The Importance of Patience in the Real Estate World

A topic that’s been coming up a lot lately in my world, both personally and professionally, is patience.

I’ve been hearing a lot about people living their life in a state of impatience. I tend to be one of these people too. Impatience can cause us unhappiness and discontent. The thing about impatience, though, is that it’s usually a stimulus for progress.

The way this has been showing up for me lately is in the form of fitness and weight loss. In those areas, any small step you can take to change your previous behaviors and state of health is a wonderful thing.

There are some things that just don’t happen overnight.

We’re used to instant gratification. We can go on the Internet and find out any information we want. We can sign onto Amazon, order something, and have it show up the next day. There are some things that don’t happen overnight, though. In the real estate world, people have grown accustomed to a super-fast moving market. Well, guess what? Markets change.

Here in Florida, I’d say we’re in a stable market. This means that homes aren’t selling in three days anymore. They can stay listed as long as six months, depending on their price, location, and condition.

As a result of this, I have clients asking me why their home isn’t selling as fast—as if there’s something wrong. The truth of the matter is that there’s nothing “wrong.” The market is in a completely normal state right now. There are always things you can do to your property to improve your odds of getting sold quickly, but sometimes, it’s just a matter of patience.

If you have any questions about our market, don't hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I'd be glad to help.