Are you finding that the government shut down is affecting your sales and open houses?

Asked by Cara Loosen, Boston, MA Tue Oct 8, 2013

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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Tue Oct 8, 2013 this point, in my opinion, most people are finding this as an embarrassing humorous event in American history. The test being, whether or not things run better on a limited basis or not. I have my feelings!

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Richard Shap…, , Framingham, MA
Tue Oct 8, 2013
It's not really a shutdown.
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So you're still processing USDA and VA loans?
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Jonathan Dal…, Agent, Glendale, AZ
Tue Oct 8, 2013

Back in 2008, when the credit markets seized and the Dow tanked, I found myself listening to CNN in the car to hear the latest news, wondering what it would mean for business. The it dawned on me I was listening on the way home after meeting buyers at the title company to close their sale.

The point? Short of an actual economic meltdown which effects everyone and everything, it's not worth the time worrying about what's going on in Washington as both sides of idiots play their games.

Focus on the buyers and sellers who still are out there, living their lives every single day regardless of whether they can take their kids to the Grand Canyon because the moose out front says it's closed.
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Maria Cipoll…, Agent, Coral Springs, FL
Tue Oct 8, 2013
The ongoing Government shutdown has done nothing to improve the public's opinion or to slow down the real estate market. For some potential home buyers that are in need of FHA or VA's loan will take a little bit longer to get their loans process, but they will close at the end.

Maria Cipollone
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J, Agent, Greensboro, NC
Tue Oct 8, 2013
Hi Cara. I think the media has once again opened the door for potential consumer panic. As individual networks continue to overemphasize and create havoc to boost ratings, as usual, business in my neck of the woods is good. No change in sales or open house activities. Thanks for the post.
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John Dean, Agent, Boston, MA
Tue Oct 8, 2013
Nope I have not seen a decline as of yet ... Things are busy busy busy!
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Judi Monday,…, Agent, Green Valley, AZ
Tue Oct 8, 2013
So far I've seen no effect on my business. Lots of chatter about it but people are still moving forward with their plan to buy.
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John Yemma, Agent, Brookline, MA
Tue Oct 8, 2013
I have a deal where the buyer is looking to get FHA financing on a condo. The shut down has made the slow approval process even slower.
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James Furlong, Agent, Brookline, MA
Tue Oct 8, 2013
No, not at all. If it continues for too long it will impact some closing times
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