Myth of Sisyphus Redux


Be honest, doesn’t the new year sort of feel a little (alot!) like this? Every year the alot two weeks of the year remind me a whole bunch that the new year is coming and that boulder is at the bottom of the hill again. I always feel like the Myth of Sisyphus really isn’t a myth after all…it’s the reality of our lives. So, here we are in January and it’s beginning all over again.

 I’m expecting 2010 to be a whole lot better year than 2009 was. It sure is starting off for me differently than last January. I’ve received a fairly large number of calls from folks either wanting to buy or sell homes and that sure differs from last year when everything was sound asleep. There really is no doubt in my mind that a corner has been turned. I’ve probably said this before, but my office is the most productive one in San Mateo county and has been so for about 20 years. In 2006 it did over 1000 transactions. In the first four months of 2009 it did 42 transactions…and was still the top office in San Mateo county. Now, if that doesn’t speak to how slow the market was a year ago, nothing will. December’s numbers haven’t come in yet but my office did 50 transactions in November 2009 alone.

I would suspect that applies to alot of other businesses as well. The outlook seems to be quite a bit rosier now than it was a year ago. The boulder still needs to be pushed back up the hill now…it’s just that it may not be quite as intimidating as it was last January. All the best to you in 2010! May your respective boulders be lighter!!

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