Buy Alexandria Real Estate: Don't Kick Yourself in 2 or 3 Years

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Don't Kick Yourself in 2 or 3 Years

If you're thinking about purchasing a home, you may wish that you had a crystal ball. You want to know when the market will reach a bottom. When will it start going back up again? What happened to the value appreciation that the real estate market experienced from 2000-2005? Is now a good time to buy a home?

Sure, it may have been a good move to purchase a home before the boom. But you didn't. Are you kicking yourself now?

Today's real estate market offers lowered prices and extremely low -- record low -- interest rates. While the answer to whether now is a good time to buy or not is always a question that needs to be answered based on your individual circumstances, my job is to make sure that you're not kicking yourself in 2 or 3 years when you look back on what today's market conditions were.

For a humorous take on the idea of kicking yourself over missed opportunities in the real estate market, watch this great RE/MAX television commercial. I saw the preview of it the other week at the RE/MAX Convention in Las Vegas. You may see it appearing on t.v. soon.

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Comment balloon 8 commentsBrian Block • March 15 2009 02:44PM


Brian - I love that ad!  I saved it as one of my favs on You Tube too!   Dave and the Remax Intl bunch did a good job on the ad campaign this year!

Posted by Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL (RE/MAX Professionals) over 9 years ago

I love it. I saw this previewed at the RE/MAX convention!

Posted by Tina Maraj, #1 Selling Agent in Fullerton 2016 714-403-7901 (RE/MAX North Orange County) over 9 years ago

Hi Brian,
I think many people will be kicking themselves in 2-3 years--happens in all markets.

Posted by Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist (Kingsbridge Realty, Inc) over 9 years ago

I hadn't seen this ad.  Too Funny, but true.  I'm already seening buyers kicking themselves because they missed buying the perfect home.  Now they jump if they find something they like.

Posted by Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate (RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX Solutions) over 9 years ago

Brian - my business bounced upward about Sept/Oct 07...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 9 years ago

Brian, cute ad, and it really nails it!  I had this conversation with clients just the other day!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Brian - as bearish as things may seem, I for one am becoming increasingly bullish.

Median prices in PWC show clear signs of stabilizing.  If so, it shouldnt be long before they translate back into the inside the beltway market.

And what about the job loss?  In the business cycle, job loss is a lagging indicator - meaning that the job losses continue for a while after the economy has recovered. 

You might want to remind your apprehensive clients about this.  Everyone looks at job loss as a sign of the recession deepening, when all it does is tell us where weve been, not where we are now.

If you want to look at a leading indicator, look at residential investment.  In PWC there is tons of residential investment - it cant be long before that translates back into the beltway.

Long and short of it.  For those that know how to read the signs.  All signs point toward go.

Posted by Jason over 9 years ago

I saw this one at our annual company meeting. I love it...good use of humor!!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 9 years ago