We all have dreams that we are convinced we'll achieve one day. Marco Island dreams are our business. When it comes down to it, though, we are really afraid of our dreams. We're afraid of the unknown. We are afraid of actually taking the leap and making the commitment. The grandest dreams we carry inside are tempered by a fear of failure and sometimes a fear of success. We all know the expression, "be careful what you wish for, you might get it." Most of us will admit that we're at least a little afraid of change.
But change is good. None of us are getting any younger and the clock is ticking. The status quo, no matter how nice it may be, will satisfy us less and less over time. We have to take action or life can get stale. A shake-up can be a wake-up. It can get you excited and passionate again. It can get you living your days again.
Why am I saying all of this? Well, our customers all walk through our door with some dream in their heads they want our help in achieving. It makes for a pretty cool job. Some clients are driven and determined and jump in with both feet. Others are so afraid of change, they will walk away from their dream, disgusted with their own lack of courage to pursue it. Don't be that guy.
Caution is one thing - and it's a good thing. Irrational fear is another thing entirely. It's a life thief. It picks your pocket of good times and priceless memories. Look, I know of no time in Marco Island's history when the "downside risk" of purchasing property here has been this low. Heck, Marco Island real estate prices are where they were 10-12 years ago - long before the real estate bubble even began to inflate. You hear the term "no-brainer" a lot these days.
I've finally realized that personality has a lot more to do with buying property than value does. Some people will take the leap and experience whatever is around that corner while others will go back north having reached the cusp of a life on Marco only to deny themselves the realization of it. Bummer.