Well, though winter in the Comox Valley is extremely unlike winter in most of the rest of the country, our real estate market here does slow down considerably though the end of 2017 was busier than many. December saw more activity than in the past couple of years even though people also began preparing for Christmas earlier than usual. There have been sales and listings as always, but not like it is earlier in the year. I can remember being busy selling and listing right through December in years past and this was the case again in 2017. Listings on the MLS come off the market or are taken off as trees, lights and sugar plum fairies loom ever closer. Who wants strangers wandering through their homes at this time of year?