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Although the official word is that the Great Recession ended last year, it’s kind of hard to tell, what with all of the unemployment, vacant properties and lack of home sales out there. And it doesn’t seem to be getting better anytime soon.

Ever just think, “Oh, the hell with it. I’m selling the agency and getting into a real growth industry, like bedbug remediation or reality TV!” If you’re of a certain age, the temptation to simply retire–to sell the business or leave it to the kids–is probably irresistible.

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