She’s smiling again.
Now, grant it, this might not seem like much to you, but, trust me, this could be the biggest sign to date that the real estate market is finally starting to turn around…if only a bit.
She, is a real estate agent who has been selling units in my Los Angeles building for maybe five or more years now.
In recent years, since the recession set in, her visits, with possible buyers in tow, became fewer and farther between.
And, when she did show up, the expression on her face made her look as if she had just drank a powerful laxative for breakfast. Yeah, that bad.
She apparently wasn’t selling….but neither was anyone else. How she managed to even go to work in the morning is beyond me?
And then things began to change . . .
In recent weeks, though, I could not help but notice that she suddenly seemed to have a fresh glow about her. Her smile was there again and it looked like she may have even had a coating of sparkle surgically applied to her perfect teeth.
If she weren’t a real estate agent, I would have thought her glow suggestive of….well…..you know….we’re all adults!
But as I took note of her more frequent visits–complete with potential buyers–it became obvious that this glow was caused by the prospect of large sums of money coming her way. If that doesn’t give a person a glow, I don’t know what can?
Sure, government and private statistics are telling a cautionary tale of late of what would appear to be the stirrings of a slight real estate recovery. But that smile is the best and most honest indication, yet.
She’s a pretty smart lady. I bet she knows that this could all still crash around her: the rising unemployment rate in California, not to mention the certainty of still more foreclosures in the near and even far future, still do not bode well for the revival of the real estate market.
For now, though, let’s just bask in the whiteness of her smile. If nothing else, it’s a hell of a lot better to look at than those Washington based morons who parade before the Sunday morning news/chat shows to shower us with dry statistics. They smile, too. But their teeth are yellow!