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Currently a Licensed Broker Assistant and Real Estate Consultant with Jimmy Langley Realty. I offer informational services related to retirement and living overseas. Consultation packages available.
Life After Real Estate!
Welcome to my updated Active Rain Page!
After a productive 12 years in real estate, I have made the difficult decision to retire again. During my short but fulfilling second career, I have enjoyed some really good times in real estate, and like many others, have gallently navigated through troubled waters in recent years. This time around though, my goal is to pack up and move on from our home in Tupelo, Mississippi, to my chosen paradise. As I progressed from rookie agent up through managing broker/owner of a national franchise, the real highlight during my busy years has truly been helping people achieve the dream of home ownership. There is nothing more enjoyable than handing buyers the keys to their first home and being witness to the look of excitement and relief on their faces. Along with these feelings of a complete sense of accomplishment, nothing has been more satisfying to me.
Much like the anxiety associated with finding and purchasing that first home, the same anxiety can exist when the idea of retirement finally approaches. For generations of Americans, retirement has always been considered the final installment in the Great American Dream payout. However, the aftermath of the recent Great Recession and our country's lethargic economic situation has forced many retirement plans to be left on the drawing table.The notion of enjoying a full retirement for many remains just that - a notion. And for some, aside from all it's ambiguity, it has completely dropped off of their "bucket list" altogether.
I can say one thing for certain - if you thinkyou can't afford to retire, then you will never retire! Such negative thoughts like this are the same ones we are taught as real estate agents to combat against. As successful agents, we have been trained to the point where negativisms should no longer occupy space in our mindsets! But know this - there are viable retirement alternatives to many people these days and it just requires practicing the concept of "out-of-the-box" thinking. Have you ever thought about living overseas?
visit my website Retired in Samar for more insight into living and retiring overseas.
Trust Your Insticnt
Today my focus has shifted to helping those looking into retirement overseas -and all that it has to offer. From warm tropical weather, crystal clear turquoise blue waters, and palm trees, to the realities of living in a developing country, I can provide you the information and insight you need to become an informed retiree.
Of course, simply packing up and moving to a low-cost-of-living country is not for everybody, it does take substantial planning, both financially and in asset management. For me, even with today's gloomy economic outlook, retirement has never looked brighter. With the onset of the recent economic decline, we began to plan, and now our plans have come to fruition. We will soon be on our way to the Philippine Islands in the Southeast of Asia. As a real estate agent though, my job is not finished. I have only one more house to sell....my own!
Naturally, there are many more retirement destinations to choose from besides the Philippines, and many are much closer to the U.S.A. Our choice was based on economic growth in Asia combined with a low cost of living, and affordable health care. Okay, the tropical climate had a little to do with it. You can study all the collected data, analyze real estate statistics, crunch the cost-of-living numbers, study the weather and more...but nothing replaces your instincts when it comes to choosing your retirenment destination. And with all the technology that is available today, living abroad is not nearly as far removed as it used to be. You should know that most of the information on retiring overseas is freely available and you just need to know where to look. I am happy to provide you with basic guidance and information. If you need a more specific consultation or information package for a particular destination, please contact me privately.
Please visit me on facebook "Retired in Samar" or my Website to learn about my enchantment or for information about living and retiring in the Philippines.
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