My Buyers typically write an offer the first two weeks out looking right now. I don't remember a better time to sell in years and now is a great time to just do it. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, it doesn't matter in the Denver Metro Area. It may be cold outside but our real estate market is on FIRE!
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My buyers are coming from the City of Chicago and follow a train track if they will need the train for work. So, Oak Park, Elmhurst, Lombard, Glen Ellyn all the way to Wheaton are the people I service. Along with Downers Grove which has an express train and riders are on the train for 20 minutes. Downers Grove & Westmont are hidden treasures. Reasonable priced homes with lower taxes than other suburbs. Still get a thriving downtown, local movie theaters and charming atmosphere, along with well rated schools.
I have sold in all the suburbs listed and others such as Hinsdale, Oakbrook, La Grange, Clarendon Hills and Western Springs. I have a listing in Downers Grove at 514 Chicago Ave within walking distance to downtown and the train.
Love to help buyers and sellers in those markets. Call me if your looking for an experience Realtor.
Diane M. Karpman, Koenig & Strey Real Living 847-636-0200
You will see them coming out in force,get those Open houses going!
I live in a tourist area where Seniors come to visit in the summer months. Year after year they come in their RV's. Finally, when they arrive one year, they say, its time to buy. We love this area and we come every year, why not make this our home base.
Year after year the population grows as more and more begin to make this their home.
With this, you also have the seniors who now wish to move back to where their children live. Or they are going to move into a Retirement Home.
Originally, the North West Coast of California and the South West Coast of Oregon, was an area where the avid fisherman came to make their catch of Salmon.
So, with that you have to think the Vacation areas are becoming more and more the Retirement areas. The West Coast of Crescent City, Oregon and Brookings (Harbor) Oregon is what is called the Banana Belt when it comes to weather. Our winters are very mild and can see temps of 70's through-out the winter months. Oh sure, the rains can come and they do, but the next day or 5 days,,,,LOL we have summer again.
So, in our area, the market is stronger in the Spring and Summer months. The winter months, December through March, are just a bit slower. This particular time is a GREAT time for the buyers.
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Delia McCormick, Realtor, Washington Fine Properties, 301-977-7273
Most of the Buyers loved the warmth of Christmas decorations and the wonderful smells of the season.
February in past years have been our best month, I worked for a Builder for 10 years and kept records each month, the month that came up with the top sales was February.
While traffic tends to be slower in the winter months, buyers tend to be more serious. Additional inventory levels haven't yet swelled to springy levels so the competition is less fierce. The market has been anything but predictable over the last several years but my experience has been that mid February to mid May are the most active selling months. Once schools let out traffic begins to slow a bit as folks head off for vacations. So I say bite the bullet and charge ahead full steam.
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Tom Crimmins Realty
I am sure for the states with cold weather any month in the winter would be less appealing for buyers to walk around inthe freezing cold and moving furniture in the snow.
Homes with many outdoor ammenities such as a high end swimming pool, tennis court and lush gardens should wait until the Spring to sell.
Lastly, the snow and ice can be dangerous and costly. An owner certainly doesn't want to find out that a buyer slipped and fell in their driveway or hit a stone wall that was hiding under some snow!
We have a slow season in Florida but it is because of the amount of people present, not the extremely hot temperatures. What if everyone said," we shouldn't look now, it's too hot." Wouldn't make a lot of sense, right? Also, probably less competition to do so because others think with that same process.