My wife and I also welcomed a new family member. Our third child Stanley was born in April - during the spring market. That's a "no no" around here but we managed.
Of course, the Chicago market was very active and alive in 2012. It surprised many. Each year brings new options, strategy and procedures when buying, selling, renting or investing in property. We stay prepared and adjust for the times allowing us to successfully consult our clients and add value to their transactions.