Yes, it's a challenging time and market. However, we are in the perfect business, as realtors, lenders, title people...etc, to help! People always need a place to live and, if you think about it...where can you go that is not someone's investment property? Absolutely NOWHERE! Think about it!
Couples get married, have children, divorce, pass away, get transferred, are forced to sell, see the benefit of the low interest rates and, yes...low values of homes right now....endless reasons for needing our help. We have to raise our hands and eyes and get in the swing of who we are and what we have to offer this economy. Stand up and 'ask for the order'!
I've seen 3 down turns in my career in real estate...this is honestly one for my books!!! I've got my thinking cap on everyday! Keeping my agents motivated, thinking positively, with an eye on their fantastic occupation.
Focusing on the reality of each and every buyer's and seller's circumstance is paramount. Sure, we don't have the luxury of the old days where we'd test the market to see if we could get a few dollars more for our seller's...but, we can get what's real and right!
Buyer's are problem solvers in our market today. They have the benefit of just plain being in the drivers seat for getting a deal of a lifetime (value and interest rates) while providing a solution to a challenged seller, lending institution, etc.
These are exciting times. These are challenging times. These are times for us to be who we are..smart, strong, educated and aware.
I'm in it for the long haul...join me...we need each other! Robin