Fight the Doom and Gloom Media!

By
Real Estate Agent with The DelVizo Group / Optimus CREIA SL3211176

siesta beach floridaThis blog is meant to be read, comprehended, and implemented by those Realtors out there who firmly believe that things are not "so bad".  Listen, I'm not going to sit here and say that it is 2005 again, but things could be worse.  Now, I understand that you may be in an area that things could not possibly be worse...perhaps.  If so...I am truly sorry.  However, some of us live in great areas that are weathering this market pretty well.  One problem is...the national media.  They just love to report on how bad our housing market is doing, don't they?  Oh, the horror of it all...and just wait...it is going to get worse!  Florida is covered in oil, the bank foreclosure situation is going to cause a double-dip recession...oh my GOD!  We're all going to die! 

Where I live, in sunny Sarasota Florida, I have not seen so much as a piece of dirty sand on our beaches.  However, I recently spoke to a client of mine who had just returned from Germany.  He mentioned that he lived on Florida's Gulf Coast to some German acquaintances and they looked at him with horror in their eyes.  They questioned him and offered him condolences for the terrible spill that had ruined our coastal areas.  He thought they were insane...where were they hearing this?  He told them that there was no oil in Sarasota, or anywhere else in Southwest Florida.  Well, our wonderful media loves to spin a web of misinformation, gloom and doom.  Why?  I have no idea.  They say that bad news is what sells, but I think we would all disagree with that.  For those Germans out there who may find this blog entry just let me tell you this...Südwestlicher Golf von Florida Strände sind sauber! lido beach florida at sunset

My challenge to all Realtors is simple.  If you are sick and tired of the national media (and local media too) dictating to your potential clients how YOUR housing market is ...then get the word out on your own!  We must all blog, blog, blog and tell the truth.  If you are one of those Realtors where your housing market just stinks...you are welcome to NOT blog about it.  Also, if you are one of those Realtors who should be working for a national news corporation because your day consists of your own doom and gloom message...you are welcome to drown in your own self pity as well.  Please do not blog. 

We live in a bright new age of technology where The People have the power to inform.  Let's get to work and get the word out!

Comments (3)

Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

Ric, love your positive approach and I agree that we NEED to get the word out to circumvent the damage caused by the press!  ~ Susan

Oct 19, 2010 09:58 AM
Ricardo Ruiz del Vizo
The DelVizo Group / Optimus CREIA - Sarasota, FL
Residential, Luxury, and Commercial Investments

Thanks Susan!  Working together, we create a formidable force!  Imagine if we all just wrote one blog entry or one page of content for our websites about what is REALLY happening here.  How many Realtors are there in the US???  I think we beat negative news reporters and pundits by several hundred thousand at least.  Thanks again!

Oct 19, 2010 10:05 AM
Trish Sarfert
Gulf Coast Home Experts - Pensacola, FL
Serving military & civilian relocations!

Ric, we did get hit by the oil spill here in Pensacola, but you are correct that there is no oil currently on the sand- on TOP of the sand, that is.  We've got plenty lying under the surface, but that certainly isn't going to keep most people off the beaches, and it really shouldn't affect a person's decision to buy a home locally in the future.  Here's to hoping that the media will start to report positive things once in a while instead of always the negative...

Oct 19, 2010 10:11 AM