The busy season is upon us! In prior messages, I have been speaking about ways to make sure everyone has put themselves in the best position to take advantage of this market. There is no doubt it will be a tougher market due to rising rates and inflationary concerns. But as tough as it will be, there are still plenty of opportunities to uncover. Rents are rising all over the place so getting people out of the rent cycle and building wealth on their own is always a great selling point. I once heard that the interest rate on rent is 100% and it has never been more true than now. No matter where rates end up this year, it is still better to buy versus rent and that is something we all should be emphasizing.
The concern we all face as the busy season starts is burnout. We are blessed to be a part of a tremendously rewarding industry. We get to help people realize the dream of homeownership and guide them through one of the most important financial decisions they will make in their lifetimes. With those rewards comes a fair amount of stress. It is my hope that everyone takes time for themselves this year to unplug form work and celebrate their success. I know from experience this is much easier said than done. I have been guilty of putting vacation plans on hold or taking the focus away from my health because I got so wrapped up in what I was doing. While we all play an important role in our organizations, there is nothing that we do that is worth putting our mental or physical health on hold. So, I urge you all to find ways to recharge that will keep you sharp and engaged in all aspects of your life. Take that vacation you have been putting off. Start that workout plan. Go for that quiet walk. Whatever it is that can help keep the stress to a minimum is what should be the most important thing to you.
Enjoy the sunnier days ahead!