Lets stop the negative Press!!!

Real Estate Agent with Equity Realty- TVG

I dont know about you, but for me this has been a very long week, by Tuesday I was hoping it was Friday. My RE/MAX office moved locations and so its been a bit crazy. What I have noticed this week here In Tampa is that things are going to get better.  As you all know we have been hit pretty hard, our prices here have dropped over 25%, my home has lost 30% of its Value in just 18 months! and so yes its been bad. But my fellow Americans I do see a light at the end of the tunnel,  I know we all watch the news, "new homes fell by 10%" "existing homes sales fell by 10%" "this is the worst its been in the last 25 years", well you know what, I AGREE, but enough with the bad news, how about some good news! how about the fact that now our median price here in Tampa is $140,000 from the $245,000 a year ago, and now first time buyers and people with lower income can BUY HOMES, how about the fact that homes are starting to move and we are having some closings, how about the fact that my subdvision sold 3 homes in just this past week. I know its bad out there, and I know that people are going through very hard times, I get it! but I think that we should also share some good news with people so that they can start to feel confident again and start buying homes.  I might be off base on this one, but I think its time to search for some good news in all this negative press, or we will never get buyers out to buy homes.

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Jesse Vasquez

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Comments (13)

Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker
https://teamcoker.robertpaul.com - Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker Berkshire Hathaway HS Robert Paul Prop

Go for it Jesse!  The media can't over come the power of the Internet - they often have to report it!

Feb 27, 2009 01:48 AM
Jesse Vasquez
Equity Realty- TVG - Smithfield, UT

Thanks Heath I agree!, enjoy the weekend !

Feb 27, 2009 01:51 AM
Connie Lou Barnett
Real Living/Home Realty - Owensboro, KY


Feb 27, 2009 01:53 AM
Steve Richman
Genworth Financial - Raleigh, NC

I hope you have a happy, sunny weekend.

Feb 27, 2009 01:56 AM
Jesse Vasquez
Equity Realty- TVG - Smithfield, UT

Connie- See thats what I am talking about! you go girl!!!! let make it happen

Steve - you too man!

Feb 27, 2009 02:01 AM
Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

Jesse, I couldn not agree with you more. I just wish more people would read past the headlines and form their own opinions. For some reason the media loves to dwell on the bad even when there is so much good they could be reporting.

Feb 27, 2009 02:06 AM
Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop
NextHome Experience - Chelan, WA
A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!

Most days I try not to listen, but it's tough to stay informed without allowing it to affect your mental attitude. It's up to us to use hard stats & facts to combat the media message (which is usually outdated and wrong)

Feb 27, 2009 02:22 AM
Jesse Vasquez
Equity Realty- TVG - Smithfield, UT

Robert-  i agree with you the media loves to dwell on the bad and on sensationalism! we need to ask them to stop!!! lets blog about postive things!

Colleen- I know its hard, and you know why, because its always doom and gloom, I wish we can get some good news too, I know its out there! I was actually assigned in my office to bring one bit of good news to our monthly meeting, So I am in search of postive things

Feb 27, 2009 02:27 AM
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

You said it all!     I agree.

Feb 27, 2009 02:57 AM
Jesse Vasquez
Equity Realty- TVG - Smithfield, UT

Thank Li, I am sure most of us agree, this needs to stop, lets get positive!!!!!

Feb 27, 2009 03:01 AM
Donna Harris
Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com - Austin, TX
Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator

Jesse, You should make this a public post so the consumer can see that houses are selling and 3 houses in your neighborhood sold in less than a week. It would be good for them to see this positive information.

Feb 27, 2009 03:25 AM
Jesse Vasquez
Equity Realty- TVG - Smithfield, UT

Donna, As always great idea, I will do that now! thanks great point!

Feb 27, 2009 03:31 AM
Home Loan Search.Online
Home Loan Search Online - Newnan, GA

Keep up the good work and continue to publicize the good news! Home buyers are on the fence because of the negative news in the marketplace, and it is our responsibility to show the good news.

Mar 02, 2009 05:11 AM