With a favorite beverage, let us take a moment in our favorite chair. A little silly? I don’t know about you but, my favorite chair is a little worn out, with a few stains, but, its cozy.
It’s a warm afternoon, sun streaming in the windows. I love my house, its perfect for us. Mike & I moved in seven years ago. On the golf course with a view from my chair! Love it! Its from this place that I have had many long conversations with myself, my husband, family and friends. It’s from this favorite place that I have contemplated the four walls that surround me. Do you do that? Sit & look around at the pictures on the wall, the window treatments, the paint color? It’s from this chair I watch that HGTV show or take in some of those amazing series on Prime or Netflix. It’s a happy place, cozy, and safe. Our to do list exists and we get to it when time & money permit. Someday, all this may not be true & it will be time to make a change.
I have been a Realtor for some twenty-two years. Moving some 14 times from one state to another. Yikes, I do not want to move again. A career hazard for me to keep looking and comparing my home to others. Every once in a while, I get the itch to move again until my husband reigns me in. I believe, we are pretty ordinary here in our home. It usually takes an entertaining event to get us to get seriously into picking things up, cleaning & getting organized. Adventure may overtake this conversation some day and we like some of my clients may consider a move to Spain, Mexico, Arizona, Eastern Washington or the sunny Sequim. Opportunities are out there for a Lifestyle that just might be exciting, I think. How about you, do you have adventures left un realized?
How often do you take time to contemplate the four walls you occupy? As part of my work I tour many homes and see many lifestyles. From the most amazing homes to some of the saddest, I have sort of seen it all. Often, I hear from people “I bet you have seen all kinds of homes & situations over the years” I say, yes its true. I love Real Estate and the opportunity to work with all this diversity.
This year I started a new focus on “Lifestyles to Live” with the energy that I believe is needed to help clients focus on the elements of their home that brings them financial wealth, security, comfort, and much joy & satisfaction. When we take time to consider how our current home serves us, we could ask the following:
Do these four walls? Give me Joy! Happiness in my favorite chair?
Is it the home I dreamed of? Is it Safe?
Its good to take time to contemplate the answers and a helpful to find others to talk to about what is on your mind.
My question from my chair is … what I want the 3rd & 4th quarters of my life to look like. What do I want my money to be spent on? Is there an adventure to take? I’m excited to join in the ‘Fave lifestyles” vision and have conversations with others about how to play out this phase of life. There are some great opportunities for us to share, collaborate, and grow in. Be proactive I say! Bring your questions, share that time with me.
From my chair to yours!
Teresa Barthol -Managing Broker with eXp Realty Seattle. Brings 22 plus years’ experience to consult with clients about real estate in the 3rd and 4th quarters of their lives. . With longevity in Real Estate Teresa loves to share her optimistic problem solving skills, creative out of the box thinking along with her enthusiasm for great outcomes. “Believe,” she will say, your desires in life will be realized. Teresa focuses on Lifestyles to Live within the four walls you call home.
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