People keep asking me..."so...how's business?, I hear it's pretty rough out there" I always smile and say its going well thank you. Then of course they go on about what a terrible market it is. I'm always baffled by this. It is not a terrible market...if your buying a home!! If you are in the market right now as a home-buyer, you are in a great market!
On Wednesday I sent out a bunch of letters to apartment complexes that are near some of my listings. My letter was all about what a great market this is for anyone looking to buy a home. I also went into to the rent vs. buy scenario...but the gist of my letter was "WOW.....Now is the time!!!" I'm happy to say that I have already gotten phone calls from these letters. Only time will tell if any of these leads turn to closings, but still, calls are good.
Are we failing to get the word out that this is a great market to buy a home? Why is it when it is a Seller's Market, we consider the market to be great, but when it flips to a buyer's market, we complain????
The media is destroying everyone's perception of real estate today. We as an industry need to take back control. Get on the bullhorn, let everyone know....
...."Right now is a wonderful time to buy a home!!!!!!"