I've run into this situation many times over the past few weeks. Clients wanting to wait until the Spring to put their homes on the market. At the same time, buyers are also waiting until the Spring so that they can have a larger pool of listing to choose from. Here is the question I always ask: "Would you rather be in the market when the potential for competition is high or low?".
My advice to anyone wanting to get into the real estate market is:
If you are ready to buy or sell, the "best time" is NOW. No matter the time of year, Spring, Winter, Fall, or Summer.
Bryan Doyon - Century 21 United Inc.