The Sequim weather report is cold. It’s 34 degrees F, and the sun is out. Most of the snow we had over a week ago has melted. Here’s the interesting news. The Sequim weather (snow and low temps) has not put a damper on buyers who continue to shop and buy homes in Sequim.
Sequim Weather Not a Damper on Home Sales
We had a few days of snow, which was a surprise, but I was also surprised and delighted to submit an offer on a Sequim home during the snow storm. I also have a transaction closing today, and yesterday I showed houses all day to a couple from out of town. Saturday we’ll look at more houses. Some of my clients have expanded their home search for a water view home beyond Sequim to Port Ludlow. I sold one home in Port Ludlow, and will be showing two more this Saturday.
Sequim Weather – Still Showing Homes
Retirees are clearly still planning to move to Sequim in significant numbers, and even though we are in the middle of the winter season, retirees have not stopped their careful process of searching for their perfect retirement home. I know many of us often say, “there’s no such thing as the perfect home,” and that may be true, but it sounds better than “ideal retirement home.”
It’s true that it is rare that anyone will find the perfect home, although it has happened. It’s more often the case that a home has nearly all of the features a couple want, and what the home doesn’t have can be added or compensated for in some way.
Yesterday the homes I showed did not include the perfect retirement home for my clients. Three of the homes were fun to look at, but did not pass my client’s test. One home had an absolutely stunning panoramic water view, but it was an older manufactured home, which turned my clients off. A couple of the homes had what I call “unconventional” floor plans, partly the result of remodeling that occurred in one home built in 1954.
I find it fascinating that homes with unconventional floor plans are priced the same as new homes with great modern floor plans. Of course, when I put it that way, it is obvious that a home with an unconventional floor plan should be priced less, and substantially less in some cases, but apparently that it not so obvious to the owners and/or their agents. If you’ve been out looking at lots of homes, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about here.
Sequim Weather – Don’t Let It Stop You
If you’re planning to retire in Sequim, don’t let this cold (and recently snowy) Sequim weather stop you from coming to look at homes. In my opinion, looking at homes before the crowd arrives in the spring is a good idea. The one home you might fall in love with will undoubtedly be loved by other retirees who think like you do.
Last Updated on January 27, 2012 by Chuck Marunde