It’s A Brave New World

Everything keeps changing. I am 56 years old in a few months and I can not believe how many times I have had to “ learn something new “. I was watching a show about Steve Jobs and Apple computer and thinking about having purchased one of the Macintosh computers that he was building at the time. I was so jazzed by that machine. People made a fuss about it when they saw it on my desk and were wowed when I would do something with it. I felt special for having it. I loved the idea of having something and learning something new. That was almost 30 years ago and I have to admit that I still like the feeling when I learn something new, I’m just tired of feeling like I have to always be doing it just to keep up. As a Realtor, I used to be able to keep up by just getting out of bed and remembering what had happened yesterday and “printing a flyer” was something I could get extra credit for because not everyone could. I am serious. People used to actually notice a flyer like it was amazing and if it was printed in color, well then look out.

My job keeps changing. My business keeps changing. Every time I look up there is a new Social Media “Thing” that I do not use nor want to, but somehow just the awareness that it is there being utilized by so many other people that I see makes me feel pressured in a not very subtle way. I am getting jealous of Bears. I want that kind of life plan. But as a person who makes a living in sharing information, I am forced to deal with all this “newness”. There is not going to be any wrap up on this ramble, I just needed to get that off my chest before I talked about the latest version of the same old info about what is happening in our real estate market here in Sea Isle.

I think we are going to have a very busy Spring and that the values will continue to increase. The last twelve months saw a marked uptick in every single category and there are short inventory rolls in everything except New Construction and the last time you could say that was about 7 or 8 years ago when we were finishing the run of that started in 2002. Beach Front and Bay Front lists are shockingly short and those values are going up. They had overcorrected and now they are balancing into the context of the market here in Sea Isle as they always had before. If you own one or want to buy one you should be talking about what the last 12 months mean to you and your investment here. New Construction condo’s have changed the entire market for owners of 2 and 3 bedroom condo’s that were built back in the day and those owners need to get a conversation with someone they know and trust so that they can better understand their position. Every owner of property in Sea Isle City can benefit from a conversation about their property.

It is going to be a good year. Someone said that the other day when I was in the room and it made me feel good. Isn’t it wonderful and simple that something like that can still happen. See you around town.

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