Labor Day, the end of Summer, and real estate sales!

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Labor Day, the end of Summer, and real estate sales!The Labor Day Holiday is typically considered to be the end of Summer. And although the calendar indicates that there are three more weeks until the Equinox, we all seem to “fall” into Autumn mode!

School is back is session, college football has begun, and the gardens are withering after a bountiful harvest. It’s time for fall planting and getting the yard ready for the upcoming winter.

Fall also typically brings a boost in real estate sales. As the Summer winds down, many buyers take advantage of cooler weather and less hectic schedules and spend more time home shopping.

I’m going to enjoy the holiday today, and then I’m going to hunker down for the remainder of the year.

It looks like we are going to have a fantastic finish!

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Anita Clark
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I am already hunkered down, Richard. HA.  It is a busy day in what I hope is a busy fall real estate season.

Sep 03, 2012 05:01 AM #1
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors - Austin, TX
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Good morning Richard,

It does indeed look like we will have a fantastic finish to 2012! Enjoy your day..you have earned the day off...Happy Labor Day!

Sep 03, 2012 05:02 AM #2
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Richard..... fall does typically bring a boost in sales, but there needs to be something to sell....listings are not plentiful.... hopefully our new construction will take its place.

Sep 03, 2012 05:04 AM #3
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
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Good morning, Richard. Heading home to Florida from Georgia and hunkering down come morning!
Sep 03, 2012 05:10 AM #4
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Gabe Sanders
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Have a great Labor Day, Richard and I certainly hope you have a great rest of the year.

Sep 03, 2012 05:19 AM #5
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Tatyana Makarov
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Good moring, Richard,

I am with you on that... Buyers are more willing to shop around when it is not so hot outside, and when their children are in schools.

Have a great day!

Sep 03, 2012 05:24 AM #6
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Richard. You may be right, but no matter things just move along and if we are open to the now, we're just fine. Enjoy the day.

Sep 03, 2012 06:06 AM #7
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Brenda Mullen
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lol Richard, I thought your title meant it was the end of Real Estate Sales too lol :)!  I am hunkered down and ready for the onslaught for sure :)!

Sep 03, 2012 07:02 AM #8
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Our hot selling season on the lake has come to an end.  But I have some great contracts that I hope to close over the next few months (when those short sales go under contract I always hunker down for the wait). 

Sep 03, 2012 07:15 AM #9
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Have a great Labor Day Richard. . still 4 more months and my plan of action is to push the petal to the metal!

Sep 03, 2012 07:17 AM #10
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Sussie Sutton
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Took a look at my last quarter plan last night. Ordered my Thanks Giving Cards. Will be ordering more Christmas cards today. Then I will be vacuuming, washing the windows and sills. Then I will be filing a foot high pile of office papers. Then we will sit on the patio last this evening and have a sweet tea.

Sep 03, 2012 07:37 AM #11
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Richard, I am taking today to catch up on some personal business and then going to spend time with friends this evening.

Sep 03, 2012 07:38 AM #12
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Good morning Richard -

I say bring on the real estate work!  In our area I'm seeing a slight decline but many buyers are still out and sellers are seeing that the real estate ball is in their court.... I'm ready to finish strong in 2012!

Hope you have a great Labor Day!

Sep 03, 2012 08:33 AM #13
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Richard, This post hit me that it is not time to let up. There is still lots of time left to get things done.

Sep 03, 2012 09:58 AM #14
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John Pusa
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Richard - Thanks for the list of information about Labor Day the end of summer and real estate sales. Happy Labor Day.

Sep 03, 2012 01:24 PM #15
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William Feela
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My fall is always the best time of the year for sales.

Sep 03, 2012 02:46 PM #16
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Richard,

It's been a great year, and I too am looking for a strong close.

Rich

Sep 03, 2012 05:07 PM #17
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