Everyday I’m Shuffling
It’s been a long, tough road for the last 4 or 5 years in Pasco County where I live. We were hit very hard by the short-sale, and foreclosure issues. But those of us who remained shuffling along did the best we could for our customers.
Most sellers who didn’t need to do a short-sale wouldn’t even consider putting their home on the market because their homes had lost up to 50% of their value. House prices ran back to 1998 or 1997 values, and appraisers used the short-sales and foreclosures as comps.
Everyday I’m Shuffling just to get a listing and get it sold. Having to tell someone that their home was only worth half or less of what they paid for it was a tough job.
Did I quit real estate? Did I think of doing anything else? No, I decided to wait and see what the market would do. I knew it would recover at some point but I really didn’t expect that point to be a distant star.
Everyday I’m Shuffling just to keep things going; needing to pay the bills, needing to keep our marketing up so we didn’t lose out: Never giving up on real estate.
Then 2013 came along. It started out shuffling along like the last few years. The first couple of months were slow. I gathered listings and hoped for the best.
And, all of a sudden, the buyers came out of hiding and started buying. At first it was the investors trying to grab what they could; they knew what was going to happen. Then buyers changed to people who were going to live in the homes, and homes started selling like hotcakes. So much so that now we have another problem. Yes, you guessed it, low inventory.
So Everyday I’m Shuffling but I’m still here.
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