The housing market should start to rebound soon. The Hampton Roads area was hit hard when the bubble burst, but compared to other communities, we were lucky.
I just wish we would go back the days of doing a good job for a client meant that would be "on thier list" for future work. I liked knowing and communicating with the people that I "worked" for instead of the faceless AMC's that we are dealing with now. In typical fashion, AMCs were implemented half #####, instead of Congress making sure that AMCs were regulated and run based on specific guidelines, they just allowed anyone to create one, set whatever Fee Schedules they wanted etc... Do not get me wrong, there are some really quality AMC companies that I have been dealing with, but much like eggs, it only takes a few to spoil the bunch.