It is a common misconception that the real estate market begins and ends with the weather. Sure, it may slow a bit if you are looking at total volume but what people fail to realize is desperate times for sellers provide awesome opportunities for buyers.
This reality is often discussed among real estate professionals but I feel like it isn’t driven home to the general public. It is true, some sellers have the luxury of waiting until the spring to list their property or are able to take it temporarily off the market when the weather begins to get cold. This is absolutely not true, however, for a great number of sellers, who for one reason or another, need to sell ASAP. As they begin to face the possibility of having their listing sit over the long winter, they begin to get more and more eager to listen to offers and less and less concerned with holding out for top dollar.
It’s like anything else in life, when an opportunity presents itself you should always try and optimize the situation and you just might end up with something better than you could have ever imagined.