I work in a Ski Resort Market, but as a local I will not attempt to get on the hill during the Holidays. For this reason I went skiing this morning and limited my time on the slopes to 90 minutes. It was snowing hard this morning and we have received over 3 feet of the white stuff in just the past two weeks.
What does a yard sale have to do with Skiing? The is a saying that goes with a crash, If you fall so hard your stuff gets spread all over the slopes, that's a yard sale. You have skis, poles goggles, a scarf and a hat all in different locations when you finally come to a stop (That's A Yard Sale).
What does a yard sale (crashing) have to do with real estate? If you are safe and slow you will probably never suffer the humiliation of asking someone 50 feet away for a little help (can you bring me that pole). If you are tentative and cautious you will face very little risk of crashing and burning in front of your peers. And if you never venture beyond your comfort zone you'll never get hurt.
My ribbs are a bit sore right now, but I will ski as fast the next time I'm on the slopes as I was when I held my impromptu yard sale today. Reckless abandon has it's place, if you never crash you just aren't trying hard enough, Take some risks now is the time to test a new theory or marketing strategy..it couldn't hurt.