Never listen to the naysayers.

Real Estate Agent with Jameson Sotheby's International Realty

According to the "powers-that-be" the real estate market in greater Chicagoland (that's what we call Chicago and the collar counties, for those of you who ain't local)... is down 8% year over year.

And Millenials, while they represent twice the number of Gen X'rs that are out there, less than half of them are in a buying mood.

So there are agents in my area who are crying the blues.

Meanwhile, those of us who are working... are working!!

While I haven't had a banner year, I have had a good year, and I don't see any signs of the impending doom that the 8-percenters are espousing.

Stay tuned, time will tell... meanwhile I have to run, I have a listing presentation early in the a.m.


Posted by

 ALAN MAY, Realtor®   
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Jameson Sotheby's International Realty, 2934 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Office: 847.869.7300      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email:

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
Licensed in Illinois



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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Good job Alan May . Keep on keepin on!

Nov 13, 2019 07:23 PM #1
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Good for you, Alan. There are some who keep spouting out doom and gloom and then there are others are too busy working to do so!!!!

Nov 13, 2019 07:54 PM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Alan May we will always be surrounded by the negative peeps.... we put on our blinders and straight ahead as we continue the climb..... leave them all in the dust, Alan....

Nov 14, 2019 03:38 AM #3
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Slow down? What slow down?

Nov 14, 2019 04:03 AM #4
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Alan. What happens in my neighborhood is completely different than some of the neighborhoods you serve. It is Chicagoland and we have many niches! Go conquer yours! Business is out there! Enjoy your day.

Nov 14, 2019 05:06 AM #5
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

It does change block by block, agent by agent. I am finishing my second best year in several decades of doing this job (last year was my best but I decided to take a little time off this year LOL). The sky is always falling somewhere . . . I don't have to be under it when it does.

Nov 14, 2019 07:45 AM #6
Sid (240)764-5347 Hameed
Brickfront Properties - Bowie, MD
Military Relocation+Investors+REO Bank+Fix&Flip

Naysayers don't want you to succeed. They tell you, "Oh, quit this, this is not going to work. Stop wasting your time. Go get a job, go do this, go do that." So a lot of times it's the people that are feeding into us. So you have to learn to shield that off and block that and then really get into yourself.

Nov 14, 2019 05:02 PM #7
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Good advice. Listen to your own heart and keep moving forward.

Nov 14, 2019 07:13 PM #9
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Alan the year is not over, I generally get my biggest production in the last quarter, while others write and talk about business plans for the following year I am busting my you know what....Endre

Nov 14, 2019 11:01 PM #10
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I do not listen to the naysayers ... for me I am busy working every single day.  I don't have time to worry about what the negative throws at me.  I am having a great year and I see nothing but more business coming my way and will continue moving forward.  Great blog!  Alan May 

Nov 15, 2019 12:40 PM #11
Adam Feinberg
NYC Condo, Co-op, and Townhouse specialist

Lots and lots of headlines how NYC keeps dropping in price. Meanwhile, this is going to be my best year ever and I even set a record high price for 2 bedrooms for a seller in 1 building. I listen to the naysayers- but I combat the blues with education.

Dec 14, 2019 11:18 AM #12
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