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 Numbers?  What numbers?

Whatever happened to my power of positive thinking? I know I had some, but forgot where I put it.

I can recall coming into the Shell Knob office with a smile on my face. I remember juggling appointments and trying to keep up with the pace of out-of-town buyers. Getting backed up on my Voice-Mail messages from lenders and title companies, was a normal part of selling real estate.


That has been changing in recent years and I miss it. I enjoyed the pace of locating and showing properties for my buyers. Can't say that it changed overnight. It's been more like a gentle downhill slide. Just kept inching down. Although the Ozarks has a much slower pace than any large city, STOPPED is stopped wherever you are.

I live in a beautiful Retirement/Recreational market. Sure - some people are still retiring, but many have to sell their current residence to move to Shell Knob, MO and we all know how that goes. We get very few Short Sales or BPO's due to our retirees. So where does that leave us? Well, June (a normally busy month for lake front sales) showed us a great big ZERO in homes closed, with none pending.

24 properties closed the first six months of 2011, doesn't bode well for 5 real estate offices in a small town.


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