I really don't understand where it comes from, is it sympathy, is it pitty, is it "what a fool you are to still be in that industry", what exactly is the look? But I know you have seen the look. I know, you know, the look to which I am refering.
It happens to me at the grocery store, it happens to me at birthday parties, and yes at family functions. The face!
I answer right back with, "I am busy, very busy, and the Real Estate Market is improving steadily, thanks for asking."
AND then I tell them that the First Time Homebuyer is fueling this market right now, and I am working with and pursuing as many as I can. I tell them that if they know anyone that is even thinking about buying or selliing to let me know because there are some great deals out there, and the rates, even if they are a little higher than they were last month, are incredible. I tell them that they need to start looking so they can settle before December 1st and claim their free $8,000.
I definitely leave them with a different face.