Should I be shopping for a home in this Fall and Winter, or wait until spring? It all depends on your circumstances. If you are relocating for a job and you need to buy now, then by all means go for it. Fall and Winter are actually some of the best times to be shopping. Fewer buyers are out there so there will be less competition and less likely you’ll have to deal with a multiple offer situation. Sellers who keep their houses on the market during this time may be far more motivated to sell and likely to negotiate more aggressively. Another advantage, is that you get to see the houses at the worst time of the year. With the leaves off the trees you get to see all the neighboring properties and your views are unobstructed. Also, many Real Estate agents are generally not as busy during this time, so you’ll be able to hire your own buyers agent who will often be able to spend more time previewing existing homes on your behalf. Spend the time out shopping now while other buyers sit back stay warm and wait for spring.