If you are buying, do not make the mistake of ignoring traditional sellers. All we hear in real estate from our buyers now days is…show the foreclosure or short-sale deal. By doing this, you are selling yourself short. The majority of the traditional homes that are for sale are beautiful, clean and attainable without the high risk of a foreclosure and short-sale. Our sellers are more than willing to negotiate for the most part, and you don’t have to wait weeks to get a response. There are some great deals on the market right now, that are for sale by traditional sellers. Don’t hold out for that deal…It might never come, and sooner or later things will turn around and you will find yourself left behind.