Bubbles, schmubbles. If the St. Paul real estate bubble has burst, why am I so busy? Maybe it's because there are more houses from which to choose so buyers are looking at more houses before buying. Maybe it's because there are more places to advertise a listing now, so it takes more time to get the word out. Maybe my age is slowing me down? No, that couldn't be the reason! Nope, we'll reject that one outright. I know! It's because I have a Webkinz friend whom I have to virtually visit every day! Nope, that's not it either because reading took up as much time as the computer does today.
The reality is buyers are buying in St. Paul. The prices are great. The sellers have figured out they have to be reasonable in order to sell. Negotiation has become fun once again. Enough real estate agents have dropped out of the business to give the remaining members a bigger piece of the market. Lower prices mean lower commissions, but I prefer busy-ness any day compared to the lack of business in 2006!