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Changing Expectations in the American Economy

We all know that the real estate industry is in turmoil. The credit market is tight and is inhibiting homebuyers. Home values have declined for several years and sellers cannot afford to sell. We are stagnating and consumer confidence is at an all time low.

So, what will kick start the industry and get it moving? Will the economic Obama stimulus package provide the benefits the Federal government has indicated? Will financial markets recover? Will homes start appreciating again? Will we all have jobs?

This is what we are all asking ourselves, but what do we do while we are waiting for everything to take effect? Well, take care of what you can and hope for the best for the rest.

We need to change our expectations. We will not be able to buy a new car every few years. Forget that 42″ flat panel TV. Do you really need to go out to dinner again this month? You are planning on retiring at 55, really?

We can change our habits. Save your money. We can save for the next rainy day because we are already in this one. We better learn this lesson now. Make your expectations realistic and do not live beyond your means. Continue reading this post

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Posted by: Peter McCullough on February 26th, 2009 under Realtor

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Advice From The World’s Foremost Authority On Blogging

Not! Does anyone want my advice on blogging? Ok, good, I’ll give you some advice: start by writing. It’s always best to start your blog by writing something.

Now you might ask—write about what?

And that would be a good question. Well, if you are a real estate agent you might want to write about real estate. That’s my first two pieces of advice—write, and write about real estate.

Seriously, if you are just starting or thinking about starting, there are a few things that might help. I will assume you’re an agent writing to consumers, and I will assume you’re not an experienced writer—otherwise you wouldn’t need my great advice. I write on several blogs, some related to the real estate industry and some related to consumers, but writing to consumers is the business end of blogging and it’s the main usefulness to you as an agent.

What are blogs good for?

They are good for informing consumers about your local market, about the real estate process in general, about market trends, about your services, about neighborhoods and listings and about how all this ties together.

You might want to develop a list of topics, such as: Continue reading this post

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Posted by: Mike Farmer on April 29th, 2008 under Best Practices, Blogging and Social Networking, Website Strategies

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