Hello, and Happy Holidays! As usual, I hope this message finds you healthy, sane, and safe during this most-UNusual holiday season.
As I sit here and compose this final market update of 2020, it’s impossible to not reflect on the year that’s been, and I’m sure I’m not the only one choosing to look back rather than forward at this moment.
Thinking back to March, looking forward didn’t feel very possible then, either. As we felt the weight of the world we knew caving in, we tried to look to the future, but we couldn’t discern what was staring back at us. While I was on one of the first of what feels like thousands of Zoom calls, the leader of that particular call posed a question to us which was “What positives are going to come from this?” The rest of us on that call didn’t have many answers. How could we? But answers at that moment weren’t the point of the question. The point of the question was “there will be many positives that come from this.” It was a great mindset shift, one that’s proven to be prophetic.
I don’t want to minimize the myriad challenges and supreme heartache that 2020 has caused. But, I don’t want to focus on them, either.
I wanted the final market update of 2020 to be about the positives that came from this year, the little daisies already sprouting up from beneath the ashes of the great dumpster fire that was 2020, and the gratitude we have for them, because they’re indicating to us that everything is going to be okay.
So, with that in mind, we’d love to hear from all of you. We’d love to hear what good came out of 2020 for you, your friends, your families, your loved ones, anyone. You are and have been our inspiration to not pull our covers back over our heads when are alarms go off every morning. (Well…almost every morning). We’d love to hear what went well for you, and what you’re most looking forward to in 2020.
Personally, I’m a much better cook, a much better realtor, a marginally better musician, and I’ve been able to actually do some reading in 2020! I’ve been fortunate to be a part of a growing brokerage, and assisting in navigating that growth and our success. All great things. We can’t wait to hear from you, and we can’t wait to see you again in 2021!
From everyone at BSW Real Estate, have a great holiday season, and, more than ever, have a very happy new year. Here are some market stats to wrap up 2020. Of course, please let us know if you have questions.