Five facts about fall moves

Created date

August 14th, 2019
Two young men carefully pack up a home, as part of the Erickson Realty and Moving Services program.

Think about it—the cooler, crisp autumn weather helps make tasks like organizing, packing, and moving a more pleasant experience. 

You may have missed the popular spring home-selling season, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend another winter cooped up in your house. Fall is a fantastic time to plan and achieve your move to an Erickson Living community. Here’s why…

1. Your house will get more attention. There are fewer homes on the market in fall than in the spring and summer months. You’ll have less competition and more opportunity to enjoy a swift and profitable sale.

2. Buyers are serious about moving. You won’t be showing your house to “tire kickers” who often come out in spring to leisurely stroll through available houses. Fall brings motivated individuals who are eager to move before the holidays, so your house showing should be much more productive.  

3. Contractors and move managers are readily available. If you need help sprucing up your house, you’ll have an easier time getting the support you need. Vendor schedules tend to open up after the busier spring and summer selling seasons. That means higher-quality attention and better prices too.

4. Fall foliage makes every house more attractive. When photographing your house for real estate flyers and websites, use the bright blue sky and colorful autumn leaves to your advantage. Your house will look especially cozy and inviting.

5. Cool weather makes the moving process more pleasant. It’s so much nicer to tackle the tasks of downsizing, packing, and moving in crisp fall weather. Use this opportunity to pull out any special autumn décor you have stored. A lovely fall wreath on the door or fall-scented candles in the kitchen will make potential homebuyers feel warm and welcomed.

If a fall move is starting to sound appealing, give the personal moving consultant at your Erickson Living community a call. We can help with all the details, including recommending a top-notch real estate agent as well as expert move managers, home stagers, downsizing specialists, and packing companies. By working together, we can ensure that you’re settled into your new Erickson Living community in time to celebrate the winter holidays!