You may have heard that the real estate market is dead over the Winter. Is that true in Harrisonburg and Rockingham?
As with many things, the answer is not black and white. What we can say is that their are typically less sales and less listings in the Winter. So, some people choose to wait until the Spring to do their real estate transactions. While this isn't a bad idea, I would encourage you to consider Winter as an opportunity to have less competition.
If you are thinking of selling, you may want to consider listing because there will not be as many other houses on the market. If you are concerned about not getting as much buyer activity, you can always plan a price reduction into your pricing for early Spring.
If you are thinking of buying, why not start looking? If you don't find something you like immediately, you may at least get more familiar with the market and areas and be ready to buy when the right house comes a long.