Torres Del Paine, Patagonia, Chile
If you are considering transitioning into the business of selling top-tier price homes, you need a plan and a strategy. There are always those who “fall into” a new business venture. But, for most people, it requires preparation. As Roman philosopher Seneca once said, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity".
Recently, we were chatting with the ambitious young man at our farmers market that sells outstanding raw milk and cheese fresh from his local dairy. He had been on vacation with his wife and kids in Chile where he discovered a significant underserved market for his products. He and his family fell in love with the area and started dreaming about one day moving to Chile to start a large-scale dairy business.
He shared with us how he is going about preparing to make this business and lifestyle transition. He made a list of the skills he would need to acquire to meet the challenge. For example, he needed to learn to speak Spanish which he already has begun doing. He also needed to learn how to operate some heavy equipment. And, he realized that he needed to develop an alternative income source to take care of the family as the new venture was getting up and running. So, he has started learning computer coding so he can get “gigs” in Chile remotely with just an Internet connection.
The same type of methodical planning, strategizing and preparation is what it takes to break into the luxury real estate business. It all starts by recognizing the right opportunity: the underserved or uncontested market niche that you can dominate. With enough preparation you are sure to get lucky!