I did statistics for 2007 and 2008 and of course thus far for 2009 on the number of homes sold (closed) by month in each year. I wanted to show the cycle to help sellers recognize when to place their homes for sale. Yes, there will be more homes available during this period, but most get sold during it too. While 2007 peaked in July with substantial homes sold in August too, 2008 peaked in June and then dropped abruptly. With the $8000 tax incentive for first time homebuyers, hopefully 2009 will continue strong sales (as strong as they will be this year) through August also.