Real estate inventory fluctuates with each season. For those that follow the market throughout the year, the spring and summer months seem to be when the most properties are available. Spring and summer are considered the best times for real estate for buyers as the market will see a wide variety of properties, however...Listing your home during summer months means more competition from other buyers!
Fall and Winter Home Sales: Early fall is also a very popular time to list a property. Buyers will find a good number of listings hitting the market by those sellers who were not quite ready to list over the summer. If you're a buyer, the winter is also a great time of year for buyers, because sellers who are eager to sell will have no issue listing in the winter and making a deal. Listing in the winter allows sellers to get what they want for their property, rather than feel pressured to make quick decisions in the spring or summer, when competition is hot.
The real estate market in the U.S. will always see motivated sellers and buyers throughout the year. There are times in each season when listings and properties will be more plentiful. But it's important to remember, that while there might be more properties in the summer, that doesn't mean the market will be any less competitive.
Competition is the name of the game in many U.S. markets; if you're interested in a new home or property, start your search as soon as possible.
Spring and summer will see more properties and greater competition while the late fall and winter will attract more serious sellers and buyers will find less competition.
If you're looking to buy or sell, remember to enjoy yourself, and work with an experienced real estate agent, so you can enjoy the house hunt and find the home you need.