photo courtesy of crd!
Let the madness ensue.
I'm not much of a fan of Black Friday, I can't remember the last time I actually went out for it. My wife braved a few crowds today and actually wound up buying a few things we needed, but I stayed home. What I did do was work on my real estate business plan for the coming month and into 2010. One of my goals is to get more listings. I like listings and want to build up a constant flow of them. Not just because I've heard the "you have to list to last" style quotes, but mainly because I love the process of listing, marketing, negotiating, and selling a home. There's a certain excitement with that aspect of real estate for me.
Of course, I was a bit distracted today, because I still feel like I'm in holiday mode. So although I did a lot on my plans for the future, my mind did wander some. Since today is Black Friday, my thoughts crossed over each other and melded into one. What if real estate had a Black Friday?
I know, I know - it's a pretty ridiculous thought as we're comparing apples to skyscrapers here, but it would be interesting to see what happened if it became a staple of life much like our retail world's Black Friday. Would home buyers wait until the magic date to buy? Or would we continue on a semi-normal real estate pace only to have one day of sheer madness? Would sellers refuse to list their homes, knowing they had to sell for discounted rates or would they opt to take the easy almost-guaranteed sale on the infamous day? All questions I'm sure I'll never find an answer to, but something fun to ponder.
If you went out today, I hope you picked up the items you needed and wanted at great prices. If like me, you stayed at home, I hope you didn't have too many crazy thoughts like I did about real estate and Black Friday.
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