Look For the Silver Lining

Posted on March 21, 2020

It seems somewhat trivial to be blogging about real estate while the whole world is so focused on the coronavirus…I am an eternal optimist, so it is my nature to look for the blessing in every challenge. I’m a ‘silver lining’ kinda’ gal.

I am grateful for this time at home to get connected with the things I love to do such as gardening, reading, making art, and writing…Yesterday my boss called and I told her I was sitting outside watching clouds. I cannot remember the last time I sat still watching clouds. I never sit still…and I didn’t feel the least bit guilty about it either. My 94-year-old mom is staying with us and I am grateful for all this extra time with her. Chip and I are taking walks around our neighborhood and talking a lot about what our future holds…this virus puts so much into perspective. Things we should have prioritized all along now become the new normal…Imagine the novelty of washing one’s hands; as if we needed to be reminded to do this! Sheesh!

I’ve always loved the saying, “A rising tide floats all boats…” Currently I’m thinking that a hole in a boat sinks all passengers…unless of course, we all work together to find a solution rather than rocking the boat with unnecessary rhetoric…we are all in this boat together. Yes, Lesson #1: Let’s be nice to each other!

So, although this is supposed to be a real estate blog, truth is, I haven’t had the time in a while to write a post; I don’t know where the time goes! But, no more excuses. Here I am doing something that I love to do, write!
Real estate will bounce back…it always does! Heck, when I got into this business interest rates were 20%! Back then I’d say, ‘if I could find a 5-year ARM at 12% I know I could sell a lot of houses’! Pretty amazing considering today’s 30 fixed rate is under 4%.

This too shall pass, and God willing it will make us all stronger and kinder…in the meantime, let’s look for the silver lining, wash our hands, and don’t rock the boat!
Stay healthy and stay safe,

The Naples Real Estate Blogger
“Remember, sometimes when things seem like they are falling apart, they are actually all falling into place.” ~ J. Lynn