Is there typically a surge in listings at some point after the holidays or is it slow until spring?

Asked by Michael Leo, 94611 Thu Dec 13, 2007

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Heather Kavr…, Agent, Billings, MT
Tue Dec 16, 2014
Greetings from Montana. We typically slow down but the last few February-April sales have been incredible compared to previous years. Happy Holidays to all!…
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Sally Rosenm…, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Thu Dec 13, 2007
Hi Michael,

Over the years, the market has picked up after the holidays. I see you are in the East Bay. I believe it is pretty much like San Francisco which usually slows from Thanksgiving through New Year's and picks up around January 15 or so. When the 49ers were going to the Superbowl with Joe & Steve, the market slowed until after Superbowl. We haven't had that in a while..... There may be some lag what with the subprime debacle and buyers worries about loans. I suspect the Fed may cut interest rates again and that could create a surge. It really depends on the economy and the inventory and of course, realistic Sellers.
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Hi Michael, In Montana the market slows Thanksgiving to New Years. I do however have several clients now pushing to get in to homes by Christmas. It is a good time to get a good deal and to be doing you financial ground work.
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Mark Paulson, , Orange County, CA
Thu Dec 13, 2007
In a normal market, inventory typically goes down until mid-spring. The surge usually begins in May. However, now is the best time to get the best deal in the last 3 years. If I can be of further assistance, please email me at or call me direct at 949-643-8400. Thank you for you inquiry. Mark Paulson, Keller Williams Realty, Mission Viejo, CA
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Kierston, , Tallahassee, FL
Thu Dec 13, 2007
Great question! I've noticed that ALL activity, buying and selling, picks up around mid January. The bulk of the activity for the entire year, however, is always in the summer. At least in this Tallahassee market.
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Nadia, Home Buyer, Maine
Thu Dec 13, 2007
I'm just adding to this post so I can get notified of any answers. Great question!
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