Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday and reverts back to Standard Time on November 2. Remember to set your clocks one hour ahead on March 9. Spring forward although it is not officially Spring yet. It is a saving daylight time and its main purpose is to make better use of daylight. Spring does not officially start till March 20. Can you imagine changing 8000 clocks? TOURNEAU does. It is a 3 days task and of course they do it twice a year. It's also a good time to change batteries of your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
It was Benjamin Franklin who conceived the idea in 1784 and it was not implemented till 1916. Only two states in the U.S. are not observing it. Hawaii because it is near the equator and it has almost equal daylight and night time. The other state is Arizona since it is too hot there already and they do not really need more daylight time. Daylight Saving Time gives us more opportunity to take customers out to see houses. If there are longer light in the evening, we can do more things in the evenings. For the economic standpoint, it also encourages people to be out shopping longer. Hopefully DST changes the tide for real estate.