Sequim real estate sales typically slow down in the coldest winter months, but if you were thinking that buyers quit coming and stop buying during the winter months, think again. I’m showing houses today, the coldest day so far this winter. Here it is 36 degrees F, and I have buyers arriving during the coming weeks all the way up to Christmas day. Granted, it slows down, but it does not stop. Why are buyers still arriving and buying? I’ll tell you why.
Sequim Real Estate in Winter
The retirement timeline is not controlled by the weather, and apart from long term retirement planning, people have a retirement date that is set on the calendar. Some will choose to retire later than planned by one or two years because of the economy or other financial considerations, but by and large people retire based on their own calendar. Retirement dates differ, so people retire every day of the calendar year, and that means people come to look at Sequim real estate when it is convenient for them. That may be prior to that magic day on the calendar, or it may be after, but come they do throughout the year. Even in the winter months Clallam County will normally have at least one home selling every week day.
Sequim Real Estate in Summer
Sequim real estate sales do pick up in late February or March and then the market is pretty busy through September in the fall. But why do retirees buy homes from October through February? Because they know that there is less competition, and if they wait until the spring, the ideal home they want will most likely will be sold. So they plan, they shop, and at the right time they buy, regardless of what month that is. That’s why Sequim real estate keeps selling all year long.