Real Estate is still hopping with buyers braving the snow, ice and bitter cold to view properties. I have heard it said that people don’t move in the winter months or no one buys a cottage in the middle of winter….both of these statements are far from accurate. I know first hand that many people move in the winter and there are some benefits. a week ago my Mom and I moved, it was bitter cold and then snowing but the snow brushes off in the cold and all of the things getting moved stay dry. Not so, in a rainy day summer move! boots tramped at the door and the floors stay nice and clean with no dirt sticking and rubbing off on carpets. Not so, in a muddy mess springtime move! A fall move …. well ok …. maybe that is the optimum season with less rain, no mud and plants easily moved with no frigid air but I still have moved in the winter most of the time.
I still have things I can not find and a few boxes to unpack but for the most part most of the stress of the move is over. My daughter and her family of six are moving too, yes another winter move, so her stress is off the charts. My Mom is finding our new location a challenge because it is a the second story apartment above my place of business but I am doing my best to make her as comfortable as possible. Having Alzheimer Disease change is very hard for her. I know as a Realtor® this recent move will certainly make me greatly empathize with my clients knowing what stress they feel.
January thaw happened and we are now back to the cold. Unfortunately all the rain destroyed any snowmobile trails that had a base and the ski hills took a beating as well. Old Man Winter will definitely take care of those issues in no time so we can get back to enjoying sunny crisp days outdoors.
My next post will be more informative…..this one was just to let everyone know now with the moving complete, I can get back to a normal business and life routine Phew!!!