|Gas prices are going up again. It kinda sucks to have to pay so much to fill up my Escalade, but I feel really bad for the average Joe whose discretionary income is already getting gobbled up by inflation.|
Why is it going up? OPEC decided to cut production. And on top of that, our domestic refineries can’t refine a lot of the oil we are pumping out of the ground here in America.
So what’s the answer? The administration has decided to release 10 million barrels of oil from our strategic reserve. And that’s on top of the almost 180 million barrels they’ve been releasing for the past 6 months.
To me, that’s short-term thinking.
But nowadays there’s no shortage of short-term thinking – especially in real estate. A ton of investors, brokers, and agents are reacting to the current market shift by running more paid ads, making more calls, and increasing your offer price.
Sure, you might close a few more deals in the short term, but lower margins, higher expenses, and a ton of more time invested will eventually leave you burnt out and broke.
If this has become your strategy, it’s not your fault. There are a lot of so called gurus pushing this malarky down everyone’s throats.
So what am I doing? I’m all about the long game. Now I’m not opposed to capitalizing on the fast deals that inevitably fall into my lap, but probate has consistently filled my sales pipeline with leads that I can develop relationships with so when they’re ready to sell, I’m the first person they call.
In all honesty, I become their only option when it comes time to sell.
Times they are a-changin’. Don’t settle for ordinary. Be extraordinary. Take a deep dive into probate.
To your success,
Ernie “Living Long Term” Vargas | The Probate Fox