I got a call earlier this afternoon from a local television station looking for some input on a story they were doing on why housing sales were down so much.
Locally our sale are not down and in fact have been pretty good all year long so I agreed to be interviewed.
"The prices are going up, but market time is staying about the same," Lee said
So, if you want to avoid the price slump, take this advice:
"If you've got a house for sale and you get an offer now... you need to look very kindly at that offer, no matter what it is, and try to make that work," Lee said."
The whole interview lasted about 15 minutes and I had bunches of data from our local association as well as some stuff from NAR but the video portion got edited down to 3, 5 second sound bites.
I watched the interview on our 11 o'clock news and I think my points about our solid local market came through in spite of the reporter that lead into the story titing it "Home Sales are Down, a local Realtor explains why".