Sign(s) of the Times: “Vote For” & “For Sale”

Are there really that many homes for sale at the moment?

Drive down any busy urban Twin Cities street these days, and it can seem like the entire block is for sale.

Until you realize that the names on a lot of the signs aren’t Realtors selling homes . . . but candidates running for office.

Look for “inventory” to peak just ahead of the election in two weeks (always the first Tuesday of November).

P.S.: Ironically, this phenomenon is more subtle in an off-election year like 2009, because instead of saying “Obama” and “McCain,” the candidates’ signs say “Peterson” and “Johnson.”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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