It crossed my mind today that Winter weather, or the “off-season” wherever you may be is frequently regarded by REALTORS® as those months of the year when business is predictably slow, phones aren’t ringing and the vibrate isn’t buzzing with incessant reminders.
After Thanksgiving and Christmas we seem to segue into holiday time, where some lucky folks commit to annual vacations in the sun and sand, or sun and snow if you’re hardy.
Earlier today I saw a herd of shaggy cattle in a field – their hooves had pressed an apparent path throughout and there was evidence of pawing for something to munch on as well. Snow here is measurable – more so if you have short legs! The old saying of “chewing their cuds” is rhythmic and identifiable – regardless of weather.
Enroute home at around 4:00 p.m., there was Farmer Faithful unrolling a huge round bale of hay from the back of his sturdy truck. Wisps of errant shoots had already scattered on the snow, and the herd gathered as he snipped with his cutters at the wire bands. An almost orange sky this morning bodes of stormy weather coming, and more snow and high winds. Instinctively the cattle were getting ready to hunker down.
What of us – some REALTORS® are almost seasonal workers - ”making hay while the sun shines”; then hunkering down to ride out inclement times. Other more hardy souls adapt to the changing seasons and fluctuating market conditions – and moo-ve strategically, constantly foraging for hidden tidbits.
If your bank account hasn’t got a goodly supply of hay in it, best that you shake yourself off and become a moo-ver. Sow the seeds now for next year’s Fall harvest of plenty!