It is important to consider market timing when putting your home up for sale. Based on the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the supply of homes for sale significantly increases every spring. As an example, the attached graph shows what happened to housing inventory at the outset of 2016 (image courtesy of Keeping Current Matters). The Greater Clear Lake and Pearland areas are no exception.
Competition for buyers increases into spring as more homes appear on the market. Putting your home for sale now instead of waiting until spring may make a lot of sense.
Buyers in the market throughout the winter months are truly motivated buyers. They want to buy now. With restricted inventory available in most areas, home owners are in a great position to negotiate the best price for their home.