They say that experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want. I remember the first days of our company. Each of us had various independent experiences in real estate investing, and we thought that together, we could take on the world! We were on fire. Not literally, but we burned with excitement, and it showed in our marketing efforts, and our desire to go out and change the world.
In the first year, we had company meetings almost weekly. We experimented with advertising. Some of us wrote blog articles. Some pushed social media, and others worked with bandit signs. It took a long time to find what worked best for us.
We still see new entrants to the market every year. It’s the same feeling you get when your little cousin tells you how the world “really” works, and you think to yourself: “You’ll see.” There is a quiet peace in remembering how strong willed we were at that age and knowing that no matter what advice we try to give, some lessons just have to be learned the hard way. What your younger cousin needs, which you have already obtained, is just a little more “experience.”
This spirit of entrepreneurship is good. Learning the hard way allows each group to develop their own unique methods. Those that survive, like we have, find what works for them, and it becomes their own brand of perfect. These unique differences from one investment group to another are the spice of the competitive market and make it possible for there to be a solution for every problem.
We know that Phoenix Homes is not the right choice for every home seller, but we also know that for many home sellers, we can be. It took years for us to perfect the 150% market price offer, and to fully understand the ins and outs of probate and foreclosure.
While we don’t join each other for weekly meetings any more, we have grown a lot since the early days. Three of our members became Realtors. One got a certificate in data analysis and built a pretty nifty home analysis algorithm. Another started her MBA and took the initial classes by storm, she graduates next year. And a third is nearly complete with law school. Not one of our four founders is where he or she started, because we each got a lot of experience in the early years, so we learned, we grew, and we adjusted our paths so that we could be stronger and better for you.
Now, we are quieter. We are wiser. We only meet when we have to, and we handle our affairs with efficiency.
We’ve formed a cohesive team that is ready for anything, and we watch while the new entrants scramble for their initial successes. We wish them luck. We truly do.
If you are ready to talk to a team with a little more experience, contact us. We’d love to discuss your home, your plans, your dreams, and hear your problems. Chances are pretty good that we have a few ways to help you accomplish your dreams and fix some of your problems while reducing your stress. Contact us.