When is the right time?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc 10307

This is a question we ask ourselves in most steps of life. The whole concept of time being a fleeting thing means every impactful decision comes with this idea of everything being right. In real estate, we often say things like " the market is right" but it depends on who you are. If you're a seller it is a great time to sell but with the market being as competitive as it is doesn't make it the right time for everyone to buy and with lumber being double what it was I wouldn't say it's the right time build either.  However, I personally don't believe in the"  right time but before going into that answer, there is a beautiful quotation…………

‘When time never waits, you should ask why you are waiting for the right time.’

So, I think half of the answer is already clear. Yes, we know that time never waits for anyone. Then why do we all wait for the appropriate or right conditions to fall into our laps? You can make every moment a perfect time to do anything. The correct time does not come on its own but we have to make it correct ourselves with our effort.

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Gwen Fowler-Brown

Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc
317 South Highway 11
West Union SC 29696
Serving Oconee County, from the banks of the Chattooga River to the shores of Jocassee, Hartwell & Keowee Lakes.


Contact me about property in Oconee County, Seneca, Walhalla, Westminster, Long Creek, Salem, Mountain Rest, Richland, Sunset and Six Mile, SC.  2nd homes are our expertise. 

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Comments (16)

Graziella Bruner
NCS Premier Real Estate - Detroit, MI
Associate Broker - Serving Wayne & Oakland County

Yes and true, Time waits for no one! In fact, all you have is NOW, so just do it! 

Apr 21, 2021 11:36 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Gwen and Yes, buy now while interest rates are still down and homes are increasing in value.


Apr 21, 2021 12:11 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Gwen, you are right, for each buyer is different when is the right time to buy a home.

Apr 21, 2021 05:26 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

HI Gwen- what a great quote, and not just for buying or selling a house. 

Apr 21, 2021 06:51 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Apr 24, 2021 06:31 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Gwen - that is a wonderful quote.  We can't replace time and need to do it if it is important.

Apr 25, 2021 05:16 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Gwen. Time does not wait for you to be completely ready, but it does pass you by! Enjoy your day.

Apr 25, 2021 05:37 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning @Gwen,I'm so glad that Kathy featured your post in her "Ah-Ha" moments for the week. Excellent quote and one I've forgotten about..so appropriate in the "now."

Apr 25, 2021 06:01 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Great post, Gwen! This brings to mind the quote, 'to every action, there is a reaction.' We are responsible for our own success and it does take actions above being in the right place at the right time, doesn't it?! 

Apr 25, 2021 07:48 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Every moment is a perfect time to do whatever it is we want to do at that time. And that goes for sellers and buyers!

Apr 25, 2021 07:56 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Timing is everything Gwen, well, presentation is as well, in some cases. The willingness to make a move is important to living a good life!

Apr 25, 2021 08:17 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

There are times when you don't know it's the right time until the time comes, and then it's as clear as crystal in that moment. Hopefully, people know sooner than later with houses. Long-term decisions kind of have to be thoughtfully pondered

Apr 25, 2021 09:42 PM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID

Even a broken 12 hour clock is right twice a day.  Choose your time wisely.

Apr 26, 2021 09:35 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Very true, everyone waits for the 'right time'.

Apr 28, 2021 12:20 PM
Kimo Jarrett
Cyber Properties - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

It depends on the circumstances, certainly, time is essential and knowing when to use it could be invaluable.

Apr 29, 2021 09:07 PM
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

That is an excellent quote!   I think esp due to pandemic, people are questioning their use of time...as in, I'm going to do X now , why put it off  (like buying a second home, moving closer to family, splurging on a vacation, etc)

May 03, 2021 01:22 PM