JL's Columbia SC Real Estate Blog: So What Are You Waiting For?

So What Are You Waiting For?

 Realtors- There are more opportunities before you these days than you realize. You have the ability through the Internet to spread your message across the world like never before. Times are hard and now is not the time to give up or give in. You have to want it and you have to ask for the business. Most of the time business is not going to find you and while you are kicked back waiting on it to come your way, someone else is already chasing the business down and claiming it as their own.

 You have to see past all the negatives that surround our every day lives at the moment and know that if you are willing to do what it takes to make things better then they will usually get better. Now is not the time to walk past a stone and leave that stone unturned. Rather, now is the time to make waves and make noise and reap the rewards of your best efforts. Are you giving it your best effort, or are you just waiting on everything to turn around on it's on in the hopes that you will some how survive to remain standing? This is a decision that you and you alone will have to make. Are you willing to throw your hat in the race or are you content with hanging out with the pit crew in hopes to battle another day?

 Consumers- The economy is a scary place at the moment, and I will refrain from making everything sound rose colored. The fact is that times are just as hard for many of you as they are for many of us. But are you willing to allow fear to ruin opportunity and just give up on what you want out of life? When I was younger I wanted to own a home. I wanted a place to call my own and the ability to say that it was mine. I couldn't afford much, but what I could afford I was proud of and my wife and I made it our own.

 Interest rates are at historic lows, days on the market are up, and there is a ton of inventory available on the market. The ball is firmly in your court and you have an excellent opportunity to have a place to call your own. A house that you can buy and make a home instead of that apartment that will never show you any return on investment. The fact of the matter is that the real estate market and the economy at large rises and falls. It always has and it always will, and where we have fallen now, we will again rise. So will those interest rates and away will go the incentives that so many new home communities and sellers are willing to fork out in order to sell their homes at the moment.

 We all have to live in the present and at this moment, sellers have to be very realistic about the fact that they have more competition in the cuurent market than the buyers do. Lately here in Columbia I have noticed an increase in traffic and business and I have spoken with others who have seen the same. Buyers are slowly but surely starting to come off the fence and realize that they have an ecellent opportunity to snatch up that perfect home before someone else does. While I am not asking you to take my word for, I can almost assure you that this too shall pass. And when it does, will you be left with the feeling that you allowed it to pass you by?




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 11 commentsJL Boney, III • February 04 2009 11:50AM


well said!

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties) over 11 years ago

Lise- Thanks!

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

Well said, throw in a pic of the historic interest rate chart and you've got an A+ post.

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

Lyn- Thanks for stopping in.

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

Sage advice, JL.  We all have opportunities... whether folks will act on them is another story.

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

Bravo well stated, take negative turn positive Have a wonderful week

Posted by Lynn911.com ~ Dallas Real Estate Agent Top Team (Dallas Houses for Rent Dallas Apartment Rentals Lynn911.com ) over 11 years ago

Jesse- Who will and will not take advantage, we shall see.

Lynn- We have to, other wise we just give up.

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

Very Good JL...and so Very True.  I am trying to figure out how to by my 6th place.  It is the oppurtunity of a lifetime!

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


Attitudes seem to be changing and the momentum is swelling ...something big is happening!

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

Bill- I think you should, I sure plan to cash in.

Richard- I agree. There's a lot going on out there and I think a swing will happen a little sooner than expected in certain ares.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 11 years ago
Just wondering when you think you will be able to blow more snow, and hopnig for an update on the extent of that? With the record high temps I know it must be melting fast and there can't still be 18 of snow two weeks since you last fired up the guns? Just asking for an update and praying for snow or at least cold air so I can make the most of my pass please post some more photos and updates, thank you.
Posted by Sean over 8 years ago