Seize the day! Something I have believed in throughout my life, but especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each day offered something to celebrate even in the midst of upheaval. So in my future world I don't really see things changing too much. I will be seizing the days ahead and living life to the fullest as much as I possibly can.
I have certainly found some things which work well for clients in this past year. Remote signing of settlement paperwork especially.
I think we have managed to sell homes without broker opens with food and drinks provided. That frees up several hours a week. Public opens have returned in force as buyers want to seize the opportunity to see a home and possibly beat the multiple other buyers to the purchase. I am looking forward to be able to meet with clients again over a coffee.
Sellers want their homes presented professionally and even in the midst of the pandemic expected professional service with professional quality photos and top notch marketing. So, I do not see that changing in any way.
Personally, life during the pandemic did not change much, I walked, I met some regular friends, and developed a new relationship in that way and even travelled. I made trips to Key West, Miami, Orlando, a couple of trips to New Jersey and abroad to the Maldives. So, I know I will be travelling as I realized there were lots of people moving around the world even in the midst of the pandemic. So carpe diem and get moving, there are many places on my bucket list and where I want to go visit.
I have a trip to France lined up with three days in Paris and then a river cruise to Normandy. Several nights in Iceland, an overnight in New York, and probably some trips to see family who I have missed seeing as they have been spread out, so Charlotte and Nashville will be on the itinerary as well.
I also know, in my heart, that another Camino, the pilgrimage route I took up through Portugal to Santiago de Compostella, is in the future. I loved being away, and having such a simple life, wake up, walk, eat, walk, eat, wash your clothes, eat dinner and sleep, and repeat. It gave me time to enjoy the countryside and see the people.
And of course I started a side business dealing in antiques this past year, so I see future oportunities revolving around that as well, with trips to purchase items and possibly taking part in a show or two as well.
Seize the day - Carpe Diem - as you never know what lies ahead, so make the most of it.