Do you have the Winter Blues?

Real Estate Agent with Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA KW Legacy Group S44645

My poor kitty.  He loves to be able to go outside and lay on the deck.  But in the winter, there is too much snow and too little fact, we have not seen the sun in over a week here in Iowa.  And when the sun returns, we will not remember what it is.  



Does real estate market have the winter blues too? 


Are the buyers spending more time inside their houses? 


And by spending time in their current home, are they dreaming about what the next house might look like? 


Does it make us all stir crazy seeing all of the things that we don't like about our surroundings? 


Maybe we are just tired of shoveling the snow and it is time for a condo.  Or at least a shorter driveway.


I think in the winter, we become more aware of our immediate spaces.  We spend more time there when we cannot go for a walk or spend time out of the deck.  Maybe that is why there are so many houses that get listed in the Spring?  Who knows.


So here are some ideas if you are struck with the winter blues:


Rearrange your current furniture to give the room a fresh look.

Replace your pillow with bright and sunny pillows that remind you of Spring.

Refresh your bedding.

Declutter your cabinets, drawers, closets, etc. and organize your spaces.  Taking one drawer at a time makes it so much easier and much less overwhelming!

Paint an accent wall....or an entire room that could use a fresh coat of paint!


These little things will make the shorter days seem brighter and lighter.  You can also kick the winter blues by taking a quick vacation to a warmer climate.  


Keep smiling!






Posted by


Karen Feltman, REALTOR®, ABR, AHS, CHMS,                                                                      CNE,CRS, e-Pro, green, GRI, SRES, TRC

Keller Williams Legacy Group

4850 Armar Drive SE Ste B

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403


Mobile  319-521-0701

Licensed in the State of Iowa

© 2010-2021 by Karen Feltman, Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Relocation Specialist 

Comments (3)

Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good afternoon Karen. Your kitty is cute. We can all live with less clutter, in every season.

Jan 31, 2020 12:34 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

He's adorable Karen. My office is outside during the warmer months so I know how he feels. Since I've moved inside I have less of a mess but there's always room for improvement.

Jan 31, 2020 01:29 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Karen - we and our furry friends can be sensitive to those times when the blues may hit us regardless of season.  When that impacts our living situation, some changes may be in order ranging from a reorganization or something a bit more bold.  When the timing involves a move in the Cedar Rapids area, you have the local insight and real estate knowledge that can benefit sellers and buyers.  

Feb 01, 2020 05:15 AM