“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” (John Lubbock) from the Jack’s Winning Words blog. Jack is a retired Lutheran pastor and his blogs are always full of great advice for life. Since the real estate business is just a part of life, the pithy little sayings that he finds and uses always seem to have a real estate bent to them.
We look at a lot of real estate market data and read lots of market reports and articles and some times (maybe most of the time) what we “see” in all of that data and information is what we want to see – what we were looking for. That works well for eternal optimists, since they always seem to find a silver lining in everything that they look at. For others who might be skeptics or pessimists or worse, there is certainly plenty of bad news to be seen and that maybe what they are looking for to begin with. For many of these people the old saw that misery loves company provides them the only opportunity for company; so, they go about trying to make others miserable so they will have company.
So, the choice boils down to finding a reason to be optimistic and happy or finding a reason to be discouraged and down. Hmmm. How much of a no-brainer is that? Don’t worry, be happy. Don’t look for the bad. See the good instead. Try it, you might even like the results.