Is It Really November?

avatarthumbnail.jpgDays always seem to fly by regardless of profession, but the passing through the year seems to be accelerated greatly when you’re in the real estate business.

Tuesdays are indistinguishable from Saturdays, which isn’t necessarily an issue unless it’s a Monday or Wednesday and there’s a princess to be picked up at school.

The rhythm of the year flows 30 to 45 days ahead – looking forward to when escrow will close versus what might be taking place at any particular time.

Fall, such that it is in Phoenix, usually is marked by a decrease in phone calls and web visitors and even blog readers. But that hasn’t been the case this year, which has led to the strange realization that we’re just over a week from Thanksgiving.

Today’s high temperature of 86 degrees may be adding to the confusion.

We’ve collectively spent two years in an election cycle, chugging forward until the first Tuesday of November. And now that’s past and people are looking around and many are stunned to see the Christmas trees in the stores.

The kids know the holidays are around the corner, but that’s because there are gifts to be had in the next couple of weeks.

So what’s the point of this post? Honestly, I don’t have the slightest idea. Do I have to have a point? Probably. Or not. Whatever.

Actually, there is a point to this … every now and then, it helps to think more like a child than an adult. Every day is a new day and at the end of the day it often doesn’t matter what day of the week it is (school aside, obviously) or what month it might be.

Life simply is. And that’s not so bad.

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Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at