Every time we disparage the state of the economy and talk about the terrible state of real estate, we create a self fulfilling prophesy. It is my view that if we are positive, then positive things will happen. There are great opportunities in the market and it is time to stress the positive, and put a bow on it.
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The antique shop where I have a space was absolutely dead yesterday. There was snow and wind in the morning but the afternoon was just fine. So I played in my space, helped a colleague hang curtains in his booth and bought an old stool. Today it is warmer. Maybe next week.
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