24% of Renters Believe Winter is the Best Time to Buy a Home | MyKCM

In real estate, the spring is often seen as the ideal time to buy or sell a house. The term “Spring Buyer’s Season” exists for a reason, as renters and those looking to move on from their current home thaw out from the winter and hit the market ready to buy. According to the annual Home Buyer Insights Report, 41% of renters surveyed agree that spring is the best time to buy a home. The surprising result, however, is that when ranking the seasons, winter comes in second at 24%. Spring and Summer are the most competitive seasons for buyers because families with children often want to move over the summer to make sure that their kids are ready for school in the fall. This often leads those families who haven’t found homes to buy to pause their search during the fall and winter months. This creates a great environment for buyers to find a home with less competition. According to moving.com, scheduling a move during the winter months also comes with the best price. “If you define ‘best’ by cost, then generally speaking, you are more likely to save on a move during the late September to April window. Demand for movers usually slows down during this time frame and rates are low.” There are also many benefits to listing your house for sale during the winter months as well! As we recently mentioned, buyers who are out in the winter are serious about wanting to find a home, and there is traditionally less competition on the market which gives you greater exposure to those buyers. The Bottom Line is that the best time to buy or sell a home all depends on each individual buyer or seller’s goals and needs. If you are one of the many people who would like to make a move this winter, let’s get together to create a plan to make it happen!