ACR head honcho Drew Johnson just moved, and dayum has it got him reflecting. Read his musings below, especially if you're thinking about making a change in your life.
One of my favorite things about being a REALTOR is the role I play in helping Austinites—whether lifelong, recently transplanted, or soon-to-be—discover their ideal sense of home. Besides all that pretty verbiage I mentioned above, it’s also a launchpad for your revamped lifestyle. A new home is a chance to start afresh, a chance to assume a new identity and take risks not previously possible. Out with the old, in with the new…a new neighborhood, new parks, new friends, new happy hour haunts, and new energy.
The number of new chapters that Austin Craft Realty has helped kick off is substantial. We successfully assisted in 976 moves in 2017—mostly apartment leases, but a good amount of first-time homebuyers, too. It means the world to us to play a pivotal role in the new beginnings for our clients, whether it’s a move across the street or across the globe.
So, you can say we know what it’s like to be in the co-pilot seat and effectively view the search through your eyes as your trusted confidant. But recently, after closing on a home in Austin’s red-hot Eastside, the whole process has me re-discovering the rejuvinating power of moving that our clients are experiencing everyday, and it has been a special process of reflection.
Moving is the best way to distance yourself from anything detrimental in your life! Toxic relationships, grueling commutes, constant temptations, lack of stimulation. Not to say that your problems will magically dissolve like a puddle in the Texas sun, but you’ll enter a new headspace in your new home. And the opportunity to PURGE yourself of all the junk you’ve been hoarding is reason enough!
Moving is also a golden opportunity to make your life more convenient by cutting down on unnecessarily long commutes or putting you closer to your friends. A new space lends itself to the pursuit of new hobbies. Now that I have a dedicated room to playing music, I can have my friends come over to jam out and explore new musical ideas. I’ve also got a small little yard, but it’s enough to keep a doggo happy with my busy schedule.