93% Full and still going

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Hannett, Wilson, Whitehouse & Burke, LLC REALTORS

It is truly time to look at our business from the right prospective which the media seldom does. We hear all the bad news about the job loss and negative impact on the market and our economy and we see the attitude of our prospective customer and clients go south.

With 7% unemployment goes 93% employment and lots of folks still working, making a living and buying what they need on a daily basis. These folks would continue to do what they need to do if the media did not keep hitting them with tons of negative press and the idea that the sky is falling. It is time for the press to stop playing the part of Chicken Little and start sharing both sides and maybe (I know I am asking too much) even coming out with a positive article or news story once in a while.

Without the negative approch by the media our economy would improve a whole lot faster.

Comments (8)

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Hmmm... same percentage of real estate transactions. 7% of the agents are doing 93% of the transactions.

Maybe we should all be writing positive stories to the press!



Aug 17, 2006 03:12 AM
Christopher Smith
TREGO REALTY - Cedar Rapids, IA
Doug and Kathie, I agree 100 %.  It's time to form the newest cable channel, Positive News Network (PNN), all positive news, all the time.  My clients hear real estate news on a national level and think that it applies on the local level.  The real estate bubble, a buyer's market, a seller's market, etc...
Aug 17, 2006 03:23 AM
Maureen Francis
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Bloomfield Hills, MI
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel
When I got my degree in economics in the late '80s I remember the professor telling us that 6-7% unemployment is actually considered full employment.  There will always be a certain percentage of the population unemployed, or changing jobs.  We are right around those numbers today.
Aug 17, 2006 05:21 AM
Teri Isner
Keller Williams Realty at the Lakes - Orlando, FL
If we could just turn off the negative television shows we would be so much better off.  You should send this blog to the local paper, maybe they would take a hint and give you some positive press to boot.
Aug 17, 2006 10:24 AM
Sharon Simms
Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International - Saint Petersburg, FL
It's a slow process, but newspapers are losing subscribers. More people want their news online. By blogging, here on ActiveRain and elsewhere, we can put positive and real news on the search engines to replace the hype.
Aug 17, 2006 03:11 PM
Sara Lipnitz
Max Broock Realtors - Birmingham, MI
I recently started to send positive emails to my customers, friends and family that echo your remarks.  We've definatly been "beaten down" here in the Detroit area by the media.  We have a responsibility to ourselves, our coworkers and our customers to look at the brightside.  You know the old proverb.... "tell a child they're stupid & they become stupid".  I think that the same applies here!
Aug 18, 2006 07:00 PM
Ed Vogt
Midwest Properties of Michigan - Grandville, MI
Grandville, MI Midwest Properties
It is up to us as RE Professionals, and the media to change the public's perception. Here in West Michigan our campaign is "It's a Great Time to Buy!" And, indeed it is!!
Sep 03, 2007 11:59 PM
Geno D'Angelo
Coldwell Banker Fairbairn - Mackinaw City, MI
As a note to anyone that cares to listen.2008 is off to a great start in Northern Michigan.I almost sense that sellers have started to panic thinking that if they get a buyer willing to make an offer they had better not let them go.I hope this keeps up.
Mar 25, 2008 07:28 AM