My Top Ten Most Positive Predictions for 2010

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Real Estate Agent with Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA VA License # 0225089470

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.

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Kari Battaglia, PA
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Chris,

Very positive predicitons indeed.  I wish you much success in 2010!

Dec 05, 2009 05:16 AM #1
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Kari:  Think big on some, realistic on others. 

Dec 05, 2009 05:18 AM #2
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Heather the Realtor Orlando, Lake Mary
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Chris I lik rule number 1 I have been meaning to work on that maybe 2010 is the year. #5 is so true instead of some of the classes they have in high school they should have real world finances 101 so people can learn that credit cards are mini loans for stupid items.

Dec 05, 2009 05:18 AM #3
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Anne Hensel
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I love number 10 - it would be such a wonderful world if this actually happened.

Dec 05, 2009 05:28 AM #4
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Cindy Jones
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Great predications and good for you on the first one. 

Dec 05, 2009 06:12 AM #5
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Bob Willis
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Great list.  Now you've got me thinking about doing my own list.

Dec 05, 2009 06:59 AM #6
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Heather:  I've been meaning to do a blog about #5 for a while.  I think people should mentally see themselves filling out a loan application when they use those cards.

Anne:  Dare to dream.

Cindy:  Thanks.  I'm looking forward to a hectic and successful 2010.

Bob:  Don't forget to post it to the Positive Attitude for the Weary Soul Group.

 

Dec 05, 2009 07:01 AM #7
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Guy Thomas
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I like #9. Realistic buyers in the short sale market would help everyone. We would all like it to move faster, so just get in line and wait your turn.

Good post and let's hope for many to come tgrue this next year.

Dec 05, 2009 11:22 AM #8
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Guy:  I'd just like them (buyers) to actually be there when I turn around with short sale approval.

Dec 05, 2009 12:38 PM #9
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Martha Brown
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Mighty good predictions and actually most are quite obtainable if....if people would be more responsible all the way around. :0)

Dec 05, 2009 12:38 PM #10
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Martha:  Responsibility is something I would love to see sweep the nation as a hot and happening trend.

Dec 05, 2009 01:10 PM #11
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Chris - #5, #7 and #8 would certainly make this country an even greater place to live!

Dec 26, 2009 12:01 PM #12
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Lori & Bruce:  Dare to dream, right?  ;)

Dec 27, 2009 01:24 AM #13
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