Tell me something good...

Real Estate Agent with Century 21

I'm working on removing the haze from my brain.  It's 6:25 a.m. I'll admit...I'm a night owl. I'm lying in bed with the smell of fresh coffee drifting down the hallway urging me to the kitchen.  Then I notice the disco tune playing on the radio...Tell me Something Good by Rufus and Chaka Khan. 

The song really takes me back a few years, but it hit me how it applies to our lives and the media today.  Everything we hear is negative.  It runs the gamut from the politicians bashing each other while avoiding the issues, to yet another stupid suicide bomber, to the economic woe du jour.  I really wish somebody would just "tell me something good".

As a real estate agent, setting out with a new website and getting on the blog train late...I guess this is a good place to start.  How do you and I deal with the everyday ritual of negative news? I guess it comes down to the ol' the glass half empty or half full analogy.

Do you really want to believe that we're in the middle of the worst housing market in 20 years? Are we really at the beginning of a new recession? As withmost issues in the's never as good or as bad as they want you to believe.

While our current market has certainly put the hurt on many sellers and subsequently their agents....there does seem to be some positives if you're willing to look for them. We are starting to see a price correction in many markets that will make housing more affordable to the masses. In many areas there seem to be bargains sprouting up for those willing to search. 

Another "good" thing to hear is your retirement looking?  Whether you're 10 weeks or 30 years's always good to evaluate.  One thing you will be reading about in my blog (please come back) is the idea of using your retirement funds to invest in real estate.  I could go into quite a bit of detail on this but it's another topic for another day. Until then "tell me something good".


Comments (5)

Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
Real Estate Services You can Trust!
Hi Ken, sounds like you shared something....good so....there is some good anyway for me.  Nice post.
Feb 01, 2008 10:27 AM
Nice blog Pops!  I wish I had something good about real estate to tell you's pretty slow.  I do know the Lakers just beat the Suns w/ Shaq and we looked pretty good doing it.  But as you said...its never as good or as bad as those in the media want to tell us it is.
Feb 20, 2008 03:39 PM

Well, first off...Thank GOD that I was not home when the disco was playing at 6:25 in the morning..

 Secondly, nice blog. Seems the more and more that I talk "business" with you, I realize all of that stuff I'm learning in Econ and Business isn't pointless afterall.. :)

 Lastly, how is my retirement looking pops? Let's start evaluating. ha.


Miss you

Feb 20, 2008 05:24 PM
Neil Barnes

Hey nephew:


I hate to say it but you are looking more like your dad all the time, you poor soul.  However, the blog looks good.  Say hi to all the little Barnes's for us.



Feb 21, 2008 01:43 AM
Shelli Barnes

Hey K.B.

Nice blog! And looking like dad isn't such a bad thing;) Looking at the times when Brad and Chelsea posted their blogs it looks to me like we are all night owls. Your two niece's are straight A students so far. That's as good as it gets for me:)

Good Luck,


Feb 21, 2008 08:26 AM