I don’t know about you – however, I am certainly ready for spring. With record snowfall amounts and blistering cold temperatures, real estate activity in the region has been at almost a standstill. If you are like most of my clients and friends, the last thing you were interested in doing was traipsing around the city finding new office space, a new home or a new investment (and don’t even mention standing outside at an auction).
The only thing that most of us were concentrated on was getting to work without getting our damn car stuck and then getting home to clear our driveways before nightfall fell upon us. Once I finally got inside, got my coat off, removed by rubber shoe covers (which I am sick of wearing) – I was ready for a cocktail or 2 glasses of wine!
With the warmth of last week and the promise of spring starting to enter our thoughts… we have begun to see a flurry of activity in the market that I have not seen since I put up my Christmas tree. This sentiment I believe is being felt throughout the entire industry including my friends in banking, title insurance and new construction.
Like a racehorse waiting behind the gate in anticipation for the buzzer to sound … the real estate market is just as ready to explode into what I believe will be an active spring with strong demand in the market place.