Sally Cheeseman has got me thinking positive after her Top Ten Most Positive Predictions for 2010. I just had to get in on the fun.
1. I will gain my Broker's License before the end of the year.
2. Long & Foster (the brokerage I have chosen to work with) will stop commission roll backs and realize that the more they stick to this policy, the more good agents they lose.
3. Lem Marshall (Virginia Association of Realtor's Special Counsel) will come back to his senses and stop basing his statewide short sale policiies on the failures of ineffective and clueless short sale agents.
4. Housing values in Northern Virginia will continue to benefit from modest increases.
5. Consumers in America will realize that every time they use their credit cards they are literally taking out a loan for the things they buy, be it an extra value meal at McDonald's, a video game, or a pair of shoes at DSW. This will put an end to needless spending and create a generation of savers.
6. Recyle bins in communities across the country (particularly my community of Braemar in Bristow, VA) will get bigger, and trash cans will get smaller as we all start to recycle everything we can.
7. Democractic and Republican voters will realize that the more we play the blame game and in-fight with each other, the less we accomplish for our Country and our citizens, and the more our elected officials of both parties get away with for their own personal gain when we are too busy fighting with each other to notice.
8. A new wave of personal responsibility will take hold and people will stop letting their homes go to foreclosure simply because they are mad that they are upside down in their mortgage and feel they paid too much.
9. Buyers agents will not allow their buyers to write offers on short sale properties if they are not willing to wait for short sale approval.
10. Listing agents will not list properties way above or way below list price, and MLS systems across the country will accurately present homes that are, indeed, available for sale within a reasonable range of their list prices.