Have you seen #TheDress all over social media? Some say it is black and white; others say it’s gold and white, and others wonder why it matters. Take a look and see what you think:
The difference in what we see can actually be explained scientifically. It has a lot to do with the way light enters our eyes and the way our brain processes it. There’s rods and cones and retinas and more which you can read all about in this great article called “The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of the Dress.” (You can add 20 minutes back to your life and thank us later!)
No matter what color you think the dress is or isn’t, it’s a great reminder for all of us about perspective. What’s true for colors is also true on a different level, for many other circumstances. How we process the world has a great deal to do with how we’re wired and where we’re standing. What does this mean to you? Let’s take a real estate perspective:
Now’s the best time to sell your house! There’s hardly any inventory! You’ll get multiple offers! Sell now!
If you’re a seller, you think that’s great news. Supply and demand. You probably will get the best price for your house. If you’re a seller who wants to buy another home, your perspective changes. My house might sell for the best price but I have to wait now, because I won’t be able to find a house to move to if the inventory is so low. If you’re a buyer, you’re panicked. You’ve got a great interest rate and no where to go with it. The dress starts to take on all sorts of different colors depending on what your perspective is:
What to do? Say “yes” to the dress. Sellers: if you are considering a move this year, put your home for sale, now. You will get a great price. People are out during the Polar Vortex searching because the interest rates are spectacular. If all of the sellers who are waiting to sell, put their homes on the market, there will be enough inventory to go around. The Slusser Team will make sure you have a raked roof, over your head. (#snowmageddon) Buyers, be prepared, dress warmly (#threelayers) and make sure you are pre-approved so you are ready to write an offer when you find your perfect fit.
As we shared in our recent blog, in the Penfield area, the inventory is a little tight right now. As we see more sun, (daylight savings time is coming), we will see more people enter the market. Preparation will meet opportunity; that’s a perspective we can all agree on.
The truth is that while we may not all be seeing the same color, we’re seeing the same dress, (or in our case (ad) dress. Having more choices will benefit everyone and still secure a great price. Together, we can all find the perfect fit.