There's Tons of Business on the Backroads. Have You Been There Lately?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska

Liz and Bill Spears have a great blog about "Do You Know the Back Roads?"

Read it here: 

Below the dotted line is my response to them. Their words and many of the responses can be adapted to almost any industry.  Mach1 Realty   Backroads of Nebraska Mike McCannThere is a ton of business in them there hills!  Don't stay inside of the box...those who are successful usually are outside the box or re-defining the box.  Re-define your own Box and go for it!!

Photo is somewhere in northern Buffalo County! ..............................................................................................................

Liz and Bill....Great analogy! 

I have (and always will) traveled the backroads since I was old enough to drive...I know (almost) every road within a 100 mile radius and have put over 60,000 miles on those less traveled country roads in the past 3 years. 

That knowledge served me well this year as they resurfaced numerous highways in our area. Flag car and backed up traffic? NO problem...go north 3 miles and turn east and you will come out on the other side of the project...or just drive gravel the whole way. (2nd choice usually won).

I also often travel the dusty backroads of my mind...both for work (oh yeah...there is the turn by the big white barn with the tower next to it)...and also for pleasure...maybe a memory that comes floating back to the forefront as I drive down certain roads.   

Or the..."oh...I've meaning to stop and say Hi to Bob and Carolyn...maybe they have the coffee on" kind of thoughts brought to the front by seeing something along the road.

There is so much to see!!

The truth is....there is a ton of business on the backroads....some great people on the backroads....and almost no competition.  And thankfully...very few city agent ego's.

Hall and Hamilton County Line in Nebraska Mike McCann Mach1 Realty

So much to see and business to be had when you don't have to keep looking forward 100% of the time!


Want more business? Get out from behind those ahead of you that are all chasing the same client.  Start hitting the backroads.   

Until next safe!!

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Comments (15)

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend!

Dec 03, 2021 07:38 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Mike,
The Road Less Traveled is full of opportunity, isn't it? 

Dec 03, 2021 08:02 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Mike - being well-versed in back road awareness can help one get out of a "jam" of many types.  You prove that even a comment can lead into a post.  That's an unexpected benefit learned along the way.  

Dec 03, 2021 08:23 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker,

I read Liz and Bill Spear posts and couldn't agree more with their post and your comment. There is a ton of business in them there hills! 

Dec 04, 2021 04:51 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Mike. Country backroads are a treasure trove of opportunity, even if it is only to clear the mind. Enjoy your backroad journies.

Dec 04, 2021 04:57 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

It's definitely a great thing to be able to know the backroads!

Dec 04, 2021 05:19 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Mike, I'm glad we could spark a new post for you!  I live on a back road now and our next place will be even more back road :)

Dec 04, 2021 05:58 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Mike - I hadn't read Bill's post but I will now.  Reminds me of Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken."

Dec 04, 2021 07:27 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Mike I loved Liz and Bill Spear post!  And yours is awesome as well. I am glad that Miss Carol Williams featured it in her Saturday post!  I call the backroads - taking the scenic route of which I do quite often and it's so refreshing. One never know what adventure will pop up that day.  Keep on rolling!

Dec 04, 2021 08:44 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


I agree - there's lots of opportunity by taking the road less traveled, literally and figuratively! Off to read Liz and Bill's post!

Enjoy your weekend!


Dec 04, 2021 01:34 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Mike- I love your post as well as Liz and Bill Spear When Larry and I take road trips, I like to get off the main highway to get to see the towns that we're speeding by.  The same could be said for life and business. Taking the road less traveled can open up a new world. 

Dec 04, 2021 03:15 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Dec 04, 2021 04:53 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker - I was born in Omaha but it is the Cornfields that I enjoy seeing.  This is your niche and you have made the most of it!  Good for you. 

Dec 05, 2021 10:08 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

It goes along with the reality of people not being able to see the forest for the trees

Dec 05, 2021 04:33 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Mike, for sharing your experience and your advice.

Dec 08, 2021 09:41 AM