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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

9/11, Bank crash in the 90's, Zika, Sars, bird flu, swine flu, h1n1... every year a new virus but the difference is this one has been politicized by the media to the extremes. People do not know when the media is now telling the truth or spreading panic for ratings or political reasons. It is spreading fear and teh DIFFERENCE is where in other years you did not have a media bent on taking down an administration putting people in this panic mode . 

Mar 16, 2020 06:26 AM
Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

Anthrax scare 2001 

I lived in South Florida where packages were received in the mail.

Mar 16, 2020 05:29 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

During the early 80's the condomonium conversion craze went bust. We were also dealing with a Herpes outbreak. The humor was what is the difference between condominiums and herpes. The pessimists said someday there will be a cure for herpes!

We survived and went on to convert many more units.

The key is not to panic and adjust your sails!

Mar 16, 2020 05:22 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Soldiers coming home from Viet Nam!

Mar 16, 2020 05:11 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Well... there was the aftermath of 9/11 and I lived through some amazing strikes in Paris back in the 1980's.

Mar 16, 2020 04:46 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

9/11 and other varying degrees of fear and uncertainty.  

This too shall pass. 

Mar 16, 2020 11:04 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Exactly what Scott Godzyk said!  I'll add in Michale Milken and the S&L loan fiasco, plus the AIDS epidemic.  Not to mention localized events such as the 94 Northridge earthquake, various major local and state-wide wildfires, floods, tsunami warnings, The Watts Riots, state-wide manhunts... the list goes on.  Other parts of the country have tornados, hurricanes, snow storms, etc.


Only difference, as Scott said, is you have a corrupt media institution doing everything in it's power to destabilize a duly and legally elected President.  Everything from using 30 year old fiction books as the word-for-word dossier to tap Trump, to impeaching on hearsay with ZERO ACTUAL EVIDENCE OF A CRIME.  Mind you, the supposed crime he committed was exactly what Barrack HUSSEIN Obama did many times, as did Bill Clinton, as did both George Bushes.  It's also something almost every real estate agent, or negotiator in general, does... it's called using leverage and is Business 101 material.

Mar 16, 2020 10:27 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes, not something I would dwell on.  We survived it all, and this too shall pass.  And if we all started to focus on all that is right rather than all that is wrong, we would be past this in no time...A

Mar 16, 2020 08:43 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Not on this scale but mostly with one on one people at times

Mar 16, 2020 07:33 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Scott Godzyk nailed this one!

Mar 16, 2020 07:07 AM
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

every time there is a hurricane coming

Mar 16, 2020 06:23 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Of course. Most of us have.

Corona,Zika, Denga, Hep A, SARS, 911, BofA, tech crash and every year a new flavor of flu...and on and on and on.

Here in Florida, every summer brings the threat of a hurricane which suggests a 2 week 'you are on your own' period of 'suvival of the fittest.'

And still those who refuse to prepare EXPECT to be rescued. 

Mar 16, 2020 06:20 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Nope, it was really a bad feeling. The panic I felt from others was scary.

Mar 16, 2020 06:09 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Locally, yes. 9-11, for sure. But globally? No. This is unprecedented in my experience. 

Mar 16, 2020 05:49 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Nothing on this scale before.

Mar 16, 2020 10:35 AM
Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

Every year we have something to talk about. 9/11, SARS, bird flu, swine flu, h1n1,  anthrax, Zika, herpes, stock market crashes, mortgage crises and many more. We all lived through it and we will get through this one. People are tired listening to the media, but if not this, what else are they going to talk about. Trump has been slow to react, but now he's listening since he has to virus. Sure, his doctors are saying he doesn't have it, but seriously, do you believe him? Can you imagine if he came out saying he has it? What would the stock markets do? I'll wait and see what happens in the next couple of weeks, seeing if he does more interviews and is seen in public to make sure. Don't trust a word he says on everything he talks about, so why would this be any different?

Mar 16, 2020 09:07 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker


Mar 16, 2020 07:57 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

3 times at least.  We did not have the technology and based on mostly newpaper guidance. 

Mar 16, 2020 06:07 AM
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Only when the meteorologists forecast snow. They only for the milk and bread with those announcements. This has been much harder for shopping.

Mar 16, 2020 07:43 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

No, San Diego is relatively calm, grocery stores are busier but 80% stocked so far and behavior is mellow. I've been out and about daily as I'm healthy and working still. Business slowed slightly but my buyers have not yet.

I have to agree strongly with Scott Godzyk's post. 

Mar 16, 2020 02:44 PM