Does The End Of Summer Mean The End Of The Housing Market?
This time of year sellers start to get nervous. With children returning to school, the dog days of summer will soon end. Does the end of 95 degree days mean that home buying will come to an abrupt stop? Nope, let's examine why August should make school kids sad, but not necessarily home sellers.
1) Buyers have been distracted with back to school--As the parent of four kids, I can tell you the end of July/ early August is a blur. Uniforms, hair cuts, open houses, last minute trips, parents are simply busy. August is typically one of my slower months in the business.
2) The only "heat" will be in the home prices-- I showed houses most days in July. Touring properties in 100 degree heat is no fun. Let the temperatures drop just a little, and suddenly people want to look again!
3) With the school years come routine-- Summer can be a chaotic time for parents. Once school starts the kids have a place to be from 8-3:30. Thus it becomes easier for parents to tour a couple of homes on their lunch break.
4) As the weather cools off the real buyers heat up-- Like the mighty wildebeests, the "house hobbyist" is subject to seasonal migration patterns. You know the ones, those folks who like nothing better than to spend the afternoon looking at homes. Of course they have no intention of buying, home touring is a cheap date. Yes, a prospect once told me that. For some reason these folks move on to other "Freebies" come September. My guess is they hit the car lots...
Home selling occurs year around in the Alexandria/Pineville market. Keep your home clean, because I may be calling to show your home soon!
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