There is not a day that goes by without hearing from someone how bad the real estate market is, and how terrible business must be. My first response is to ask why they feel the real estate market is so bad, and what is there reasoning for this assumption. Most of what I hear is that they read or heard it in the news or heard national statistics on homes sales, foreclosures, or some other type of housing data source. Then I spend the next fifteen minutes explaining the marketplace though it is not always good news, and I do not tend to sugar coat the marketplace, I do explain all the opportunities that abound, whether it is a 900k fixer upper in Los Altos hills, or the rental income possibilities in downtown San Jose, maybe it is that perfect probate that has not been on the market for 50 years. Whatever it is the one thing I can always agree on is there are always opportunities in the marketplace, and recently there are so many opportunities, that the only problem I have is following up on them, and losing sleep knowing that I cannot possibly take advantage of the numerous deals. So the next time you feel or hear from someone that the market is terrible, feel free to call me and I can give you the guidance you deserve in helping you discover all the wonderful possibilities in the Silicon Valley real estate market.