With less houses on the market in the fall, there will be less competition when you decide to list your property, which gives sellers more opportunity to buyers. It also means that homes that did not sell in the summer, will be selling for less, which gives buyers more negotiation power.
Sellers are serious
Not all homes on the market are summer leftovers however, some are selling in the fall because the timing is right. Meaning; sellers will be more serious and may consider offers and be more open to negotiating.
Real estate agents, mortgage lenders and law offices are going to be busier in the hotter months. So, as things slow down, they will be able to serve you more quickly and more efficiently.
End of year sale
September is a great time for buying carpet and paint. October is good for lawn mowers and appliances and cookware are cheaper in November.