Don Burns, Over 43 yrs experience as a full-time Real Estate (Don Burns Team- Real Estate)

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Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
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The best time to buy real estate is when you need it.

Apr 05, 2018 10:57 AM
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Lyn Sims
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It's not. Winter is the best time, usually has the best deals before spring price increases.

Apr 05, 2018 11:31 AM
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What you talkin' bout Willis?  Depends on individual circumstances.

Apr 05, 2018 11:11 AM
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It may or may not be.  It depends.  Always and on the circumstances. 

Apr 05, 2018 11:04 AM
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Nina Hollander
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Any time is a good time to buy real estate... who said spring was the best time. I'm often busiests in late fall, winter and summer.

Apr 05, 2018 11:51 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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It's always a good time to buy real estate. Ask me why & I will tell you. 

Apr 05, 2018 01:38 PM
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Roy Kelley
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For this spring, the best reason is to take advantage of the attractive mortgage interest rates.

Apr 05, 2018 01:20 PM
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Mike & Eve Alexander
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sez who?

Maybe for sellers who have a bigger pool of buyers...

But for buyers the best deals are in the fall...

Eve

Apr 05, 2018 12:30 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Answer depends on goal.
We tell investors to wait till dead of winter out here along the River. The Ratz are gone after Labor Day, snowbirds are looking for rentals, sellers want properties off the books before EOY.
Sellers wanting top dollar, advise marketing to commence right after Super Bowl Sunday. By then, W2s are in, some have already filed and or anticipate tax refunds, Xmas bills paid, buyers come in especially from CA w disposable income. Sweet spot for residential is March April May. If you're selling. Vacationers want to be in their house Memorial or 4th of July at the latest.
Buying, November December January.
Our kids go back to school in August so local families are home buying before then or not till next summer.
YMMV, but most areas have 'rhythms'.

Apr 05, 2018 12:24 PM
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Don,

I  agree with Alan May 

Apr 05, 2018 12:16 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Because so many people believe it is.  

It depends on the area - the market - the climate. 

We sell all year round here.  We are not buried in 6 feet of snow. 

Apr 05, 2018 11:44 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Any time is the best for those who are motivated and ready:) 

Apr 05, 2018 11:40 AM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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       Families who want to move to their desired school zones for next fall.

Apr 05, 2018 11:15 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
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Hopefully, the snow is GONE!

Apr 05, 2018 02:03 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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It's always a good time to buy.

Apr 05, 2018 01:42 PM
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Ken Jones, ASA, SCGREA, CRES
VRI Commercial Real Estate - Hazlet, NJ
Commercial Real Estate Specialist

Don Burns Who said that Spring is the best time to buy real estate?

I've never heard that one in all the years I've been in the real estate business.

Apr 05, 2018 01:08 PM
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
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'Best' is a subjective term -

Apr 05, 2018 01:05 PM
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Barbara Todaro
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there is NO BEST TIME to buy real estate.... every day is a good day to buy and/or sell real estate....

Apr 05, 2018 12:44 PM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I don't know that it is but it seems to be when people get itchy to think about it. Everything is getting brighter and coming up and people decide it's a great time to look for a new place. 

Apr 05, 2018 12:43 PM
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Richard Weeks
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The best time is when the buyer is ready, willing, and able.

Apr 05, 2018 11:33 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Generally the inventory is higher for the so-called "spring market", when sellers come out to sell.

Apr 05, 2018 11:23 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

It's ALWAYS a great time to buy real estate! Are you looking to buy in the Charlotte area?! LOL

Apr 05, 2018 05:16 PM
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Bob Crane
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It's not.

Apr 05, 2018 09:12 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
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Kids are getting out of school, and will be out by closing. Also in ND it's best to move in July... it's the only month of the year that snow has not ever been recorded in modern history Don Burns .

Apr 05, 2018 05:37 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I think anytime is the best time to transact real estate.

Apr 05, 2018 03:49 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Anytime can be good depending on the buyer.

Apr 05, 2018 03:42 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Alan May summed it up well!

Apr 05, 2018 02:33 PM
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Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert
E*Rae Real Estate Group- Powered by eXp Realty LLC - Austin, TX
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I woudn't necessarily say spring is the best time; however, there is usually the most inventory in the spring.

Apr 05, 2018 02:14 PM
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sandy straley
Rindlesbach Homes - Salt Lake City, UT
Selling Homes for over 40 Years

Any time of the year is best to purchase real estate. . .  personally I choose to purchase in the fall/winter because the prices have leveled if not dipped and also the interest rates tend to be lower around December & January. . . .

Apr 05, 2018 02:08 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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The birds and the bees, Nature & many people think it the best time too

Apr 05, 2018 01:52 PM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
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That's what consumers always think but it is not true.  It is best to beat the Spring Market when prices have not yet increased... People tend to move in Spring with a summer closing so the children don't have to change schools mid term.

Apr 06, 2018 06:23 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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Alan May nailed this one!

Apr 06, 2018 05:57 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Is it?

Apr 06, 2018 05:15 AM
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
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The best time is ... now.

Apr 06, 2018 04:59 AM
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Brenda Mayette
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I'm not convinced it is...  Define best.  ;0

Apr 06, 2018 04:36 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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Depends

Apr 06, 2018 04:24 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
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I could go along with a lot of the others rah rah answers but I think it is based on the old fact that families with children liked to buy in Spring, close and move by summer.  Then the kids could enter their new schools in the Autumn and not have to be ripped out of one in the middle of the school year.

Apr 06, 2018 03:20 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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Tradition 

Apr 06, 2018 02:10 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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Don Burns - because everything 'springs'!

Apr 05, 2018 10:40 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
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I have no idea except I watch my sales soar..

Apr 05, 2018 09:45 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I don't agree it is the best time. It is equal to all other times of the year.

Apr 05, 2018 07:18 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Who says it is?

Apr 05, 2018 06:50 PM
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emily millercs
Free lancer - Adams, IL
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My opinion fall is the best time buy real estate. But when you need it, this is the perfect time for home buy.

Apr 09, 2018 11:12 PM
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Joan Cox
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If buyers are looking for deals, December is Denver is best.

Apr 09, 2018 04:59 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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With the current severe shortage of inventory, there is no best season to buy. The sooner, the better because waiting means paying more later.

Apr 07, 2018 10:27 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Depends on which side you are on.

Apr 06, 2018 04:42 PM