Should I take my Hideout home off the market for Winter?

Hello everyone,

It’s seems common practice for Hideout home sellers to take their home off the market for the winter months. During the Summer we saw a high of approx. 250 homes listed for sale. This number was very similar to the Summer of 2015. Last winter that number dropped to approx. 150-160. As you can see, the home owners that keep their home listed during the Winter months get better exposure as there is less competition for sale.  Not to mention that the buyers that are out during the Winter months are usually very serious!

I do not recommend Hideout home sellers take their home off the market for the Winter. Some think that a few months off the market will reset the “days on market” number but they are incorrect. Even if you list with another company there is a “cumulative” days on market statistic attached to each home.

Hideout Home buyers tend to be active all the way into November, it does quiet down a bit for Thanks Giving through New Years, but by January 2nd the phones and emails start to sing again. The holidays are over, cabin fever is setting in and people thinking about a vacation home start their efforts online well before they plan to come out and see homes. After the holidays is the perfect time to begin their house hunting. You will be missing a large audience and a prime time to be listed if you wait until Spring.