What an odd time to be alive. I’m glad to be alive during it, because the alternative seems worse. I think all of this social distancing and economy destroying is made worse by the time of year. If it were Christmastime, we could just sit inside and roast our chestnuts (four per family, of course) and make cookies (flourless, for those born in any year ending in a 1,3,5,7,9). If it were summer, we would be in a better mood anyway. It’s summer, after all, and take out food isn’t so bad. What a terrible time for Peapod to announce they were withdrawing from operations in Wisconsin and Illinois. Someone there should be fired. Perhaps everyone has already been fired. Who could know?
But it’s spring and that’s a problem. We want to be outside, to do things. What things? It doesn’t matter. Just things. And as with most things, we want to do them with other people. I was planning a trip to Montreal in late May. It seems that is now a thing I cannot do. People were planning to do other things in other places, but now those things are canceled. Because it’s spring, but it’s not actually nice out, our cabin fever is heightened, and heightening. During any normal year this would be the case right now. But this year? It’s the case, all right.
So let’s consider the things we can do. Like watch videos about real estate listings that I’ve sold. The Lake Geneva market will be hurt by this event, no question about it. A good way to determine if your agent is indeed paying attention is to watch their response to this. If they are busy pretending everything is fine then they aren’t paying attention. If they are telling you this is different, and we’ll be fine, then they are either not paying attention or they just aren’t very intelligent. Willful ignorance is a terrible thing. Either way, I’m here to help, no matter what that help looks like. Shoot me an email if there’s something real estate related on your mind.
Enjoy your down time today. Here’s a video of a home I sold a while back. If I succumb to the virus, please remember me as that guy who once sold this house: