Ok, I am not going to bore you with the usual market info, such as the market is up but prices are down, prices are down but the market is up, prices are up but forclosures are down……. Now the latest, the banks are holding back on foreclosures. So now some of the homes that have been sitting empty and have been neglected are only going to be in worse shape and the values will fall even lower. Makes sense to me!!! Anyway, I read in Business Monday in the National Enquirer, I mean the Miami Herald that real estate agents are tweeting, texting, blogging, e mailing, you name it in order to get business. Just curious, dosen’t anyone want face to face contact and conversation? Afterall, your home is one of the largest investment you ever make, don’t you want to meet the person and feel comfortable with them? Have confidence that they know what they are doing and know their market? No offense to my fellow Realtors but some of you do this for a hobby and as my friend Neal Rogers would say…what you know about real estate, you can put in a thimble and have room for the Chinese Army! Enough said. Anyway, it got me thinking about my dad. He sold real estate on Miami Beach for many many years and was President of the Miami Beach Board of Realtors (that’s when Miami Beach had a board of Realtors) and when he would come home from work, he was home from work. We had dinner together, he helped with homework, talked, and he put us to bed. All that with NO interruptions! All this technology would of amazed him. But he often told me there was no substitution for peh el peh, which means face to face in Hebrew. Just wondering if anyone else feels that way anymore. But I have to go, my cell phone is ringing, I have an e mail to answer, a text to return, a fax to get out, and a twitter to tweet!
Cyndi Henriksen & Her Partner Andy Casas
- Years of Experience: 20 + "Experience is Priceless"
419 Arthur Godfrey Rd
Miami Beach, FL