It's January 2017; It's a brand new year and the "new year, new me" energy can be felt in the air. We continue 2017 in this wild "seller's market". With low inventory and multiple offers , buyers are making their offers look as appealing as possible in hopes of ensuring their offer is accepted. There is continued uncertainty of where the market is headed, which has sellers wondering if they should "sell now or wait to see if the value increases". In the midst of all this energy and uncertainty that is now on the minds of our little sleepy town, it is posting season!
I bought my first home in Angus on Gold Park Gate in 2003. It was one of the first homes in the 5th line subdivision. I had no neighbours, no friends close by and I was often the butt end of a joke at work for buying a house in Angus. But I honestly LOVED Angus. I loved the area, I loved the people and I loved home ownership.
Angus didn't have a great reputation when I first purchased a home here and I knew that. When I started real estate in 2008, most of my military clients didn't want to buy in Angus even with Borden being minutes away and many real estate agents from my office had never even been to Angus. Now, fast forward 9 years, we have many new homes, neighbourhoods, facilities and thousands of amazing families. I am so honoured to have witnessed and been part of the growth here. Angus continues to grow and new buyers are eager to move into our beautiful town.
When you live in Angus, seeing men and women in uniform is nothing out of the ordinary, in fact, it's part of Angus' character. It's normal to see new military families moving in and out of our small town. The military have always been welcomed and well supported in Angus.
When I first became a realtor, I will admit, I knew very little about the military posting process. I've always had the utmost respect and admiration for the military so when military families started contacting me to assist them with buying and selling, I was extremely excited and honoured. I was nervous at first though because the military are the backbone of our little town so I wanted to ensure I was doing more than just helping them move. When speaking with my military clients, I quickly learned how stressful posting season is. I wanted to change that! I took it upon myself to focus on taking care of absolutely everything for my military clients, I've even dog sat once or twice.
Over the last 9 years, I have met many military families and built incredible relationships with them. I am still astonished, if not more so now, at how resilient military families are; how easily and seamless they make the transition from home to home, school to school, starting over every three to four years. It's extremely admirable!
With posting season starting, I think back nostalgically to past posting seasons. The men, women and children whom I have been lucky enough to meet, the stories they've shared, the courage they exuded, the friendships I've built and the memories I've made, will last a lifetime.
I am so thankful for social media because it allows me to witness my military clients journeys long after they leave Angus.
Happy Posting Season Everyone!!