Tammy Lankford,, Broker  GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

The last two were 'rule-breakers' with positive gains in each. Prior to that, all were slower.

Like you, I think this one will also stray from the norm!

Jan 13, 2020 10:35 PM
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Alan May
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I have seen a slow-down in every election year, thus far.  It doesn't usually start quite this early.

Jan 14, 2020 04:37 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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I have heard this theory reported over the years, in different professions and in many different locations across the country - my opinion is that "slow downs" have much more to do with one's own attitude versus things that may be happening in other parts of life.   

Jan 14, 2020 04:35 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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It's been known to happen, but I somehow suspect this time around, it will not. 

Jan 14, 2020 05:10 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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I've never taken notice 

Jan 14, 2020 05:01 AM
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Bob Crane
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I am hoping for a good year too.

Jan 14, 2020 04:06 AM
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Richard Weeks
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Only if I let it slow down.  

Jan 14, 2020 03:59 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
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A few buyers may hold off until after the election but for the most part, it is business as usual. Spring selling season is now!

Jan 14, 2020 06:03 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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It all depends what the "market" as a whole is doing, what wall street is doing and interest rates. This year we are in a position we have never been in before. There is always hype, however the econmists, stock market, business owners and self employeed are facing down socialism. If at anytime we get closer and the markets think a socialist takes the lead in the election cycle, a recession may take hold that will make 2008 look like nothing. A mass sell off like none before.

Jan 14, 2020 05:18 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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no, I don't remember any significant change because of an election in that year....

Jan 14, 2020 05:17 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Can't say that I recall or even really took note of this.

Jan 14, 2020 05:13 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Never paid any attention!

Jan 14, 2020 03:56 AM
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Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

Not really 

Jan 13, 2020 10:02 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
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No, I do not. 

Jan 14, 2020 09:19 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
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    Not presidential, but when we are electing a new Florida Governor, things slow to a crawl.  

Jan 14, 2020 08:09 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
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I’ve never noticed a slowdown in election years. Last year I had a number of people “waiting” but this year is off to a brisk start. With rates this low people need to be buying.

Jan 14, 2020 07:02 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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This is the first time in decades we have a market that is not seller or buyer biased and is free of acts of God and acts of man and will play out as a cycle of Real Estate i.e. adjusting as it goes steadily with minor hiccups & pauses

Jan 14, 2020 06:50 AM
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
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Never really paid notice. The year has just started and so far, so good/ Only time will tell.

Jan 14, 2020 06:11 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

Jan 14, 2020 06:02 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Can't say I ever took a look.

Jan 14, 2020 05:21 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Tammy,

Those who are ready, willing and able to buy or list will do so regardless of the elections.  Those who are'nt will use any excuse...A

Jan 14, 2020 08:02 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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We shall see.

Jan 14, 2020 07:33 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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No. Elections having nothing to do with our market and in fact things got really busy this year by 01/06/2020.

Unless the new president determines your loan outcome, the President of the USA has no bearing on your purchase. 

People bought homes with 4 different presidents so far, in my career, during low and high unemployment, people bought homes during the Dot Bomb of 2000, the Crash of 07-11, etc. etc.

Jan 14, 2020 07:32 AM
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Krista Jenkins, REALTOR®
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I have not been an agent long enough to gauge that. 

Jan 14, 2020 07:28 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

No, those elections seem pretty steady... every 4 years Tammy Lankford, 

Oh wait! That's not what you were asking. No I did not notice a slow down in RE sales during election years but then again I never paid any attention to it.

Jan 14, 2020 06:59 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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It just seems slower because of all the craziness one needs to dodge.

Reliable sources report no increase in USA originating moves to Canada.

Business as usual with more land mines.

Sent from the Dodgeball Penalty Box

Jan 14, 2020 05:01 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Jan 14, 2020 09:17 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Not the year, but closer to the event.  Especially last year, when it was so divided between a great candidate who had the country in his heart and one that let Americans die and blamed a youtube video for her failure to respond to repeated requests for help.

 

I'm more worried about the 2024 election than anything else.

Jan 14, 2020 10:11 AM
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Sam Shueh
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Not with local $1 trillion+ floating money around.....

Jan 14, 2020 06:24 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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I have not noticed a slow down re: election year. Life goes on no matter who is elected. Buying and selling decisions are mostly driven by life events and not because of change in elected officials and the political biases.

Jan 15, 2020 10:25 AM
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Tony Lewis
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Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

I haven't followed the relationship between the election and business.  I follow interest rate changes, foreign affairs and the economy as the affect business.

Jan 15, 2020 12:31 AM