Selling and Buying a Rehoboth Beach House in Winter and Spring

Posted on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 1:52pm.

With the new year off to a great start, we at Rehoboth Beach Realty Group are predicting that the spring season of 2017 is going to be a hot market in Rehoboth Beach! 

Between Dec 2016 and today (the "Off Season"), 343 homes have joined the Rehoboth Beach market and 44 homes have gone under contract. These are pretty good numbers considering that winter is generally a slow time of year at the beach for real estate.

What does this mean for Sellers?

Buyers are definitely out there and looking for Rehoboth Beach homes for sale! If you're thinking of selling your Rehoboth Beach home, please hear me when I say, REHOBOTH BEACH INVENTORY IS LOW! When inventory is low, there is less competition to sell. That means that RIGHT NOW is a perfect time to get your Rehoboth home on the market! We can have you listed on the MLS within a couple days, and attract people who want to purchase beach homes NOW but are only seeing a limited selection of homes to choose from. Your Rehoboth Beach house may be EXACTLY what they've been waiting for! 

What does light inventory mean for buyers?

Fewer homes on the Rehoboth Beach market, coupled with lots of people looking, means buyers need to be vigilant to have a chance at getting the perfect home as soon as it's available. Low inventory often means that the "creampuffs" (homes in great shape that are desirable!) go into bidding wars. BUYERS DON'T LIKE BIDDING WARS! So, it's a great practice to enlist the help of a REALTOR to receive automatic MLS updates when homes join the market. This will help you see the creampuffs first, and jump before anyone else has a chance! And don't let those beach area winter snow storms scare you away. Generally speaking, once the snow stops falling, clean up crews are able to get the roads back in order, and life goes from a standstill to vibrant again. While other out-of-towners wait for "a better time" to visit Rehoboth Beach, you could be down there with absolutely NO COMPETITION, touring the homes that just came on the market. No competing buyers, no competing bidders.  

Yes, winter and early spring are wonderful times of year to be looking for homes in Rehoboth Beach! Fewer people are visiting the area, so there are less people to compete with, not just as far as homes for sale go, but in many ways! Traffic is lighter, hotel and motel vacancy rates are up and prices are lower. Check out Crosswinds Motel on Rehoboth Avenue for a great stay! Everything is a little more calm and quiet in Rehoboth Beach in the off-season. Granted, Jungle Jims Waterpark isn't open, but the Tanger Outlets are! New Construction Home builders are hungry for your eyes and foot traffic through their beautiful models. Local shops and restaurants such as Pickled Pig Pub and Big Fish Grille are hungry for you, too, Winter and early spring can be very lean months for their sales.

Make an appointment with Erica or Erin today. We'd love to tour Rehoboth Beach homes with you, offer our suggestions on great places to stay and dine, and help you write a winning offer on your perfect Rehoboth Beach Home! 


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