Gas in Orange County CA has gone down by a little more than 20 cents per gallon over the prior couple of weeks. I noted in a blog a couple of weeks ago that lower gas prices should help spur on our economy. That said, I am always surprised by those who say that they are going to let higher gas prices affect the way they do business.
As an appraiser, should I have only accepted assignments real close to home, or viewed less comparables in person and just relied on their MLS description?
As an agent, would you have asked clients to view fewer homes so you can save $2 worth of gas?
As a notary, would you have asked that clients come and meet with you so that you could lower your operating costs?
All of these ideas seem very counter productive to me. If you want to be able to absorb the higher cost of fuel, you just have to do everything possible to close more transactions.
Now that gas prices have come down noticeably, we should be showing more homes again, meeting more buyers again, and hopefully closing more transactions again! Hurry, before they tick back up!!