Fall is traditionally a strong selling season for second homes here in Sullivan County. It may seem counterinuitive, because most people think summer is the big selling season. Summer is the big looking season, but many of those summer shoppers don't decide to take the plunge until the fall — after the back to school frenzy is over. It's tough to say whether that pattern will play out this year, because for the past couple of years the seasonality of the market here has been unpredictable.
But, there are buyers out looking now. I was booked pretty straight through this past weekend, and already shoppers are calling for appointments over Columbus Day weekend. So it could turn out to be an active fall.
The fall selling season lasts through the first week of November, so sellers only have five more opportunity weekends to get some buyer love before we go into holiday hibernation. So if you're thinking about cutting your price to move your house before winter, now's the time to do it. Wait until Halloween, and you've probably missed most of the fall market.