It's snowing! An appropriate end to the week; we should have winter precipitation once in a while in Richmond to remind us of the change in seasons. And on a Saturday when there is no real pressure to go anywhere, we can attempt to enjoy it a little too. There is also the comfort of knowing it won't hang around long as temperatures rise next week - The business of real estate sales will not be put off for long.
I continue to be encouraged by the increase in real estate activity. The news in general is cautious but good. The GDP is up higher than expected, and while we struggle with unemployment the notion that the economy is improving is present. Perhaps this will lead us into a better than expected spring housing market? I will remain hopeful and optimistic, and continue to work as hard as I can to make this idea a reality.
For today, I'm going to make some time for my family, enjoy the snow, and try to make a little time to enjoy the moment; a luxury not often afforded those of us in real estate sales. Sometimes the greatest gifts are so obvious that we fail to recognize them. I'm taking note of this one!
John VanderSyde is an Associate Broker with Virginia Properties, A Long & Foster Company, and is also a Licensed Architect. You can learn more about John and Ann by visiting www.InSydeHomes.com or by calling (804) 282-7300