Have you been thinking about making a move but don't know if now is a good time? Autumn is a great time to put a home up for sale. It is second only to spring. Once school has started many people start looking to buy a home so that they can get moved in before the holidays. Fall is a wonderful time for both house hunting & house selling. The days are cooler and getting shorter. People are starting to think about settling into a cozy new house where they can hibernate for the winter. Fall is a great time to showcase those homey, sweet aspects of your home and make a transition into a perfect new place for yourself.
Are you thinking about going on vacation? Ready to relax, adventure and just get away from it all? Are you ready to take a moment away from the stress of house hunting? But are you worried about leaving in the middle of searching for the perfect home? What are you going to do? Well, if you've been hunting for a while you have really narrowed down your needs. You can do much of your home search on-line these days, making house hunting while out of town very viable. It used to be that all of the information about homes for sale was only available in print. Now you can access all you need to know from anywhere that you have wifi access. Your home search need not halt just because you are out of town. If you are working with a Realtor who has set up an automated home search for you, you will still receive notifications when homes that fit your search parameters become available. As you know, if you have looked at many homes, a listing can only show some of the attributes of a property. Myself & many realtors will happily preview a home to see if it is a good fit for you. After working with someone for a while, your realtor should be able to visit a home for you and evaluate it's suitability. ,Frequently homes are on the market for 5-7 days before the sellers will look at offers, so you will often have a small window of time to submit an offer if the perfect home comes on the market.
This summer, when deciding to go on vacation (which I badly needed!) I chose a location that is less than 2 hours away from home. I can pop back into town if something really important comes up. When packing up my laptop, I almost panicked when I realized that I didn't know if the house we would be staying in would have internet access. Luckily it does. I can still check the multiple listing service every day to see if any homes have come on the market that will work for my clients. Especially in the summer, I believe that it is very important to be available to everyone that I am working with so that their needs are met. You never know what is going to come up!
When you are actively hunting for just the right home even a fabulous vacation doesn't need to get in the way. The beautiful thing about vacation is not just the time spent with loves ones, the journeys that you take and the great food, it is also about appreciating your home. They say that distance makes the heart grow fonder. It is true, no matter how wonderful a vacation is, I am always happy to get home, sleep in my bed and go to familiars places. When you are in the midst of looking for a home, time away is great but coming home to newly listed houses to look at is exciting as well!
Heather Thurber is a Sonoma County native with a strong love for and knowledge of the local area. Running her family business for years, Paperbacks Unlimited, has given her extensive experience that she now brings to the real estate industry. She is highly skilled at working one-on-one with clients and will guide you through every step of the process, helping to make your path home as smooth and stress free as possible. A home purchase is often the largest purchase you will make in your life and Heather is 100% committed to providing excellent service and supporting you to make your best real estate decisions with confidence and clarity.