For the last 3 months sales of resale homes have dropped in value month after month. We sit in the office day after day and with very few calls. We've retired and didn't know it. It looked like it was going to be another dismal spring and summers.

February 2, 2009 there is this awful noise and its insistent at the office, Oh it’s the phone and its ringing. People are calling and want us to show them houses to buy. That’s Good! Take 2 listing over the weekend and one has 4 offers, that’s good! And 2 of the offers are over full price, that’s even better!

As for the 5 new buyers who want to start look at property, into the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) we go looking for properties that fit their needs. Plenty of properties listed that fit their needs. Start calling offices and agents to make sure properties are available to show. Ugh! Over half the properties we called on were in escrow or have multiple offers. Wait a minute I though no one was buying!

The phone is still ringing and we are filling our days with appointments to show buyers. YaHooooooooooooo! The times are a changing and let it be Southern California that starts the economy moving again. After all this is one of the best places in the US to live.