I recently noted on twitter that the real estate market has definitely been picking up here in the San Francisco Peninsula. My Prudential office is based in San Bruno, but our agents (like in most offices) work in cities throughout this area - San Bruno (of course), Daly City, Millbrae, Burlingame, San Francisco, Hayward, Antioch, Hercules, etc. Anyway, our sales board is almost full for January already, which I don't recall happening for any month in the past year. I've been incredibly busy with buyer consultations, showing homes and providing CMAs, and many of my fellow agents have been as well. The atmosphere in the office has been buzzing with activity.
When I tweeted about this, I actually received feedback from agents in other places, like GA, IN, NY, etc, that they're seeing increased activity as well. I thought it might be a good experiment to see if we could have a nationwide informal reporting in from agents as to what they're seeing "on the front lines" of the real estate market. If this works right, wouldn't it be exciting for us to be able to tell people some GOOD NEWS about the economy. Of course, busy doesn't automatically translate into sales, but I for one would love to hear that this increased activity is not limited to my area in my state.
So, if you're reading this, please report in - the more the merrier! (No, this is not an attempt to get more AR pts - I'm still not completely sure what the pts do for me). I really would just like to know if this is a trend toward good things to come in 2009. And if you need some positive vibes in your direction, perhaps we can wave some a little your way. Here's to hoping for a great year for all of us!