By all accounts, the real estate market has been strong across the country this year. Locally, reports of improved numbers compared to years past have been consistent and economists and other experts generally see continued growth in the short-term. It should be said that the positive growth we have experienced this year isn’t exactly a boom like we saw in the early parts of the 21st century. Climbing a few steps out of your basement doesn’t exactly put you in your attic. There is still a long way to go for recovery of a positive, appreciating real estate market across all areas and price points.
There aren’t many agents who can look back at their best years ever in the business and say they didn’t experience a great 1st quarter. Getting off to a fast start in January, February and March is almost a guarantee of a successful year when it comes to growing inventory, closing sales and earning income. But when you add it all up, the 4th quarter counts just as much as the 1st.
As we approach the final quarter of the year, now is certainly not the time to take your foot off the gas pedal. In fact, there is so much potential built up in these last three months that those who stay focused are sure to reap the harvest of their efforts.
“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” ― Jim Bishop