I'm Trying.... I'm Trying.... This year I just can't seem to kick myself into the mall. Ten days til Christmas so this morning I slipped into my Holiday Undies and grabbed my stack of Christmas Cash with a mission.... Shop Til I Drop!
Well.... I'm still here.... The thought of aimlessly wandering around on a Saturday just doesn't seem to get me in the Holiday Spirit. I am defeated before I begin.
Being in the Real Estate business we must learn to self-motivate ourselves. Consumers hear the gloom and doom that the media sends everyday and we as agents feel the results in our wallet. Our job goes well beyond selling homes, we need to educate people on the market. Yesterday I was talking to a guy that will be listing in the spring. It felt good to know he was able to sift through all the negative press and understands it isn't that bad.
Yes, volume is off... After a few years of record breaking movement it was bound to happen. So many people have relocated within the last 5 years that it was time to slow down. Looking around you can always pick out drastically overpriced homes that get reduced by 100's of thousands of dollars. When taking a broader look at market conditions we have not seen dramatic price drops in my territory.
Sure as the market slowed new financing products were introduced to bring in buyers that were otherwise not qualified to purchase. These sub-prime purchasers with long track records or financial failure bought at the top typically financing every penny including their closing costs. Yes, they let their bills slide in the past and they continue to let them slide today. Was the increase in foreclosures really a surprise?
Well.. A little typing and my shopping motivation is re-ignited. Off to the Mall with my cell in hand. If you are in the market for a new home now is a great time to begin your search. During the coming winter months less buyers are looking at homes and you may find a better deal instead of waiting for the prime spring market to arrive. Give me a call or drop me an email if you need assistance Buying or Selling a home in my territory.
Email: Dan@CummingsTeam.com 24 Hr. Access Line: 203-672-2455