From a young age, all I wanted to do was travel and explore. I’ve relocated more times in my life than most people I know who weren’t in military families. I consider myself to be somewhat nomadic these days.
I’ve lived in my home state of Connecticut, Massachusetts, South Carolina, Wyoming, Hawaii, and Washington State. My wife and I have also lived in several countries around the world with our three kids.
I never was one for taking a vacation. Instead, I would just move to wherever I wanted to go. I would stay for as long as felt good, then I would move on. To this day I still wanderlust and I love the adventure and exploration of travel and relocation.
Some of the articles that pique my curiosity the most are real estate and travel related. I’m a sucker for articles like 2020 Top 100 Best Places To Live. I daydream about what it would like to live in some of these places, and of course what it would be like to invest in real estate there.
Making Connections Through Relocation
People are relocating all the time. You and I both know it’s a large segment of the real estate business. People who can now work from home 100% of the time are choosing to move! Networking is more crucial to your business now than ever before.
A powerful network can dramatically increase your sales volume by bringing in clients from all over the world. Developing a process of helping clients move as smoothly and painlessly as possible is planting seeds for even more referrals from all over the map.
As Benjamin Franklin said, “All mankind is divided …” I believe a huge part of the satisfaction I feel as a long time real estate broker is in bridging that divide by honoring the transition clients are undergoing, more than the transaction being brokered. It is a fine balance and one that has the power to turn a job into so much more.