Where Has the Magic Gone?

Real Estate Agent with KW Commercial Atlanta Partners

Where has it gone? With all of the Gloom and Doom in the media about the economy and the housing market it seems like Buying a house is no longer the exciting adventure it was just months ago in this SAME COUNTRY. It's almost as if buying a house is a chore. Like it's every-one's responsibility to "Go Buy a House" so that we can get ourselves out of this mess. With more pushy sales people than ever yammering in your ear about "how much money you could make if you bought this one", it's almost impossible for a home buyer to just go out there and find their Dream Home. Where's the Magic in that? Maybe it's time that we Bring Back the Magic so to speak.

After all, there ar few things more exciting than Buying Your First Home. Picking out the perfect house, decorating it the way you always wanted to, having people over for the first time, meeting new neighbors, first Holiday Season. It truly is Magic. What about Empty Nesters buying their first home after the kids leave? Or a family relocating from another city because somebody got a big promotion at work. Newly-weds moving into one place for the first time. That's magic.

So the good news is that, even though much of the real estate industry and most of the media seems to have lost sight of what it really means to settle in to a new home, there are still some of us out there who really believe that it's one of the most exciting things you could ever do. I believe much of this beautiful ActiveRain community falls into that category. So maybe our mission of 2009 is just to Bring Back the Magic.

Nick Underwood                                   

WhatIf?Realty, Realtor


(770) 899.0962

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Scott Kniskern
Rogers Realty & Auction - Mount Airy, NC

Well said! I completely agree. I just recently bought a new home and, although i was not my first, it was still a very special and exciting experience. e as agents need to keep this in mind when helping our clients in finding their perfect home.

Jan 05, 2009 04:55 AM #1
Nickolas Underwood
KW Commercial Atlanta Partners - Lawrenceville, GA

Thanks so much Scott! I'm glad to find a kindred spirit. And you're absolutely right; it's about finding our clients the perfect home. I like it! Happy 2009, Scott!

Jan 05, 2009 04:57 AM #2
Kathleen West
Trademark Realty Group of Palm Coast - Palm Coast, FL
Flagler County & Palm Coast Realtor

Great post, Nickolas.  First, buying a home IS an exciting time in someone's life and one of the greatest gifts of being in this business is being able to be a part of that with someone else.  Success I find is when you have true purpose, are able to truly put yourselves in the customer's shoes, and are honest.  Life and economies are roller-coasters and we have all seen our downs and . . . they always have upsides!

Jan 05, 2009 04:57 AM #3
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Last I heard, Magic has retired.  Though he's still pretty active.  (OK - just kidding).  It's all in the eye of the beholder.  There's some great opportunities out there, just don't follow the herd mentality.

Jan 05, 2009 05:51 AM #4

Nice post Nick. Keep it up and success will follow.

Matt H.

Jan 05, 2009 06:55 AM #5
Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
Realtor & Car Guy

You know... you hit it.  Most people are thinking about the magic when they are buying a house.  I know that I was when we bought this house... and as we look at other homes, we are looking for the same quality.  Excellent post!

Jan 05, 2009 02:16 PM #6
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