It sounds ridiculous, but there’s something to it. We’re trying to sell, before our fourth baby gets here totally outgrown our house....ANYWAY, things were dead this spring, and since the sun has come out, it’s been non stop showings for us, six out of the last seven days.
Our agent says things picked up countrywide, and his theory was the weather.
I know—but in my case—I bought last spring—every single day I went out to look at houses it was pouring down rain; it couldn’t be helped; I went out when I was available and when my Realtor was available, and also every single Sat and Sun regardless of weather. I looked at 80+ houses in a 30 mile wide area.
I had a deadline in mind, though—school starting in the fall, and getting my kids registered ASAP so they wouldn’t be sent to a non-neighborhood “overflow” school in the district. So I looked all that rainy spring and closed escrow at the very beginning of summer. I was a serious buyer though.
At least I could see how the downspouts were working.
I guess a lot of buyers are more casual, and weather might make a big difference in when they feel like looking at houses. Funny to me though.
“ANYWAY, things were dead this spring, and since the sun has come out, its been non stop showings for us, six out of the last seven days.”
Not much of an issue here in Phoenix where it’s sunny 99.9% of the time - but the housing market continues to suffer.