Don’t “Fall” for this real estate myth!

Fall is here. Which means the “holiday season” is creeping up on us.

covered-bridge-in-fall-1495295197TxaWhich, when you’re a real estate agent, inevitably brings questions about whether it makes sense to even list a house for sale, or start looking to buy a house at this point, or…

“Should we wait ‘til Spring?”

If that’s ever crossed your mind, you’re not alone. Lots of people think that way.

But why?

The most common reasons sellers give: there are less buyers looking.

The most common reason buyers give: there aren’t as many houses for sale.

Kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy…but, also kind of a myth.

I don’t have any proof, but I have to wonder if this mindset wasn’t started by part-time real estate agents who wanted down time during the holidays to shop, bake, and go to parties.29526726980_8869409e52_b

It’s a myth I wish truly existed. Because, while there’s certainly busier times of the year, as a full-time agent, I know there’s always great houses being sold and bought. Not just during the season, but even on holidays.

(I’m lucky to enjoy just a few hours on an actual holiday without some amount of work for my clients.)

Spring is a long ways away. And there are plenty of houses to buy…and plenty of buyers to sell to between now and then.