A mentor can be life changing
A mentor is one who advises or instructs. The relationship may consist of a formal agreement or can be subtle, just observing another person’s life and attitudes. Mentors are not always associated with the workplace.
When I was a young lad in the Air Force, I became one of many headed to a war zone. This news came just before finalizing an unpleasant situation that changed my life forever.
Thankfully, one day between those two events, serendipity came my way, I met a young lady. Kathy Albers had wisdom beyond her years and the kindness of the biblical Rebekah.
Her kindness got me through the later event sane and unbroken. (At least I believe that to be true.)
We eventually went our different ways; me to Idaho she down the aisle with another. Please don’t show me sympathy; I am grateful to have met her, and I realized she did what was best for her. Like Kathy’s father stated to her, and I am paraphrasing, sometimes timing is just off, regardless of what you may desire.
Why would I tell this story? I wanted to show that mentoring can come from anywhere and from an unsuspected source.
Quite possibly, advice for finding solutions can come from your favorite blogging real estate salesperson–ME. I did have another life before real estate.
I have lived a little, perhaps that should read a lot.
I have been fortunate, receiving advice and knowledge from many in my work and private life, given to me without strings.
Being in real estate provides me with an avenue to reciprocate to those that are in the same shoes I wore throughout my life–freely and without strings.
I, fortunately, or unfortunately, have experienced many business and financial events in my life. Many, not involving real estate. I have directly participated or have completed quite a bit of study, enough to ask proper questions, in the following:
- Different types of trusts–there are more than a living trust.
- 1031 exchanges
- Questions to ask concerning state and federal taxes
- Types of property financing
- Landlord/renter agreements
- Bankruptcy, affect on purchasing or refinancing a home
- Wills and probate
- A lease with an option to buy
- Various seller programs by fintech companies
- Relocation at an employer’s request. (I did this three times).
I am not implying that I am an expert. I would always suggest you speak to a lawyer or CPA on any of the above before you act. I can, however, relay experiences and outcomes to you and quite possibly ask you the proper questions for consideration.
Asking me questions does not have to be adversarial, nor have you worrying that I am going to put on a sales pitch. I gladly answer all questions. And, if perchance, I don’t have an answer, I will research until I do or be honest and say, “I just don’t know.”
I am very thankful for those who mentored me during my life. I suppose we all can use a mentor at times. That mentor can appear at any time and any situation planned or unplanned.