10 New Years Wishes for Realtors and Your Clients

Mortgage and Lending




We have made it through another overall very difficult year in the general economy and specifically in the housing market.  However, I must say that it has been an honor to write this column for you every week.

For our first post in 2012, we are going to explore New Year's Wishes for Realtors (and their clients!)

There is no one issue in real estate today that needs to be overcome. There are many. We know that with all that’s happening in society right now that it could be easy to lose sight of the things that really matter and that is the plight that many people are going through.

Thought #1: There is no shame in struggling.
We have a new year ahead and hopefully we can find encouragement for our situations and compassion for other who are still going through times of trouble. If your business struggled,it doesn’t necessarily mean you did anything wrong.

Realtor Wish #1:  
We could all do better and will. If you are suffering, reach out and share your situation with someone. There are people and programs available that can help a great deal of people. Don’t sit at home alone and despair, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Thought #2:  More bank repossessions are coming.
Diana Olick, CNBC Real Estate Reporter wrote that despite a seasonal slowdown in overall foreclosure activity, the U.S real estate market is about to be hit by another surge of bank repossessions, according to a new report from online foreclosure site, RealtyTrac. As banks resubmit millions of documents, the backlog of over four million delinquent loans will start surging through the pipeline again. “November’s numbers suggest a new set of incoming foreclosure waves, many of which may roll into the market as REOs [bank repossessions] or short sales sometime early next year,” said James Saccacio, co-founder of RealtyTrac.

Realtor Wish #2:  We Hope the Foreclosures Don't All Turn into Rentals.
While the Raleigh market has been spared what many other areas have seen, we still have our fair share of foreclosures happening.  I would prefer to see these properties sold to individuals for personal residence or as an investment. If we aren’t careful all these distressed homes will be owned by large investors and we will all be renting.   Set a goal to help families explore all their options when selling their home, every last one.  If you know a family in distress, refer them to consult with local area experts.

Lastly, The Murray Group would like to extend these personal new year's wishes to our Realtor friends and their clients:

Realtor Wish #3.    Success in every facet of your life.
Realtor Wish #4.    Family beside you.
Realtor Wish #5.    Caring friends around you.

Realtor Wish #6.    Good health within you.

Realtor Wish #7.    Nice days with so much to be thankful for.
Realtor Wish #8.    A pathway leading to better tomorrows.
Realtor Wish #9.    Dreams that manage to come true, and
Realtor Wish #10.  A great appreciation for whatever you do.

May 2012 bring you peace, abundance, good health and prosperity.


Comments (3)

Suzanne Gantner
Realty Texas - Round Rock, TX

Awesome wishes for us all, thanks and you are greatly appreciated.

Jan 12, 2012 02:39 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Good karma and vibes here...lets hit the heights and do great things...agreed

Jan 12, 2012 02:39 AM
Christopher Murray
Raleigh, NC

thank you for the nice comments - if you ever need help in the Raleigh or NC market - be sure to give me a call - "helping" is our middle name!

Jan 12, 2012 02:46 AM