New markets demand new thinking

Perspective: Realty pros need to regroup, reimagine, reinvest to survive

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There’s no longer any question that many housing and mortgage markets throughout the country have entered a prolonged slump. And a slump is admittedly a difficult market in which to achieve success. Yet even the worst markets have survivors, some of whom prosper year after year regardless of real estate’s ups and downs.

What makes the difference between those who prosper and those who are forced against their own inclination to exit the business?