Welcome aboard. Your story sounds very familiar. I too had an '09 ER6N, liked it but wanted to try something different so I sold that and bought a Vulcan 900 (HATED it) then went to try to find a good deal on a Versys in the OFF season. MY advice is to NOT wait for winter, there are enough Versys' for sale right now they have to be competitively priced. Once the whether starts getting worse, people stop listing them for sale and it becomes a "seller's market", sure a good deal or 2 might pop up, but they seem to get snatched up pretty fast. Then there are the guys that owe too much and have their bikes listed all winter for TOO much money.
In the end, I ended up getting frustrated and wanting to ride (the Vulcan SUCKED in the rain) so I bought a new Versys in December. I love it and think I got a pretty good deal $6999 OTD (I had to take care of the DMV fees, $260 IIRC) for a current year new bike, BUT 4-5 months earlier there were used ones with farkles all over the place for $4-5000. Then as soon as the whether got better, they started popping up again.
What part of the state are you in?