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Rainmaker
1,504,160
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Yes & no. School is starting earlier & earlier because of budget problems, etc. Most people have already decided or signed up the kids long ago.

I would say no at this late stage.

Aug 09, 2016 09:18 PM
Rainmaker
3,237,902
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Real buyers buy.  

Real sellers sell.

Be careful driving.   Especially during these first days of school.  

Aug 09, 2016 10:00 PM
Rainmaker
4,863,977
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

WOW...school starts early in your part of the country.... back to school means more time for homeowners to think about listing and moving....

Aug 10, 2016 05:04 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

That is not fair.   School is supposed to end on Memorial Day weekend, and start back up the day after Labor Day.

Aug 10, 2016 01:53 AM
Rainer
211,134
Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

Nah, we're good here

Aug 09, 2016 11:49 PM
Rainmaker
821,580
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Not in my area no, primarily a 2nd home and condo market

Aug 09, 2016 11:29 PM
Rainmaker
3,761,923
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I'm with Michael Jacobs ...perfect comment!

Aug 09, 2016 10:14 PM
Rainmaker
2,970,330
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

School begins in SC next week and in NC on August 29th. Things will quiet down a bit over the next two weeks as parents focus on getting their kids ready for school.

Aug 09, 2016 09:38 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It affects staffing and real estate here.

Sep 17, 2017 11:59 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Sales tend to drop after school starts, not always!

Aug 10, 2016 04:06 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Peter Mohylsky - wow! That's too early for MA, I'd say.

Schools start here in MA usually in last week of August in some towns and Thursday after Labor Day in other towns.

Aug 10, 2016 02:07 PM
Rainmaker
2,394,715
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Our local market picks up when the kids go back to school.  They are getting settled and vacation and summer activities are over.

Aug 10, 2016 02:05 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It has a small impact. Not much. I'm actually busier right now than I've been for most of the year. Although I hear other agents say things have slowed down for them. 

Aug 10, 2016 01:09 PM
Rainmaker
1,520,551
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Last time I checked, children don't sign the sales contract.   To answer your question; No

Aug 10, 2016 12:44 PM
Rainer
56,790
Ari Taylor
Century 21 North Shore - Peabody, MA
Realtor with Century 21 North Shore!

We start the end of the month, but I feel like it's not as big of a factor as it used to be. This area has a good mix of families, young professionals w/o kids and retirees!

Aug 10, 2016 11:49 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Not too much.  Relatively few children in my market area attend public schools in their neighborhoods, so getting moved in and registered by the start of the year isn't a huge issue.

Aug 10, 2016 11:42 AM
Rainmaker
633,936
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

No, we are mainly a resort community..

Aug 10, 2016 10:06 AM
Rainmaker
382,282
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Real estate sales in Bend, Oregon are greatly impacted by schools.  Many families moving to the area need to make their sale complete before school starts. And families leaving also typically time their sale to enable their children to complete a school year or semester. 

bendpremierrealestate.com

Aug 10, 2016 04:59 AM
Rainmaker
3,063,459
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

It does, mort people will not move doing a school year.

Aug 10, 2016 04:55 AM
Rainmaker
4,796,451
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Only for families that stop looking once the kids are in school.

Aug 10, 2016 04:40 AM
Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I have kids and LASD schools start next week. Usually family with kids try to move before the start of the local schools. 

Aug 10, 2016 04:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,210,129
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Not really.  If you're moving school districts, you're in before school starts.  If you're moving within the same school district, you move whenever.

Aug 10, 2016 04:22 AM
Rainmaker
2,762,673
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I am not really aware of it either ... for the same reasons. However, many schools start back at different times. I am seeing a little slow down ... not sure if that is due to school. 

Aug 10, 2016 03:33 AM
Rainmaker
4,309,073
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

August was always a good month for us.  A

Aug 10, 2016 12:42 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It tends to slow in the 2 or 3 weeks before school starts, and then the market picks up steam again after Labor Day. It's still been busy here, but I've noticed a small shift at the end of summer

Aug 09, 2016 11:50 PM
Rainmaker
4,431,972
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

yes

Aug 09, 2016 11:29 PM
Rainmaker
2,890,027
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Not when your niche is investors.

Aug 09, 2016 11:16 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,264
FN LN
Toronto, ON

For certain buyers, closings and sales are timed so that the kids are attending their new school on the first day of the school year.

Aug 09, 2016 10:59 PM
Rainmaker
3,163,676
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not in my area where school age children are not a big factor! In the past, very much so!

Aug 09, 2016 10:58 PM
Rainmaker
2,939,731
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Our kids do not go back to school until the Tuesday after Labor day. Summer is just heating up, there are still some good days left 

Aug 09, 2016 10:54 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

People are still buying homes at this time.

Aug 09, 2016 10:52 PM
Rainmaker
2,655,894
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Here in NY, we start beg of Sept.

For flooring, there is a mad rush to finish floors by end of Aug/before school year, as many are away (only time to do) and many moving into new homes and need to be settled for start of school.

then, we have about 2 weeks of quiet, and then it speeds up again.

Aug 09, 2016 10:32 PM
Rainmaker
783,646
Susan Laxson CRS
HomeSmart Professionals - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

No, as Naples is primarily a vacation and/or retirement destination. We have great schools here though and more families with school age children are moving down here.

Aug 09, 2016 10:19 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Yes, as the opening of school comes closer, sales slow down. Normally people want to be schoold driven market homes at the end of July, first of Sugust at the latest.

Aug 09, 2016 09:59 PM
Rainmaker
5,258,704
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Aug 09, 2016 09:55 PM
Rainmaker
3,049,771
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Not really

Aug 09, 2016 09:55 PM