I read an article about a normal market and I started wondering...what exactly is a normal market? Hmmm...a leveling of house prices, buyers no longer buying on speculation and sellers only selling when it's necessary?? Ok, well, that seems to be happening, but it doesn't feel normal with more than 3 times the inventory from when I started 4 years ago.
We are in a recorrection period in hopes of getting back to some level or normalization might be a better way to put it. So then I started to think....what does normal mean to me? I've only been in the business for 4 years but I must say that I still work hard every day and put in 60+ hours a week, with an assistant and a buyer's agent. So I still work the same amount of hours and I'm spending more marketing dollars than ever---this doesn't seem normal. I still act like a "pop tart" when something comes up, and I can't help it. It's my personality to want to get things done immediately when possible. I sort of envisioned a normal market meaning my life would also normalize also but it seems to be just as hectic as it was 3 years ago. So normal market doesn't mean normal Realtor, eh? What's "normal"?