It’s Who You Know As Well As What You Do

We have all heard the saying, “you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.” In Spanish there is a saying, “dirme con quien andas y te digo quien eres”  Translation- Tell me who you walk with and I will tell you who you are. This post is more about elevating your “awareness” of who you spend your time with.

My 15 year old tells me all the time, “Dad, you don’t have any friends.”  My response to him is : I do have friends but we are all busy building our respective kingdoms and tending to our families.  You should be around people that are positive, empathetic and driven – if in fact, that is what you consider yourself to be.

There is another term, “Masterminding” that really resonates with me.  I am in the real estate field in many different arenas.  However, I make sure the other arenas that I am not personally handling, are handled by people that are just as good or even better than I am. I believe that if you get a group of people together with the same goal(s), you can accomplish much more.  I am relentlessly in pursuit of raising my “awareness” professionally, socially, spiritually, emotionally and physically.

I know that my journey will never end and I am okay with that.  I just have to make sure that the people that are around me are also in “vertical” pursuit mode, or I will tend to be annoying ??????.  The first step is to know yourself, the second step is to surround yourself with people on the same “frequency.”  The rest will take care of itself!


A question that is always asked of me from clients, “When is a good time to buy?” – My answer when speaking about purchasing your primary residence. ( where you’re going to live with your family)  is always the same.

“Today” , when buying a primary residence, in an up market, in a down market, in a recession, in a boom or a flat market. It doesn’t matter, the goal is the same, that is  to own an home. A piece of property that you can call “home” that you can enjoy tax shielding benefits on your income taxes,  securing an asset that will appreciate Guaranteed!! ( over time)   You purchase a home so you can secure an asset, for yourself and leave a legacy to your children and their children.   So if rates are high, Buy- because that means, that prices had to adjust since mortgage rates are higher and that affects the majority of America’s buying power in essence things are cheaper. If rates are low, Buy because that means you can borrow money more cheaply so the monthly payments are more affordable.  Buy because you want to further control your destiny and that of your family.  The American dream is to own a home.  The right time, is Right now.