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

 Looking for a top real estate agent in Alexandria, Louisiana? Need help selling your Pineville Louisiana home? Call Doug Rogers with Century 21 Millennium (318) 613-1994.

 

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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
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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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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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The best part of the year for selling real estate is just beginning. Buy or sell any time of year. 

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