It is time to say goodbye.

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart SA541769000

At first, I wasn’t inspired to write a blogpost about saying goodbye to 2020. No doubt that it has been a strange year. One that we have grown tired of.

For many people, there has been terrible suffering. Loss of loved ones, reoccurring illness, fear, and conflict.

Economic hardship has hurt millions and caused the loss of many institutions that we have come to know and love. Yet for others, the pandemic has been a windfall. Against all odds, my business, real estate, has fared well.

If nothing else, the pandemic has taught us new ways to work, and new ways to live. It has also brought us a greater appreciation of what we have and what we need to survive.

Unfortunately, when the clock strikes midnight on January 1, 2021, little will change. The recovery will take some time. Like a new baby, we will have to learn about life and living in a world that has changed.

Never again will the saying “Hindsight is always 2020” be more profound. 2020 will be in our rear-view mirror. Yet, history will never let us forget 2020. Still, it is time to wave goodbye.

So, to 2021, we welcome you. We can only hope that you will be less remarkable than your predecessor.

Posted by

Joseph Domino

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Comments (8)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 I will never forget 2020 and this pandemic.... let's hope history doesn't repeat itself when it comes to this event....

Dec 31, 2020 03:35 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

I think we will talk about last year for a long time.

Jan 01, 2021 11:10 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

You're right that nothing will change quickly, except perhaps peoples expectations and hopes.


Dec 31, 2020 06:02 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Hope springs eternal. Let us hope for a quick end.

Jan 01, 2021 11:10 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 ,

It is definitely time to put 2020 behind us and hope and prayer 2021 is going to be a better year! Wishing you a healthy, safe and prosperous 2021!

Dec 31, 2020 06:19 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Thanks Dorie. Praying for a better year ahead.

Jan 01, 2021 11:11 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I was thinking about that saying about hindsight being 2020 this morning.  Hindsight is going to be critical in looking at how we dealt with this.  

Dec 31, 2020 08:14 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Yes, it has been a difficult time. Confusing to say the least. Hopefully when we look back we will see we did our best.

Jan 01, 2021 11:13 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Joseph I agree nothing will really change around us regarding pandemic stuff for a while.  But my mindset has changed and there is a new found excitment more so than even last New Years Eve.  Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2020 10:10 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

I hope 2021 lives up to our expectations. I think it will.

Jan 01, 2021 11:14 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Happy New Year to you, Joseph!  I suspect there are many folks glad to see the arrival of 2021.

Jan 01, 2021 08:05 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Yes, time to move on. Happy New Year.

Jan 01, 2021 11:15 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Joseph and Happy New Year. Flipping from midnight to 12:01 A.M. didn't make the virus go away but it's time for a new year and a fresh mindset. I agree that so many people have been negatively impacted and we need to remember them. But we have learned a lot about what we can do!!!  

Jan 01, 2021 10:22 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Thanks Kathy. Let's keep a good thought. Optimism is always better than pessimism.

Jan 01, 2021 11:16 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

One of our Members Susan Emo  and good friend stated it so eloquently Not Trying to Scare You But the movie Mad Max took place in 2021:)Endre

Jan 05, 2021 09:09 PM

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