Attitude Determines Recovery !

Real Estate Broker/Owner with F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate

Attitude determines Recovery  

In this Challenging Real Estate Market - there are Positive happenings - although you won't see these reported on the News....  When asked this frequent question: How is the Real Estate Market?  We do not hesitate for one moment to turn it around and ask right back " Why? Are you thinking of Buying or Selling? a personal choice.

Here are what a few experts have to say :)

Warren Buffet  said just a few days ago ...

" A simple rule dictates my buying: Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. "

Donald Trump said recently about Critics:

" To me it's a negative approach that doesn't serve any purpose! "

An old sayng that applies to attitude goes like this:

If you think you can, You Can!  If you think you can't, you probably can't. Either way, you are right!

 A more personal story I have witnessed myself involves an 80 year old Italian grandmother who was being told THE statistics about her chances of recovery from open heart surgery bypass pre-operatively by her Famous and Well Educated and Very Experienced Cardiac Surgeon.

Stopping him mid stream in his explanation of THE FACTS, she waived her finger at him and said "Listen here sonny.....I have my grandson's wedding to go to in 6 weeks! Now, I don't care about these numbers. Are you gonna do Your best ? If you do, God will fix the rest if he is willing!   But, I need to know that YOU have a POSITIVE attitude, despite how things look!

Needless to say...Her Attitude influenced her RECOVERY !

She was up in a chair sipping soup 24 hours after surgery. Out of ICU in 4 days, out of the hospital in 8 and came back to show us photos from the wedding a few months later:)

 Professional REALTORS do their best to be part of the Solution, despite how things look, despite consumer fears and critical media.  We persevere to get the job done and then months later, we come back and show you our photos...  of Homes Sold, even in a market that's not supposed to be good:)

Attitude Determines Recovery !

 Video of Jeff Safrin - Positive Real Estate News Update. Now is a Great Time to BUY Property!

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Jeanean Gendron
The Address Realty - Redding, CA
Specializing in Selling Unique Properties

Grace, the background is spectacular....I only get to see it for a few seconds....but gorgeous. Nice post and I love the quotes and stories....Your analogy is very good, as well. Very enjoyable read!

Oct 23, 2008 10:29 AM #2
John Bethell
John Bethell Title Company, Inc. - Bloomington, IN

Jeff & Grace: I love that you incorporated video into your post. What a great way to personalize the message. The connection is so much stronger! btw - Great message, too!

Regards, John

Oct 23, 2008 10:52 AM #3
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON

hi Grace and Jeff,

How's it going? I see you two are very busy selling and listing and spreading the good news about the market.....wonderful and positive video.

thank you for always being so positive and being voices of hope and 'can do attitude' in these trying're an inspiration to all who know you!



Oct 23, 2008 11:23 AM #4
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Great post -- you said it all!    Thanks for the pep talk.

Oct 23, 2008 11:32 AM #5
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

Hello Rich - thanks for stopping by  "encouraging thoughts" don't make the nightly news :)

Hello Jeanean -  our youngest sent the photo - she took an astronomy course at Purdue last year and the farthest galaxy know to man from a telescope looks like that! Appreciate your compliments and taking time to stop by.

Hello John, Just started the Video Blogs - thanks for taking time to stop by and comment!

Hello Jo-Anne - Jeff is on an inventory gathering mission as he feels after the election the market will improve and those with their homes ready to sell will be ready for the next buying wave. Thanks for taking time to stop by and comment - hope your weekend travels were great!

Hello Li - LOL actually we forgot to mention another POSITIVE FACT - 1/3 of American's own their own home outright  = MO MORTGAGES  !  Now that's PEP :)

Sincerely to all




Oct 23, 2008 11:55 AM #6
Dave Woodson
Dave Woodson - Chesterton, IN
Not the Average Agent

hey guys, great video, where did you get that idea.  LOL, just kidding.  I love your all's positive approach


I just did another one

Oct 23, 2008 04:38 PM #7
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

Being positive is a choice!  Positivity matters!!!  Great post!  I love your sold sign.  "cross"

Oct 23, 2008 05:09 PM #8
Elizabeth Nieves
The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group - Durham, NC
Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team

OH MAN! I love the story about the grandmother! What truth! Do we want it or don't we? IF we want it, are we really willing to work for it? Bottomline...ya know? GBU, sis!

Oct 23, 2008 05:44 PM #9
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Great quotes and post - thanks for sharing!

Oct 23, 2008 10:24 PM #10
Kathy Passarette
Creative Home Expressions - Mount Sinai, NY
L.I. Staging/Decorating

Grace ~ What a great and inspirational story!  I read Warren Buffet's quote, and this week I did buy two stocks that I had been thinking about for several weeks now. 

Oct 24, 2008 01:11 AM #11
Ginny Lee
Americas Best Agents, Inc/Premiere Plus Realty, Inc - Naples, FL
CRS, Realtor, CDPE & ASP,Americas Best Agent,Naple

Great Post....I like your Video too Jeff...just shows a little dark on my computer.

I love your attitude and you are absolutely is the time to buy!

Oct 24, 2008 05:02 AM #12
Tami Vroma
West Michigan Real Estate Specialist-Five Star Real Estate - Grand Haven, MI
Realtor, Grand Rapids MI Real Estate

Great positve attitude Jeff!!! There are a lot of good things going on but the news only reports the bleak.  Why is good news not interesting?!!??!? 

I got to learn now to imbed the video!!!


Oct 24, 2008 05:36 AM #13
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

Dave: Thanks for the reply and thanks for the info (for Grace) on the how to video..

Cathy: I agree - u have 2 choices.. buying into the negative approach or staying positive - i prefer the positive and I show that by examples to new or existing clients. I think it is imperative they see the person representing them being positive. Thanks for the reply.  Jeff

Elizabeth: I appreciate your reply and I will let Grace know as well. I agree with ya about the true!   Jeff

Norma: Glad i could share this positive video - it really is true if you buy into the negative you will start to act and think negative..and that is def. NOT my style.  Jeff

Kathy: I too watched Buffets comments as well as Trump Mr Buffets comments are not only positive they are true!  Jeff

Ginny: Glad you liked the video and after looking at it again it was dark. I will need to correct that the next time. Having a positive attitude is 90% of winning and being successful. If your clients sense you are not positive or optimistic they will feed off of that as well. So I do keep my clients positive. It is also true that now is a great time to buy and I express that as well to my clients. Thank you so much for your reply and next time the Vid will be better lit.    Jeff

Tami: You hit it right on center..Why is good news not interesting ?? I have to agree. Last night after Sportscenter (LOL) I watched the news.. I counted the number of lead stories - the good and the "not so good" and with 11 stories reported ---- 1 GOOD the other 10 Negative was sad to see that in this big world only 1 good story to report..but then again that is how the media makes their money huh ? Thank you so much for your reply and comments.  Jeff


Oct 24, 2008 06:54 AM #14
Elizabeth Birmingham
EB Realty - Grand Junction, CO

Have your heard this saying before? The only thing to fear is fear itself. 

I'm sure you have. I have some clothing with the logo NO FEAR. I am in the no fear camp. I have some experience behind my belt and believe in the Bob Marley song that says "Don't worry bout a thing....cause.... every little thing... is going to be all right"  In the retail business when you see a bargain you buy it! You buy low...sell high...for a profit. Basic sound economics, right? Well folks...even though property in the Grand Junction Area has not gone down in value like the rest of The Nation...sellers are scared! Scared sellers mean bargains for buyers!!!! Buyers get it‼! Bargains!

Let us look at fundamental (non Allen Greenspan or Ben B's) economics.

In an expanding market,...a market where jobs are abundant and workers are scarce, the economy is robust. When there are more renters than houses to rent...this is a buying opportunity. Grand Junction real estate fits this scenario. Economies are local. Real Estate markets are local. In the Grand Junction area due to the vast gas fields in our backyard, our economy is booming. Gas wells are being dug on a daily basis. There are not enough workers to keep up with the new leases. I have folks calling me looking for rentals. New people are moving into the area usually from depressed areas. They do not realize that Grand Junction Real Estate is not belly up like in other places. They are afraid to buy. The sellers are afraid because they listen to the boob tube. NOW IS THE TIME TO TAKE ADVANTAGE!

I know there are those out there that are scouting out the bargains on Wall Street...if you are like me see one, get ready to pull the trigger ...and it falls yet again.

Doesn't it make since to hop into an asset that you can touch and in or rent? If you have credit, down-payment and a good broker (you do if you use me) this is the time to jump into the market. If you cannot afford the price of admission...stay away from the contract! If you would like some candid, advise from a seasoned professional call me! If you are a scared, first time homebuyer Call Me. If you are a seller that needs help Call Me. If you want to find out more about this area, Call Me.

And that is all I have to say about that‼‼

Elizabeth Birmingham

970 464 1000


Oct 24, 2008 09:27 AM #15
Cindy Marchant
Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775 - Carmel, IN
"Cindy in Indy" , Realtor, Fishers Real Estate

Hi Jeff and Grace, always good to see you on the Midwest Rainers and boy, it sure has rained today here!

I needed to read your post.  I heard that my favorite Title Company is consolidating their offices yesterday so my location will no longer host closings.  All because of the lack of business.  It hit me yesterday that we are slowing down...but after reading your post, I feel energized to go out and hit the pavement again. 

I usually enjoy this time of year as we get ready for the holidays and work slows down a bit so I need to remember this too shall pass.


Oct 24, 2008 09:39 AM #16
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

Elizabeth: Thank you so much for the reply and you are so right..It is so disgusting watching the news anymore and all you see and hear is negative this negative that etc... you reply was great. Off the subject I was so excited to get a reply from Grand Junction, CO - you have a KREXtv 5 News Station Affiliate there and a very close and dear friend of ours is a news reporter - Lindsey Eaton - I have known Lindsey for over 3 years now and she is doing AWESOME there.. I get some of her news stories by email - she just covered the Blue Angels and Live when Palin was just there. Thanks again for the reply.   Jeff

Cindy:  That made me feel really good to know that my post "energized" you! It really is not as bad as it seems - to be honest during dinner I no longer watch the news i watch.."Everyone Loves Raymond" - sounds funny but let me tell ya that hour will make your forget about the days events and the time the show is over..the news is over then on to ESPN and of course phone calls. Good luck the rest of the year - if you stay positive you will have a GREAT last 1/4.  Jeff

Oct 24, 2008 12:49 PM #17
Caren Wallace
Premier Property Group LLC - Tualatin, OR
Portland Caren Real Estate

Positive attitude will get more attention! I love your quotes.

Oct 28, 2008 12:19 AM #19
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

Caren:  Thanks for your reply and I agree Positive Attitude does get positive attention and clients see that.


Oct 28, 2008 03:27 PM #20
Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038 - Downingtown, PA

We must remain the light for the Consumer to see....not the 24/7 crap they get from those trying to justify thier jobs....

Dec 09, 2008 01:23 AM #21
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

The theme the past 3 months in our home has been - turn the TV off !

Focus on Goals and guarding attitude is a 24/7 job lately :)

Thanks Dan for stopping by and sharing your insight.



Dec 09, 2008 10:22 AM #22
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