Way back in 1990, I was one year out of high school when I made a fateful decision.
I decided to move to Montana to work for my Dad’s construction company. With that decision, I began my lifelong adventure in real estate.
There were several things that I learned working for my dad:
- Don’t carry a sheet of plywood up a ladder in a heavy wind unless you have always dreamed of flying!
- Construction is a great job, but was not the career for me. I once announced to my father that I much preferred being recreationally oriented.
- My father could physically work me into the ground. Always a humbling experience for a 20-year-old.
- Selling or buying real estate is a huge adventure with a lot of adrenaline and the potential for a really great feeling at the end.
I learned that last point by watching my dad while the Realtor showed potential buyers the house we were building.
When the real estate agent arrived to show a house we were working on, there was a palpable sense of energy in the air. My dad would pace back and forth, back and forth, like a tiger in a cage. Meanwhile, the buyers were excited as they walked through the half-constructed house and imagined their new home.
I realized that real estate is exciting for both sellers and buyers.
Real Estate is Spelled F-U-N!
Here is something that many people never realize. Real estate is fun (capital letters F-U-N)! It’s a rush. The simple act of buying or selling a house is really exciting.
You might object to that statement. Maybe you’ll say it’s nerve-wracking, feels overwhelming, and painful, producing sleepless nights and aggravation. You just described every great adventure.
When you hike 14ers or go rock climbing or snowboard down a mountain there is a lot of work and potential pain involved. Even when you read a great book, you have to put in time and energy to get to the satisfactory ending. But the joy of the experience is a reward worth the effort. Buying or selling a home is a lot like that.
At the Closing Table
If you need to buy a house, I can help you find a great Realtor.
I have worked with a ton of Realtors in the Springs over the years.
When you finally sit down at the closing table, your heart beating fast and your adrenaline rushing, you have the same physical reaction that you get when you are having extreme fun. And that moment when everything works and all the documents are signed and the keys pass from one hand to the other is exhilarating. The seller is thrilled to complete the sale. The buyer is thrilled to have a new home.
I’m hearing this in my head, “But I want my real estate adventure to go smoothly. I don’t want that aggravation.”
I hear you and offer a solution. Your trusty Realtor in Colorado Springs.
One way that people minimize the hard part of adventures is to hire a coach or guide. This person works behind the scenes to smooth the process, plan the trip, take care of the details so you can just have fun. A good real estate agent acts the same way. In fact, a good real estate agent might better be called a real estate guide.
What is the difference between you and a guide? A guide is an expert in the whole process, including the difficult planning and logistical part. The perfect real estate guide is the same way.
In the end, a real estate guide helps guide you so you can get to the party at the closing table.
I look forward to helping you find a guide for your next real estate adventure.
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