Winter is a Good Time to Sell a Home in Bend | Take Me Home | Bend | The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon

Your support for independent local news is important.

The Source Weekly has been Central Oregon’s locally owned news outlet for over 23 years. We have always been the definition of "support local." Our success in navigating this new world is tied to the success we experience in pulling together for the common good.

Quality local journalism takes a group of dedicated reporters passionate about democracy and open government. This story is the result of our hard work, and in normal times, the result of the support of the advertisers in Central Oregon. In the age of COVID-19, however, that support has taken a hit—but that’s where you come in.

Before you read on, we ask you to consider becoming a member of our Source Insider membership program at

Support Us Here

Culture » Take Me Home

Winter is a Good Time to Sell a Home in Bend



Winter in Central Oregon might not seem like a good time to sell a home given the weather and the holidays, but it is actually much better than it seems. The weather this winter has definitely created challenges for buyers to view properties; when everything is covered in snow it makes it hard to fully view a home.

Winter is also typically when the inventory of homes for sale drops. The winter months can be a great time for sellers because the lower inventory means less competition. Coupled with our continuing high demand, this translates into an ideal seller's market with the potential of getting a higher price and quicker sale.

It has been suggested that winter buyers willing to brave the elements are more serious and therefore more likely to make an offer on a property. January is also a common month for people to make changes such as retirement, job transfers, etc., which can bring new buyers to the area as well as new sellers. Serious buyers are more likely to make an offer on a property they want to see. People who need to sell their homes and find a new home could likely be starting to search earlier for a new home which means beating the heavier spring and summer traffic.

Given our current market conditions of low inventory and high demand, it seems like January to March could be good months to sell a home in Bend.

Housing Round-Up


206 SW Hayes Ave., Bend, OR 97702

3 beds, 1.5 baths, 1,040 square feet, .13 acre lot

Built in 1984


Listed by Cascade Sotheby's International Realty


61714 Borealis Ln., Bend, OR 97702

5 beds, 2.5 baths, 3,220 square feet, .13 acre lot

Built in 2005


Listed by Remington Real Estate


21479 Bunchgrass Ct., Bend, OR 97701

4 beds, 4.5 baths, 5,874 square feet, .61 acre lot

Built in 1917


Listed by Coldwell Banker Morris Real Estate

About The Author

Nick Nayne, Principal Broker

Principal Broker at The Broker Network Realty in Bend, OR. Over 12 years experience in Real Estate working with buyers, sellers and investment properties.

Add a comment

More by Nick Nayne, Principal Broker