Are you kidding me, not another #$&%! snowstorm! February is shaping up to be one of the snowiest on record, in southern New Hampshire, and its also been really, really (BRRRRRRR) cold. As you can imagine, its not exactly the most ideal conditions in which to show and sell houses in Windham and the surrounding towns of southern NH. But we continue to solider on, showing homes through the snowdrifts, ice and fridgid temperatures. Actually, we have had a great winter season so far, and have placed many of our home listings under agreement, and helped our buyer clients see past the snow, ice and cold to find the homes of their dreams.
Now here's a prediction, from somebody who has been in the business for over 30 years. All hell's going to break out once this #$&%! snow melts. I've seen these conditions before. Here's the lowdown. The month of February, during most winters, is usually a period of increasing activity as the days grow longer and warmer. This year that hasn't happened. Many buyers are staying inside, in the warmth of their homes or apartments. Who wants to look at homes when you can't even find them, with all the snow piled in front of them! Here' what's going to happen. As soon as this weather breaks, and the snow starts to melts, and the days get warmer, there is going to be surge of buyers into the market. All the snowmegeddon, pent-up demand, is going to come crashing into the southern NH real estate market, long about March or April.
If you're a seller, you may want to get your home on the market slightly before the start of the traditional Spring market to take advantage of the surge. If you're a buyer, you should establish a relationship with a NH real estate agent now, so you will be ready to pounce as those last snowbanks are melting away. And if you have the chutzpah to start looking for a home now, in the snow and ice, you might just find a better deal than when your're competing with the snow-melt surge of buyers.
Luckily, you can begin your search online now, in the warmth of your home, and if you're a seller, I can assure you we will trudge out in any weather to help your prepare your home for sale. Why not prepare now: BUYERS HERE | SELLERS HERE