Should I list my house now or later?

    Fall brings crisp air, falling temperatures and Texas ATM Football (whoop). Life seems to slow down a bit and with that, home owners often start thinking about listing their home for sale. This time of year, we frequently get the question, “Should I list my house now, or later?” My answer is now! You might think that the fall is a bad time to list a property, but historically I have found that in the Brazos Valley, this does not hold true. We are fortunate to have a booming economy, expanding University and a Research Corridor all of which, continually bring new people to the area. Fall, in particular, brings us buyers whom are either investors, alumni or parents looking for a home for their college age students.

    Let’s focus on our target demographic. I have found that during Football Game Days in College Station, I am showing properties to alumni who are in the market to purchase a “Game Day” property. Let’s face it, Texas A&M has a very loyal fan base as well as ex-players who are wanting to come back to their old Alma Mater and relive their glory days. It is not out of the ordinary to pick up your clients from a Texas ATM Football tailgate actually. It’s my life as a realtor in College Station, Texas! We also see a lot of investors during this time. Whether they need to make a purchase for a 1031 exchange or they are looking for an automatic, income generating investment property, we have a lot of investor activity needing to purchase before the end of the year. And lets not forget about AGGIE Parents who are tired of paying rent for their kids during their 4 year stint (sometimes longer) in College Station.

    While the fall is not as insanely hectic as the spring, listing your home for sale during the fall is not such a bad idea.

    Cheers! Happiness! Laughter!

    Melissa Novosad, Realtor

    The Lester Group

    Keller Williams, Brazos Valley

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