Getting More Help From The New York Times

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This week, the New York Times is at the top of my good guys list, not only running an article where they quoted me, but another, It May Be Time to Think About Buying a House.  Sometimes the media gets it right!

I've been around long enough to remember the last crummy market in these parts, during the mid-1990's.  The District of Columbia had a bunch of issues back then, many stemming from a mayor who couldn't shoot straight and a lot of criminals and druggies who could.  The public schools were disfunctional, the roads were full of pot holes, and almost every Open House I held was full of neighbors who wanted to list their homes. 

And prices were in the toilet, because who in their right mind wanted to buy a house in DC with all that was wrong with the city?

This was the time that I made a name for myself as a buyer broker, and the people I helped buy homes in DC during that market really love me today.  Even with the market a little slow, their houses are still worth several times what they paid for them.

The city came back, and now it is a great place to live.  And the economy will come back, too.  Can't say when, but even though the Times has a pretty big circluation here in DC, I'm emailing this Times article to all of my buyers!


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Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

Hi Pat... I think that the NY Times has a national readership and carries credibility everywhere... especially when they publish something that I agree with! ;)

Dec 11, 2008 01:10 PM #1
Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner - Grand Rapids, MI
Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re

I liked the second article and the rational sounds right on. Inventory is starting to reduce and with the cold weather in our area a buyer can get a great deal. Change is coming and so is Spring buy before everyone else figures it out.

Dec 11, 2008 01:13 PM #2
Jeanean Gendron
The Address Realty - Redding, CA
Specializing in Selling Unique Properties

Hello Patricia....congrats on the quote and yes they do get it right now and again. Nice've been looking good lately! Rightly so!

Dec 11, 2008 01:26 PM #3
Gail Szeluga & JoAnna Siminerio
Weichert Realtors - Manalapan - Marlboro - Manalapan, NJ
Fostering Community Spirit Through Real Estate

Thanks Pat,

Shared it with my fence-sitters!

Dec 11, 2008 01:36 PM #4
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Congratulations. I hope your clients read the article. Have a great 2009.

Dec 11, 2008 10:39 PM #5
Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville

Yeah New York Times!. This really is a GREAT time to buy a home. It may even be a good time to sell a home too!

Dec 12, 2008 01:59 PM #6
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

And indeed, it is an EXXCELLENT time to purchase that home you have been thinking about!

Dec 13, 2008 10:27 AM #7
Carol Culkin
Reece & Nichols - Leawood, KS
Overland Park

Hi Pat - DC did a tremendous turn-around. Who would ever think it would be so desirable today?

Dec 17, 2008 04:06 PM #8
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