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Don't be a downer!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Home Towne Real Estate

Every real estate professional I know, from professional functions to innocent social functions always hears the question "How's the market", "How are sales?", etc, etc. It drives me crazy when I hear people in my industry fire back with woe-is-me tales of horror, driving the perception of our market ever downward!

Reality is one thing, but do we really need to assist with the doomsday scenarios already propegated in the press? Every one of us should know what it takes to buy or sell in any market condition, and woe-is-me tails just amounts to whining. In our market, while things certainly aren't in a "boom", it isn't even that bad due to our rather fortunate geographic location!

Karen Webster...Grand Rapids, MI Realtor
5 Star Real Estate, Grand Rapids MI - Grand Rapids, MI
Looks like sales have turned the corner in Grand Rapids, MI and we've got the stats to prove it.  I'm focusing on that.
Mar 01, 2008 11:54 PM
Neal Bloom
Brokered by eXp Realty LLC - Weston, FL
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate
I'm pretty busy so I can't complain...I take any deal that comes in front of me..even if it's rental or a sale that I won't make much off of...later on it might and has turned into a bigger sale so if you can't be productive in RE then go play golf or something:) There are properties that are selling and there are buyers buying...you just have to find them instead of just sitting back and sulking.
Mar 01, 2008 11:57 PM
Kevin Turner
Home Towne Real Estate - Owings, MD

Karen: Great news! Good idea.

Neal: Couldn't agree more, though I think I might play some golf anyway :)

Mar 01, 2008 11:59 PM
Deanna Casalino
Realty World J. Pavich R.E. - Estero, FL
Fort Myers Florida Homes,
True there is something positive in every negative.
Mar 02, 2008 12:22 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Kevin, I think we as real estate agents don't gage the real estate market by the economy so much, but on how well we are doing in it. If we are doing business and making money the market is great, if not the market is terrible. Even in a good market there are agents who always have a reason for not doing well in this business.

Good Post!

Mar 02, 2008 12:30 AM
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Mar 03, 2008 03:11 AM
Todd Clark - Retired
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

WOW, Kevin you hit it on the head with this one! This is one of the reasons I try to stay away from the office. It just drives me crazy to hear agents with clients in their office telling them how bad things are for them, but it is a great time for them to buy.

If it is such a great time for them to buy, then it is a great time in the market.

Mar 09, 2008 07:54 AM
Jen Anderson
Exit By the Bay Realty - Chesapeake Beach, MD

Hey Kevin,

Where have you been?

Come back and join us on AR.

Apr 08, 2009 03:19 PM
Barbara Raley
The McNelis Group,LLC - Solomons, MD
When you think of Real Estate, think of me!

Kevin, I couldn't agree with you more. Nothing depresses me more then hearing from my co-workers how bad the market is. Gosh guys the interest rate is down, people are calling,the sun is shinning and it's a great day. Go sell.Thanks and have a great day Barbara 

Jul 02, 2009 01:47 AM