Lisa and Jim's Northern Nevada Real Estate Blog: If You Wake Up and Your Name Isn't On The NOD List ... It's A Good day!

If You Wake Up and Your Name Isn't On The NOD List ... It's A Good day!

Do you remember the old joke, "The first thing I do every day is read the obituaries, and if my name isn't there I know it's going to be a good day!"?

Friday our local title company sent out a list, as they do every Friday, of the most recent NOD's ... Notices of Default ... filed with the county during the past week.  This is a gloomy service they provide to keep the real estate agents informed. 

This week there list was particularly disturbing.  It read like the "Who's Who" of our community!  There are teachers, realtors, appraisers, builders, community leaders, law enforcement folks, and many friends listed as being in default on their payments. 

I was shocked! I suppose that the real impact was simply seeing how far reaching this economic crisis really is.

There was a national "Call to Action" issued on Friday to all REALTORS asking us to urge our Senators to address the economic stimulus bill before them.  Someone better pay attention to this quickly ... many innocent people are being hurt!

Comment balloon 22 commentsLisa Wetzel • February 08 2009 08:49AM

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Lisa,

It is so sad that people are losing their homes.  America needs a wake up call!

Posted by Mary PAUL, ABR, CRS,GRI, e-PRO, (RE/MAX Advantage Realtors, Searcy, AR) almost 10 years ago

That's a good point these days.  It would have been nice if they had woke up much early and I'm still not sure enough realize the need to fix the housing market ..first...and are will to do enough. 

Posted by Mark Watterson, Utah Real Estate almost 10 years ago

Mary - American does and who is going to ring the bell?  I think it starts with each of us!  The Six Degrees of letting everyone know how bad some people are hurting!  Let's go!

Mark - Everyone needs a roof over their head ... DUH!!!  It should not tak e a rocket scientist to figure this out!

Posted by Lisa Wetzel, CDPE, SFR carsonvalleyland.com (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) almost 10 years ago

Featured @ Club Chaos

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

This is powerful stuff!!!

WRITE ON!!  or  RIGHT ON!!  What ever fits!

Posted by Jim Valentine (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) almost 10 years ago

LOL @ Jim. I agree with you. It's tough times for everyone...

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

Lisa - These days we all know someone who is going through this and it is very sad.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) almost 10 years ago

Lisa- That is a sad story and really indicates the type of economic crisis we are in. This has truly become a crisis that affects everyone regardless of age, income, job, etc. Let's hope better days come along soon!

Posted by Ilyce Glink, Best-selling author, award-winning TV/radio host. (Think Glink Media) almost 10 years ago

yes big goverment created this and we allowed them to do it.  We all need to be more active in what goes down.  thank you for the post.

Posted by Tom Ski, Social Media Marketing, Online Radio (BeFirst Media Group) almost 10 years ago

Carolyn - Thanks for the comment and thanks for the feature!  It's always a pleasure to be read by you!

Jennifer - Yep!  Too True!

Ilyce - Let's make better days ahead!

Tom - We need to make sure that our reps in washing ton know how we really feel ... they need to represent us and what we want ... not make the decisions they think we need!

Posted by Lisa Wetzel, CDPE, SFR carsonvalleyland.com (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) almost 10 years ago

Sad but true post. Everyone needs to wake up and be grateful for what they have, when so many are loosing everything. Good luck to help others be more aware and improve our current economic climate.

Posted by Betina Foreman, Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY (WJK Realty) almost 10 years ago

Betina, a very sad but excellent talking point. There are a lot of people suffering out there.

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

Lisa, you are very welcome and it is always a pleasure to read you, sweetie. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

There is a lot that needs to change.  The government needs to act, but we also need to learn to live within our means.

Posted by Simon Mills (Mills Realty) almost 10 years ago

You are right on --- we have to work to keep our names off of the NOD list. We must remain positive and live within our means.

Momma Liz

Liz Loadholt

Posted by Liz Loadholt, Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC (Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC) almost 10 years ago

I just had to come back over here. There's so much empathy and sympathy trading places in the back of my mind. The cartoons in my head are pretty somber but wont stay quiet. I know people who are losing their homes and it is hard to deal with the fall out of a shattering life. It is a devastating thing to see your life's work circling the drain...

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

Carolyn - you do have a flair for words ... I just read your comment to my other half and he agrees - you sure can write! 

I lost a short sale today ... Good Ol' COUNTRYWIDE!  90 days to negotiate and ... in a rapidly falling market!.  The unemployed seller is 72 year's old, has no vehicle.  CW, in their infinite wisdom and greed, want this poor guy who is living hand to mouth to pay $7,500.00 over the next 6 years.  He'll be 78 years old before he's clear.  Can you believe it? 

Posted by Lisa Wetzel, CDPE, SFR carsonvalleyland.com (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) almost 10 years ago

OMG - Lisa, I am sooo sorry. This market is crazy. Some of the people working in this industry have lost their freaking minds... Common sense is not so common indeed. Bummer.

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

Lisa - It is amazing who is on these lists and it is a very sad moment in time for the United States. I have featured you blog at:

LAS VEGAS - NEVADA great post!

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) almost 10 years ago

Carolyn - You are right, there are a lot of Mindless idiots out here in the trenches!

Robert - I agree!  A Sad Sad Day!  Thanks for featuring my blog!

Posted by Lisa Wetzel, CDPE, SFR carsonvalleyland.com (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) over 9 years ago

Lisa- Thank goodness for great agents like you and Jim who can help these people! Let me know if you can make my Las Vegas event next week. Would love to see you there!

Posted by Tom Ferry (Tom Ferry-yourcoach) over 9 years ago

Hey Tom - Thanks!  Would live to make Vegas but not this time.  Our youngest is buying his first house and moving, finally, out of our home!  It's a whole family event.

Posted by Lisa Wetzel, CDPE, SFR carsonvalleyland.com (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) over 9 years ago

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