Zillow Advice: When to Sell - Is it sunny today?How does the weather affect home prices? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-sunny-today-How-does-the-weather-affect-home-prices/430835/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate we need some of that rain ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-sunny-today-How-does-the-weather-affect-home-prices/430835/ we need some of that rain here!!! send it this way if you can.<br/>I am curious to see if there is any relationship between weather patterns and sales.&nbsp;&nbsp; I don't expect to find one but now that I am interested might go looking.&nbsp; Of course, there is no way to really put a pending date with a date that people were LOOKING at houses or had submitted the offer, only the date that negotiation reached an agreement - which is USUALLY within a few days of offer submission (if short sales/REOs are elminated). Wed, 15 Feb 2012 16:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-sunny-today-How-does-the-weather-affect-home-prices/430835/ 2012-02-15T16:27:00Z Thanks for that Connie. Here ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-sunny-today-How-does-the-weather-affect-home-prices/430835/ Thanks for that Connie. Here in Grass Valley California, January was a very busy month for me and most other agents. Yet the rainfall was almost non-existent. Compare that to last Winter 2011, in which we had some of the most precipitation on record in the first 3 months of the year, which was also a very busy time for home sales according to data from the Nevada County Association of Realtors. So although we may have data showing less homes shown on certain days of heavy rainfall, there is not a negative correlation between the rainy weather and home sales activity in the most recent surveys. Thank you for your input! Wed, 15 Feb 2012 14:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-sunny-today-How-does-the-weather-affect-home-prices/430835/ 2012-02-15T14:53:00Z AOI suppose I could do a ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-sunny-today-How-does-the-weather-affect-home-prices/430835/ AO<br/>I suppose I could do a mixed chart with rainfall data and the sales/pending activity if I had rainfall data&nbsp; or number of sunny days&nbsp;<br/><br/>that data is probably available....not going looking for it today but it wouldn't be a waste of time.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; maybe later (no promises yet...so overcommitted right now it's not funny) Wed, 15 Feb 2012 05:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-sunny-today-How-does-the-weather-affect-home-prices/430835/ 2012-02-15T05:59:00Z oddly enough, I pulled the ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-sunny-today-How-does-the-weather-affect-home-prices/430835/ oddly enough, I pulled the MLS data in my market from last year to see what months had the most Pending transactions.&nbsp; turns out it was also the one of the wetest or least sunny months of the year too.<br/><br/>i don't particularly think that people were writing contracts BECAUSE of the rain, in fact you might say that the extreme heat and miserable temperatures and extreme dry conditions in spring and summer last year had people hiding indoors and not looking - so they got out when it cooled off in October in spite of the rain.<br/>however one year of activity does not make a trend- so I don't claim any kind of correlation just that last year home sales and weather pattern does not support that sunny days = better home prices or more sales.<br/><br/>I was surprised that October had the most Pending dates- I completely expected a spring month. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 05:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-sunny-today-How-does-the-weather-affect-home-prices/430835/ 2012-02-15T05:34:00Z The optimist sees the glass ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-sunny-today-How-does-the-weather-affect-home-prices/430835/ The optimist sees the glass 1/2 full.<br/>The pessimist sees the glass 1/2 empty.<br/>An engineer sees a glass with excess capacity.<br/><br/>If it's raining, inside the house, it may not be good for sales. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 03:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-sunny-today-How-does-the-weather-affect-home-prices/430835/ 2012-02-15T03:52:00Z In the spring and summer ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-sunny-today-How-does-the-weather-affect-home-prices/430835/ In the spring and summer is when transactions go up Tue, 14 Feb 2012 23:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-sunny-today-How-does-the-weather-affect-home-prices/430835/ 2012-02-14T23:58:00Z Yes, in North Reading Massachusetts ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-sunny-today-How-does-the-weather-affect-home-prices/430835/ Yes, in North Reading Massachusetts people really respond to a beautiful sunny day in February &amp; March.&nbsp; It is easier to get out&nbsp;and visit properties and fufill their New Year's resolution of buying a new home in 2012! Fri, 10 Feb 2012 21:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-sunny-today-How-does-the-weather-affect-home-prices/430835/ 2012-02-10T21:30:00Z It's always sunny here. No ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-sunny-today-How-does-the-weather-affect-home-prices/430835/ It's always sunny here. No really. It's&nbsp;attitude thing. Of course you are right that a lot more happens in the sunshine....rain excluded!&nbsp;Today's a great day to buy or sell a home...Well every day is a great day to buy or sell a home!!!&nbsp; Sat, 04 Feb 2012 16:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-sunny-today-How-does-the-weather-affect-home-prices/430835/ 2012-02-04T16:42:00Z Oh, I thought you were trying ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-sunny-today-How-does-the-weather-affect-home-prices/430835/ Oh, I thought you were trying to tell us why we should buy at the north end of Alaska near the ocean, and skip California, because you were implying that colder and wetter weather brought you more buyers....<br/><br/>There has been "summer" type weather and little rain at the south end of California this winter, so if you are implying that one should buy in California due to the weather, I guess you mean one should buy at the south end instead of the north end.&nbsp; Besides, unless one is a politician needing to be in the Sacramento, job opportunities tend to be better at the south end too.<br/><br/>Of course, some people buy in the San Francisco area because they like rain most of the year.&nbsp; It is a matter of choice and preference, not "negative thinking".<br/><br/>I take it that you don't sell properties in Plumas county or Shasta county either?<br/> Sat, 04 Feb 2012 16:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-sunny-today-How-does-the-weather-affect-home-prices/430835/ 2012-02-04T16:11:00Z OK first of all it NEVER ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-sunny-today-How-does-the-weather-affect-home-prices/430835/ OK first of all it NEVER gets down to -30&deg;F in California and the homes usually don't sit under 4 feet of water unless you are from Yuba County, oh that's right they took care of that. Sat, 04 Feb 2012 00:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-sunny-today-How-does-the-weather-affect-home-prices/430835/ 2012-02-04T00:55:00Z