I tell my clients who wonder about having their home on the market during the slower sales months of November, December and January that they will see fewer showings, but that there is less competition from competitive sellers during those months. In any case, buyers who are out slogging through the cold and snow during those months are SERIOUS about buying a home. If you are a seller, welcome them with a well preped and staged home -- you just might make the sale! One thing is certain, your home is unlikely to sell if it is not on the market. In this challenging market, it takes patience, persistence and a good marketing plan to succeed.