Blogging About Loans: Anyone selling hotdogs?

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Anyone selling hotdogs?

Is anyone else out there sick and tired of hearing about the economic disaster we are in? How many meetings have you been in over the last couple of days where someone asks what YOU think about how much trouble the nation is in?

I think their is no better way of explaining what I think than by reminding them of the story (click here): The Man Who Sold Hotdogs.

If you haven't read it, or haven't read it in awhile, it might be worth the time to read it again.

Then decide if it's time to give up, or get serious.


Now, after all that, let me finish with a little something to make you chuckle:

Do you know what the differnce between a recession and a depression is?

A recession is when your neighbor loses their house. A depression is when you do.


Don't know about you, but I like my house. So, I'm going to go sell some more hotdogs!



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Comment balloon 11 commentsRuth Vogt • September 26 2008 08:16PM


I'm struggling with my advertising budget because we are at a STANDSTILL with respect to deals.

Posted by Ruthmarie Hicks (Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605) almost 12 years ago

Great story, Ruth.

Everyone should take notice and keep on selling. What a difference a positive attitude can make!!!

Enjoyed your blog.

Teresa and Stacy

EXIT Realty Seaside

Newport, NC


Posted by Teresa Winchell (Bluewater Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

Me I am going to keep advertising and more blogging.  You have to advertise.

Posted by Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ (Real Estate One) almost 12 years ago

This story is a good reminder to not listen to the news. I say it's all "biblical",,, nothing new under the sun... and everyone still needs food and shelter. We need to make the news work for our customers by doing our work. Show up! (I'm still working 18-hour days!)

Posted by Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL (First Realty Auburn ) almost 12 years ago

It's like a car wreck you drive by, it's horrible and you don't want to look but you just can't help yourself from watching. Yes, I'm tired of this economic crisis being the only topic on anyone's tongue but I do keep turning the TV on to see if there have been any changes so I guess I'm no different. On the upside, I now feel, with a measured degree certainty, that I can offer definitions to a slew of economic vocabulary words that 2 weeks ago, I had never heard of. Then again, I guess that's not really an upside after all.

Posted by Richard Shuman, Real Estate Broker - Orlando Area - Love Referrals (The Only B.S. I Have is from the University of Massachusetts) almost 12 years ago

Go and sell. We have plenty of "hot dogs", and the stuff is hot, really. But we still get few buyers.

And if I sell another "hot dog", I will relax on Nathan's Famous - by far the best hot dog you can get.

Posted by Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408) almost 12 years ago

Aloha Ruth,

Great Post. Yes it is the perception of disaster that creates it.  It is this perception of pending doom which drags us all down.  Positive thinking is the way to stay healthy and sane

Posted by Bill Parecki, RS, ABR, RDCPro, SFR, E-Pro, SRS, AHWD, Green (Elite Pacific Properties) almost 12 years ago

Ruth, great story!  Funny point about recession and depression!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) almost 12 years ago

Ruth - so true. We become what we think about. What is most affecting the economy is a crisis of spirit. We need to find the positive, be passionate, and radiate both.

Posted by Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) almost 12 years ago

A challenging market like this one is exactly the time when we need to step up our advertising and presence in order to survive. I'll get right on that as soon as I run out and grab a hot dog!

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) almost 12 years ago

The market is good here in Dallas and it's a great time to buy a home here.  I yell that from the rooftops every day... and you know what, it's working!  If you shift your mindset and business strategy to respond to changes in the market you can always sell more hot dogs.  Who doesn't love hot dogs? 

Posted by Steve Shatsky almost 12 years ago