Today in beautiful 60 degree weather, I got to take out a lovely young couple. They are engaged to wed in August...so in love...so young and innocent. So excited that they were getting to view homes as he works traditional hours and she works every other weekend. So...after a buyer counseling session that ended with her asking me the question, Mary Beth, "friends of ours, like us, have told us that this experience, of buying a house...at the end of the day...you are just depressed. Are we going to be depressed?" I thought long and hard as they are in the lower end of the first time buyer market. The inventory has somewhat slim pickins. So, I sat for a minute and looked them both in the eyes and said, "it is not about the house. It is about the dream you both have of living together and creating a life for you and your family. This market isn't for wimps. It is going to be hard work. The first thing I need you to do is widen your filters regarding what you think you must have in a home. Have no expectations for any of the properties you might see today. I couldn't have planned what happened in the second home. There was a nice young couple, with their dad and their REALTOR...looking at the same house. I offered to wait outside and they insisted we come in while they were there. They were oozing remarks that would make any builder blush...high quality craftsmanship, beautiful tile choices and more. As we left, they said, "See you at the next house!" The excitement in the Spring market needs to be contagious! Go make it happen...these buyers want to buy.
Keller Williams Classic Group - Orlando, FL
TRC, CIPS, 407-616-7286, Orlando Real Estate, Orla
I think the weather has a big part for when buyers will go out. I would much rather show when its nice and sunny.
Mar 07, 2009 01:41 PM
Inactive - Wailuku, HI
Living the Hawaii Lifestyle
I think it depends on your location. I remember that I used to "hibernate" during the mainland winter months. In warmer resort areas, the time of year is immaterial but those rainy days when going to the beach isn't much fun, house hunting becomes an alternate activity. Ah yes, gotta love those cloudy rainy days.
Mar 07, 2009 01:55 PM
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