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Random Thoughts for The Week (website traffic, success, interest rates, health care)

Each week we post a few random thoughts that came up in our weekly business and conversation.  Please share what you are thinking in response to our thoughts in a comment below.  Or please share your own random thought as well !

1.  Website traffic - Even though the activity is slower this time of year, we have noticed that our website Random Thoughts for The Week !traffic on The Somers Team has been high.  This is an indicator of the pent-up demand that is building for the spring market as buyers are starting to think about buying a house next year. 

2.  Success - For every little success that I have I feel guilty for those that are in more need, especially this time of year.  There are a lot of folks struggling out there with the recession and unemployment being high.  I feel burden in my heart and have not found a solution to make it okay.  It is not like we are overly successful dripping in luxury and it is not like we have not had our down moments as well as life can be hard, but would just like to see others do well and be happy.   I hope that 2010 is a strong bounce back year for many Americans.

3.  Interest Rates - Interest rates are at lifetime lows.  I like the term lifetime over historical as I really believe the current rates will be the lowest a buyer will see in her lifetime.

4.  Health Care- What I have read in terms of how those votes were procured to get to that critical 60 vote mark makes my stoumach churn.

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Comment balloon 8 commentsThe Somers Team • December 21 2009 07:12AM


I am thinking the price of votes in the Senate is pretty steep. We will wake up when the Chinese calls us on our debt! And interest rates will rise because of debt!

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Based on my observations, my pipeline and traffic look at the maximum potential this time of the year into January/ February. For whatever reason, I think this is the time (in January/ February) that most people would know/ make a decision about their housing. You bet I will be ramping up my marketing efforts NOW.

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.) over 9 years ago

Hi Christopher and Stephanie,

I'm with Gary the price of the votes in the Senate is very steep for the Health Care bill. We better pay attention to the re-elections this year and make ourselves heard!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 9 years ago

It is unfortunate that we have a political system that values winning over doing the right thing. The health care reform which will eventually become law will not be the best plan put together by the best minds - it will be a compromise whose only value will be that it will get us to the next step - fixing the bad law. Oh well, I guess this will be progress?

Posted by Brian Kasprzyk (Remax Southern Shores) over 9 years ago

Good post. I agree about interest rates.I have read a few posts that suggest they may go up.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 9 years ago

You are thinking way too much! lol!!!

Merry Christmas from your friend in Charlottesville!

Posted by Charles McDonald, REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner (Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions) over 9 years ago

Gary - I hear you !  There is some risk out there with our deficit for sure.

Loreena - Smart, very smart !  Those who are ramping up now will be well rewarded very soon : )

Dorie - Well said !


Posted by The Somers Team, Real People. Real Dreams. Real Estate. (The Somers Team at RE/MAX Access) over 9 years ago

Christopher and Stephanie, Some good observations....I got the breaking news on the health care passing last night and my stomach did the same thing.  But I am very hopeful 2010 will be a wonderful year for most of us!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 9 years ago