When the Time Changes This Weekend, Will Your Local Market Spring Forward Too?

Real Estate Agent with Serving Mentor, and all of Lake County, Ohio

It's that time again.  Springtime will be here soon... or at least the calendar says it will.  Looking out the window here in my office in Mentor, Ohio, with the snow covering the ground, plus what is falling right now, it sure doesn't SEEM like Spring.

But according to the calendar, Spring begins on March 21st.  And the Time Changes This Weekend.

On Sunday, March 10th, at 2:00am... the hands on our local clocks here in Mentor, Ohio magically move from 1:59am to 3:00am.  Whoosh!

One more hour of daylight in the afternoon.  Finally!  I don't know about you, but I sure do feel funny going on a 6:30pm appointment and having it as dark out as it's been.

But... ok, so the time changes.  How about our local real estate markets?  Will your local Real Estate Market "Spring Forward" as well?

In many market areas of the country... the markets are already "hot."  We read reports of multiple offers in many parts of California, in Seattle and it's suburbs in Washington State, and in cities like Phoenix and Atlanta.

The Washington DC/Northern Virginia/Maryland market is also "on fire."  Shortages of listings, multiple offers, and offers above the listed price are common.

So... what's going on in your market area?  How's the activity there? 

Is it slow?  Has it already picked up, and you're having some multiple offers?  Or are you just starting to see signs that Real Estate in your local market area is ready to "Spring Forward" with the time change?

Comments (2)

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Carolyn,

I hope the spring season is blooming for you. Spring always reminds me of rebirth, change, growth and opportunity. It's definitely time for sellers who are ready for change to call you and discuss their options. Keller Williams Realty is the company that knows how to customize a marketing report, sell property and get buyers into the right homes without hassles.

I wish you many blessings and life successes.

May 16, 2013 06:31 PM
Carolyn Kolba
Serving Mentor, and all of Lake County, Ohio - Mentor, OH
Keller Williams Realty- Mentor, Ohio

Actually Patricia, it's almost Summer, but the rebirth of the Spring season does finally seem to be bringing its flowers and its sales activity thruough the ground and into the sunlight, so to speak.

And, my poor little comment-less blog post thanks you for making a comment.  It was so lonely with nobody visiting.  :)

May 23, 2013 02:53 PM