Real Estate Is Local

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Classic Realty NW 40199800

If you're not hearing this now, you can expect to start hearing it more and more in the near future.  Often the things you read in the papers and see on the news are accurate, and I'm not saying that you can't believe what you read and see, but you need to put it in terms that are going to be relevant to your specific market.

What's going on in Boston or Miami or California will not necessarily correlate to what's going on in the Twin Cities.  It's very important to keep this in mind and seek out someone who works in the area in which you're planning to buy or sell.  Even I can admit that it won't always be me.  You can't know every market, and anyone that tells you they can is giving you bad information.

So remember, while all the markets have slowed, things are not always as bad here as they are across the nation.  Make sure that whoever you work with can show you the differences.

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Comments (6)

Laurie Jenner
Your Home Team Advantage - Cary, IL
Absolutely!  We have to know market conditions in our localities.  Conditions change from suburb to suburb in the Chicagoland area, too.  It can very so, so, so local!  The more we know, the better we can educate our family, friends, neighbors, etc.
Mar 12, 2008 10:47 AM
Glenn Prieto-Commercial Real Estate Lender
Colonial Pacific Financial - Miami, FL


Welcome to activerain.  I agree 100% with your post-location...location...location.  I am an account manager for a commercial lender.  You can go to to see our commercial loan products.  Colonial Pacific is a direct commercial lender and lends in all 50 states.  Call me if you have any questions or want to run a scenario by me.  Thank you for your consideration.

Mar 12, 2008 11:40 AM
Benjamin Clark
Homebuyer Representation, Inc. - Salt Lake City, UT
Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert

Welcome to Active Rain! For some tips on how to get started here, check out my blog entry at ActiveRain Fast-Start Tips for Quick and Easy Points

Happy blogging and good luck!

Mar 12, 2008 05:07 PM
Dorene Shirley
The Mortgage & Property Connection - Campbell, CA
Silicon Valley Real Estate
Jeremy - Welcome to the Rain, make sure that you browse the site and become familiar with everything this site has to offer.  The more you browse the more you will learn.  I have found this site to be really helpful to me.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me, I will do whatever I can to help.

Mar 12, 2008 05:37 PM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876
Hello Jeremy,

I see this is your first post on Active Rain.  Congratulations!!  I just wanted to welcome you to a fantastic Real Estate Industry Network!  Welcome aboard, I hope you'll continue to Blog, and invite others.  

I’ve added a link to a post called, “NEW MEMBERS – Start Here” that will hopefully get you up and running with the least amount of effort, and also help you to navigate around Active Rain more efficiently.

I hope you'll find this to be a useful post in helping you get started. 

Again, welcome to Active Rain, the best place to start, and have a Blogging experience!

Good Luck to you and your business!  B-)
Mar 12, 2008 07:16 PM
The Trumm Team Omaha Homes for Sale, Real Estate
Keller Williams Greater Omaha - Omaha, NE

Welcome to ActiveRain!

If you would like a few tips on getting the most out of ActiveRain, please visit my blog Welcome to Active Rain.  It has a few simple steps of what to do now that you have joined.

If you ever have any questions, just let me know.

Troy Trumm
Mar 13, 2008 05:15 AM