Summer is far from over! There’s so much left of this beautiful season, especially in California where the weather is pretty warm all throughout Fall as well. The real estate market does tend to change from season to season, so if you are considering buying a home, whether it be your first or your last, there are some things to think about. Summer can be a great time to not only look at potential homes, but also make a purchase! We’ve compiled a list of tips and advice on why buying a home during the Summer can be your best decision yet!
Options are Helpful
During the Summer months many homes are put on the market which is a great thing for buyers. Although sometimes options can seem overwhelming, especially if you are not exactly sure what you want in a home, you can only benefit from them in the end! Many sellers also choose Spring or early Summer to remodel parts of their home before putting it on the market. So, if you are touring homes closer to the end of Summer, you are most likely getting the ‘cream of the crop’ (aka the best properties with updates and new features).
2. Easier to Walk the Property
Although we previously mentioned California doesn’t exactly have fluctuating weather, it’s always nicer to look at your potential family home in the best light. During the Summer the flowers are blooming, the grass is fresh and most things like water features, pools and fire pits are running. Walking a property during the warmer months allows potential buyers to get a well-rounded feel for the land and everything the home has to offer.
3. Show the Whole Family
Many times during Fall, Winter and Spring local listings offer available showing during the days. Although one or two family members may be able to see the home, the kids have to attend school. A benefit about viewing a home during the Summer is that you can bring the entire family to take a look and see what they think. Kids may be able to point out a benefit or downfall about the property that you don’t initially think about.
Many families are strayed away from looking at homes during June, July and August because Summer is considered “peak season” for selling homes, but there are actually benefits for exploring during this time. If you are not ready to settle on a home, but are just looking, Summer is a great time to do so because you can get a feel for what’s on the market, how much it costs and how much you can afford. Planning for your dream home during peak season is beneficial because it allows you to prepare for the worst, so anything less will give you extra money to spend on the home.
Even if you have an idea about the area in which you want to look for houses, it can always be helpful to broaden your horizons. In Summer, people are typically more willing to travel to new locations or neighborhoods to look for homes because of time and encouraging weather. It is a small factor in theory, but can actually make a big difference in the long run.
For more buying tips or for selling advice, get in touch with one of our agents today! We have worked with both sides and can find the price, location and size that’s right for you!