Crying Twice

For whatever reason, I’m working with a disproportionately large number of clients this Spring either moving to the Twin Cities — or relocating elsewhere — for new jobs.

Which has given me the opportunity to relate an observation I heard while moving furniture in college a long time ago:  “Minneapolis is the kind of place that makes you cry twice: once, when you move here, and a second time, when you leave.”

Having witnessed that firsthand many times — and having experienced it myself** — I know that both of those sentiments are still true (though I think the crying may be a little more intense for those arriving in the throes of winter, and less for those leaving then . . . 🙂 ).

**My favorite line about the virtues of living in the Midwest: “Everyone should live in California, but leave before they get soft; everyone should live in Manhattan, but leave before they get hard.”  Call it, “The Goldilocks Syndrome.”

See also, “The Twin Cities’ “Goldilocks” Housing Market”; “Minnesota Nice for “Back Off!”??“; “Sunday Open Houses & “Minnesota Nice”“; and “Showing Feedback & “Minnesota Nice.

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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