A Look Inside the Summer Real Estate Market

Q: It’s August and vacation is on a lot of people’s minds. After a crazy couple of years, have you had a chance to get away and take some time for R&R?

A: Actually no – haven’t gotten there yet! But we’re happy to be so busy. Business is still moving forward quickly. We’ve been very busy this summer, listing properties, negotiating sales, and securing properties for our buyers. We recognize people are still taking vacations this summer, but things are still fluid. The response and attendance of touring properties has been great. The properties we’ve launched in the height of this summer continue to move swiftly so we’re not seeing a traditional seasonal market this year.

This week our office just launched some great new construction properties. We’re excited to announce that Carole Cousins with Compass here in Ridgefield is launching two new construction properties with respected long-time builder Sturgess Brothers.


Q: What do you expect for fall?

A: Our team is busy getting ready for some great fall launches. Stay tuned to see what we’re launching – we’re really excited to be launching properties across all price points!

Speaking of fall, the school calendar is very important to some people and we do see some people buying and selling according to that timing. Some very seasoned relocation buyers and sellers have informed me that their experience is not having their children start the first day of school with everyone else in town has its benefits. The schools go out of their way for new students to make them feel welcome and help them adjust, so keep that in mind if you’re thinking of selling and trying to make the best timing choice for your family.