The 4th Quarter Stretch - Ride it out...........

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Coldwell Banker - Lewis-Kirkeby-Hall

Hello Everyone,

Well here we are in the month of October.  You made it through the hot selling season which we call Summer.  However, the Summer wasn't so hot for most Realtors.  Sales are down, inventory is up and loans are now becoming a little more difficult for the folks who really need them such as first time home buyers.

Now is not the time to relax and think about the Holidays coming up.  There is time for that later.  You have to look at October as the final stretch to make some great sales before the end of the year.  Just as you look at January as a fresh start to try new things, develop new programs, exercise new strategies and start off with a bang, you really need to do that for this last quarter.

give it your best shot

October, November and December (well kind-0f December) can still be great selling months.  People are still trying to get into a home before Winter comes, they want to be in a new home before the start of the new year, they enjoy being out and looking more in these cooler months than in the dreaded heat of Summer.

I encourage you to give October and the next 2 months a great big push and end your year on a high note.  The buyers are out there and just waiting for you.   Best wishes everyone.

Duane Hosek in the Black Hills of South Dakota  


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Sal Poliandro - Bergen County Realtor
RE/MAX Properties - Ridgewood, NJ
Short Sale Specialist - CDPE, SRES, SFR, IRES

Hi Duane,

    I am encouraged about our market. Homes that are priced right and show well are selling. 

Oct 02, 2007 02:03 AM #1
Nancy Brenner
Referral Associates of Georgia, Inc. - Roswell, GA
Roswell Georgia Real Estate Agent
Thanks for the pep talk, Duane.  Look out 3rd quarter....Here I come!
Oct 02, 2007 02:55 AM #2
Linda Reynolds
Bradenton Real Estate - Linda Reynolds - Bradenton, FL
Bradenton Real Estate
I am using this slow time to rework all my systems, everything is going to be fine tuned and ready to rock and roll when the phone starts ringing.
Oct 02, 2007 05:17 AM #3
DDR Realty
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
Orange County NY

Traditionally, I would prepare for a big push after each summer in order to have transactions in place and closings in the early part of the coming year.

Oct 02, 2007 05:52 AM #4
Rosario Lewis
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
GRI, SRES - DDR Realty - Orange County, NY
I have seen encouraging signs in the last couple weeks. The 4th quarter holds a lot of promise. Rah, rah!
Oct 02, 2007 06:01 AM #5
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