Getting More Help From The New York Times

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Real Estate Agent with Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. AB95346

This week, the New York Times is at the top of my good guys list, not only running an article where they quoted me, but another, It May Be Time to Think About Buying a House.  Sometimes the media gets it right!

I've been around long enough to remember the last crummy market in these parts, during the mid-1990's.  The District of Columbia had a bunch of issues back then, many stemming from a mayor who couldn't shoot straight and a lot of criminals and druggies who could.  The public schools were disfunctional, the roads were full of pot holes, and almost every Open House I held was full of neighbors who wanted to list their homes. 

And prices were in the toilet, because who in their right mind wanted to buy a house in DC with all that was wrong with the city?

This was the time that I made a name for myself as a buyer broker, and the people I helped buy homes in DC during that market really love me today.  Even with the market a little slow, their houses are still worth several times what they paid for them.

The city came back, and now it is a great place to live.  And the economy will come back, too.  Can't say when, but even though the Times has a pretty big circluation here in DC, I'm emailing this Times article to all of my buyers!

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Steve Shatsky
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Hi Pat... I think that the NY Times has a national readership and carries credibility everywhere... especially when they publish something that I agree with! ;)

December 11, 2008 09:10 PM
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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
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I liked the second article and the rational sounds right on. Inventory is starting to reduce and with the cold weather in our area a buyer can get a great deal. Change is coming and so is Spring buy before everyone else figures it out.

December 11, 2008 09:13 PM
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Jeanean and David Gendron
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Hello Patricia....congrats on the quote and yes they do get it right now and again. Nice piece...you've been looking good lately! Rightly so!

December 11, 2008 09:26 PM
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JoAnna Siminerio
Weichert Realtors - Manalapan - Marlboro

Thanks Pat,

Shared it with my fence-sitters!

December 11, 2008 09:36 PM
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Congratulations. I hope your clients read the article. Have a great 2009.

December 12, 2008 06:39 AM
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Ellie McIntire
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Yeah New York Times!. This really is a GREAT time to buy a home. It may even be a good time to sell a home too!

December 12, 2008 09:59 PM
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And indeed, it is an EXXCELLENT time to purchase that home you have been thinking about!

December 13, 2008 06:27 PM
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Carol Culkin
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Hi Pat - DC did a tremendous turn-around. Who would ever think it would be so desirable today?

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