I'm sure agents out there have said the same thing as me; "If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me how the market is".
This past weekend my husband and I went out to dinner with some friends. These friends own a small local car company and I have sold one of their houses for them in the past couple years. Of course discussion eventually got around to the current housing market. The housing market here in the Eau Claire/Chippewa Falls area is slow but has not come to a grinding halt like in other parts of the country. The market is still steady and houses still being bought and sold. I've still been busy and so have all the other agents in our office. I've also spoken with local appraisers and home inspectors and they are just as busy, if not busier, than at this time last year.
Well, these friends of ours were just amazed that I would describe the market as anything other than horrible! They actually changed the conversation when it became apparant that I was not going to go off on a rant about the current market and economy.
Well, this is just my own private rant about that never ending question that we all get. I think we should get part of the bail-out money just for answering the question time and time again!
Good luck and best wishes to all out there today!