Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I have lived through all kinds of upturns and downturns and have no doubt I will survive more in the future. Cycles are simply a fact of life.

Apr 19, 2017 05:18 AM
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Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

I found a picture of granny and grandad

Granny hunting for owls

Grandad looking up recipes for possum.

 

Apr 19, 2017 09:34 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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I read your post. Not 100% in agreement with Bank of America being the sole 'patient zero' of the crisis, but going with it.

My grandmother on my mom's side lived to be 97 and I inherited a lot of her cooking ability. Never cooked an owl, but I can make a lot of different kinds of pizza and a red sauce that'll make you wanna marry me. (my dad actually assisted in that education, taught by his mother who lived to be 88.)
As far as survival in lean times . . . I think any of us that have been licensed longer than 15 years already know. And we're still here. It's always cyclical.

Apr 19, 2017 09:34 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Annette,

I am in full agreement with Nina Hollander .  This is known as LIFE!

Apr 19, 2017 02:33 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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Been around for 37 years and rode the waves and still swimming. I don't see the future to be any different.

Apr 19, 2017 01:51 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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 Life is a roller coaster.  Hang on for the ride.

Apr 19, 2017 01:36 PM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Annette, I started out on foreclosures and short sales when I entered the business in 2009;   I am now  better prepared if that is where we will be heading again.  Bring it on!

By the way, in our neck of the woods we like to bake beans with our owl.  

It is known as a:           HOOTER  TOOTER   

Apr 19, 2017 10:08 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I thought exactly those 3 things. And 4th...I don't even eat chicken, don't love bird in general so owl would be difficult to choke down...-Kasey

Apr 19, 2017 09:43 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

No to the Owl but have a fishing pole or two!

Apr 19, 2017 08:26 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We adapt as needed to survive all circumstances

Apr 19, 2017 08:25 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I agree with Nina Hollander - I will survive whatever cycles of life present. 

Apr 19, 2017 07:51 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

WHO WHO WHO...would have known about grandmas cooking ability? 

Apr 19, 2017 07:06 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Well, that is one catchy title! I've already commented on your blog.

Apr 19, 2017 06:18 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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I think a few things-

 

man, our grandmothers were amazing women

allready have enough bad news to deal with on a daily basis. I don't want to hear there's an owl in my future.

& "So what's for dinner in your house?"

mic drop

Apr 19, 2017 06:11 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I do not let the economy dictate my business!

Apr 19, 2017 05:49 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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Our industry seems to survive on the ups and downs as a way of life

Apr 19, 2017 05:45 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
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Should another crash happen in our area - our short sale skills are still finely tuned - another closes tomorrow...

Apr 19, 2017 05:32 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I don't think we will have one but things are going to change if inventory does not 're-supply' itself soon. People are not selling so move-up situations are not possible.

Apr 19, 2017 05:28 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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There is no doubt at some [oint interest rates will come up enough where buyers slow to a crawl. For now market forces are keeping the rates lower due to a lack of new mortgages due to low inventories and no more refinancing with the higher rate. I never stopped selling foreclosures, part of my business is still in REO and when it flips, i am already ready to run with it. Being Independent allows me to adjust more quickly than a corporate structure

Apr 19, 2017 05:17 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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I have been licensed since 1992.

Apr 20, 2017 03:52 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - always have the reserves for few months - and plan ahead for survival, if needed.

Apr 19, 2017 09:59 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
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property management here to stay

Apr 19, 2017 08:30 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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I doubt it will be happening this year or next, but after that I would not be surprised to see a massive number of reo and short sales. 

Apr 19, 2017 07:10 PM
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William Feela
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I live in a rural area and hunting is in my blood...not starving here along with a large garden.

Apr 19, 2017 04:12 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
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Actually, what popped into my mind when I read the title was, "Wow, how does one cook an Owl?" You never know when that information might come in handy.

But now that I know you're really not going to share a recipe, I'll go see what your blog is all about.

Apr 19, 2017 12:21 PM
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Bob Crane
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I have several businesses, downturns in some areas are filled with upturns in others.

Apr 19, 2017 11:44 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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My first thought was "She must have been a country woman" and "did she cook squirrel or gator too?"  P.S.  Gator is yummy, when done right.

Apr 19, 2017 10:36 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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I did short sales and BPOs when the investment market went down with the bubble.

Apr 19, 2017 08:03 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I wonder what an owl tastes like?

Apr 19, 2017 07:02 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It is a good idea to have savings for slower periods.

Apr 19, 2017 06:43 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've been in this since 1978 and I've seen everything including builders hanging by their fingernails and others losing their last dollar.... the days of the Resolution Trust Company (government owned asset management company).... I know how to handle every market situation.... there was no worse.... losing equity is one scenario....losing it all is another.....

Apr 19, 2017 06:24 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 Just another day in this business.

Apr 19, 2017 06:07 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

We will lose quite a few agents if we faced another downturn

Apr 19, 2017 05:39 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
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Never ever ever have I eaten or thought to eat an owl... but I would imagine you cook it like most birds.

Dec 15, 2017 05:30 PM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
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Up, down, makes no difference.  Just the price points and finding qualified buyers.

Apr 24, 2017 09:37 AM