While it is true that many home shoppers stop looking during the winter, many shoppers still are active.
In the Rogue Valley, we usually do not have to deal with snow or slick roads to hamper home shopping. The biggest issue I usually face in the winter is having enough daylight to show properties to those people who work full time jobs. Starting right about now, by the time it is 6 O'clock, it is hard to see outside. And that will only continue to be a smaller window of time as we approach Winter Solstice.
Reasons why shopping in the winter is tricky
Roads are slick
It gets dark early
Don't want to change schools for children mid-year
Fewer homes on the market than in the spring
Properties are looking their "worst"
Advantages to shopping in the winter
Houses look their worst...they only get better from there
Sellers may be more motivated
Less competition from other buyers
Might be more likely to take contingency offer
Home inspections more likely to find bad gutters or water in the crawlspace
Author:Adam Bogle Phone: 541-708-3630 Dated: November 3rd 2015 Views: 219 About Adam: ...
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