Is the sky falling?

Mortgage and Lending with Crescent Bank & Trust
If you turn on the radio, log onto the web, or God forbid turn on a cable news network, it's always "Things are even worse than we thought." Everyone wants to know whether we're at the bottom, how soon the economy will turn, and what Obama's going to do for us. I can't answer any of those, but I know for sure that this, too, shall pass. When the tide turns, I'm certain it will do so more quickly than anyone expects. I intend to still be in banking when the US ecomomy bounces back, and - in terms of experience and character - we will all ultimately benefit from the present muck we're all mired in.
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North Metro Atlanta community banker, Woodstock, GA

Comments (11)

Steven Wright
Home Real Estate - Aurora, CO
CRS - Home Real Estate - 720-989-5283

I am with you, the US is going to go away in 2010 as much as the Russian's would hope we will. Our country has made a lot of mistakes, but somehow by God's grace we pull together and rebound. Funny how freedom allows for that kind of recovery. Last I checked, still not a huge exodus from the US to Russia or China for that matter.

Dec 30, 2008 01:22 AM
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

I agree with you that the bounce back will happen quickly, when it starts.    Time, the way we used to understand it, seems to have been erased -- the result, I suppose, of the instant and reactive world of web based information.   

Dec 30, 2008 01:32 AM
The Trumm Team Omaha Homes for Sale, Real Estate
Keller Williams Greater Omaha - Omaha, NE

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Dec 30, 2008 01:38 AM
Tony Grego, 317-663-4173 #1 Trade Association for Alternative Inv
REISA - 317-663-4173 - Indianapolis, IN

Turn off the news. Get some good podcasts and books. Make it a good market. The  news loves to knock us down.

2009 will be great!

Happy New Year!


Dec 30, 2008 01:39 AM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Clark, Welcome to Active Rain!  Bad news sells, it's that simple, the more negative, the better.  I think that the answer is to tell everyone to stop watching the news.  It won't take too long for the "experts" to figure out what happened to the veiwership and things may change.  Until then, it's all doom and gloom!

Dec 30, 2008 01:40 AM
Sergio Rebollo Jr.
Real Estate TeamMates - Miami, FL

Clark....Welcome to ActiveRain.  This is a great community to network with others as well a great place to learn from other's experiences and knowledge.  I've enjoyed it; I hope you enjoy it as well.

Sergio Rebollo Jr.
Exit Prime Realty
Coral Gables, FL  33134

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Dec 30, 2008 11:32 AM
Everard Korthals
---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors--- - Lancaster, PA
Mountain Realty

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Dec 30, 2008 11:19 PM
Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Hi Clark, Welcome to AR, Be a Blogholic and start writing your own blog soon on AR. All the best for your RE business. This is the right place for customers, friends, realtionships etc.

Best - Sash

Dec 31, 2008 12:17 AM
Jean Terry
Keller Williams Realty Spartanburg, S.C. - Spartanburg, SC

Hi and welcome to Active Rain, a great site to network, share, learn, and have fun. Goos Luck.

Dec 31, 2008 05:17 AM
Dan Magstadt
Paramount Residential Mortgage Group, Inc - Lake City, FL

Congrats on your first post - Welcome to ActiveRain!!


Dec 31, 2008 02:35 PM
Glenn Sweeney
Woodstock, GA


Welcome to ActiveRain! This is the best source of information and comraderie for my real estate business. I'm glad you joined us.

Happy New Year,

Glenn Sweeney

Jan 06, 2009 05:25 AM