Am I the type of agent who would pick up clients in a blizzard and take them to see houses?
You bet — in fact that is just what I did during one of our more recent snowstorms, and it was quite the adventure. Trust me — not all of my winter appointments consist of bringing buyers out in a blizzard, but nonetheless I’m a big believer that real estate in Maine doesn’t grind to a halt just because of a few flakes.
I have a feeling that those of you in warmer climes are wondering why anyone would bother looking at real estate during the cold months.
Well, first off — some people need to relocate here, so they have to start their search early in the year. Others want to experience what they think will be “the worst of Maine” before they commit to buying a home. And still others think they can get a better deal in the winter.
Which begs the question — can you get a better deal in the winter?
The answer is — sometimes. For every seller who wants to wait for the spring market, there are two more who are tired of worrying about their pipes bursting, sick of paying heating bills, and just plain ready to be done with the whole thing. A seller like that will welcome a winter offer, especially during a blizzard or a particularly cold snap.
Serious buyers don’t let winter stop them from finding a home. They use the chilly temps and snowy roads to their advantage.