The unthinkable

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Services for Real Estate Pros

I had to do the unthinkable yesterday. Heading home from meeting with a client. I had been putting it off for a few days. I just wasn't ready to make the commitment. Well, I had no choice. Darn.

I pulled into my local gas station. Parked next to the pump, I got out, card in hand. Here we go. How much is this going to cost? I slid my card in the little reader, got the OK from my bank, and then... the prices came up on the screen. I know that the sign out front tells you the prices, but I never look until the pump tells me. A dumb habit, but the way I do it.

Wow! The price went down. Is that right. I select regular at $4.15 per gallon. Did they come down? I jump back in my car to check my last receipt. Yes! The price came down from $4.19 last week. Not exactly a huge deal, but better than nothing. I'll take it.

Did the gas prices come down all over the country, or just in my area or state? I have been real busy on a big custom home lately and have not paid any attention to the news. What is going on with oil and gas right now?

Comments (31)

Kevin Robinson
Twin Falls, ID
Fractional Developer

It seems like all of you pay less than we do here in Idaho. I actually read the news today, and it looks like the price may start dropping pretty good now.

Jul 21, 2008 02:28 AM
John Hersey
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty - York, PA
e-PRO Realtor

Kevin,

Yesterday they went to $3.89!  I can't wait to see who tries to take the credit for this reduction.

Jul 22, 2008 05:26 AM
Tchaka Owen
Galleria International Realty - Hollywood, FL

Kevin - The Democrat run Congress is responsible for making it easier on the American people.

Jul 22, 2008 06:04 AM
Matt M-Income Property Investment
Real Estate Marketing Resources - Los Angeles, CA

No worries.....I use less gas doing many more things virtually....check out my website for more info but my new brokerage has allowed me to better serve my clients and be more proficient in all that I do. Anyways hope you're not running around too much these days and filling up less I think over the years it's only gonna get worse!! Don't be surprised at $8 a gallon soon.

Aug 09, 2008 05:27 AM
Jon Michael
DeGeorge Realty LLC - Long Branch, NJ

We are down to 3.59 at a few gas stations here in NJ...the prices ARE falling, and its happening pretty fast.  I guess the government is doing Something right.

Aug 09, 2008 06:10 AM
Anonymous
Anonymous

I paid $3.73 a gallon down here in Sarasota Florida.  And, I know it is always cheaper in Orlando.  Maybe you should take a trip to Disney!

Edie

Aug 09, 2008 11:25 PM
#17
Edie Lomason
Michael Saunders & Company - Venice, FL
BA, ABR

I paid $3.73 a gallon down here in Sarasota Florida.  And, I know it is always cheaper in Orlando.  Maybe you should take a trip to Disney!

Edie

Aug 09, 2008 11:26 PM
Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Kevin - prices around here have come down from a high of around $4.09 to an average of around $3.78. I paid $3.689 yesterday at Sam's. Oh, Pelosi already took the credit.

Aug 09, 2008 11:40 PM
John Hersey
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty - York, PA
e-PRO Realtor

Hey Kevin,

Down to $3.55 here yesterday!!  That is over 40 cents in less than a month!  Where will I spend all the extra??

Aug 11, 2008 02:52 AM
Cheri Smith
Prudential Gary Greene, Cypress TX - Cypress, TX
Realtor Prudential Gary Greene

It's $3.54 here. It was costing me about $115 to fill up but I rarely fill up. I normally don't put more than 1/2 tank.

Aug 11, 2008 09:25 AM
John Hersey
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty - York, PA
e-PRO Realtor

Cheri',

Maybe, if you did not have a BIG, GAS GUZZLING SUV you could afford to fill it up!  Sorry, I had to say it before someone else did.

The main difference is....  I am joking!!

Aug 11, 2008 10:42 AM
Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F

$4.15 ouch.  We are at $3.73 here in Central Florida and it still stings every time I fill er up.

Aug 11, 2008 02:51 PM
John Hersey
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty - York, PA
e-PRO Realtor

Guess what!!  I just saw $3.49 on the way to the office.  That is $.50 lower than in less than a month.

Aug 12, 2008 07:52 AM
Kevin Robinson
Twin Falls, ID
Fractional Developer

You guys are killing me. We are still at $4.05. That is down from $4.25 about 35 days ago.

Aug 12, 2008 08:03 AM
Tchaka Owen
Galleria International Realty - Hollywood, FL

I'd like to thank the Democrat controlled Congress for this relief in gas prices.

Aug 12, 2008 08:08 AM
John Hersey
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty - York, PA
e-PRO Realtor

Tchaka,

I REALLY hope you are joking!

Kevin,

The dems must not care about your area!!

Aug 12, 2008 10:35 AM
Joe Burns
Vanguard Properties - Sausalito, CA

I too would like to thank the Congress for..., I mean for the, um, ... well, there had to be something... I'll get back to you.

Aug 12, 2008 10:43 AM
John Hersey
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty - York, PA
e-PRO Realtor

Kevin,

Are you sitting down??  $2.39!!!!!!  That is down $1.10 since 8/12.

What WILL I do with all these savings??

Oct 30, 2008 06:30 AM
Kevin Robinson
Twin Falls, ID
Fractional Developer

John,

I paid $2.79 yesterday. I need to check some receipts, but I think ours is down from $4.19 in July.

Oct 30, 2008 11:21 PM
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service

Kevin ~ Just put gas in my car last night as well, and it was $2.54.

Oct 30, 2008 11:34 PM