Hyphenated Calendar Years

“2009” or ’09 -’10”?

I’ve blogged previously about how real estate can blur one’s sense of time — and specifically, days of the week.

When you work weekends and evenings, Sunday equals Monday, and Wednesday (at least for some Realtors) equals Sunday.

Got that?

Having a couple school-age kids also does a number on your sense of the calendar.

So, I find myself increasingly thinking not in terms of calendar years (’09, ’10, etc.), but hypenates: ’08 -’09, ’09 -’10, etc.

As every parent knows, ’09 -’10 is now blessedly underway.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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