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A Cat Tale – Lessons from my cat on buying a home

July 15, 2008

By Linda Hutchinson

I was watching my cat today and was amazed at his ability to precisely clean himself until he was satisfied. He left no stone unturned and was a fresh and happy kitty. What Tiger (I know his name is super-original) exhibited was precise planning, implementation of his plan and satisfaction at a job well done.

What does this have to do with real estate? Well it’s a stretch (pardon the pun) but we would do better to follow Tiger’s lead in looking for a home. We should leave no stone unturned, plan precisely and implement our plans. Then we sit back, enjoy our new homes and pride ourselves on a job well done. I call it – basic cat theology.

One of the ways we can turn our economy around is by spending. I wonder how many of us in recent weeks have reacted to the gloom and doom news accounts by cutting back spending and buying into the panic. While I don’t encourage a free-for-all of spending. I do think we are part of the problem instead of part of the solution.

Buyers…it’s time to spend. Sellers…it’s time to sell. Let’s all help the economy move forward not only in baby steps (buy milk) but in big steps (buy homes). We can get this whole wide world back on track by planning, implementing and watching the results. Now that’s a purr-fect day!

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