I support year-round daylight savings time, and Congress should too.

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX 1st Class 0542725

I support year-round daylight savings time, and Congress should too.


Daylight savings time ends next week which means it will be getting dark earlier.  Most people see this as an inconvenience and a sign of winter, but I think it can actually lead to a weaker economy...or at least a weaker real estate market.  Many League City Realtors I know have a policy of only showing houses during daylight hours.  Houses show better when it is light, and often times I am meeting people I don't know at vacant homes, and I think that it safer to meet strangers in empty buildings during the day (maybe that's just me). 

Since people don't get out of work any earlier once daylight savings time ends, earlier darkness means one less hour available to show houses during the week.  The upshot is that either fewer houses will get shown, or Realtors will have to work more on the weekends.  I, for one, do not care to put in any additional weekend hours, so I propose that Congress extend daylight savings time....maybe that would solve the budget crisis.

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Comments (4)

Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes

We in Arizona never go onto Daylight time at all and we love not having to worry about changing the clocks and losing sleep , etc .

Oct 29, 2011 11:41 AM
League City, TX - Worrell Team, REALTORS, GRI, CNE
RE/MAX 1st Class - League City, TX

Bob and Carolin,

You're lucky at that... I hope it helps your business... BTW, maybe I'll see you in Surprise for the National Pickleball Tournament?  Cheers!


Oct 29, 2011 11:48 AM
Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
Janisch & Co. - Conroe, TX
Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!

Frankly I don't really care what time we are on.  I want them to pick one and just stay with it and leave us alone.  Daylight saving time or Daylight wasting time it really makes no difference to me.  I'll adjust what I do to whatever time we have!

Oct 29, 2011 12:31 PM
League City, TX - Worrell Team, REALTORS, GRI, CNE
RE/MAX 1st Class - League City, TX

Jeanne and Ralph,

I agree with that!  I'm not sure we're going to see it happen, but I agree.  Let's just vote for the candidate that runs on the platform of removing time changes!

I figure that God made the day and the night... The light of day is for being awake and working, the dark of night is for winding down and going to sleep. So, let's just make the clocks work for us to keep lights on for all of those commuters on their way back home from work.  It just might make the world a better place.  And we wouldn't have to fuss with time changes!


Oct 29, 2011 06:42 PM