Beautiful farming pictures! Thanks Jim!
He finally came to cut my hay the other day. We've been watching the hay grow tall and green ironically in keeping with our market recovery. That has been our analogy for our real estate production as the market has shifted this spring ... when the crops started growing our business started growing. It has helped us maintain our mindset as we acquired momentum in the market. We watched the fields grow green as did our bank account.
We had rain ... a good thing. We had rain when we were going to cut ... a bad thing. We had the same in our business - good escrows ... and bad escrows. It's been an amazing parallel run between our meager efforts at farming and our extensive efforts at real estate. The result ... hay grows when the sun shines and we have to work double hard when it does. Real estate is good and we've got an amazing crop this year. We're working hard.
Your market is hot ... go for it! They'll come to harvest when the time is right. We trade hay for the swath/rake/bale service and grow it to feed our equines, many of which are rescues. It is a good release from our business and a great analogy to our business.
Go forth ... make hay while the sun shines and may it shine on you!