It seems as if I can’t go anywhere these days without hearing or reading somebody’s version of just when the Palm Springs Real Estate market is going to turn. On just one day last week I went from the New York Times to The Los Angeles Times to The Wall Street Journal and in the space of those .. oh .. 60 minutes and a head spin, I had read four (there were two large articles that day in the L.A. paper) supposedly expert opinions having the Riverside County market bottom out and recover anywhere from this October 2007 to the end of 2012 for cryin’ out loud.
I have a close friend from Italy, with an dear old-world Sicilian mother I lovingly call Nona, which is Italian for Grandmother. As much as I love her I usually take her earthy advice with a grain of salt. But there are two pieces of ancient wisdom that I have found to be more than true ever since she impaled them onto me as a youngster.
The first, and I think we can all agree on this, the best advice is, don’t take advice and don’t give advice. And the second is that opinions are like, well, you know, everyone’s got one. Sorry, this is a family blog but I’m sure you get the picture.
The point is, it’s best to use a Palm Springs Real Estate Broker or a Palm Springs Real Estate Agent when searching for whatever your needs are right now in a sketchy market. You don’t go to McDonalds for Filet Mignon, you don’t go to the dentist for lyposuction (actually someone I know did that once … but it was an honest mistake and a story for another day) …. and you don’t listen to some guy on Madison Avenue who’s never been west of D.C. much less California, tell you what The Palm Springs Real Estate Market is doing.
We have a unique set of circumstances here, involving our place as a world-class resort destination and as expanding bedroom and retirement communities in an ever-shrinking state. The usual rules, even if there were any right now, don’t apply.
The same goes for Nona’s Fish-head cioppino. Theoretically an Italian grandma’s food should be irresistible. Hers isn’t even edible. I rest my case.