And Thus, We Bid The Devil Adieu - Today Ends a Harsh Hurricane Season

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So, every June 1st, I do a blog post referencing Florida Keys Profanity, and that the “H Word” is the most foul.  Of course, “H” standing for Hurricane.

As you know, this Blog is quite often tongue-in-cheek, but this year, this year it rang very, very true.


Heartbreaking Devastation at one of my Buyers' Properties on Grassy Key

It's been some time coming, can't say we were surprised. But it still doesn't lessen the blow, both literally and figuratively. 

Irma came through like a buzz saw, but a buzz saw that was very, very slow moving. We were extraordinarily fortunate that it didn't do as much damage as it could have, and that the casualties were not as great as they could've been.

That being said, the wounds have definitely been inflicted and anyone driving our glorious Overseas Highway can see the scabs that are now forming.


Hurricanes in the Keys are a way of Life. They are part and parcel of the Keys experience. They is the Ying to the diving, fishing, drinking and revelry’s Yang. 



So what happens now???


Participating in a TV interview with NBC6 Anchors about what happens next

Well, real estate wise, Irma may have actually been a good thing on several fronts.


It's certainly showcased those homes that were well-built and can stand up to brutes. It also thinned out some of our invasive foliage that has grown here, chocking out our natives. And, it has forced homeowners to take a serious look at the condition of their properties.


And even with all the devastation that has occurred, Buyers still, still, very much want a heaping slice of our proverbial Key Lime Pie.


There is no place on Earth like the  Florida Keys. There is no place that offers all the intangibles.


Yes, there may be some places that have more vibrant for reefs, better fishing, Island lifestyle, but, as a package, and for ownership and value… I believe there’s no compare. 


"H Word"  - The Most Profane.

So, today, as we pack away our generators and store away our shutters and get ready to say goodbye to a very trying Period, we remember those that lost so much, and commend those whose efforts are unparalleled in helping us to effectively rebuild.


As once again, we try to reason with Hurricane Season


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Brad Thomsen
Big Bear Realty - Edmonds, WA
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Hi Mykael Marinelli 

Thank-you for sharing this post.

All the best to you and yours.

Happy Selling!


Dec 05, 2017 06:45 AM #1
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Mykael, I can only imagine when hurricane season is over, you can breathe a sigh of relief!   Hope your area gets back to normal soon.

Dec 05, 2017 07:02 AM #2
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Mykael, I echo the sentiments Joan Cox expressed. We certainly feel that way about forest fires--can't wait until the first good, soaking rains come to California.

Dec 05, 2017 07:13 AM #3
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Mykael- we were due, and thankfully, most were prepared!!!  For those of us a little further north (Delray Beach) it could have been worse, but glad that it wasn't.

Dec 09, 2017 08:01 AM #4
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