MEDIA DRIVEN MARKET

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with Keller Williams Realty West Monmouth

It is time for every family or individual whose lifestyle is evolving to quit reading and believing everything they hear in the media about the doom and gloom of the housing market.  These negative "the sky is falling" reports have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with your life needs!  You and your family's needs and desires are constantly evolving.  You listen to these reports and say to yourself, "I can't sell my house now.  I'll only lose money on the sale".  Or you'll think, "I can't buy now, I'll pay too much".  So you listen to the negative reports and do nothing.

Well guess what?  There has never been a BETTER time or a WORSE time to buy or sell your home.  Real estate prices are clycical and go up and down.  Nothing has really changed in the last fifty plus years to determine when the "right" time is to buy or sell a home.  The right time for you to buy or sell is when it fits your lifestyle and the growth of your family.  Remember, you are progressing through life on a relatively short trip.  You should realize that how and where you live are the important factors in buying or selling a home.  You cannot put a price on the quality of life that you enjoy. 

Yes, you are investing in property that you hope to make a gain on, but are you not really investing in your life as well?  Why stifle your evolving lifestyle needs because you read or hear negative articles about housung?  If you wait for a perfect time to buy or sell, you may just run out of time altogether. 

Let us have your thoughts on this.

Comments (6)

Stefan Geyer
SOA Realty - Aurora, CO

There is certainly a right time and price for most people, when it comes to buying and selling.  I am interested in hearing about your House Hunters Caravan, if you would not mind sharing! 

Jun 03, 2008 03:52 AM
Greg Steffens
Mountain Country Realty - Lake Arrowhead, CA

Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post.  Be sure to spend some time looking around at what and how others are blogging here.  It is a great education and lots of fun.  Looks like you're off to a great start...keep it up!

Jun 03, 2008 07:27 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...

Hello,

I would like to welcome you to Active Rain!

I hope to see more of your blogs in the future!

Educate us, learn from others and don't forget to have a little fun while you're at it!

Take care!

Jun 03, 2008 10:33 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!

Jun 03, 2008 03:49 PM
Peg Gilliland
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
Broker, GRI, CDPE

I see that you are new to Active Rain and I just wanted to welcome you. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do and that you find it a great resource.

Jun 04, 2008 10:01 AM
Rick Sergison
EXP Realty of Canada Inc., Brokerage - Pickering, ON
Durham Region Real Estate Blog

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My main blog on Active Rain is here: Charlottesville Real Estate Blog, not the link at the bottom of this post. 

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Jun 05, 2008 07:41 AM