A very curious thing is happening. So many transactions are problematic these days. Certain clients — ours and those on the other side of transactions, as well as their agents — are suddenly being weirdly difficult. Not all, mind you, but more than usual.
(I should add, however, that I have also experienced some of the easiest and most wonderful transaction experiences in the past few weeks. But those other transactions — wow!)
I asked my colleagues if they have observed this strangeness, and they agreed — it is a little weird out there!
One agent hesitated and said, somewhat sheepishly, “You may not relate to this, but Mercury is in retrograde.”
A child of the Sixties (like her) I do know something about astrology, but the remark still came as a surprise.
When I got home, I mentioned that exchange with my wife, but before I could repeat what that agent told me, Rita said, “Oh yes, Mercury is in retrograde.” Good news: The current retrograde ends on Nov. 10th...