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Debunking The Sky Is Falling Real Estate Myth

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

Sky Is FallingIn today's housing market it is VERY EASY to let fear set in as a buyer OR seller and essentially DO NOTHING. I am here to

Debunk The Sky Is Falling Real Estate Myth.

With fear, a buyer keeps waiting for lower prices. With fear a seller holds off putting his or her home on the market waiting for his neighborhood to bottom out. A crisis in confidence for both parties. The reality is markets are ALWAYS shifting and selling and moving or buying and staying for awhile should be based on YOUR NEEDS.

Not fear. The sky truly is not falling.

Ask any active top producing agent and today, and I mean today, houses are being bought and sold. Tenants are moving into rentals, landlords are having new residents move into apartments and condos are being leased and sold and land and commercial real estate all have transactions happening EVERY day.

So get UNSTUCK out of fear and quit looking up at the sky which IS NOT FALLING and instead look FORWARD in your life this year and beyond in WHAT YOU WANT TO DO with your life and your housing or investment real estate or business building needs. Life only comes around once and it is far too short to be stuck thinking about fear ever day. Sky falling thoughts are for Chicken Littles. Not YOU!!!

Comments (20)

Peoria, AZ

Great Post! Its a shame that so many people let good deals pass them by due to fear. They may get a lower price six months from now, but at what rate? and how many great places did they pass on?

Jan 11, 2011 08:10 AM
Susan Goulding
Crown Key Realty, Inc; Tracy & Mountain House Sales and Property Management - Tracy, CA
Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate

I love it - Cloudy with a CHance of Meatballs is a great movie also.



Jan 11, 2011 08:37 AM
Christine Hooks
Pino Agency - Pennsville, NJ
Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate!

Gary!  I love this!

Jan 11, 2011 09:06 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Well said!  The sky will always be falling for some people and those people tend to spread their fear with a very loud voice!  Misery (and fear) loves company.  We need to tune those people out!

Jan 11, 2011 09:42 AM
Nancy Murray
Keller Williams Clients Choice Realty, Colorado Springs, CO - Colorado Springs, CO
Your NICE Real Estate Agent in Colorado Springs

Gary, great post.  Colorado Springs has a strong housing market.  Your editorial is perfect to get the buyers buying.  Thanks for the re-blog opportunity.


Jan 11, 2011 10:09 AM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA

Hi Gary, Happy New Year. I first read this post as it was re-blogged on Lenn's blog. . You do such a wonderful job of combining story and message. Excellent Gary!

Jan 11, 2011 10:18 AM
Marilyn Tolhuizen
McColly Real Estate - Crown Point, IN
Real Estate Specialist - 219-616-7069 - NW Indiana

Gary I have to reblog this in hopes that some of my clients will read it.  Thanks.

Jan 11, 2011 10:47 AM
Randy Ostrander
Lake and Lodge Realty LLC - Big Rapids, MI
Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI

Great post Gary. I heard all about how bad it was last year, yet 2010 was my best year ever since being in real estate. Get ready 2011 for even better.

Jan 11, 2011 11:14 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those are wonderful uplifting thoughts, Gary!  I think far too often that the Chicken Little folks actually create a self-fulfilling prophecy with their thinking.  Thoughts are energy too!

Jan 11, 2011 11:14 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Gary, I do love the way you put things in perspective. Thank you.


Jan 11, 2011 11:56 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Gary - Excellent read, THis is a terrific perspective. We are seeing consistent sales volume ina number of the coastal communities over the last several months. And Activity has increased since the holidays.


Jan 11, 2011 12:24 PM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

You are right on!  The sky is not falling and people really are buying, selling, and leasing homes!  Stop worrying and get on with your life!  Thanks for a great post-- Kathy

Jan 11, 2011 12:36 PM
Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i

Hi Gary. Some people make it seem like it is LOL but it isn't. At least in Tampa Bay too. Have a great 2011 :)

Jan 11, 2011 01:36 PM
Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

You never know the outcome until you try the experience.  It will take a true professional when you come across these individuals to help them over the negative hurdle.

Jan 11, 2011 02:40 PM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

LOL. Agents tell me the Sacramento market sucks but I sold more than $15 million last year. It doesn't suck. You just have to be where people need you to be.

Jan 11, 2011 03:58 PM
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

Elizabeth is right--be where people need you to be and the activity will amaze you.

Jan 12, 2011 12:55 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Hey Gary!

Great post and so true...these are some hard times but not as hard as in the 1920's...this is a piece of cake compared.  Keep our heads high and keep moving forward...sometimes to survive we need to get pushed to be creative :) Love that movie to by the way :)

Jan 13, 2011 12:26 AM
John Cannata
214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

Gary - I (like many) are big fans of your positive posts... but I need to know where you get your pictures. I have 'googled' many terms for pictures, but have never come across the photos you share. Just curious if you use certain phrases or sites to find them... inquiring minds want to know.

Jan 13, 2011 04:09 AM
Pam Dent
Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc. - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse

Gary - I love this post.  I have been telling people all year that the sky is not falling.

Jan 15, 2011 12:02 PM
Don Wixom
RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID - Nampa, ID
"Looking out for your next move..."tm

Gary, it's bad enough when buyers and sellers think the sky is falling, but when you get other agents around you that think the same thing... Something starts to stink.

Jan 15, 2011 12:13 PM