Football Season And Real Estate

In my experience, once football season begins, we often see wives coming to Open Houses alone. Husbands seem to stay home and watch the games, especially if the 49ers or Raiders have a 1:00 p.m. time slot – right when most Open Houses are in session!

Traditionally, the spring home-buying season here in California kicks off the weekend after the Super Bowl; however, with the pandemic, most traditional timelines regarding real estate have been shattered. The past couple of years, buyers have been out in droves the weekend after New Year’s. But, again, you will often see a single woman out looking while hubby is on the couch glued to the TV.

It’s not a guarantee, but it seems to happen a lot more often than not during football season. Funny the effect a sporting event can have on something life-changing like the purchase of a new home! Here are some fun facts about football, from, of all places, an email I received from CUTCO:

Did you know that football was still relatively new in 1892? It stemmed from two sports – soccer and rugby. It wasn’t until a Yale undergraduate and medical student, Walter Camp, also known as the “Father of American Football,” decided to change the rules, creating a sport that would be cherished by millions.

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