Most of us will be out celebrating the 3 day weekend and that’s a good thing, because who doesn’t deserve a break, right?

Memorial Day originally started as Declaration Day.  Several states lay claim to the first Memorial Day, and there was even dissent as the south refused to celebrate Memorial Day after the civil war.

Modern day Memorial Day represents honoring those that have served our country.  It’s always sad when some people refuse to honor certain veterans because they disagreed with a conflict or war.  We owe our freedom to veterans.  Our veterans didn’t get a chance to select which conflict or which war they would serve in.  They just served, for us, for the United States of America, just because.  They didn’t ask questions.  Nobody would listen if they did.

I know it’s not Veteran’s Day, but if you see a Veteran, thank them.  They may still be with us, and sadly many are not.   Many of these veterans mourn the loss of people they fought with.  They carry these scars for the rest of their life, and we owe them gratitude for our freedom.

We do hope you have fun too this weekend.  What better way to honor someone than having fun times with friends or family while we remember.  Take this weekend as an opportunity to build memories of some sort.

Memorial Day 2017

Many clients we talk with are in the midst of making decisions about life.  “Do we sell now or later?  The price isn’t quite where we’d hope for it to be just yet.”  Many conclude that they’re not going to wait on life anymore, they’re choosing to be happy now.

Waiting for the market to increase another $20,000 makes the pocketbook feel better, but the next place might go up in value too.  And what about lost time?  Some sellers want to accomplish something in life while they’re still healthy.  Nobody knows what the future brings, so many are choosing to go for it now while they can.

We don’t know if the market will continue to rise.  It’d be a shame waiting for the market to go up $20,000 only to watch it go down.  It’d be a shame to have a medical event in the future and look back with regret that we didn’t do something while we could have.  That $20,000 won’t seem so important later when you can’t do it anymore.

Whether you’re contemplating a big decision like buying or selling a home, or a fun decision like where to travel to or what to BBQ this weekend, use this weekend as a chance to live without regrets.  Make some memories.  Sometimes people get into a rut and let life just happen to them.  Go out and make life happen.  Live without regrets.

We can’t change the past.  All we can do is live in the present and plan for the future.  The Ellis Team can help you with your real estate dreams.  We might even have a good grilling recipe for you too.  It is our sincere hope that you go out this weekend and do something fun with the ones you love.  If you can’t be with them, call them.  Sometimes a simple call can make somebody’s day.

We all get bogged down in email that sometimes we forget that personal touch is what people need.  Perhaps shoot a video and send it to someone, or stop by an old friend and say HI.

If you’d like to search for homes for sale, the best place is www.LeeCountyOnline.com  If you’d like to talk to the Ellis Team about real estate the best number is 239-489-4042

Whatever your idea of fun is, we hope you do it this weekend and make those memories.  Post a photo or share your happy comments on our Facebook page www.Facebook.com/Ellisteam

Good luck and Happy Memorial Day 2017 from the Ellis Team!

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