JL's Columbia SC Real Estate Blog: 10 Reasons That You Should Wait to Buy in this Market

10 Reasons That You Should Wait to Buy in this Market

 With all the posts out there about how now is the best time in history to run out and buy a home, I thought it only fair to show you the reasons that you should not do so. The last thing this economy needs is for consumers to start spending money, that would actually cause the great deals to go away. Mainly due to the fact that it would cause the economy and the real estate market to recover, and at this point that's the last thing we need.

10-  Rent is fun to pay. I mean it's not at all like having to pay your own mortgage, why do that when you can pay a mortgage for someone else. If you went out and bought a home, there would be one less investor out there getting a free house with your money.

9- The amount of homes for sale on the market. There is no need to running out there when you have a ton of homes for sale at your disposal. You should certainly wait for the numbers to dwindle so you will have less of a choice you decide to buy. This will keep you from having to be so picky.

8- The great deals will be the first to go. This will be your indicator that you are getting close to time to start looking. All the good homes will be taken and then you can go sift through the left overs for what you can salvage.

7- Low Interest rates. Low interest rates will cause your mortgage payments to be lower, and this may make you feel like you are not doing your fair share. You should definitely wait around for those rates to rise so you can make a higher monthly payment. Then you won't have to deal with the guilt of saving money.

6- The price of homes for sale. Currently many homes for sale are on the market at very competitive lower prices. If you can manage to hang in there a little longer without buying a home, then you can catch market during or after a recovery. This means that you will get to pay more for the home than you would today.

5- With today's rates and prices, mortgages on many homes for sale are actually cheaper than rent on the same homes. Again this would possibly save you money, and that's not what you want to do. You need to wait for the prices to rise so you're not getting as good of a deal.

4- A 10% of the sales price tax credit up to $8,000. If you were to buy a home now,and you are a first time home buyer, then you would receive this tax credit. If you can hold out until next year, then you will be able to avoid this tax credit all together. This will save you the aggravation of trying to decide what to do with the extra money on next year's tax return.

3-Builder incentives. At present, in addition to the competitive prices, many builders are offering other incentives on new homes. Incentives like a percentage of of the home for sale depending on your employment and reduced pricing on upgrades. Some are even offering free upgrades and tossing in little extras that they normally do not offer in order to sweeten the pot. This would mean that you could get a great deal on a brand new home in your area, and that's the last thing you want. Wait for these deals to be snatched up other buyers before you even consider looking for your new home.

2- Lack of competition for you. Right now with many would be buyers sitting on the fence trying to make a decision, you would have your pick of the litter as far as the homes currently available are concerned. You need to wait until many more buyers are on the search, that way you can possibly end up in multiple offer situations and have to fight another buyer over the home you really want.

1- The pride of home ownership. There is no reason to come home to a home that actually belongs to you. Why not constantly come home to a house that you are buying for someone else.


 I hope that in some way this has helped anyone reading to figure out why you should stay on that fence. There are really too many great deals and incentives out there to subject yourself to making a decision as to which one you want. So hang in there and stay on those sidelines. With a little discipline and a little luck you'll be able to avoid all the great deals that this current market has to offer. Best of luck to you.




JL Boney, III - Columbia, SC Realtor - Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

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Comment balloon 87 commentsJL Boney, III • April 20 2009 11:00AM


JL - At first glance, I thought you were hitting it a little early. Nice tongue-in-cheek post. 

Posted by Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale (Homes By Cross, Inc. ) over 11 years ago

JL...I had a call over the weekend, and was asked if I thought now was a god time to buy.  DUH!!  I am not sure how much more needs to be said!

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 11 years ago

Good one JL...maybe they'll understand that concept :)

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 11 years ago

I really liked this post JL but hey, I like sarcasm.

Posted by Melina Tomson, Principal Broker/Owner, M.S. (Tomson Burnham, llc Licensed in the State of Oregon) over 11 years ago


OK, you KNEW that this was an automatic:

Featured in the Group "Whacked!!!"

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 11 years ago


I like this reasons. I shall share them with my buyers that are sitting on the fence...


Posted by Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County! (Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage) over 11 years ago


You made the AR Newsletter! As mentioned before, I love these "top ten" posts.

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 11 years ago

And if you cant buy at LEAST get a great lease option with great terms!

Brian, http://LeaseOptionCoach.com

Posted by Brian Gibbons, Creative Financing Coach All 50 States (REISkills.com) over 11 years ago

Nicely put JL! I have passed this on to my prospects, see if this will get them off the sidelines! Cannot be clearer than water...

Posted by Tony Banuelos over 11 years ago

This is a fantastic post..........and how true it is!!!!!  Like, hello-----what are you waiting for????

Posted by Barb & Ernie Suto over 11 years ago

I couldn't have said it better myself!

Posted by Jamie Stimpson (Keller Williams West Monmouth) over 11 years ago

Nice Humor. Sad Thing :It won't be so funny when buyers miss opportunities

Posted by Lori Lincoln And Associates, Top Agent Taunton,Dighton Rehoboth &more (Top Agent Serving Dighton Taunton, Rehoboth and more!) over 11 years ago

That's great, JL! Thanks for the refreshing viewpoint. I get tired of trying to help potential buyers in an way understand why now makes sense for many of them -- this might be the way to get through!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 11 years ago

Nicely put JL! I have passed this on to my prospects, see if this will get them off the sidelines! Cannot be clearer than water...

Posted by Mario Banuelos, Real Estate Superstar (The Agency) over 11 years ago

You think a lot like I do, which is kind of scary for those that know me!  I like the list a lot, it's always nice to get a laugh right after I sent an (expensive) inspection addendum to a seller... : D

Posted by Chad Boyers (The Danberry Co.- Toledo, Perrysburg, Sylvania, & NW OH) over 11 years ago

Very funny!

You summed it well & I hope many of us realtors will pass that article along to our propspects that are still sitting on the fence...


Posted by Monique Ting, RA e-pro MoniqueHawaii.com over 11 years ago

I LOVE this! I have a 'special' buyer I'm going to send it to!! Thanks, JL!

Posted by Kathy Dailey (Premier Denver Homes) over 11 years ago

Very funny, so tongue-in-cheek. But, as you well know, when people (and Lenders) get scared, they tend to crawl into their shell. But the brave ones, like Warren Buffett, realize that now is the time to act. WB is intrepid, not afraid. It's just a question of courage, don't you agree?

Posted by Art Owen over 11 years ago

Great Post! If that doesn't make this great situation sink into these buyer's heads...nothing will!

Posted by Tina Beasley over 11 years ago

Hi JL-You are most creative my friend. I like the way you think. Hope you had a super day. <SMILE>

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) over 11 years ago

You forgot the one about if you wait you won't have to get a Realtor who will practically shine your shoes, walk your dog, and throw in a free toaster. Good post. Enjoyed it.

Posted by Chris Oliver (Century 21, Preferred Properties) over 11 years ago

I'm going to read this at my office meeting on Wednesday... this is a great retort to all the wanta be players who have no stomach to get into the market... of course they didn't get in back in '97 either and thought we were all dense for buying then too... thanks ok... better for my buyers and my portifilo ... we can't all be winners.. gotta have the loosers out there!

Posted by Connie W over 11 years ago

JL, how true. In one section of my town the cheap deals have gone away. ^ months ago you could find a cheap one ever other day, not now.


Posted by John Palmisano (Keller Williams Properties Weston, FL) over 11 years ago

Doggone it JL I was thinking about going out and buying a home and now you have talked me out of it.  :-))

Good Points all my friend, hopefully you have convinced just one person to get off of the fence.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 11 years ago

Hillarious!  You had me laughing out loud!  I don't know if some of my buyers could handle the truth to all of this without feeling foolish.  LOL!

Posted by Jenny Durling, For Los Angeles real estate help 213-215-4758 (L.A. Property Solutions) over 11 years ago

Dear J L,

I loved your 10 reasons not to buy.  I will share it with some of my clients.  There is one more reason you forgot to mention.  With all the money that the federal government is spending and planning to spend that they don't have, the inflation rate will skyrocket within a few years and everything (including real estate) will cost a lot more. It will go up in price along with construction costs and  everything else.  So, why would you want to buy now when the prices are low and interest is low when you can wait and pay a lot more later?

Great Blog,



Posted by David "Mac" Ward, Laguna Beach, CA over 11 years ago

Love the tongue in cheek humor.  Hopefully most people will get it.  I agree with you sentiments entirely.  In fact, I've placed a link to your post on my blog: http://sacramentorealestater.blogspot.com/.  I hope you don't mind.

I've got a couple of posts on my blog that discuss why it's a great time to buy.  Less humorous than yours, of course.

Posted by Michael Graham over 11 years ago

As a Charleston transplant in L.A., I have made all the same points you are making and want so much to believe.  But then I found that my buyers were losing out to multiple offers...sometimes dozens.  The good properties -- at least here in Los Angeles -- get snatched up way too fast, and for too much.  I call it The Myth of the Buyers Market.

Posted by Todd Coleman (Keller Williams RR Gable) over 11 years ago

Wow awesome post!  As a former stand up comedian two thumbs up.  I'm using this for my fence sitters.

Posted by Mike Henderson, HUD Home Hub - 303-949-5848 (Your complete source for buying HUD homes) over 11 years ago

Your tongue in cheek post made me grin.  Buyers need to understand the realities and then make their decisions.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 11 years ago

ha... love it, JL.    Nicely written!

Posted by Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired (Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®) over 11 years ago

At first glance at the title, I thought, hey this agent has fallen off his rocker! Glad I stuck around and read some more! Of course, you may have still fallen off your rocker..:)

Posted by Pam Graham, Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties (All Real Estate Options) over 11 years ago

JL.  How about one more.

Landlords are a needy class.  Help them out.


Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Love it!  Thank you for the wake up laugh with my coffee ;-)

Keep the zingers coming!

Posted by Linda Santos, Realtor - Ithaca Fingerlakes NY Real Estate (Warren Real Estate) over 11 years ago

JL-too fun I am going to share this with our office...a good sense of humor is always appreciated. Thanks

Posted by Michelle Melton over 11 years ago

Great job on getting us going with a chuckle. Oh and happy anniversary today. Mine was great dinner and no kids.

Posted by Chip Jefferson (Gibbs Realty and Auction Company) over 11 years ago

I'd like to send this to every one of my prospects, and all those lookers that come to my open house every sunday!!  What a great way to get the message across.  thanks for posting.

Posted by Mary Ann Mazza-Peeler (Joyner Fine Properties, Inc.) over 11 years ago

Great post!! I love the humor. I , too, will definitely share this with others.

Posted by Chad Janusa over 11 years ago

At first glance, I was like, Are you serious? Then I got it. Ha! Great post and worthy of the feature status. Lenn's addition was a hoot, for sure.

Posted by William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate (WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group) over 11 years ago

Great post. 

Knew it had to be "tongue in cheek", otherwise you wouldn't be in Real Estate, you'd be flipping burgers somewhere.

Posted by Joni Gordon (Leisure American Realty/Jakus Realty Team) over 11 years ago

Very cute JL, I could not have said it better myself.

Posted by DeAndrea "Dee Dee" Jones, The NorthernVARealEstateLady & DMVRealEstateChick (Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc.) over 11 years ago

Great time to buy - now if those darned underwriters would just loosen up a bit.

Posted by Wendy Smith, Real Estate Advisor (Wendy Smith Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Nicely done! I too am tempted to share it with certain of my "buyers" (read: professional procrastinators) but fear it may land a little too close to home ;^).

Posted by Beth Larsen, Sedona Arizona (RE/MAX Sedona) over 11 years ago

I love your approach to the "timing" question.  Great posting.

Posted by Tom Boos, Providing the very best of service to Sellers and (Sine & Monaghan Realtors, Real Living) over 11 years ago

Great way to reverse things up! Love it..I've got a couple buyers I think I'll send this to....they seem to think we have all the time in the world to find them the "deal".

Congrats on the feature!


Posted by Thom Abbott, Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale (MyMidtownMojo.com |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living) over 11 years ago

I agree totally.  I am a landlord, and for the first time I have people asking if they can rent one of my houses - and neither of them are vacant!!  I like it that way - keep renting, everyone! (But really, I'm going to meet with one of my tenants to see if we can get her into a house of her own.)

Posted by Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder (The DiGiorgio Group) over 11 years ago

Enjoyable post. At first glance I was very confused, but after reading further it became clearer. I too am a landlord so I am somewhat on the fence here.

Posted by Courtney Fontenot, NAR Certified REPA, REW (Alpha Prosperity Management) over 11 years ago

LOL, I think I'm going to pass along some of these 'reasons' to a buyers who has been on the fence for the last year.  Thanks

Posted by Stuart Dobson (eLoanRates.org) over 11 years ago

Morning JL,  Nice tongue in cheek approach to a great topic !

Posted by Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos (16 Sunview Blvd) over 11 years ago

Humor is a good tool.  Good post.  Give people something to think about.  I have told people the minute we get the headline PRICES GOING UP or MARKET IS NOW TURNING my phone will ring of the hook, but by then the change will be three months old and the doom and gloom media just picking it up.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Very well put, it is no time for a serious buyer to be sitting on the fence. Well done.

Posted by Ron DeCoste, "1st Class Service from Contract to Closing" (HomeSmart) over 11 years ago

I enjoyed this post very much.  I need to share with a few buyers.  Keep them coming!

Posted by Colleen Kilfoil (ACapeHouse.com, LLC) over 11 years ago

Hi JL,

I love your approach on this subject.

Great job!

Posted by Team Birtola High Desert Realty (Team Birtola High Desert Realty) over 11 years ago


I thought at first glance, this guy is nuts! Glad I read it, great job and wonderful approach! I think I will pass this along.

Thank you



Posted by Tony Kanski over 11 years ago

This is wonderful stuff. Don't you just love the ones that still are thinking that if they keep waiting they will get a $150k home for $15k. NOT!

Posted by Kim Dove, Realtor - Jacksonville FL (Watson Realty Corp) over 11 years ago

JL --- Hello to my Columbia friend --- I'm back from my wonderful, wonderful vacation.  What an outstanding blog.  I'm going to re-blog it so hopefully all of my Agent-Owners will read it.  Thanks. Can't believe that this post was not a feature.

Mama Liz's Signature

Posted by Liz Loadholt, Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC (Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC) over 11 years ago

Great thought. Maybe we should really start from the back when convincing people that now is the time to buy. Maybe when we stop convincing, we will actually be more convincing.

Posted by Natasa Glamoclija (Natasa Glamoclija) over 11 years ago

Nice spin on the NAR brochure.  Top 10 reasons not to act so it can cost you financially!  Good post & congrats on the feature in the newsletter.

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) over 11 years ago

Ha!ha! Very funny.  At first I screamed "WHAAAAT?!!!  Glad I read to the end.  Just love the humor there.  

Posted by oineza c. estrada over 11 years ago

JL:  Fabulous!

Posted by Carrie Sampron, ABR SFR & Kathy Sampron (303) 931-3629 Highlands R (Home Smart Realty Group) over 11 years ago

GREAT POST!  I wish I could use it!!?  Here in Southern Ca. specifically Riverside/SanBernardino County's prices are still trending down.  Lenders are still taking off 5% on appraisal because of that fact!  Even my Investor clients are having a tuff time.  My pitch is;  If you can afford to own the home and you plan on staying for a while, then buy.  This is without a doubt, the greatest buying opportunity ever-Period!






Mathews Associates/Agent-Investor-Retirement Planning Advisor-"Building Wealth & Lifestyles for Life"

Posted by matt mathews (mathews Realty Group ) over 11 years ago

JL - When I first started reading this blog, I thought you had been smoking the "funny stuff" when you wrote it. . .and then I GOT IT:-)

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 11 years ago

Great post JL! OK if I print and use it as a hand out at my open houses this weekend? Here in Rochester NY we are one of the few areas that have not been crushed, we are actually up a smidgen! And the builders are giving great incentives. So our buyers really should get off the fence. 

Our transaction volume is down a lot, like 20% but our pricing is stable, at least right now. And I am already ahead of ALL of last year (hmmm, can't remember, what year was that?). Our inventory is down - we are seeing emails from agents that have buyers looking for properties, and they can't find what they want, so looking for new listings as soon as they hit.

I really enjoyed this and had a great laugh - especially since my son and his girlfriend are looking for a house in Endicott NY, and I was thinking the same thing - should they, shouldn't they? Our one big concern is they are new hires (June 2008) at Lockheed Martin, so if they get laid off, that could be a problem.

Posted by Angela Penkin (RE/MAX Plus) over 11 years ago

Excellent Tips JL.  I think maybe everyone should wait, you convinced me.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com) over 11 years ago

JL you did an awesome job with this post. I think it is great to mix in a little sarcasm whenever possible:)

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 11 years ago

Too funny!!  I have some clients that I'd really love to give this too!  ;)

Posted by Sandra Workman, BBA, Broker, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR, CNE, ePRO, CNHS (Keller Williams Preferred Realty) over 11 years ago

LOL! You should send that to DAvid Letterman to do on his show!

Posted by Maria Morton, Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758 (Platinum Realty) over 11 years ago

JL, I love this blog!  It like the angle you took.  Great work.


Posted by Kim Peasley-Parker (AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc.) over 11 years ago

New to Rain .. question ??  some have already passed this on to their clients but some say they

wish they could?  what is the proper protocol.  can we use it?  should we put your name on it as

author?  LOVED IT

Posted by Connie Winstead, San Luis Obispo County CA Real Estate Agent (Nancy Puder & Associates ) over 11 years ago

Thanks for the list.  It is always good to have something in writing to actually visualise.  If we all stick to it we can get the ball rolling.


Posted by Team Honeycutt (Allen Tate) over 11 years ago

These are all great reasons but I still maintain that many homebuyers do not have the money for a downpayment, even 3.5%. Maybe that's only applicable in my neck of the woods.

Posted by Kelsey Barklow, 423/948-9154 (Hurd Realty) over 11 years ago

JL this is just hysterical. Between this and your post on 10 ways not to sell your home, you have made my day.

Thank you for your amusing look at the excuses and reasons our clients use for not making a committment.

Posted by Marney Kirk, Towson, Maryland Real Estate (Cummings & Co. Realtors) over 11 years ago

Claude- I assume several people did.

Bill- Sometimes we don't need to say much.

Sally- We will see.

Melina- I do too.

Richard- I had my suspicions.

Ginger- I hope it helps.

Richard- I noticed that.

Brian- If it makes them happy.


Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 11 years ago

Tony- Maybe it will make them think.

Suto- Thanks for stopping in.

Jamie- Thank you.

Lori- No it will not.

Lottie- I always like to say things a little differently.

Tony- Good luck sir.

Chad- Hope everything worked out for you and your buyer.

Monique- It's easy to be honest.

Kathy- You never know, it might work.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 11 years ago

Art- Fear will stop many people, I agree.

Tina- We will see what happens.

Sharon- You have to be a little outside the box these days.

Chris- That will be a given as well.

Connie- I hope your office enjoyed.

John- They are leaving our area as well.

Don- The more that get out there, the better off we will all be.

Jenny- It's not a post for the faint of heart.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 11 years ago

Mac- The inflation is coming, I can agree with that.

Michael- I don't mind at all, thanks for the compliment.

Todd- Thanks for sharing, I will give it a read.

Christine- Informed and educated decisions are always the best to make.

Ray- I don't know about that, but it would be cool.

Hendersons- Thanks for the thumbs up.

Jesse- Thank you sir.

Pam- Only time will tell.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 11 years ago

Lenn- Well, they are indeed.

Linda- I will try my best.

Michelle- It's a great thing to have.

Laura- No kids is always a nice day isn't it?

Mary Ann- Pass it out and see what happens.

Chad- Hope it helps.

William- Lenn is always here to help.

Joni- No burgers for me.

Dee- Thanks you very much.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 11 years ago

Wendy- That's another post entirely.

Beth- I'm sure it would get some attention.

Tom- Thanks for stopping by.

T & R- Pass it on.

Joetta- Best of luck with your rentals.

Courtney- I can understand.

Stuart- It couldn't hurt.

Bill- Thank you sir.

Gene- I think in many places it's already starting to happen.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 11 years ago

Ron- It's not time to waste time.

Colleen- I will try.

Ruben- Thank you.

Tony- You're welcome, thanks for reading and commenting.

Kim- There are definitely some out there that believe just that.

Liz- I can't win them all.

Natasa- That was my plan.

Lyn- I didn't read that one, but thanks, I try to check it out.

oineza- Sometimes you have to stick with me to see where I'm going.

Samprons- Thanks!

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 11 years ago

Matt- This one won't work everywhere yet.

Myrl- Who says I wasn't?

Angela- You are welcome to use the post at your open houses if you'd like. Hope all is well with you and your Son in his search.

John- Glad I could help.

Bill- I try my best to do so whenever possible.

Sandra- Give it to them.

Maria- He want return my messages.

Kim- Just trying something different.

Connie- Always polite to ask permission, but I don't mind people using it if they think it will help them.

Shelton- It's hard to ignore what you're staring at.

Kelsey- Unfortunately, that is the case for many, I agree.

Marney- Glad I could help.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 11 years ago

Thanks for the inspiration, my man;)

Posted by Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life (Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina) over 11 years ago

Thanks for the inspiration, my man;)

Posted by Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life (Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina) over 11 years ago

OK, I have to admit, Jason sent me.  Nice job - You convinced me!

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) over 11 years ago

Sardi- You're welcome.

Gary- Thanks for stopping by.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 11 years ago

LOL! Getting hate mail baased on this is just silly. Some people just won't get the humor, not matter what kind. And some people just enjoy hating REALTORS®. Considering how much effort I put into working hard for my clients, I'll never understand it.

Posted by Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts) over 11 years ago

Lisa- Realtors will always be hated by certain people, it's a fact I except.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 11 years ago

Great post of course #4 is no longer valid and the low inventory has cut out two of the points.

Posted by Pete Xavier, Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide (Investments to Luxury) almost 8 years ago