The holidays are in the rear view mirror, the cold weather has set in and, for many of us, we've begun counting the days until springtime. In the real estate industry, we also have a tendency to sit back during the first quarter of the year and sort of get our ducks in a row for the spring and, eventually, for the busy summer season.

But, according to the National Association of REALTORS, the period with the highest number of online real estate searches on average is actually the first month of the year!

Seriously, January? Who knew?

But there it is in black and white. According to Google, not only does January feature the highest number of real estate searches annually, but it's also a number that increases an average of 39 percent from December.

Now here in coastal Delaware, we don't think of January as a great month for selling real estate. And there's nothing in this data that indicates these homes are being sold in January – but still, if people like you are out there searching for properties during this time, we need to be here ready and able to serve you.

And we certainly are! If you need help in selling your home or you're in the market to make a purchase, give us a call at the Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's International Realty.

Come to think of it, January may be a perfect time to take a drive around and look at some of the excess inventory currently on the market. There's less traffic, no crowds and still most of the amenities that makes living in coastal Delaware such a rare find are open and available.

Give us a call today at 302-260-2000 and let us show you what we have to offer.