Al and Cal Homes and Community: "Don't you see what's happening? Potter isn't selling! Potter's buying! And Why??"

"Don't you see what's happening? Potter isn't selling! Potter's buying! And Why??"

"Don't you see what's happening?   Potter isn't selling!    Potter's buying! And Why??"

says Jimmy Stewart as the character of  George Bailey  in the 1946   film of 'It's a Wonderful Life!"

An excellent post this morning Indecision 2011 by Patricia Kennedy made me think of this line in the movie that I enjoy several times during the Christmas holiday season.    (Is there something wrong with me knowing those lines by heart?)

Its A Wonderful Life

It's such a classic film.   There are so many back lessons to it. It amazes me that even today, in this world so advanced and filled with technology and education, that Americans are feeling the same sort of panic that Americans felt back in the 1940's!

So, why do we panic like that?    

What makes us run in the wrong direction, when we all really know that we should be "Picking up bargains!" as Mr. Potter was doing in the film?....

Clearly it's not just a matter of economics, but more of psyche...

Of course we hear reports of many many Americans who have lost their homes or are in jeopardy of losing them.     That scares us...  

We hear daily reports on jobless numbers, housing starts, oil prices and, the stock market reacts.., either negatively or positively...  On that news, we feel up or we feel down. 

We hear reports that it is harder to get money to purchase property.   

Are these the reasons we sit an wait?     

Or is it simply the thought that the housing market will decline some more?   Are we trying to time the market to be sure that that won't happen to us?    Possibly.    What  has happened to finding a home to live in to raise our families or entertain our guests?    Has it all come down to investment?

I'm not sure.   

But even still, If it is investment, then why is it that when all signs point to Buy....... When it's a Buyer's market we sit paralized waiting?

And, conversely, why, when it's a Seller's market we are jumping in with no abandon?    

It just makes no sense.  



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Carol-Ann Palmieri

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Remax Executive Realty




Comment balloon 2 commentsCarol-Ann Palmieri • June 24 2011 03:12PM


HI Carol's not just economics....the media plays head games with people....some areas of the country have been hit harder than others....our area is not bad at all...we have plenty of business, and it's on a constant flow to us....however, we work diligently to keep it that way....we never stop....if you stop, you'll have gaps....there are plenty of buyers out there who have an urgency to buy and sellers who are motivated to sell....shut off the tv.

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) almost 8 years ago

Hi BT.   I'm sure you are right about the media!   It's unfortunate that they do that as it really impacts lives.. unfortunately we can not control that and we move on...  and I will go out on a limb and guess that for the next few days no one will turn off the TV around here with the non stop news of "Whitey"..   :)   Thank you for commenting.    I always appreciate what you have to say!   C

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) almost 8 years ago