You know, what is funny is how knowledgeable someone can be when they are not an Attorney, but want to represent themselves in court and end up in jail. How about the guy who wanted to install his own electrical panel and burnt his house down...
You won't see that in real estate.... if you want to do it yourself fine, you won't be burning a house down or apt to cause anyone harm but yourself. If you take a look at the market and get scared or think that it will get worseâ€¦, act on your gut feelings and sit there and do nothing while the rest of us buy and sell. Say that Realtors are only out for the money andâ€¦. go it on your ownâ€¦.hey, itâ€™s a free country last time I looked. For those savvy enough to ask for advice from a professional â€¦and not begrudge the fact that the professional actually has the nerve to get paid for it, they move forward, even in hard times. I am working with investors right now, showing homes weekly.
I have actually bought 4 homes this year personally.... and I say that the water is fine, jump right in... my youngest son just bought another home on 3 acres for $169,000 near Puyallup, it was listed on the NWMLS. I am in Escrow with my 5th house (a Duplex) for the year but it wonâ€™t close till next month. Am I waiting for the price to get cheaper? NOPE. They may get a bit cheaper, they may not, but when you can pencil it out in your favor by a large margin then it just takes grit to go on and â€œget â€˜er doneâ€.
Believe in what we as Agents tell you or notâ€¦, its ok either way. If you donâ€™t believe the rosy picture we paint, then just sit there, do nothing till the market swings back. But one thing to remember is thisâ€¦., there is probably no one on this forum that will tell you what to do or recommend a course of action that they wouldnâ€™t do or havenâ€™t done themselves. If it was baloney the rest of us would call them on it in a minute anyway. We do police our own. You will see a bit of what looks like hype anytime sales are involved, with real estate this is no exceptionâ€¦but you must use a measure of self awareness and take a bit of risk. There was a sign on the bumper of a squad car in San Francisco in Height Ashbury in 1968 that I saw that was to the pointâ€¦, it said: â€œIf you donâ€™t like cops, the next time you need help call a hippie!â€ â€“ now that was funny.
The market is tough for some, LOTS of homes sitting on the MLS. But HEYâ€¦ its just an opportunity for those who can see the forest through all the trees.
By the way, side note for agent/friends: I am opening my own Brokerage next week just after xMass.