Dear President Obama,
With all due respect sir I would like to discuss what is truly happening with your promise of "CHANGE" from the view of a Realtor. I do believe your intentions are good. I do believe that you believe what you are telling us. I do believe you want the best for your people and this great United States of America.
The challenge I feel you have at this moment is a great one. You, sir, are able to draw a document of thousands of pages to help the American people, you are able to dole out trillions of dollars to act as glue to hold this country together, you are able to place moratoriums to postpone the massive loss of homes due to massive loss of jobs and the massive debt this country has incurred. You can talk about health care for the good of all but what good is health care if people are living in the streets?
Many Realtors are stepping up to help save people who have found themselves struggling to keep their homes. Need I mention that Realtors are hurting too?
President Obama, my analogy to you is this. You sir are sitting up on Capital Hill and you believe you are handing out the necessary tools to allow the country and economy to correct itself. You're putting the money out there and expecting that it will be well spent for the corrections.
I beg to differ. You are working from the TOP TO THE BOTTOM. The help sir isn't reaching the bottom. It's the same as placing an iceberg in a drought ridden field and expecting it to melt in time to water the plants that are dieing a mile away!
You promised help. Lenders won't even answer their calls. One of my clients was told, "she said they really didn't get much money to help and she's not sure if I will qualify." And sir, she is losing her home. She has the means to save it if the lender would work with her. We are being told "NO" in every direction. Do you know what the lenders are doing? Are you aware of the GATE KEEPERS that won't allow the people to work it out? Have you told the lenders one thing and the public something different?
Once the flood of houses are sitting in the neighborhoods deteriorating as the owners are pitching a tent down the road, no one will be able to move into the deteriorating houses as they will not qualify under the lenders new and improved "TIGHTENED" GUIDELINES.
President Obama, again with due respect...it's NOT WORKING. Where is the money going? Why is it not reaching the people? Is the slow drip of the iceberg evaporating before it can provide relief to the ones that need it? Are you holding anyone accountable for the money you are passing out so freely?
My plea is for you to follow through with your plan by making sure these people get help. If your overall plan is to eliminate Realtors and Lenders all together, it's working. Would you mind sharing with the public what is really happening?
For heavens sake, WE sent a 90 day warning to Iraq before declaring war...can't you give your own American People a little heads up? Thanks for listening Mr. President.
Debra A Brooks, Realtor
Check out my website at: www.debs-realestate.com.