Selling your home in the spring may still be a peak time to sell and buy real estate. Yet it can pay to list in the winter, buyers in the winter tend to have more urgency. Competitive price during the winter months is not out of the realm of possibility. According to a study by Redfin, found that average sellers net more above asking price during December through March than they do from June through November, even in cold-weather cities like Denver and Chicago.

Timing always depends on supply and demand. To understand your local climate, contact your local agent to check the number of days on the market for current and recently sold listings. Here in Mariposa if the homes are sitting for more than 90 days, it could be safer to wait until spring, when more buyers will emerge. However, if the properties are selling quicker, list.