Oh brave souls that fight the good fight, that challenge those whom seek to undermine us, that forge new alliances and boldly go into that dark night. To those who practice this profession of Real Estate, I salute you my brothers and sister.
Once again the angry voices of those who seek to control us and to subtract from our worth are jumping on the naysayer bandwagon and are preaching the gloom and doom message that the sky is falling and the real estate markets are not worthy of investment. HORSE HOCKEY!!!
The media is, after two years of negativism, still screaming the same old message, that now is not the time to buy real estate. That sellers do not need REALTORS to sell their homes. That the bottom is not yet here. That buyers should work with several agents to assure that they are getting to see all of the inventory. That buyers should offer at least 10 to 15 percent below asking prices. That holding off the purchase of real estate is a smart idea for now.
So let me ask the $64,000 dollar question then. When is a good time to buy a home? Is it to wait until the media reports a rebound in the market? Is it to wait until the media decides that it's a good time? Or is it to wait until the economy gets better? Quite possibly by then it will most definitely be too late.
Let me misquote one of our patriarchs:
It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Sell, Sell-- but there is no sale. The spring market is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding buyers remorse! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is a home so dear, or property so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of doubt and cynicism? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me Realty or give me death!
Authors note: I mean no disrespect to Patrick Henry and have misquoted him on purpose. If this has in any way offended you, too bad.