The first substantial snow fall for the winter happened this past weekend in Big Bear. We received about 8-12 inches of snow, which was very welcomed. The picture below was taking from my office parking lot this morning looking towards the Snow Summit ski area. This should help kick off the winter tourist season which has been slow up to this point.
One obvious question that is asked now is do properties in Big Bear sell better now that there is snow on the ground? Historically speaking, no. The winter months are the slowest months of the year for real estate sales in the Big Bear area. While we get a lot of people coming up, looking at real estate is not the first thing on their mind. Skiing, sledding, cruising around the Big Bear Village area, or just hanging out with friends and family are some of the top priorities of the tourists during the winter season.
One thing I believe to be true is that the snow and winter season have a significant impact on a person’s decision to buy real estate in Big Bear. With all of the winter activities going on in the area, it is a big selling point. This is one of the many benefits that Big Bear has to offer on a year round basis. So, while the winter season is not the best time for the real estate market in Big Bear, it is a big reason why people ultimately decide to buy a property in the area.