Ken's Naperville Real Estate Blog : HE TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE MARKET AND...


Huh...  Am I dreaming.  No.

I am driving my limo.  I am headed east on Interstate 90 headed towards downtown Chicago.

My passenger is a talkative lady.  A tennis player.  She has been chatting on her cell phone since I picked her up.  Several different callers.  All seem to want to hear about her day.

To me, it sounded like "Blah, blah, blah".  Like when Charlie Brown gets scolded by his parents.

It makes it easier on the chaueffer when passengers are on the phone.  Saves us small talk and the uncomfortable silence.  Anyway...

I was driving along with my passenger when I heard:

"He took advantage of the real estate market and bought a huge house!"

What is this???  A gem of wisdom mixed into hours of incessant chit chat? 

Could it be my passenger understands?


To millions, the current real estate market causes gloom, sadness, and an overall resolution that they are stuck in their homes. 

This is half empty thinking.


If you are looking for a bigger or more expensive house than you currently live in, this is the time to move.


But what if I have a home to sell?

We will price it right, market it hard, and get it sold. 

And soon you too will be living in your dream home.



Comment balloon 11 commentsKen Tracy • April 26 2008 06:51AM


makes it sound like you were suprised to hear she had something intelligent to say.  
Posted by Crystal Bush (I Am Marketing) over 10 years ago
In some parts, a fire sale.
Posted by Donna Marie Godfrey (Godfrey Properties) over 10 years ago
Some do get it...the opportunity available and they act.  They will be the ones who make the next "big bucks in real estate."
Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) over 10 years ago
Am I the only one found it interesting that you are driving a limo on the side? It's not a buyers market unless you are in the market buying homes.
Posted by Heather the Realtor Orlando, Lake Mary, First Time Home Buyers, Bank Owned Homes (LemonTree Realty) over 10 years ago

Hi Heather, Gary, Donna, and Crystal. 

Good morning and thanks for reading.  I do drive on the side.  Would rather be sitting at closings, but we do what we have to do.

Have a wonderful day.


Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) over 10 years ago
Sometimes it pays to eaves drop on others conversations.  I find myself half listening in on others conversations in restaurants, in the line at the grocery store, at the hair dressers etc and you never know when you'll hear something about real estate or so and so buying a house or so and so is getting divorced and they need to sell their house.  Keep cards in your pockets for just those occasions.
Posted by June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time (Remax New Beginnings ) over 10 years ago
Now is the best time to buy.  I hope enough people will understand that and change the market.
Posted by Melody Botting, You Deserve The Best (Broker Associate PenFed Realty) over 10 years ago
I have a couple of buyers who seem to really "get it" right now, although we also talk to others who are waiting for the bottom of the market.  Prices here are on the upswing!  Get a clue, people!
Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 10 years ago

Hi June, Melody, and Jason.  Thanks for reading and writing.

It was nice to hear it from a non realtor.  Someone else understood!


Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) over 10 years ago
The sad thing is I am seeing some people sell their existing home AND THEN look into financing... before you upgrade get approved! Renting is not a fun alternative nor is trying to squeeze out of a rock solid purchase and sale agreement.
Posted by Jeff Fullmer, Real Estate Investor/Financier (FM Properties) over 10 years ago

Hi Jeff.  Good point from the loan side!


Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) over 10 years ago

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