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Accepting the real estate downturn

Future-Proof: Navigate Threats, Seize Opportunities at ICNY 2018 | Jan 22-26 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York

Pam Alexander is CEO and managing director of North American Operations for RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic Canada Inc. and Integra Enterprises Corp. She will speak during a global real estate panel at the Inman News Real Estate Connect conference in New York City, which runs Jan. 7-9, 2009. Alexander responded to a set of questions posed by Inman News: What do you see happening in the real estate market in 2009? 2009 will be another challenged year for real estate. The opportunity is to get buyers to take advantage of the selection and low interest rates, and helping them see a home purchase as a much more stable investment than the stock market. What advice do you have to help real estate agents and brokers get through this market? Work, work, work. Do not waste time listening to the news and being dragged down by negatives. As long as there are sales happening nationwide it is all a matter of how many transactions you choose to participate in. Ask yourself every day, "W...