As a real estate broker in Albuquerque, New Mexico I hear this question or similar questions on a daily basis. My remark is really simple now; “Why do you ask?”
If it is casual conversation they are seeking I can point to many positives that have occurred recently; low rates, steady sales, the focus on reviving sales nationwide. If it’s conversation that feeds the negative beast I simply do not engage.
But if the person asking the question tells me they need to sell or buy a home I always give them words of encouragement. The market is what it is. Who knows, this could be the new norm! I try to discover their needs, offer real life solutions, and hopefully they will feel comfortable enough to allow me the opportunity to find them a home in Albuquerque, and be the real estate broker to help them realize their real estate dreams.
I love my job!
Posted by Tim Fish