No Active Rain Here! No Wind Either!

Real Estate Agent with United Realty Group SL0475285

Here's the problem with all of the "hurricane" hype! It's bad enough that we have an over supply of inventory. It's even worse that there aren't many buyers to be found! As Realtors, we must deal with restless, anxious & frustrated Sellers. They blame us for their homes not selling as quickly as they'd like.  I find myself telling the ones that want to cancel, "you can change the jockey but the horse won't run any faster!" 

Part of the problem is that all of this bad press causes people who are considering moving here to reconsider!  Try paying a South Florida insurance premium! Not to mention the high property taxes! Oh, and we have alligators that eat women! The news media didn't mention that these women walked up to the alligators like they were a museum exhibit! News flash, alligators bite!

The only good thing is that I'd rather they report on a potential natural disaster than a terrorist plot or event! 

Ernesto Blows!


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William Seufert
Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. - Pembroke Pines, FL
We like to call it Musical Realtors...
Aug 28, 2006 11:33 PM #1
Karen Hurst
Rhode Island Waterfront!
David, From a Northerners point of view, I don't think you have to worry. I wish I was in Florida. You are in VACATIONLAND! I don't care what happens in the area, in January and February, everyone wants to be there! Right now is a little waiting game on buyers parts, and you can't really blame them. No one knows how long the market will be like this. I read about a top economist who said he can make a compelling argument for both sides and argues with himself! I have a friend who wants to buy in Florida, but told me yesterday he will wait and see what happens in 2007 cause he wants a Good Deal! So just sit tight and keep those foolish women away from the alligators! Karen
Aug 29, 2006 01:50 AM #2
Mitchell J Hall
Compass - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

I've never heard one New Yorker ever say I won't move to Florida because of Hurricane's. Maybe the couple of days when it's on the news but as soon as the blizzards come. They start dreaming about Florida again.

California has earthquakes and forrest fires, we have the terrorist threats, tornados in the midwest. We all have something to worry about.

Aug 29, 2006 02:04 AM #3
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Well we hear about people not want to move to California because of earthquakes.  It only stops a few! 

The pundits of a doomy economy are not a real estate professional’s best friend or ally.   One thing that has served me well over the past 25 years I have been in this business, don’t listen to the radio. 

I went to a Century-21 Advance training and the instructor said when a customer gets in the car turn the radio off.  What if a bad financial forecast was being announced while you had a client in the car.  I took it literally and don’t list if a customer is with me or I by myself.  I’m from the days of news being 15 minutes and done! 

It is on so much some people believe it, including real estate pros.
Nov 09, 2007 05:40 PM #4
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