seasonality Archive

Autumn and Winter Slowdown

The economy is growing, jobs are being created, and interest rates are still unimaginably low. Naturally, home sales are expected to rise. But the typical business activity of a REALTOR® will be falling as the autumn approaches. Every year...

Why we don’t read about skyrocketing home sales every March

by NAR Research economists Danielle Hale and Hua Zhong Home sales vary in (mostly) predictable patterns based on the month of the year and the days of the week in each month. Find out what data is the best...

Whither the Weather [Extended Blog Entry]

Whither the Weather The weather is getting a lot of attention for driving the pending results in December. But how do we know that the weather was responsible for the slip in contract signings as opposed to other market...

Seasonal Patterns in Home Sales Data

It comes as no surprise to those in the real estate industry that there is a seasonal pattern to home sales data. This concept is also easily understood by those outside of the industry who can picture families with...

How to Sell in Winter Months

As REALTORS® in most parts of the country would know, the completion of home sales are strongest in the late spring and summer months as compared to the winter months. January and February are two months with the lowest...