Thank you Debe Maxwell, CRS for hosting the September challenge in Active Rain. It's so appropriate at this time of year especially this year with the media insisting there is a recession! The politically motivated news media are trying to talk our nation into a recession but anyone observant of consumer behavior and reading economic data are not buying it!
How will I as a NW Austin Realtor® educate my clients and consumers with regard to new market challenges? It's MY job to educate and answer questions (which I do on a daily basis). I know my market inside and out and I've experienced the ups and down of buyer and seller markets. I defer to the 3 A's..Anticipate, Adapt and Adjust. We are coming up to the fourth quarter of 2019 and it's been a very good year!
I will continue to post on my blog, send mailers and talk individually answering any and all questions! I don’t pretend to be an economist but I have eyes and ears and keep up every day with economic reports and will give honest, sound advice.
My ears are not listening to the politically driven news media. I’m in the field everyday talking with sellers, buyers, moving companies, restaurant owners, bankers, dry cleaning establishments, etc. and guess what? Business is booming!! Hiring signs are every where, consumers are spending, saving money and most of all happy and optimistic about their future.
A comment on a post in AR by Dennis Michael Erickson (anonymous) caught my attention: “Recessions are natural in our capitalistic system, it’s a cleansing phenomenon - much like fire cleanses a forest and allows new growth to occur. However, the fire should start with a lightning strike and not a can of gasoline and a match by a politically motivated press.” A lot of truth in this statement.
Just yesterday I had a call from a client who wants to buy a lot in a subdivision that is coming online further outside of Austin. Land prices are escalating and they know they won’t be able to afford it in 5-7 years so want to lock it down. YES they should buy! They have some investment money burning a hole in their pocket and what better investment than in real estate?
The sky is not falling....Austin is expanding at an unprecedented growth and people are moving here for job opportunities and a better quality of life and need a home! I’m here to counsel buyers and sellers through the process and will continue to stay focused and answer the multitude of difficult questions.
I'll help find the missing piece of information....It's what I do. Presenting an accurate picture to the consumer is important so they can make an informed decision. I don't pretend to have all the answers but I can give you an informative, common sense approach......I'm in the trenches very day and am here for you!
Since 1981 I've been fortunate to watch Austin grow and evolve.....mature and wrestle with the pains of rapid expansion. I wake up thankful to do this job, in our town with such great people!