The heat wave here in CT is supposed to end today with temperatures topping out in the mid to upper 80's across the state, I couldn't be happier. The past few days I have been busy showing properties in this heat. Friday broke records, as the temperatures soared to 103, I was out showing homes, walking some properties, melting away. (I tried to think about a few short months ago when I was knee deep in snow.)
(I know my counterparts in MD, DE, NJ, PA and NY were even higher temps than we had here in CT. I certainly feel for you. Wow, just amazing heat temperatures. Did your activity rise as the mercury rose too?)
Yesterday was the same, 98 degrees, two clients. First was a 91 mile trek for 6 homes, only 2 had AC. The next was 2 homes, no AC, and one parcel to walk. Another 30 miles, give or take, for me. I was out for 12 hours showing houses. (No offers... yet... )
Today is going to be a better day as far as the heat goes, so I am told. Only 89 degrees! Another 7 homes on the roster for a different set of clients. Not nearly as far in miles, these homes are all around the lake.
There is a disturbing trend I have been noticing. Out of the 8 homes I showed yesterday, only 2 were occupied. Out of the 7 homes I will show today, only 1 is occupied. This is not something I have been used to in the past. And there was not one foreclosure in the bunch! I wonder what this all means.
So as we head into the hottest time of the year it would seem that business is also heating up. People out looking, people wanting to sell. I have also noticed in the MLS that there are more homes going under deposit too. There doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day to do what needs to be done, and many of my local associates are telling me the same thing.
Time to get ready for another long, hot day of real estate!
Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County Real Estate
2017 President, Greater New Milford Board of Realtors
2017 Connecticut Magazine 5 Star Realtor
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Litchfield County Regional Office,375 Danbury Rd, New Milford, CT 06776
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