The sale of real estate in winter months is always controlled by the weather. For example, in 2012 we had an open, balmy winter. Lake home sales finished 66% higher because buyers were buying all winter. In 2013 and 2014, our winter was brutal and the winter sales showed it. Now in 2015 our weather has been conducive for buyers to look at lake homes and the sales are up 25% as a result. That has affected the inventory of homes for sale, meaning it is a good time to sell because there are less homes for buyers to choose from. Watch the weather because as it warms up, so do sales.
My advice for buyers and sellers entering the market....use a professional full time real estate agent that knows not only the past comparables but one who knows the present ones and the trends.
Alan Olson, Broker/Owner
Century 21 Vista, Inc.