Does The End Of Summer Mean The End Of The Housing Market?

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Does The End Of Summer Mean The End Of The Housing Market?

Doug Rogers Century 21 Millennium

 This time of year sellers start to get nervous. With children returning to school, the dog days of summer will soon end. Does the end of 95 degree days mean that home buying will come to an abrupt stop? Nope, let's examine why August should make school kids sad, but not necessarily home sellers.

1) Buyers have been distracted with back to school--As the parent of four kids, I can tell you the end of July/ early August is a blur. Uniforms, hair cuts, open houses, last minute trips, parents are simply busy. August is typically one of my slower months in the business.

2) The only "heat" will be in the home prices-- I showed houses most days in July. Touring properties in 100 degree heat is no fun. Let the temperatures drop just a little, and suddenly people want to look again!

3) With the school years come routine-- Summer can be a chaotic time for parents. Once school starts the kids have a place to be from 8-3:30. Thus it becomes easier for parents to tour a couple of homes on their lunch break.

4) As the weather cools off the real buyers heat up-- Like the mighty wildebeests, the "house hobbyist" is subject to seasonal migration patterns. You know the ones, those folks who like nothing better than to spend the afternoon looking at homes. Of course they have no intention of buying, home touring is a cheap date. Yes, a prospect once told me that. For some reason these folks move on to other "Freebies" come September. My guess is they hit the car lots...

 Home selling occurs year around in the Alexandria/Pineville market. Keep your home clean, because I may be calling to show your home soon!

Doug Rogers Century 21 Millennium

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Renee Hearne
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Crye-Leike Realtors

My son is 8 and will start 3rd grade. You're right for some summer is the best time for a move. But movtivated buyers and sellers act based on need.

August 08, 2012 07:06 PM
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner
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The housing market will be around, and those buyers with school aged kids will have thought about it by now, but I get a lot of business when it's cold and rainy -- not a lot of buyer competition then ;-)  Savvy buyers know that!! 

August 08, 2012 07:11 PM
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Mary Yonkers
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Doug,  let's hope not.  From the comments here it doesn't see to be what is happening in most markets.  With the extreme heat in your area I would think that the buyers would wait till cooler temps.

We say that the serious buyers who need to buy will come out no matter the weather.  I have shown houses in a blizzard as well as middle of summer.

Good luck!

August 08, 2012 07:11 PM
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Ken Tracy
Naperville Illinois Real Estate
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Naperville
Hi Doug. Nice post as always and congrats on the feature! August has always been a slow month, but fall is usually great! Thanks for writing! Ken
August 08, 2012 07:41 PM
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Ed Silva
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While there may be times when we seem to be busier than others, the work and the phone calls are there all year roundl

August 08, 2012 07:57 PM
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Jan Green
RE/MAX Excalibur Scottsdale REALTOR®, GREEN®
Scottsdale, Phoenix, Cave Creek, Carefree, Fountain Hills

Good for you.  Keep that attitude and nothing stands in your way! Go get 'em!

August 08, 2012 08:03 PM
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Joan Whitebook
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BHG The Masiello Group

There are different types of buyers throughout the year.  It is always a bit slow in July since it is a big vacation month in New Hampshire.

August 08, 2012 08:10 PM
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Doug Rogers
Your Pineville Louisiana Agent
Bayou Properties Realty

Thanks for the comments!

August 08, 2012 08:53 PM
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Karen Anne Stone
Fort Worth Real Estate
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County

Doug, I think that throughout the entire year, there is always a group or two of buyers who think that that is the best time for them to look for a home.  Even in Fall and Winter.  Lots of reasons why that works... there really are.

August 08, 2012 08:57 PM
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Sajy Mathew
Coldwell Banker Select Professionals

This year has flown by!  My summer slowed down but I am looking forward to a busy fall season!  Time to get busy!!

August 08, 2012 09:06 PM
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Sharon Alters
Your Fleming Island Relocation Agents.
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty

Doug, some of our busiest times have been during the holidays and we also stay busy all year long, for which we are very thankful.

Sharon

 

August 08, 2012 09:08 PM
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Doug... We're still on the move here in the ABQ and surrounding areas. 

August 08, 2012 09:55 PM
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Jordon Wheeler
J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service
The Jordon Wheeler Group

Hey Doug,

Definitely staying busy in metro Atlanta.  It's been year round for me for the last several years.  Best of success to you this year!

August 09, 2012 01:09 AM
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Andrew Mooers
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Real estate is year round. Buyers purchase all the days of the year because life waits for no one, does not follow a calendar.

August 09, 2012 05:59 AM
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Herman Herrera
Your trusted Staten Island Real Estate Expert
HERMAN & CO REAL ESTATE l Staten Island, New York

Yes real estate is year round but there are months that are slower than others.  

For me that time comes around the holidays...end of November to begining of January.  Between the holidays and the cold weather things quiet down a bit.  I use this time to grow my listing inventory.  I also scrutinize my marketing budget from the previous year to see what works and what doesn't and decide on what I'm going to try different in the coming spring.  Right now?  I'm very busy.  Thankfully!    

August 09, 2012 07:09 AM
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My experience has been that there are people who want ice cream when its cold outside. They like it and they just want to have it or do it...As to housing, if someone wakes up one morning and wants to purchase, any day is a good day

August 09, 2012 07:09 AM
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Joni Staples
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It certainly slows down after the summer in my market. But we sell homes in the fall ~ just in time for the holidays! We sell in the winter ~ wanting to be in their new home for spring. In the spring, so they can be on the lake for summer.... ☺

August 09, 2012 07:37 AM
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Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest

We usually always hit a bump right before school starts, but then the weather cools a bit (very little bit) and we go again.  It's been a great year.

 

August 09, 2012 08:15 AM
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Carol-Ann Palmieri
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RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group

Hi Doug.  Nice post.   This question is always asked by people thinking to sell.   Some of the craziest times are the ones when you least expect it.  

August 09, 2012 10:49 AM
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Pamela Seley, REALTOR®
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The best part of the year for selling real estate is just beginning. Buy or sell any time of year. 

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