August seems to be a slow time of the year. Kids are out of school for the Summer, families go on vacation, and business generally slows down. Although my family spends a week on Nantucket every August and we travel elsewhere throughout the Summer, I am always connected to my work. It’s a blessing and a curse because I can get away to anywhere in the world at any time, but I can never really get away from my business. This means I can really feel if things are slow as opposed to getting away, shutting things down, and not paying attention to business.
I have noticed that offers and deals tend to slow during August. Last August may have been an anomaly because I spent weeks negotiating a large deal that eventually closed early this year, but beyond that negotiation, things were relatively slow. With my relatively small portfolio, it is difficult to make conclusions about the general state of the domain business based solely on what I see. I could have a few nice sales that change my perception of August.
In asking around, it seems that most people find that August is a slow month for domain sales. I asking you if you have that same feeling about the month of August. Does August suck for domain name sales?