Friday thoughts??
From what I understand, many blogs out there are written days & weeks in advance of when they are actually put out into the interwebs. For myself, I have chosen to give you my actual Thursday thoughts each week, and write them that day.
Clearly, today is not Thursday.
Yesterday was a busy day at the office, and last evening was spent celebrating my wife’s birthday and we had an evening relaxing, enjoying family and… ok, let’s be honest - having a piece of cake, maybe two. Shhh.
This blog, I admit, got put on the backburner. But Adam, what are you getting at?
Simply put – better late to get this done than never. Sometimes we have things on our list, and we just don’t get to them when we intended to. That’s ok.
The same can be true with our homes – we all have a bunch of things we want to tackle, and our dream timeline of when that gets done. You might not always hit that timeline, but keep at that list, and get ‘er done - even if it's later than you originally wanted.
Because when it comes time to sell, you’ll be happy you did.
See you next Thursday

Fail to plan, plan to fail.

I remember the first time I heard this saying – over 20 years ago when I was acquiring my mutual funds sales licence when I worked for a chartered bank.  As much as I appreciate cheesy sayings, I admit, I rolled my eyes at this one.

However, as I have reflected on it over the years, it’s hit me a different way. The reason is pretty simple – it’s true.

It’s the time of year where many of us spend some time reviewing last year, and setting our goals for the new year.  Personal, fitness, business – it doesn’t really matter – it applies to them all.  I’m refining my 2024 goals and where I’d like to end up twelve months from now. 

In short – Personal: read more & get smarter, Fitness: make better choices and trim down a little (yes, this has been on every year’s list since 2005!), Business: double last year’s volume.

And let’s be honest – it applies to where we live too.  All of our homes require maintenance, updating, TLC, and we can be sure there’s an unexpected surprise or two in there somewhere.  I challenge you to make a plan on how to tackle projects to improve your home a little bit each year so that when it’s time to make a change – you’ll be ready. 

Not sure what your plan should look like?

Let’s sit down together and hammer one out together. 


Family Time.

A couple weeks back, my contribution to Thursday Thoughts was quite short. Holidays were on, and I was lucky enough to spend a lot of time with my family.

As life would have it, the kids are getting older and it seems like it will be harder and harder to spend that time with them, and enjoy all the fun that comes along with it. So this Christmas season, Emma and I made sure to carve out some time for just that.

It was great to do some new things, ski the slopes in the mountains, cheers on the Jets at the barn, take in some city amenities, and take a little break from the BUSY-NESS of life.

But here we are, nearly the middle of January, and the BUSINESS of real estate is back in full swing. New listings on the market, interest rates coming down, showings and offers being made on properties, inquiries coming in on my commercial listings which have been quiet for a while.

If you’re thinking of making a move, now is a great time to start exploring what that looks like for you – the opportunities are out there.

Family time was fun. Jets are flying high.
I truly hope your holiday season was as great as mine.

Happy New Year!
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