Aaron Mtuanwi, INSPIRED TO SERVE Atlanta, GA [Metro Atlanta Area] (LBBM Brokers, Inc)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Buyers are holding back because they think these super low interest rates will go on forever and don't realize how much home prices have risen. Sellers worry they can't find something else to replace the home they are selling.

Oct 16, 2016 01:37 PM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

The way I see it...everything will break loose, no matter who wins. We are living in a very uncertain time. Did you hear that half of our population plans to move to Canada after the election?

Oct 16, 2016 12:35 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I have heard so many opinions, and my crystal ball is cracked.  We will know very soon.  a

Oct 16, 2016 01:38 PM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

I believe most are concerned about interest rates and they are waiting to see what happens. In some cases it's just a good excuse to sit on the fence.

Oct 16, 2016 12:34 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm not seeing it too much out here.  There is always some hesitation around these events.  Should be interesting to see if there is any rioting in the streets when Trump gets elected, as so many say they'll do.  Personally, I can't wait for the hollyweird elite to move to Canada.  But why don't they want to go to Mexico?  It's closer afterall.

Oct 16, 2016 02:36 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

There is a lot of reason for things being slow

Oct 16, 2016 01:35 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

The masses will focus on the election for the next month, then Christmas.  Hopefully by January we can all get back to business.


Oct 16, 2016 01:15 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

What Nina Hollander says certainly seems to apply in my area. 

Oct 16, 2016 11:03 PM
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®

Good morning Aaron,

With elections coming up, many people are uncertain of the changes that might take place. It could be a big reason for holding back. We can be certain that the coming of the Lord is near.

Oct 16, 2016 11:02 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I think buyers are tired

Oct 16, 2016 10:45 PM
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

Absolutely agree with Nina Hollander's response!

Oct 16, 2016 10:40 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Too much emphasis on the Presidency. The economy goes on!

Oct 16, 2016 10:30 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

As far as reasons go, there can be many.

As far as predictions, I don't have a crystal ball.

As far as real estate, real buyers buy and real sellers sell.  

This is true regardless of political affiliation.  

And there is proof of it everyday.

Oct 16, 2016 10:19 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

where did I put that crystal ball.... I think most buyers are holding off because prices have climbed and they think they will drop again!!!!

Oct 16, 2016 10:06 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Our market has slowed in the past month.  Not sure if it's politically related or not.

Oct 16, 2016 10:03 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I have seen a stall out here but I'm not sure why either. I am doing more posts on rates being at an all time low (KCM) & low down payment options to try & get more things going.

Oct 16, 2016 10:00 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Many are very concerned that the ecomony will falter with the wrong candidate. People still do need a roof over their head, but they need to make sure they can afford that roof.

Oct 16, 2016 09:57 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Aaron, I've never seen an election result change a market - even here in DC where they myth has it that lots of people will be moving in or out.

Oct 16, 2016 03:00 PM
Lisa Goodbrake
The Promised Land Realty - Wills Point, TX
East Texas office with 10 agents

There has been a bit of a slow down in the Dallas area but we are still seeing multi offers. Maybe it is time to take a quick vacation.

Oct 17, 2016 12:27 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I've seen this happen in every election year - although this one far out does years past

Oct 17, 2016 03:43 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Ron and Alexandra Seigel nailed this one!

Oct 16, 2016 11:58 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I am not hearing or seeing that the elections are holding back either buyers or sellers. It is more about their other plans and timing.

Oct 16, 2016 11:51 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

It's the chicken little effect, every election year...

Oct 16, 2016 11:46 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

There is NO doubt people are holding off and mostly I see it from sellers. People are scared and when you peel back the media fluff, it is all about comparing economic plans, tax increase or decreases, national and local safety and how to fix health care bringing down skyrocketing costs. Depending who wins we could head quickly into another recession as the economy is on life support but no one is paying attention

Oct 16, 2016 10:55 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

This election is wearing on the nerves !

Oct 16, 2016 08:39 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I am not sure that the election results will have any great impact on home sales. 

Oct 16, 2016 08:27 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I don't think the election results will impact the need for people to buy or sell homes. The need will still be there.

Oct 16, 2016 08:25 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I heard the RE market is slowing down every time before elections. Next year is going to be interesting. 

Oct 16, 2016 05:07 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Aaron Mtuanwi - those who want to buy would buy and those who need to sell will sell! 

Oct 16, 2016 04:04 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

In past years, both the financial market and real estate market has slowed in anticipation.

Oct 18, 2016 03:52 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I am not so sure.

Oct 17, 2016 02:06 AM
Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

Because they are all on Facebook being exceedingly ugly to each other.  No time for anything else!  It needs to be over!

Oct 17, 2016 01:35 AM
Toronto, ON

People, locally and from around the world, are still buying in our great nation and especially in my area.  We are not having any elections in my area for the rest of this year, although our neighbours keep blasting election ads throughout the day and night on our TV screens.

Oct 17, 2016 12:40 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

When people feel good, they often express it by spending money purchasing products. When they feel not so good, it slows down. Morale is that powerful

Oct 17, 2016 12:14 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Aaron Mtuanwi It's all about interest rates.

Oct 17, 2016 12:11 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

FOBO - as the commercial explains.

Buyers disappointed they missed the boat on foreclosures 6 years ago are hoping to get another grab at the golden ring. Fear of better options has them waiting as they continue to read others talk about bubbles. They were afraid to buy six years ago, and should a bubble break, they will have no additional courage to buy in the future.

Historically, real estate get hot when costs get high. Interest rates going up will stimulate buyers and sellers. Ironic to say the least.

Elections? I think folks are 'over-it' and want to end this circus and get on with their lives. They are 'so over it' know one cares to want to understand what the other side is saying....anymore.  Over it!

Oct 16, 2016 11:41 PM