Hi Robin, it's Ron, I agree, I have been in cars looking at homes the last 5 weekends showing homes as both of my buyers agents are generally busy with their own buyers as well as mine. So much for being a listing agent huh!
I am averaging 4 to 10 groups at open houses, way more than in July-August of 07 that's for sure. Escrows are way up, listing inventory is of course spiking up for spring which could add some negative fuel for pessimists. Congrats on Rue D Azur by the way.
There is a liitle bit of a miconception however which is important to keep in mind; on one hand showings have doubled and tripled; however, buyers are looking at 2 to 3 times as much stuff.
Pardon the canned expression; but at the end of the day; you can't fight one of the most dynamic job, outdoor activity and retiree relocation areas in the world, they just need to sell property A to buy B whether it is in California or local, and herein lies the problem.
Now is the time to buy and not sell, it is very simple; buy in a buyers market, sell in a sellers market, I am still working on the concept myself.
Anyhow, nice hearing from you, I love Trulia, it is much more agent and consumer user friendly than others and best of all it is mostly free.