Labor Day weekend is fast approaching and the promise of barbecues, picnics, swimming, and a long weekend filled with outdoor recreation can be felt throughout the entire area. Lawns and gardens are being beautifully manicured, local businesses are preparing for sales, party-tents are popping up on lawns, boats continue to fill the docks at our ponds and the streets are lined with smiling faces in anticipation of a much-deserved weekend of relaxation. Labor Day weekend gives us all the chance to visit or fulfill any final summer wishes surrounded by friends and family. While marking the unofficial end of summer, this weekend also kicks-off our gorgeous fall season, which includes: apple picking, hikes to view the vibrant foliage, several area triathlons and runs, fall festivals, cider pressing, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and much more! Now is also a great time to take advantage of the resurgence of real estate activity. Whether you are looking to buy or sell your home, as everyone’s routines settle back into normalcy, the coming months provide a wonderful opportunity for buyers and sellers alike.