funds are being used for.
Amanda Shepherd – Senior Mortgage Consultant
Centennial Lending Group, LLC
Office 215-469-1000 ext. 332