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Real Estate and The New Year….Support Hope

Some things are constant in the world and especially the Real Estate world.

  1. People make more people
  2. People need shelter
  3. Shelter provides a place for people to make more people

These simple truths that we hold to be self-evident are sometimes overlooked during times when economies lag, by Real Estate stagnation, by the media’s eternal focus on what is negative. Increasing foreclosure statistics, slow markets and so on. The media can make anything sound bad especially during a slow news day, while we are all challenged with making things better. The above noted items are true and have always been true.

Shelter is one of the essentials of life and the American dream is not dead it’s just in need of some encouragement. Pride is just one of the intangibles that create the desire to buy a home. Creating a personal environment, the ability to increase the value of your own asset, building a nest egg with the equity that comes with making payments on the principle balance and or appreciation are additional incentives for people to buy their own home.

These intangibles are often overlooked when the local news needs to fill its broadcast with interesting and captivating information that keeps us from turning the channel and watching a game show.

Game shows are the classic example of hope. People spin a wheel or answer a series of questions in the hope of winning a prize that may change their lives for the better. But game shows are outnumbered by news stories by a 100 to 1 on television. This is because unfortunately hope doesn’t sell quite as well as despair. It would be nice if these two completely opposite approaches to increasing viewership were opposite, but hope doesn’t have the drama or the impact on our lives as misery so hope will lose without us to support it.

By supporting hope and spreading good news faster than bad news we can each make a difference in the lives of those we know and those that we don’t through the 6 degrees of separation that Kevin Bacon is famous for.

Enjoy the New Year and remember to spread hope and good will and do good by doing well.

Michael Urbanski Michael Urbanski (1356 Posts)

Michael Urbanski is a successful entrepreneur with extensive experience online as the CEO/founder of Heavy Hammer since its inception in 1998. Heavy Hammer has several profitable online platforms for local advertising. Michael also owns several patents for geographic advertising online and has numerous other patents in process. Before launching Heavy Hammer in 1999 Michael was the top salesman for foreclosure homes in the state of Maryland. Among his accomplishments Mr. Urbanski has been a decorated Air Traffic Controller in the Air Force, a successful restaurateur and has written and produced several award winning feature films and top tier video games. Leveraging the success of his previous ventures and experiences, Michael self‑financed and launched Heavy Hammer which has been profitable every year of the 12 years it has been in operation.


6 Comments
  1. Hello to every body, it’s my first visit of this website; this web site includes amazing and truly fine stuff in favor of readers.

  2. Vince,
    Please re read my comments to Sam? We have got to stay positive to make positive happen for us. The book “The Secret” talks about the laws of attraction even though we have all heard about opposites attracting, I think that is a myth spread by wealthy older men;-)

  3. Sam,
    I may not need my wife to tell me that I am a good husband but it makes me want to be a better husband when she tells me. Maybe I am odd that way but I have always believed that if you tell a child that they are a dumb kid, they will act like a dumb kid. If you tell the same child that they are smart and have the potential to be smarter, they want to live up to those expectations. The economy and all of us that depend on it need us (the Real Estate professional community)to reinforce the positives instead of selecting the negatives as our point of focus.

  4. I have been encountering many potential buyers who would rather rent at this time. The often cite the market and say it is a bad time to buy. Do you have any recommendations on how to flip them to buying? I’m looking for more ammunition to fight this issue with. Any advice is appreciated.

  5. Ah yes. Hope springs eternal..except when it comes to Nielsen ratings. However, the constant of procreation and need for shelter (as well as food)will forever be in our rear view mirror, no matter how hungry we are for the dreary and dismal future.

  6. What makes you think the American Dream needs encouragement instead of letting it slowly recover on its own, and what in your opinion are the things we should or should not do to encourage it to recover faster?

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