Friday, July 17, 2015

What is a Bucket List Lifestyle???

I've started a new blog for my real estate company, thank you for taking time out of your busy day to humor me! I've been in the business close to 2 decades and I conceived this concept several years ago. I'm at a point where I need to do the proverbial "Go Big Or Go Home" with regard to it.

Someone asked me the other day, "What is a Bucket List Lifestyle?" In a nutshell, I believe that everyone who wants to own real estate in any fashion has a home on their Bucket List. It's not just about free golf for life with no wait for a tee time, skipping off your back deck to your boat, strolling across several acres to saddle up your Thoroughbred, or stopping your Maserati on a dime in your 5-car garage.

The First Time Buyer wants a small starter home with little maintenance, perhaps a condo or townhome. She has been saving every penny since college, has been posting her dreams to Pinterest like crazy! She can picture walking around her new neighborhood with her fuzzy little white dog on a pink leash, greeting neighbors and having her girlfriends over for brunch on her screened porch. That sits nicely, doesn't it?

The Move-Up Buyer dreams of a larger home for his family.  He wants fun neighbors he can have a beer with on Saturday afternoon at a backyard cookout. His wife and kids feel safe there, school districts are top-notch, church is right up the street. Life is good for this Bucket List Buyer who works hard to provide for his family.

The stock market can be volatile! The Investor dreams of a more diversified portflio. They buy, renovate, flip. They buy, hold, rent out for a predictable return on their investment. Perhaps they even create a community of tiny houses utilitzing GREEN building standards. They see possibilities amid market chaos and maximize every dollar. Oh yes, the Investor definitely has real estate on their Bucket List.

How about the Retirees? They've worked hard for decaces, raised a family and sent kids off to Duke (shameless plug), now enjoying freedom from their mortgage. They want to sell the home that's outgrown them and downsize to a condo or tiny ranch, take the grandkids to Disney and finally get that RV they've been dreaming about. It's time to play again for these Bucket List home sellers and buyers.

So you see, it's not just about luxury property...though fine homes and estates are also considered part of the Bucket List Lifestyle. Anyone at any phase of their life can enjoy a Bucket List home. Please call, text, or email me today to see how I may help you find yours!