Is Winter a Good or Bad Time to Buy & Sell La Grande Real Estate?
Jan 24, 2014

 Is Winter a Good or Bad Time to
Buy & Sell La Grande Real Estate?



The New Year is well underway and Mother Nature is giving us our dose of winter, the real estate market is also well underway.

We live and work in such an interesting real estate market. You would think La Grande real estate would be heavily dependent on the seasons.

For the last several years I have looked forward to taking a few days- maybe even a week-off during the winter. That hasn’t happened.

In spite of my efforts to ruin my business during the winter so I can be fat and lazy, it hasn’t worked that way. This office seems to have a steady stream of business-even during the winter months.

I think it says something for the strength of the La Grande market. I’m sure it says something about the dedication and commitment of the agents who work here.

They all take time to be with their families during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons, but they work. They work a lot -even in the winter!

One of the biggest months in the history of RE/MAX Real Estate Team was in December. Keep that in mind as you are starting to think about your real estate decisions for the New Year.

As a seller, there is usually less competitive inventory. Your property will get more attention than in May when everyone in the world is trying to list property.

As a buyer, the properties on the market may represent sellers who are much more interested in selling, not just fishing for the buyer who is willing to pay their price.

In addition, interest rates are historically low now. I can’t imagine they will stay that way forever. As soon as there are any real signs of economic growth, the rates may begin to climb a little.

Come by the office. Meet our new Office Manager-Caroline Baker. Talk to one of our agents about the advantages of a winter listing.

And by the way, winter is on the way out anyway... hopefully right?

Please feel free to contact us with any "Home Value" or your real estate questions.

We have an incredible team and anyone in our office will give you top notch advice:

Remax Real Estate Team La Grande - 541-963-1000


Randy McKinnis


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