Part 1: Starting Over
The decision was made to move my business from Wisconsin to Florida.¬† I‚Äôll leave all the reasons behind this decision in this post, however it‚Äôs my goal for you to take a new look at your business from another angle.
So often we‚Äôve heard the 3 L‚Äôs (Location, Location, Location), yet I should point out that as Realtors¬ģ we don‚Äôt choose our own location.¬† Instead we sell where we live — after all it‚Äôs where we live right?¬† I must say that the most valuable lesson I learned in business so far is that ‚Äúyou have to give, in order to get.‚ÄĚ (That‚Äôs another post.)
My family and I chose to give up our Real Estate business and lives as we knew it, and move to Florida.¬† Currently I am negotiating a deal at liquidation value with another firm to take over for Worthington Realty.¬† (Worthington Realty has been in business since 1954 in Manitowoc in case you‚Äôre wondering how hard this decision was.)
We said goodbye to our family and friends and days later were gone.¬† Hello, Florida!¬† Hello great weather, palm trees and expensive homes.¬† My wife and I have been craving year round nice weather for so many years.¬† Finally we did something about it. We put aside our business in Wisconsin and set out to reestablish in Boca Raton.
At 29 years old with one child and one on the way, we are ready to play ball and sell Real Estate.¬†¬† We chose to settle in a rental house until we know Boca Raton better before we purchase.¬† This time around, we chose our own location! My wife and I believe weather the market is up or down, that our Real Estate business is simply ‚Äúour own economy‚ÄĚ and we will prosper even in tough times.
The post was simply a warm up for what is to come on moving a real estate business.¬† I‚Äôll give you the ups the downs and anything in between.¬† If you‚Äôre thinking of moving your business to your location, follow me.¬† Check back for more posts to come and learn from my own experiences on how to move a Real Estate business.¬†¬† Now go and choose your own location.