The Winter Solstice and What It Means to You
If you live in the Northern Hemisphere this is the day of the year that you have the shortest amount of daylight. It is the first day of winter or the December Solstice. The night is longer than the day. It is also the official day that the North Pole is at its farthest tilt away from the sun plunging the North Pole into darkness. This darkness does affect how we conduct our real estate businesses.
People all over the world celebrate this day especially if they are into astrology and nature. It is a happy day for many as it means there will be snow for snowboarding and the ski slopes. Ice skaters rejoice to have the outside rinks in a deep freeze. Real estate in this resort areas experience a boost in activity with new opportunities to rent and sell properties to those that love the snow. Beach and fair weather areas also benefit with surges in business this time of year.
This is the day with the longest noontime shadows. It is also the start of a series of days leading up to the longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice in June. The daylight hours will start getting longer and the nights will gradually begin to get shorter. There is less daylight on the first day of winter than any other day of the year and darkness comes to most of us in the afternoon. The lack of sunlight tends drain our energy and we have to put forth more effort to stay active, not let the pounds settle around our waists and to not hibernate inside our homes.
Those of us in the real estate business know it means it is harder to show properties when people get off work at the 5 or 6 o'clock hour. In some areas homes, roads and walkways are obstructed by snow in the yards and on the roofs. Special care must be given when showing being very alert when appraoching homes. You need to be prepared to have extra flashlights in case the homes exteriors are not well lit. However, there is real estate activity. It is a fact that buyers still buy in the winter and sellers are still selling.
This is also a good time to make preparations for future business, setting up marketing campaigns, exploring new business systems and improving our online marketing presences. The holidays will be over in a couple of weeks and that means that people will be talking real estate and interest rates again and will be making plans to move up and move down.
Even the Spring buyers will be on the web starting their searches. The activity will increase on our websites and they will be signing up for drip campaigns. The early bird gets the worm as they say and those agents that reach out and connect will get new business.
Spring is only 89 days away but the signs of Spring will be seen long before the trees start budding. Will you be ready?
First Day of Winter and What It Means to Your Real Estate Business. When you are ready for real estate services in Clarksville, TN, contact The Real Debbie Reynolds at 931-320-6730.
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