JL's Columbia SC Real Estate Blog: The Future is Already Here

The Future is Already Here

The Future is Here I hear a lot of talk about the future and how the future of the real estate business will shape up. The fact is that I see what I consider to be a lot of common misconceptions on what the future actually is and when it becomes that present. Time is always relative and it waits for no one and nothing. In fact, the future is already here and by the time you make it to this point in the post, the beginning of this paragraph is already the past.

 While the future is nice thing to think about, it's truly unpredictable, so focusing on the present is one of the best things you can do.

Crystal Ball

 By the time you have the thought that "this" is the future of real estate, the future is already here. It's a never ending struggle to remain on top of this ever changing industry and maintain relavence. The thing that has helped me the most is to look at the future as a curve ball to swing at when i see it cross the plate. Otherwise you are just taking shots in the dark with no target to hit in the first place.

 So what is the future of real estate, it's what ever you make it. Follow the trends of the people and go where they go. They are already doing it, so why shouldn't you? After all, the point is stay in front of people, not curve balls. Of course you may want to stay in line with people, it does you no good to be way up there alone.




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

 I specialize in Columbia, SC real estate and the surrounding areas, including Blythewood, SC, Kershaw County, Fairfield County, and Lexington, SC. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in Columbia, SC or any of the surrounding areas, I would love the opportunity to speak with to see how I can help. Thanks for reading and feel free to contact me if I can be of service to you.

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Comment balloon 18 commentsJL Boney, III • September 14 2009 02:32PM


Al anyone really has is now. You can't live in the past or future,only in the now.

Posted by Marilyn Culver (Keller Willians) over 10 years ago

JL...very well put.  We deal in the furure everyday.  We get to tomorrow's future quicker than next monday's future, bet we get there everyday.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 10 years ago

JL - It's a journey not a destination!  I always try to run in the opposite direction of the herd

Posted by Nevin Williams, Senior Mortgage Advisor (Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation) over 10 years ago


The good thing is that the future always is ahead of us ... the bad thing is that we can't learn from it!

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 10 years ago

We will always know where to find the future, right in front of us. 

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 10 years ago

And then there are folks that look at it through hindsight . . . I like what you said: The future is what we make it!

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) over 10 years ago

JL, one thing is certain people will always need to sell or need to buy!  It's developing a relationship and nurturing it and learning everyday that will ensure our success!

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) over 10 years ago

JL --you are so right --- real estate is constantly changing and one must stay on top of the changes and be a leader --- not a follower.

               Mama Liz

Posted by Liz Loadholt, Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC (Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC) over 10 years ago

JL - "Back to the future" is a sad mantra some Realtors(r) guise themselves. Times have changed and so has the delivery methods of our business. Adapt, modify, and embrace the future . Smart Post !

Posted by Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale (Homes By Cross, Inc. ) over 10 years ago

"The good old days are here and now, it's all we ever really have."

I am LOVING it.

Carpe Diem!!!

Posted by Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text (Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker) over 10 years ago

Marilyn- I look at it the same way.

Bill- It's always right there my friend.

Nevin- I never liked the pack mentality myself.

Richard- No, but we can take a good guess.

Don- And there it is.


Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 10 years ago

Carla- I am a firm believer in that statement.

Laura- Can't argue with any of that.

Liz- I never was a very good follower.

Claude- We have to if we want to stick around.

Candice- Strong statement, thanks.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 10 years ago

Hi JL-You are wise my friend. Are you sure that is your current pic and you aren't really a wise old man. <SMILE> Great job my friend. Hope your week has been going well. <SMILE>

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) over 10 years ago

JL - The philosopher is in eh?  I can't believe how it's changed since '85 when I started.  The old roller paper faxes, picking up keys to show homes.... I think the new technology  we have is great!

Posted by April Hayden-Munson, Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate over 10 years ago

So what is the future of real estate, it's what ever you make it.

You hit the nail on the head right there JL.

Otherwise the only thing left is back to the future.

Posted by Cameron Wilson, The Short Guy - Murrieta,Temecula,Menifee Californ (Labrum Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Sharon- I feel like an old man most of the time, but the pic truly is current.

April- Technology will always change things, by leaps and bounds at the time.

Cameron- Once and a while I pick a winner my friend.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 10 years ago

JL- Great points.  The future is what we make it.  Be negative, it will be negative.  Be positive, it will be positive.

Posted by Kim Peasley-Parker (AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc.) over 10 years ago

The future of real estate is adapting to the constant changes - reinventing yourself for the market of today, while looking ahead to the market of tomorrow. I embrace the future of real estate!

Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) over 10 years ago