Real Estate salespeople are usually optimists. They want to believe that things are getting better, and with the low mortgage rates, buyer demand, and arrival of the normal spring market time, there was some indication that the market is getting better. But I don’t know if it really is.
There’s an old joke about the boss who came into his employee’s office, and found them hitting their head against the wall. Stunned by the vision, the Boss asked why he was doing that. “It feels so good when I stop” was the reply. There’s a piece of me that thinks that our perception of the current market is marked by the same kind of comparison.
And yet the past several weeks have seen a number of articles from different sources which indicate that the real estate market may be reflecting the end of the recession we have all been struggling through. These articles seem o be popping up in scattered places, rather than just being repetitions of the sme meeting or survey, and remind me of the early articles in 2006 about the coming recession.
Like the first tentative birds of spring, it seems to me that these might be indicators of an actual change in the economy rather than just random coincidence. But I’m unsure if that’s just my optimism reasserting itself.Knowing as I do that we have led the way into and out of every economic trend during my real estate career, I want to think we may be seeing the start of what couldbe a long slow recovery for the economy. And remembering as I do that every time we started to recover, we were too busy and too tired from struggling with our day to day business to recognize the recovery until it was actually a fact, I wonder if that’s what we’re seeing now.
So without drawing any conclusions on my own, I ask you, the readers of Agent Genius – What do you think is happening? Is there a possibility that we’re seeing the start of a new recovery? Or is it a false spring?
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