Sailing Upwind Is A Thing
As a kid, my dad taught me to sail in Monterey Bay. To this day, I marvel that a boat can sail upwind. Think about it for a moment. You leave the safe harbor sailing downwind, but a "round trip" is possible…how exactly? Obviously, you can sail downwind with the wind right at your tail. Getting home upwind can be done, but it's different. It means heading into a changing wind, tacking left and right, keeping sails full but not too full, watching the swell, and navigating amidst boats and other obstacles. Going either direction, you have to be sure nobody gets smacked in the head or knocked overboard by the boom as it swings back and forth. Dad quipped, "There's a reason it's called the 'boom.'"
Like a strong wind, we have a strong "seller's market" in real estate today, with a historic imbalance of buyers and sellers nationwide. While it's generally good for sellers, and frustrating for buyers, there are hazards no matter which way you're sailing. Nothing is automatic, and there's always a boom swinging overhead. For many would-be sellers and buyers, fear of the wind…especially the up-wind, keeps them from making the trip they know they need to make.
Navigating is a thoughtful process. I provide thoughtfulness and a strategic approach, whether you're going one way or round trip. Call me today for a free personal consultation.
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15400 SW Boones Ferry Road
Lake Oswego 97035