Wednesday, July 29, 2009

It wasn't enough to be Sherman Oaks adjacent?!

Incredible! A rather large area of Van Nuys is about to become; ta!da! Sherman Oaks! Yes sports fans, in an effort to reduce the lower valued area, they've now created many more higher value homes. What's in a name? Obviously money. I'm sure the reviewers of this decision will split equally. Those Sherman Oaks agents who now see a dilution of their higher valued homes and those Van Nuys agents who are looking at property movin' on up.

The city is the true broker here. They'll get their share no matter how this actually plays out.

It wasn't enough to be Sherman Oaks adjacent?!

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Power of an Idea!

And the beat goes on..and so do the layoffs. Yes, predictions are that it will get worse before it gets better. OK, I'll buy that. So times are tough and people are out of work, or at least paid work.

Does anyone else see the silver lining out there? All across the economic spectrum there are a great many talented, self motivated people out there with a lot of free time on their hands. Sure, a lot of them will wait it out, send out a few resumes and collect their unemployment.

But wait! In garages, workshops and at computers all across this great land, there's a discernible buzz. Wheels are turning, lights are flashing and innovation is, well innovating. These are smart people, talented people who didn't have the time or motivation to do something about something. Now they can, now they will!

I believe that in the next year, we will begin to see more innovation and creativity than we have in the last decade. Oh the power of an idea! It's always been about small business. That's where it always begins; it will be no different this time.

So, don't expect our country, with so many talented people, to just float along with the breeze.

We have set sail on a new tomorrow, full of promise and excitement. Raise the anchor and full speed ahead!