March is over according to the calendar. Looking outside, it’s pretty bleak. Looking at the local market, I see a ton of potential for those buyers dreaming of a place to dock their boat when the ice is out, unpack & get settled over the warmer months, or sellers getting their existing home sold in the prime of the local spring real estate market.
March came with a flurry of business and opportunities to serve clients. I listed 3 properties in March – one went into multiple offers & pending on its 2nd day on the market, one that accepted an offer in its first week, and one that just went into contract: in its 3rd week of marketing. Two other listings accepted offers in March, one in multiples and one that came with a quick close in less than 30 days from a signed contract. On the purchase side, I helped buyers in getting into contract for new construction, a second home on the lake & a 40 acre hunting property. And believe me, I showed my fair share of properties and wrote quite a few contracts that never received signatures by both parties. Many of those buyers are still looking & I am excited to help them find the right property for them.
With all the madness of the month, I continued to enjoy my groove- balancing time with my family, time in my business, time with friends & family, and time for hobbies. Professionally, I loved the month- how satisfying to be in connection to so many wonderful clients and have the opportunity to be a part of their real estate adventure. Personally, I enjoyed preparing to host Easter, some extra spring break time with my husband & family (I lost my voice for half the week so parenting quietly was a new lesson for me), and pushed through some longer runs to stretch myself in running and get better prepared for an upcoming race.
Looking ahead, April showers (or, um..snow?) bring May flowers. And that mindset is completely accurate in real estate. The work I am doing now results in success in the future. Staying idle is not an option, to continue to grow my business it takes daily commitment, motivation, and action. So if I look busy now, it was because I was working really hard a month or two ago! So March Madness is going to lead to Happy Dance April & Making it Happen May!