When I was driving to the office yesterday I noticed a few things were happening that I hadn’t seen in a while. I noticed that there was a green haze in the landscape replacing the browns and greys of the winter months. Spring flowers were finally in bloom.
I enjoyed the smell of fresh cut grass as I passed a soccer field. Motorcycle riders have awakened and they are everywhere. Classic cars are reappearing for their first outing after a long winters’ nap.
The long range weather forecast is sunny and warm for the next several days. I think spring IS finally here and summer is just around the corner. Winter seemed to drag on this year as we experienced a cooler and wetter transition into spring.
Friends and clients are asking if the spring real estate market is finally going to start. This is a tough question. Over the past few months housing inventory has been low, buyers had less to choose from, which resulted in bidding wars for some properties with sale prices over asking. The average sale price in our market continues to rise.
I think the weather did play a part in the overall attitude of the consumer this year but I think change is in the air. Over the last week we have seen more listings coming on the market and the number of incoming calls to the office is definitely on the rise.
Now back to this glorious weather. Take advantage of it. Get started on those outdoor projects. Go for a long walk. Enjoy a bike ride. Take the kids to the park. Whatever you do, do it outdoors!
And if you’re thinking of making a move this year, now is time to talk to your real estate professional. Good luck and enjoy this fantastic weather.