Why We Started Our Real Estate Business
I think the number one reason we started our business is opportunity and flexibility. Having two young kids and working in the corporate world, we wanted something where we would be able to take better advantage of our time and have something where you have the opportunity to earn more money. In real estate, the harder you work the more you earn versus, at least me at my corporate job where I was a salaried employee, the harder I worked, I still had the same outcome at the end of the day. And I think that was a big key factor for both of us.
Yeah, I would agree. Being a salaried employee myself as well, putting in the extra hours and not reaping any reward, it just... after a while it just got old. So I'm all about reaping what I sow and putting in the time and effort to work with a certain person, knowing there is a direct benefit at the end. And building relationships. I've always liked interacting with people so getting the chance to meet a variety of people at the variety of not only income levels, but situations that they've come across, and working with them through that is something that's always been appealing. And it's only been... what am I trying to say... It's only grown since getting to see how this played out.
Actually, I kind of started learning about real estate back in the early '50s when my father started building so I kind of grew up around it but never really had an interest in it. And then when I got out of school, I went right into food...