I will never forget the movie Pay It Forward. For some reason it has made more of an impact than any other movie or book for that matter. I even purchased the movie to show to my 7 1/2 yr old triplet boys for when they are old enough to appreciate it.
Well, you are probably wondering why I am writing about this in a Real Estate blog. Not sure either, but wanted to share this story with you. I hope you enjoy it.
Along with being a Owner/Broker of Lake And Town Realty I coach a Varsity Baseball team in Charlotte, North Carolina. My passion for the game started as a young boy and stayed with me while I played college ball and now as a High School coach. I am in my 12th year and have had some good teams, and some average teams. However, during all my years I have always had GREAT parents and support.
So this year our baseball family was informed with some terrible news. Two of my most supportive moms were stricken with cancer. It really did not hit me though until the start of the pre-season when I approached one of the moms for the first time after she began treatments. Wow, did that moment have a severe impact on me!
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Not only did the local newspaper pick up the story but so did the Channel 36 news. It became more than a baseball game.
We are all going through some tough economic times especially being in Real Estate but maybe this will remind all of us the more important issues of family, friends and our health. Real Estate will always be there and I believe it will get better sooner than later. We are already seeing a lot more activity in Charlotte and the Lake Norman region. Matter of fact I have picked up couple of buyer clients looking at 500+k homes on Lake Norman.
Stay Positive out there and remember to Pay It Forward.