It is soooo easy to say this year at this point compared to last year at this point....the national real estate or local real estate or somewhere real estate market is off so many percent. Guys ! Gals! What in this world is static? If you went back to comparing last year at this point in time...to a year before at the same time, the 12 percent or whatever percent drop that every ones rehashing on the tube and radio/internet, it might come out even steven in many categories for the country overall. Sure there are some spike areas..but not everywhere. Broad brushing and just looking at a six month or year might be missing the bigger picture. LAST year at this time, some big white toothed, big hair announcer could be exclaiming about the 12 percent increase in this or that market from the previous year...THIS year looking back we could have lost that 12 percent but if you looked at the two year span, wow...even steven. I find even brokers who figure hang in the towel..the media says blah blah blah. Do what you always do as Joe Broker...work, get inventory, adjust pricing, take different images for marketing, work the phones, broadcast thru email, circulate, but WORK. There is always a market. Someone has to sell, someone has to buy...they are not all going to wait for a different market. If a family has a home from a parent who died, and they are eighteen states away, they want to sell this year. Just keep up the chin and stay positve. Find something about the numbers that work for you and get you excited. Heck when I worked in radio, the arbitron ratings always showed your were number one in something if you looked..for example..you could be number one for 8 oclock drive time slot for 18-34 year olds that drove Fords, or listened to whatever format you currently were peddling. Keep looking up and talk postive, find postive, be positive about your market. Don't recycle the negative. We have had and will always have markets to work within. Like lady justice, there is a scale for justice. Truth will prevail! Everything seeks a balance. Hang on!
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