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Don't Believe the Headlines

Real Estate Agent with WC & AN MILLER REALTORS, a LONG & FOSTER Comapny

"If it bleeds, it lead!"  This old adage from the newspaper industry is demonstrated daily on the front page of the morning paper and the teasers for the nightly news.  If you are looking for doom and gloom it is easy to find but so are the rays of sunshine.  The Washington metro area is statistically at or near 100% employment and new jobs are being created daily.  According to NAR, for every two jobs that are created one new homeowner emerges.  Interest rates are at record lows, yesterday you could get 5.85% on a 30-year fixed rate conforming loan -- the lowest rate since 2004.  Inventory is up, buyers can visit a house a second or third time before making a offer, and negotiating price and terms is again common place.

Greg Steffens
Mountain Country Realty - Lake Arrowhead, CA
"Doom and gloom" has always received tons of press....it is what sells.  Glad to see that you're informed about the realities - it will translate to new business.  Welcome to AR and congrats on your first post.  Keep it up!
Mar 28, 2008 07:26 AM
Kirk Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC Realtor -Short Sale Expert! - Greenville, SC
Kirk Westervelt, Broker In Charge, Van West Realty - CDPE - Short Sale Agent - Home for Sale - Greenville, Simpsonvil...
You are a ray of sunshine! Thanks for showing us how it's done! Know your market, know your numbers and overcome the negative national media!
Mar 28, 2008 07:38 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 28, 2008 05:13 PM
Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hello Thom,

Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post! The opportunities to learn and network are incredible here. Best of luck to ya!


Mar 28, 2008 05:44 PM

Thom - 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 28, 2008 11:43 PM