Fall Is A Great Time To Sell Your Nashville Home

Dated: 11/05/2014

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by TJ Anderson

Things that are true about fall in Middle Tennessee:
Things that are NOT true about fall in Middle Tennessee:
  • People don't shop for homes
  • It’s a bad time to sell a home
Over 10 years in Middle Tennessee real estate, I’ve learned a whole lot about buying and selling homes here. The broad assumption is that summer is the time to strike if you’re thinking about selling. Yes, a lot of buyers do house hunt in Nashville, Franklin and nearby in the summer, but it tends to be a very specific group: families looking to transition to a different district while school’s out for the summer, and buyers looking to move up. 

But there are worlds of house hunters in our area — which is far more transient than that assumption gives credit for — who aren’t tied to that kind of time frame. Many are looking for the exact right house for them — a place that feels distinctly like their home, in their style — and they’ll look year-round for the right fit.

Then there’s a simple Southern-weather fact: Lots of houses show better in the crisp fall, when leafy backyards look like colorful landscape paintings and the process of house hunting isn’t shoving you in and out of air conditioning and brutally humid, 100-degree heat.

I’ll prove that part: Take a look at the on-the-market homes below, and my thoughts on why houses like them show particularly well right now.

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1320 Greenfield Ave
Nashville, TN 37216


Along with being known for being a rapidly growing and broadening part of Nashville, Inglewood in East Nashville is known for being beautifully leafy. Which means that autumn often shows the best side of homes in that neighborhood. This stone tudor — with a cozy fireplace and a large covered deck to enjoy the scenery from — looks mighty good in the fall.

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8950 Hester Beasley Rd
Nashville, TN 37221


If your home is uniquely equipped for a cozy aesthetic — like this 3-bed, 2 1/2-bath log cabin on 5 acres in the Bellevue area is — autumn’s a perfect time to be on the market. Prospective new owners can really envision the cool-weather benefits of a home like this, like curling up by the fire with some cocoa and/or a whiskey.

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404 Lynnwood Blvd
Nashville, TN 37205


If you have really great outdoor living spaces — like the mature tree-flanked patios at this Belle Meade home — fall can be a far better time to show the home off than the warmer months, when humidity and mosquitoes take some shine off outdoor time.

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4307 Nebraska Ave
Nashville, TN 37209


Your really charming fireplace? It charms that much more when it’s chilly out. You can’t look at this Sylvan Park home without thinking about curling up by the fire, maybe hanging some stockings on the mantel.

So what do you think? Sounding more like fall’s the right time to sell — or buy? Either way, I’d love to help you.

If you have some fall photos that you think really show off the beauty of your home, we’d love to see them, too — drop us a line or share on our Facebook page
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TJ Anderson

TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....

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