REALLY???

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Services for Real Estate Pros

MREDBy Jeff Lasky, MRED Director of Communications and Training

The headlines are all over now.  As housing inventory is shrinking because of the great real estate market of the last few months, housing affordability is threatened.

Really?

As an industry, I don’t think we can be more negative about things than we are.  Anytime anything happens, trust that the spin will quickly be negative.

     - Many homes are for sale?  Well, that’s because no one is buying.
     - Low interest rates?  Well, nobody has a down payment.
     - Lots of homes are selling?  Well, that means less homes are now available and those properties are less affordable.

You can think of a lot more examples, because you are in the real estate industry and we’re all really good at picking the bad out of the good.

Can we just stop?  Can we just take the marketplace as is it, use our considerable skills and knowledge, and just service the heck out of our customers and make money?

The really successful in this industry (and everywhere else) do just that.  The not so successful?  Too busy picking the bad out of the good.

One last thing: “housing affordability is threatened” is another way of saying “prices are going up”.  You mean equity is being restored to properties?  Is there a chance that consumers might actually rise up from being underwater?

Gosh, I can’t stand all of this bad news . . .

Comments (2)

Dave Black
HomeSmart Real Estate - Laguna Niguel, CA
Helping my neighbors since 1984

Have to agree, Jeff.  The facts are the facts - deal with them... let the reporters and pundits spin them to meet whatever point of view they, or their sponsors, represent. 

Dave

 

Aug 17, 2012 01:29 AM
Anonymous
Jeff Lasky

Yep.  Time to just get business done, and there is business out there to do.  One drawback of the Internet and explosion of blogging is that everyone has an opinion and negative sells better than positive.  Of course, the only reason anybody knows how I feel about this is because of the Internet and blogging . . .  ;)

Aug 17, 2012 02:29 AM
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