School is on a staggered start this year. Lovejoy and Plano start Monday the 13th. Allen follows on Wednesday the 15th. Frisco is Thursday the 16th, and McKinney waits until Monday the 20th

Of course, a lot of kids are already back. Anyone with a kid in band, drill team, color guard, football or volleyball had their vacation cut a little short, and the teachers, aids and administrators are already back at work.. 

Typically, the weeks around the start of school are a little slow in real estate, and the rain this weekend probably isn't helping, but you can turn that slow time to your advantage. It's a great time to buy since there won't be as many people out looking, and you're less likely to run into multiple offers.

For sellers, a lot of people use this time to get their house ready to go on the market. It's a lot easier to show when the kids are at school all day, so we often see a bump in listings a few weeks after school starts. If you can beat the rush and be first to market, you could find an early buyer.