What Difficult Questions?

Real Estate Agent with The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803

Debe Maxwell Fall Challenge 2019 Plan By Answering The Difficult Questions



To be honest, we have not had this question asked to us in our Real Estate Business. You know what I'm talking about...The "R" word.


If the media is spreading this message, well the media is not listening in on our phone conversations, and they do not know what our buyers and sellers are asking. They may be promoting negative news bulletins, but they haven't been to our many closings, and don't know about our future ones lined up!


We say - Stay away from the negative news...


Every market is different. Where some markets may see a dip, others can flourish. Housing patterns are not all the same, and we tell our clients that there is a strong demand for housing. At least in our business there is.


Our buyers and sellers are asking us about inventory, or the lack thereof. Buyers are asking us to keep them alerted on new listings. Our sellers are feeling positive about getting offers.


Our buyers Rocco and Nancy aren't waiting to hear positive or negative news from the media. They are excited about us helping them find a home with a new construction builder.


Tommy and Rosa are waiting for the arrival of their new baby and looking forward to starting their home finding journey with us.


Our sellers Norman and Rachel are going to list their large colonial home in Suffolk County, and work with us to find them a more leisure lifestyle condo. They aren't listening to any of the negative chatter.


And There's More...


Geri and Daniel are getting married and don't want to waste money on renting.


Ian and Evelyn are moving back to Long Island to be near their grandchildren and have never rented and said they never will.


Tori just got a new job and is relocating to Long Island and doesn't want to put money in a landlord's pockets. 


None of these buyers are listening to the rumors, the noise, the hearsay...


Rising employment rates and an improved economy is what our clients are enthusiastic about.


Bottom Line:  What will we tell our clients if they ask? Don't let the buzz from the media come between you and your housing needs!




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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 just keep working and stop listening to the negative people....

Sep 11, 2019 04:19 AM #1
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, Sheila and Larry - there is always time and many reasons to be and stay positive.  

Sep 11, 2019 04:28 AM #2
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

What an excellent blog.  You just need to worry about what is best for you and not what everyone else is doing in any situation.  Great advice  ... thanks for sharing Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff.

Sep 11, 2019 05:21 AM #3
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Larry and Sheila.

What a great inside perspective you shared with specifics scenarios you are working with.  Generalization are the brand of those who either have an agenda or are too lazy to delve in the specifics.  A

Sep 11, 2019 08:05 AM #4
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Same here, Sheila and Larry:

Every market is different. Where some markets may see a dip, others can flourish. Housing patterns are not all the same, and we tell our clients that there is a strong demand for housing. At least in our business there is.

Sep 11, 2019 10:38 AM #5
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I am seeing lots of couples just getting or recently married who dont want to rent either. That they know it costs less to buy then rent here and that buying a home is security for their future. I am with you on the media. Whether it be sensationlism or politics, they are slanted and i just dont listen to or believe their angles. 

Sep 12, 2019 06:08 AM #6
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh, I love the positivity, Sheila - GREAT post and thank you for participating in the challenge! 

I'm also with you about staying away from the negative news. I am getting the 'R' question daily from clients and potential clients and most of them agree that it's nothing more than media hype when I share the factual data with them.

Sep 14, 2019 10:52 PM #7
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