Seriously why does the world stop when the Iowa State Fair arrives? Do we just need to satisfy our yearly lust for greasy fattening food that comes on a stick? Everyone just stops what they are doing to make that annual pilgrimage to what is considered one of the best state fairs in America. So what does this have to do with Real Estate? I'll tell you what!!!! I don't have open houses during the fair because I have little to no traffic the two Sundays that they fair is going on. Calls about homes even drop off considerably. However this market is different than in years past so maybe this time it will be different. I'm going to have an open house & sell that home while the fair is going on from August 10th to the 20th. I just need to prove to myself that the Iowa State Fair is not the home selling hex that I and many others in my profession believe that it is. With that said I just looked at the Des Moines forecast that is expected to be nothing less than phenomenal with temps in the 80's for the entirety of the fair. Now that I'm thinking about it I've been craving my favorites like Chicken on a stick & the ever so tasty cheese curds. Of course it would be hard to pass up the traditional corn dog or even a pork chop on a stick. Ah crap forgot about open houses for the next two weeks. If you need me I'll be at the Iowa State Fair. Please feel free to call me I should have my phone on.