It's the party of the year. Music, food, beer, wine, liquor, whatever you want. It's open bar and you and your friends are invited. You show up and everyone is having a fantastic time including yourself. People are dancing, the food is fabulous, and the spirits have everyone in good spirits. Welcome to the real estate market 2004-2006. The real estate market was fantastic. Everyone was having a good time, sellers, buyers and agents alike. Sellers got everything they wanted and more. Buyers that couldn't have gotten financing before now have achieved the American Dream with 4.75% interest rate. Agents were selling houses like crazy. Brokerages were popping up everywhere. Everyone joined in the party. In fact, too many people. It's getting late in the night. You look around and wish some of these people would go home. You know who I'm talking about. At some point, the party ends but you don't remember when. When you wake up and come downstairs, there are people lying on the couch, sleeping on the floor, bottles are everyone, food is still laying out on the table. The house is a wreck. If you haven't been to one of these parties, you've at least seen one on TV. It's 2007 and no one wants to wake up and face the inevitable..the hangover. Welcome to 2008, the year of the hangover. The party was great, almost too good and now it's time to face the consequences of party. We enjoyed extremely high appreciation, easy sales and quick turnovers. Hangovers are never fun for anyone, the person having it or the person cleaning it up. Sometimes you can sleep it off or take some aspirin or maybe even the hair of the dog, but for others there's just nothing you can do to cure it. It takes time to recover. The real estate hangover is no different, it's going to take time.
How are you medicating your real estate hangover? Stay tuned for the next post on "When the hangover is going to end?" This is one way to look at the market. One of our company leaders gave this great analogy today in our company sales meeting and I had to share it.
It's a painful process for those that have to sell, but there are solutions. For those that can purchase, the time has never been better. Visit www.CharlestonRelocationExperts.com for your Charleston SC real estate hangover bandaids.
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