Why I think the Winter and early Spring is the best time to buy!
The winter look is not the Lake’s best
The Lake of the Ozarks is a great place to spend time in the off season, no crowds, great dining, and beautiful winter landscapes are just a few of the reasons to spend more than just summer at the Lake. It is a great time to get your best buy on a Lake home.
Leftover fall inventory may result in deals
Lake of the Ozarks home sellers tend to go on the market for the first time in the fall. They often list their homes too high out of the gate, which could mean that a series of price reductions follow during the winter months.
These sellers have fewer chances to capture buyers after it gets cold and nasty outside. By January, buyers are likely to find desperate sellers and prices that may, in fact, be below a home’s true market value.
Fewer buyers are competing
Families who want to be in a new home by the beginning of the summer season often find less competition in the winter. That translates into more opportunities for opportunistic buyers.
You’ll likely notice fewer buyers at open houses, which could signal a great opportunity to make an offer.
Homes for sale near the holidays signal a motivated seller
As the holidays approach, the last thing a homeowner wants is for their sale to be dragging on and interrupting their parties and events.
If a home has not sold by January, and it’s still sitting on the market, that homeowner is likely motivated to be done with the disruptions caused by their home being listed for sale.
Many homes don’t show as well once the landscaping fades
The best time to do a property inspection is in the rain and snow, because the home will be truly exposed for buyers. The same holds true for winter, when flowers die, trees start to shed their leaves, and beautiful landscapes are no longer so lovely.