There was a radio host who used to say, “I’m having more fun than a human being is entitled to have,” and that’s the way I feel here. I enjoy writing books for my clients. I enjoy it because it’s a lifelong journey of education and experience in order to acquire the knowledge and wisdom to be able to offer people something of value.
Pursuing knowledge is an important key to a happy and fulfilling life, and the cliche, “I learn something every day,” isn’t a cliche with me. I really have been on a learning adventure every day of my life. But it’s more than that. It’s also about serving others faithfully. That’s what gives meaning to life.
As you can see, I’ve written many book for my clients, and many have told me my books have been helpful as the embark on their own journey of retiring and buying a home in a new area like Sequim, Washington.
But I love everything else I do, too, including writing articles on this blog, the technical work of building and maintaining my numerous Internet sites, the challenge of learning and implementing SEO (search engine optimization), creating checklists for my clients to help them work through processes, developing educational materials (which are on several of my learning sites), and I love writing the scripts for my videos, producing them, and publishing them on my popular Youtube channel. I also am grateful my legal background helps keep my clients out of trouble.
I love working with my clients. I believe I get the best clients of any Realtor I know, bar none. There’s a reason I get such great clients, but that’s just one of the powerful secrets I keep from my competition.
Today I showed three homes to clients who drove up from Redding, California. We had a blast, and we’ve been working together for almost a year. It’s been a challenge finding just the right home for them, and together we went through one of the craziest real estate markets either of us have ever seen. We’ve seen multiple offers (24 in one case, 10 in another, 6 in another), and virtually no inventory for them to buy. But the market has turned downward, and once again rational buyers will be able to find a home at semi-reasonable prices. I just got done drafting an offer for them, so life goes on, right?
Frankly, what spurred me to write this article today is my mega menu on this blog. I love the way the “Books” menu dropdown works. Check it out on your own computer, and you’ll see how it fans out to show all my real estate books with beautiful little images, and you can open up any of them by clicking on the image. Technology can be fun, and it can be frustrating, right? You have no idea how long it took me to figure out how to create and implement that silly but beautiful mega menu. And all those so-called experts who publish videos on Youtube are mostly . . . not experts.
Why would I spend thousands of hours and 15 years writing this blog and all my real estate books after successful careers in law and real estate? As Bryan Adams sang, “You know it’s true. Everything I do, I do it all for you,” my clients. And I’m having more fun than a human is entitled to have.
Last Updated on August 15, 2022 by Chuck Marunde
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