Is there anybody out there that truly believes that the spirit of fear (through media and politics) is the strongest influence regarding today's market? Regardless of the market conditions, we, as realtors, have the power to correctly influence our clients during both the buying and selling process. In Colorado, during the "gold rush" of real estate, just two to three years ago, a $300,000 home was not as upgraded nor was it financed at a better interest rate than what is offered today. And today's market is considered only slippery and unstable. Wiggle room or reason still exists in the market. Mindsets need to be changed. Decisions and the rhythm of good business development and movement still can occur. If it is all doom and gloom, then what is the point of doing any business. I do not believe that reacting to negative stimuli should take precedence over reasonable thought and innovative investments.