Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA   Relo Specialist (KW Elite )

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Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

I am always an optimist!

Dec 30, 2015 08:22 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Obama's last year. That about says it all for me.

Dec 30, 2015 09:48 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I can see light at the end of the tunnel.... it all starts with new construction, and when builders are grabbing all the land they can find, and we have subdivisions coming in the near and distant future, I know the market is getting healthier.

Dec 30, 2015 09:08 PM
Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

Every day we wake up we have the opportunity to have a great day.  I do believe that 2016 will be a very good year for real estate business.   Historically, real estate business is always good during the presidential election year.

Dec 30, 2015 08:55 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It is what you make out of it, no one is starts the year saying it will be the worst ever will be able to do well. All i can do is work as hard and adapt when the market throws a curve at you. 

Dec 30, 2015 08:43 PM
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

Psychologically, we are programmed to hope for the future and forget the bad things in the past.

That being said, I think 2016 will be better than this year as I've been putting great plans in place for my business, and this should allow me some more time in the rest of my life, too.

Dec 30, 2015 08:27 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I have not seen any evidence that 2016 will be any better or any worse than 2015. The same small builders in this area that didn't have much work in 2015, still don't have much work lined up for 2016.

Dec 30, 2015 08:25 PM
Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

Of course- the media told me so!  Joking!!!  I am seeing themarket do well in my city!

Dec 31, 2015 12:41 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

My new age, artsy-fartsy approach doesn't ever let me down . . .  Law of Attraction, Abundance Mentality and Attitude of Gratitude or Suzy Sunshine approach, gets me through year after year -  whatever you want to call it, it works!

"May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions."

Dec 31, 2015 12:14 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

A positive attitude and approach will lead to more success than negative thoughts.

Dec 30, 2015 11:54 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have seen the signs in my market area. There is plenty of new construction.

Dec 30, 2015 10:18 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

People are optimistic.

Dec 30, 2015 09:57 PM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Very good year for what? As far as I'm concerned the jury is still out on a lot of things.

Dec 30, 2015 09:38 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

If a person is a real estate professional, according to their words,NOW is always the right time to buy or sell. ALWAYS!

Creates a credibility issue.

Some keep track of the data. That data will reveal those communities that locked owners into place. The data will reveal those communities were sufficient equity has been created allowing folks to move up.

Today, very few communities have not fully recovered and there exists years of owners who have wanted to move and now are able. Mobility rate are poised to explode, .........and the new worry will be "are we entering another housing bubble?"  It never ends.



Dec 30, 2015 09:38 PM
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Every day is a good day. Every year is a good year and with energy costs falling and interest rates rising things can only get better for business.

Dec 30, 2015 09:24 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Everyone's always hopeful and optimistic in an election year!

Jan 01, 2016 06:25 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

We always hope for best:) Every year we hope will be better.

Happy New Year to all!

Jan 01, 2016 06:05 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

To believe that it will not be a good year will just about guarantee that it will not be a good year.

Dec 31, 2015 03:44 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Michael J. Perry what we repeat in our mind, happens!

It's just preparing ourselves to do the best for upcoming year.

Dec 31, 2015 03:24 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Michael - Well, I think most people are optimists.

Dec 31, 2015 12:12 PM
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Dec 31, 2015 06:58 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

People are getting off the fence now that raises moved up a little.


Dec 31, 2015 06:29 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Not often is there a downward move in the economy during a presidential election that doesn't have an incumbant

Dec 31, 2015 05:07 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I really like Ronald Gombach 's answer.  It reminds me of the answer my father who was a physicist and a civil engineer would have given.  Now back to earth, we just feel it.  A

Dec 31, 2015 04:45 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

What the mind conceives and believes it will achieve.


That and who wants to think next year is going to stink?

Dec 31, 2015 04:40 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

In my life I will make it a good year. We create our own life or at least control our atitude about it. Mine is and will be very good!

Dec 31, 2015 04:15 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Actually, I have no clue as to whether it will be a good year or not.  Though, I will do my best to make it a good one.

Dec 31, 2015 03:24 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Because I’m pouring all of the experience and expertise gained over all my past years into this year.

Dec 31, 2015 02:34 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The amount of new construction in downtown Chicago bodes well for the new year. It appears a good balance of condominiums and apartments

Dec 30, 2015 11:56 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

It is symbolic of a start...a fresh one which reminds us of purity & innocence. It this realm, anything is possible & doable. Heres to a fruitful journey for all

Dec 30, 2015 11:47 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Our economy in Denver is still strong.  The unemployment rate is way lower than the naitonal average, inventory is low, home values are increasing in double digits.   Many national companies are bringing their companies to Denver.   And, there is the pot sales - thriving! 

Dec 30, 2015 11:24 PM
LuxurySoCalRealty Compass San Diego
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Michael J. Perry as soon as xmas was finished my phone started ringing clients on the fence I couldn't finish in 2015 rolling over. 

Dec 30, 2015 11:23 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael J. Perry The future should always look bright.

Dec 30, 2015 10:55 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Michael, For us personally, we've got two new construction closings already on the books (one closing in February, the other in July) that already represent about 15% of our 2015 sales volume.  Add in the increased calls from blogging/our WP site and I've got more potential business than ever before.  2016 should at least match our sales for 2015, but more likely I expect to beat our total.

Dec 30, 2015 10:54 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

What Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI said!!

Dec 30, 2015 10:46 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Wall Street is having a good year. Our vacation/week-end home buyers are from New York and lower (more affluent) Fairfield County. Good year on Wall Street means good bonuses, which means more spending in our area, where there are good values; we have not quite recovered.

Dec 30, 2015 10:31 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Low mortgage interest rates are a big reason for prospective home buyers to take action.

Dec 30, 2015 10:23 PM