Supplementing the Slow Down

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Terry Ford Realty

So the real estate market is pretty flat in Orange county. And I will admit Prudential is getting the bulk of the listings because of the Yahoo deal they struck. But even so, the listings they land tend to sit. I thought about getting out of the business but decided to stick it out. Instead, in the downtime I am launching a new online store site. I've found some great products and am continuing to grow the inventory more. My first cool find was a manufacturer that handmakes handbags, duffles, brief cases, shower curtains--you name it--out of yacht sails.

They look amazing and they are tough and waterproof. She started the business because she was into yachting and she made a bag for herself. But people kept buying them off of her so she realized she had something there. They are all made in the USA and everyone is a little different. Since they are made from authentic recycled sails, you never know what insignia you are going to get. So I'm going to be looking for other products that have the same level of "it" quality as these bags. In the meantime if you want to check out my store it's at

I'll let you all know how the store goes. It's hard work but nothing tougher than real estate.

Comments (3)

Venice Harris
EXP Realty - Conyers, GA
Real Estate Agent - Conyers, GA
That's right Christine... try your best to stick it out.  Supplementing your income is a good idea.  Hopefully, things will turn around soon.  Good luck!  :)
Jun 21, 2007 03:46 PM
"Tommy" Decebal
HomeSpector Inc. 516-851-5833 - Farmingdale, NY
Adamescu Long Island NY MASTER Home Inspector
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Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

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