New Year's Resolutions & the Spring Real Estate Market

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage RES.0761631

Every year, prospective buyers and sellers ask us "When does the Spring real estate market begin?".  Our answer is always January 2nd!

Spring Real Estate Market
The term "Spring market" is a complete misnomer - a name that doesn't convey its true meaning.  According to my calendar, Spring begins in March; however, the real estate "Spring market" begins in January.

Many sellers contact a Realtor in January about listing their home for sale in the "Spring".  When we meet with them, we always ask them why do they want to wait to put their home on the market.  9 times out of 10, they respond "for the Spring market", because they believe the "Spring market" begins in March or April.

Buyers view January as the beginning of the Spring market.  They want to get out there and find the right home to purchase - right away.  It's a New Year - lets find our new home!  In the past, we've had many buyers who want to start their new home search right after the New Year - on January 2nd!

Real estate over the holiday season is typically a slow time for real estate.  In years past, January 2nd rolls around & it's been a like a BIG SWITCH was turned on.  Buyers are ready to go find their new home.

Is buying or selling a home on your resolution list for the New Year?  If so, email us right away to get your search underway.

Bob & Richelle Ward, Realtors, ABR

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Mandy Beckett
William Raveis Realty - Newtown, CT

Hopefully you will inspire those buyer/seller in 2009!  I really look forward to see if the market picks up in January ~  Great blog Richelle. . . great in site!

Dec 07, 2008 10:25 AM #1
Donna Bigda
RE/MAX Alliance - Branford, CT
Greater New Haven CT Real Estate

Richelle - Your timing couldn't have been better to post this.  I actually just got asked a few days ago from a seller who wanted to know when the spring market was.  I told him JANUARY!  You did a great job with this post!

Dec 09, 2008 12:34 PM #2
Bob and Richelle Ward
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Newtown, CT
Realtors, ABR

Donna - Thanks for your post - I thought it was a timely post.  I hope you get the listing from the seller who asked you about the Spring market.

Mandy - As always, I appreciate your positive comments and support.

Dec 09, 2008 11:38 PM #3
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