"If you don't have anything good to say, don't say it." Grandma Michael used to say that. (Yep. My first name was my Grandma's last name. Anna Torp Michael)
The Arizona Daily Star serves a population of more than 1,000,000 people in Greater Tucson. It has no competition, and yet it's dying a slow death. This is the "above the fold" story in yesterday's paper. The entire newspaper was no more than 1/8th of an inch thick as I lifted it off the news stand, and it was folded in half! There was no Classifieds section on Wednesday. No comics. No advertising to support publishing a Classifieds section!
The world is changing around us right now.
Actually, I don't have anything bad to say about the article. (Grandma would have been proud.) Finish this sentence: "The time to buy is when ________________________________."
This is not a sensational headline. It trumpets opportunity! The time to buy is when there's blood in the streets. In this case, the blood is green, and it belongs to the banks who are parsimoniously doling out their inventory of foreclosed homes. This month has been the best in two years for many of my REALTOR friends, in spite of having to haggle with the banks about commissions on REOs and Short Sales.
- If you're a buyer there's no time to waste. Interest rates are firming and headed up.
Call your favorite REALTOR. If you don't know one, call me. I'll refer you to one you can trust.
- If you're an Agent in Arizona, double the number of people you're talking to, and you'll more than double your sales. Three of my next four closings are out of state buyers. Buyers are on the move again!
I don't know what to say about print media. Tucson had two newspapers when my Darlin' and I moved here in 1998. The Tucson Citizen was half an inch thick most days, as was the Arizona Daily Star. They closed it down last year. The world really is changing, and we all need to sharpen our focus. Grandma Michael would have said we need to "mind our p's and q's." I never did quite understand what that meant; I should have asked...
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