Yesterday, I took my son to the dentist. Busy reception room. You get the picture-- kids sprawled on the floor with toys and books and one child playing a video game. A couple parents were sitting next to me. The conversation between them was about housing. Both ladies were discussing buying property to fix up and sell. About five minutes into the conversation another lady started to talk about "horrific "real estate prices etc....I was a classic scene right out of Seinfeld! It was like Jerry's parents arguing with George's parents.
The back and forth about this and that was hysterical. I just buried my head in my National Geographic magazine and listened.
At Home Depot
This past Monday I went to Home Depot to get some blocks for a small project at our house. While in the checkout line I listened to two contractors talk about the hot market. I was tempted, but elected to stay out of the conversation.
As I mentioned in earlier threads, there are a lot of people that seem to be "out of the loop" for a lack of a better term regarding tracking the market in a meaningful way. There are cases where I just itch to get in on the conversation. But, sometimes it's more interesting to be the bug on the wall, per se.
Real Estate talk is everywhere: coffee shops, super markets, dentist offices, etc....
What's your story? Been to open houses lately? What's the chatter? I'm sure you all can share some intersting situations. Perhaps some funny ones too.
Wednesday, August 02, 2006