Realtor Payday Roller Coaster

December, January, and February may be the rainy season in Florida, but it’s very definitely the dry season for Realtors.

Especially Minnesota Realtors.

That’s because from Thanksgiving through the Super Bowl is typically the slowest (chilliest?) time of the year for the local housing market.

Because most transactions (at least in Minnesota) close six to eight weeks after the deal is negotiated, that means a dearth of closings — and Realtor paydays —  in February and March.

Cold-Hot Pattern

Fortunately, that pattern reverses later on in the year.

Being busy in February and March means that, come April and May, you’ll have a steady stream of closings to look forward to.

(As of now, I’m actually scheduled for 3(!) closings on one day later this month!).

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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