We have all heard or used the phrase, "Real Estate is Local". I am in 100% agreement on that. After reading a recent article on companies that still manufacture goods in the US and also export to other countries it got me thinking. How local is local when you are talking about the entire world?
Easy answer, local is the USA. What if, we as agents made a commitment to only buy USA made products whenever possible. It may be more local than you think. If every agent participated, think of how much that would stimulate the economy. You may be buying a product that is not necessarily made locally to you but in turn another agent might be buying a product that is. Our jobs depend on others having jobs and buying homes. What better way to insure we keep our jobs than by helping the people in our community keep their jobs?
Don't think of it as just being patriotic, although that is a good reason to do it, but also as job security. So what if you spend a few more dollars to get the product made in the US, by the time you deposit your next commission check you won't even remember.