Recently on a Networking Zoom call, a fellow business man stated “all crisis is temporary”. It didn’t occur to me until today how very true that statement is. Anyone old enough to be reading this right now is old enough to remember how you felt about the impact of September 11, 2001. Those instinctive thoughts of “how will this effect me, my family, my business, my country and the economy?” It’s very natural to travel that thought path, and we find ourselves navigating that same road again today. I’m putting all my faith in there being great things on the other side.
There are many different opinions and views from one extreme to the other, but at the end of the day…we all have a common goal…survive, recoup and rebuild. There are businesses and people that have hardly been effected, and those that have had their lives overturned. I pray daily for all of them, no matter the impact. I also try to remember that the only thing constant, is change. So what do we do now?
In my business, which has been deemed an “essential business”, we keep moving along. The Real Estate market felt what I would describe as a mere “hiccup”. I personally had a few slower months and took that time to care for my “home-schooled” children, as well as soaking up as much education for business growth and sustainability as humanly possible. I took classes, webinars, online training and was on an unmentionable amount of Zoom calls. As for me, I’m more than ready for things to pick up and go even faster than before. I am quite passionate about what I do and I’m ready to help people.
In the May – June edition of Realtor magazine I found some encouraging and factual words from Lawrence Yun, NAR (National Association of Realtors) Chief Economist in his article titled Resiliency Will Pull Us Through. He said “Let’s remember that before the outbreak, the economy and the real estate sector were on rock-solid ground and headed for further gains. While the hits we’re experiencing stemming from COVID-19 are shocking, they aren’t permanent. One key area of resiliency will be home prices, which had been rising for 94 consecutive months on a year-over-year basis.”
I am optimistic and believe that in the upcoming months our market will not only recover, but we will flourish. Last week I met with a couple ready to sell and their first question is “what do you think of the market and do you think this is a good time to sell.” With no hesitation I could honestly say it’s a great time to sell. In addition I’ll tell you…my Buyers are hungry. They want to purchase a home NOW and be homeowners. Let’s not forget that Real Estate is an “essential business” and it never comes to a complete stop, so if you want to talk more about Buying or Selling…I’m here and delighted to help. Give me a call or text at 864-982-2272.