Why Fall Is Still a Great Time to Sell on the West Coast

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I wanted to let you know exactly what to expect in the Oregon and Washington real estate markets going into the fall and winter.

It’s a common misconception that no homes sell in the fall and winter; actually, buyers need to buy homes year round. Additionally, we have people relocating to our state in the fall and winter. There are fewer buyers, but the ones that are out there are definitely serious.

Think about it – it gets darker, it gets colder, and, here in the Northwest, it starts to rain. You have to be a pretty serious buyer to go house hunting in those conditions. There are more buyers in the summer, but there are also a lot more tire-kickers – people going out to catch an open house on the weekend just because it’s a nice day.

Buyers who are out in winter conditions are definitely serious.


If you’re thinking about selling come fall or winter, the buyers that come through your door are definitely going to be more serious than in the summertime. Similarly, you may have fewer showings, but the buyers who do come through are going to be qualified and ready to go.

If you have any questions about buying or selling a home in the fall or winter, or you have other questions about real estate on the West Coast, give me a call or send me an email. I’d love to help you out.

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