The Sun is Shining, The Weather is Sweet
We’ve had some gorgeous beach days as of late, which actually quiets down the market. Although they do want to buy, buyers typically would rather go to the beach with their friends and family than concentrate on looking at property during their vacation. This is a main reason why fall is very busy. The buyers enjoy their vacations during the summer and focus on having fun. Then come bACK for a day or two during the fall to focus on buying a property. Also, listings typically show better in the fall because they are typically either vacant or have less people staying in them and they are easier to get into.
The market still feels strong, though. YTD, we are about 12% ahead of 2014, our last $1bn+ year.