Real estate and family, what a slippery slope we are on when it comes to the holidays!! Compounding the conundrum is working in a "resort" or "destination" market, like me. Here in Vero Beach, FL it's much different than when I sold homes up on Long Island, NY...... you see, this is one of those balmy, beautiful beachfront areas of Florida where people come TO when the weather in other parts of the country gets unbearable.
So yes, over the past week, the phones have been ringing and people are coming to town for their Thanksgiving festivities, to visit Grandma, to get out of the cold, and to "look around". Yes, they want to look around. Figuring out the motivation of these people is the hard part! You see, the decision must be made, do I want to be a tour guide, or could this person actually be ready to buy something? I mean after all, with prices as low as they are, interest rates at all time lows, and a huge supply of homes, doesn't it make sense to buy now?
Good question. So why do so many people come here, fall in love with Vero, and leave EMPTY HANDED???
And how much time do I spend away from my own family to spend with a stranger who may or not actually be interested in owning a home in Vero Beach?
Happy Thanksgiving to all, and may you not gain any weight over the next four days :) Blessings.......