Well Well Well Well Well~
Another Potential Home Buyer I see,
I just have to bring it up, I just have to spend my time writing about this, being that its happening again and again and Consumers are just stunned and seem to have an I told you so Attitude, I hear this from far too many Realtors and the Occasional Consumer I talk to at the store or restaurant and like to compare their little notes of what they saw Interest Rates doing, or what they THINK to Feds are up too and other miscellaneous chat that usually ends up in a business card exchange with a 6-12 Month Pipeline Execution.
But what has really been getting me lately is After Qualifying somebody and reviewing all the Numbers in, out, up and down they like to think and think and think and by the time the Consumer is done doing their Thinking (which is nothing more than consulting their friends who know just as much or less than they do about the Market, which is nothing) they pick up the Phone to Confidently say to the Real Estate Professional: We would like to Place an Offer!
Then we proceed to tell them the Home is Already Under Contract, This seems to be an epidemic, Which is GREAT! Its Great to be a part of such an Active Market, Although the People REALLY need to know who to listen to.
PEOPLE- Throw Away Your TV! and Turn off your ridiculous radio station that Pumps Garbage into your mind, Get an Ipod and rock it out that way, discover Music rather than some analyst who is paid to confuse you.
Listen to Your Real Estate Agent & Loan Officer, Granted not All of us are Scholars, but just look on Google and find a good one, I Promise it will Pay Dividends, Literally!
I also say this to the Proud Renters out there that wear that Title like a Badge and Show it off, Hey- Quick hint, NOT SMART!
But that's OK, if having the convenience of not having to fix stuff when it breaks more power to you. But I would strongly consider calling a Full Time Real Estate Agent and a Full Time Loan Officer before claiming that in Public.
Lastly- You must Understand the Value a True Real Estate Agent brings, It is NOT just to open doors for you, Its to help you understand exactly what kind of a market it is and how you can Apply yourself to it, Real Estate is ALWAYS, yes ALWAYS Great to be involved in, regardless what the Media says, regardless what your friends say, regardless what you say.
So come correct, Its all You ask of Yourself, and if you don't know what to do- Pick up the Phone
In Closing I want to say that Everybody is Appreciated and It takes All to run this Ship, I just get a little fired up when I hear the things Ive been hearing and seeing the things Ive been seeing.
It guess it just gets tough when you want the Best for Everyone~