The Tri-Valley area of California is a wonderful place to live. The cities that comprise the Tri-Valley all have their own unique appeal. In general, you will find that all of the cities in the Tri-Valley offer a slower pace than the big city but provide easy access to places like San Francisco and Silicon Valley. For current residents of the Tri-Valley, it is truly the best of both worlds.

One of the cities that attract many new residents to the Tri-Valley is Livermore. Livermore is a city of just under 85,000 residents and is home to a variety of both industry and culture. It is home to two renowned science and technology centers as well as several award winning wineries. The historic downtown, extensive selection of retail locations, and vibrant art community provide plenty for visitors and residents to enjoy. Because of these qualities, and many more, the Livermore real estate market can be competitive. As spring and summer approach, the Livermore real estate market is likely to start heating up even more.

Nice weather and real estate

Typically, the real estate market in most areas starts to heat up along with the weather. One of the reasons for this is that people would rather be out looking at houses when the weather is nice. This makes perfect sense when you think about how you want to spend your time on a cold and rainy day versus a warm and sunny day. In addition, the nicer weather of spring provides home sellers with the opportunity to work on both the interior and exterior of their properties. Tasks such as painting and gardening are easier when the weather starts to warm up. These factors combined with others often lead to an influx of new listings and new potential buyers as spring and summer approach.

School schedule and real estate

The school schedule in Livermore may also impact how hot the real estate market is throughout the year. Many families with school aged children consider the school schedule when planning the timing of a move. That means that you may see a bump in activity during the summer months as families attempt to purchase a home before the start of a new school year. If you have school aged children the school schedule is a factor you may also want to consider during your home search.

As the Livermore market starts to heat up in the spring you will likely find a larger selection of homes on the market versus other times of the year. This is great if you’re looking to buy but not so great if you want to sell. On the other hand, there will also be more potential buyers out looking. It is good to consider these factors but there is no need to let them hold you back from starting the process of listing your home or looking for a property. The key to navigating a hot market like Livermore is working with a local realtor who knows the ins and outs of the area.


Jameel Batshon, Broker/Co-Founder of Century 21 Cornerstone Realtors has 15 Years of Real Estate Experience with a background in Lending that started in 2002 at Household Finance Company. Jameel was Born in San Francisco, Ca and moved to the East Bay at a young age. Jameel has been a licensed Realtor since 2004.