"The Curlew led the flock upward and throughout the night they flew steadily at a height of a half mile or so, the birds calling intermittently to each other. When the Curlew was leading the flock his senses had to be kept sharply turned to the vagaries of wind and the cosmic impulses which his brain interpreted into a sense of direction."
Last of the Curlews
Each year the Eskimo Curlew migrated over 8,000+ miles, sometimes flying consecutively for over 55 hours, resting for an evening, then taking off for another 3,000+ mile flight the next day. Bodsworth's poetic novel, Last of the Curlews, was first published in 1954, when the Eskimo Curlew was first thought to be in great danger of extinction. By all accounts, the last individual Eskimo Curlew has breathed its final breath.
We carry the spirit of the entire Curlew species, and love the passage above's ability to parallel what the search for a dream home can feel like. The real estate broker as well as the client must keep their "senses sharply tuned to the vagaries of the [market] and the cosmic impulses which their brains interpret into a sense of [deciding on the right house]."
While searches for the right property don't require 8,000+ mile treks across New York City, sharply-tuned senses, keen insight, and cautious attention to detail are all required. And while weighing the pros and cons of one particular apartment can help prospective buyers make a decision, ultimately, it's the cosmic impulses that best guide us toward the right home.