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What’s happening?

By Living Room Realty, October 1, 2022

“It was the best of times. It was the worst of times”-Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities”.

 

A little introspection is coming…ok maybe a lot. What a strange year I’m having. Post COVID I thought I was going to have a new beginning. A newly energized real estate career, more income, more time with the family, just more of everything. Now here we are in 2022 and I’m having the slowest real estate activity since I obtained my license here in 2015. There are many causes to blame such as interest hikes, decreased inventory, people wanting to sit still, etc. And though this is happening and my “lifelong” dreams were not coming to fruition I’m the happiest I’ve been in years.

To summarize this past year here’s a list of what I’ve done this year so far and it’s only September:

  • Went under contract for my first multifamily investment property in Longview, WA and then terminated the deal after inspections.  This is important because it has lit a fire within me to do more investing instead of dissuading me from trying again.  It also solidified some of my parameters of what I was looking for in real estate.
  • Purchased my first long term rental (I already have a short term rental) and looking to add more.
  • When the kids finished school for the summer we started on a long planned “summer of exploration”!  Visited Lincoln City on the Oregon coast, camped in Bend/Tumalo and hiked in Smith Rock Park, drove to Revelstoke and Jasper National Park in British Columbia Canada for some mountain biking, visited family in Chicago, sold a house, finally procured a home for an out of state client, made a last minute trip to Scottsdale for a friend reunion, referred a listing for a sale in Vancouver, WA, and then made a birthday trip to New Orleans, LA!
  • Working on a new listing which is coming up soon!

It was a lot but we made it here and realized I’m not losing anything by not closing multiple deals a month.  I’ve gained insight on what’s more important for my life to feel fulfilled.  Time can never be purchased…it’s now my new “flex”.

 

 

 

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