No matter where you are in the search, these are the general real estate themes throughout the calendar year.
New Year's resolutions... begin the process of moving and thinking of buying real estate.
Figure out your budget and the down payment that you can afford to make
Meet with mortgage lender to discuss qualification and documentation needed for pre approval
Obtain your pre-approval
It's a seller's market for winter homes
Valentine's day is just around the corner.
Spring buying season is right around the corner!
Continue to search online
Look at properties through open houses
Figure out where you want to live... location, location, location
April shower bring May flowers - homes will be prepped to look their best.
Make sure to lock down the best agent who specializes in sales in the neighborhood where you want to live
Seriously look at properties with intention of making an offer
April is the perfect time to list a property for sale and many buyers come out of hibernation
If you haven't found your dream property, continue to look with intention of making offers
Purchase property to close before start of new school year
Great time to list property or search
Many graduations, weddings so less competition when making an offer
It's the middle of buying season. Properties are being sold left and right.
Buyers still looking to purchase by end of summer
There are fewer high-end buyers for neighborhoods for primary homes
Market slows down because of vacation time
Good time for last minute relocating buyers to purchase and be in a home by start of school
It's a slower time in market with back to school and many holidays
Activity picks up mid-month with buyers (most with no school aged children) who want to move before holidays and winter
If you missed the summer selling season, it's a good time to list before winter
If you've been looking for a discount, this is when you'll find it.
It's a great time to look to purchase and see discounts
If you want to close before the new year, you'll need to have some offers out
Consider dropping sales prices, if you haven't had serious offers
The market begins to slow down
It's a serious buyer's market with opportunities to negotiate and get a better deal
After Thanksgiving can be a good time to list, if your property is in excellent condition, to go up against the leftover housing stock