Recently, I had a lady tour my website and fill out a form which said:
“To be honest, I have no current plans to buy, just like to look and dream!”
That started me thinking about real estate and how it’s uniquely tied to virtually everyone’s dreams. Whether we’re looking for a New York apartment with an additional one hundred square feet or a thousand acres of prime hunting land, nearly everyone has a “real estate dream”.
The interesting thing is that our real estate dreams change as we move through life. The pride of ownership in the little starter home begins to dim as children arrive and we feel cramped. At that point, our dream property may just be something with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a fenced yard for the family pet. As time progresses the real estate dream continues to mature and maybe a house on the lake or a hunting property is the current goal. Retirement often brings downsizing and the house on the lake may become the permanent residence with the family home being put on the market. And so it goes. Changes occur throughout our life, but one of the things that remain constant is the real estate dream.
The great thing about real estate is that when your dream property no longer fits your needs, it is still someone else’s perfect place. I’ve found over the years that no matter how many buyers turn up their noses at a property, there will always be someone that simply loves it! Also, unlike your 10 year old car that was the must-have when you bought it but is worth little today, real estate remains a great investment.
The bottom line is that real estate dreams are what make my chosen profession challenging yet so rewarding. The search for the dream property for some of my clients has taken a year or more and at times the dream has changed over the course of the search. Just as a hunting guide works hard for a client to locate and collect a trophy, I work hard for my loyal clients to find and acquire their trophy property. It’s a long road at times but when it’s finished, it’s very rewarding to be able to share their happiness.
So as I told the lady viewing my website, I think everyone has a dream property so please dream away and if I can be of assistance in the future, just let me know.
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” -C.S.Lewis