Very Still Ponds
On the assumption that Edina Realty’s City Lakes Office is a good bellwether, it’s pretty quiet out there at the moment.

How quiet?

For the seven day period December 20-26 — in other words, spanning Christmas — there were a sum total of 26 showings for my office.

By contrast, in early April, before the Buyer tax credits expired, weekly showings peaked at just under 300.

In non-tax credit years, the peak typically arrives a few weeks later, in late April – early May.

P.S.: And no, that’s not a local pond; Minnesota’s lakes and ponds are now very much frozen.

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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