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I’ve  been absent for a bit.  2010 was the year I decided to move my life and business from Wisconsin to Florida.  Bascially, I was tired of selling homes for $125k, tired of freezing cold winters, and tired of not living the dream.  I’d always dreamed of buying a retirement  home in Florida.  Today however, I can tell you I’m writing this blog post from my family’s small 2 bedroom apartment.  We sold our house, and moved to Florida. 

In short, the past six months have been filled with setting up a real estate brokerage, all while studying a 400 page book for the state brokers exam, all while my wife is pregnant and going to give birth 1-6-11, all while running a business in Wisconsin, and all while trying recruit agents, and start a successful real estate business in Florida.

I can confidently say that never ever again will I attempt to go to the extreme of moving a business, although moving a business is a 4 to 5 part blog post just in itself.  Greg Swann can no longer write about the how nice the weather is in Arizona while I used to be jealous, envious, and wishing for his Arizona weather year round.  Although Florida is not Arizona, it’s the paradise I currently live in and plan to enjoy till the ticker stops ticking.

Most of all, I’m glad to be back in the saddle again.  I’m glad to be reading posts from bloodhounders, instead of picking up that state exam book.  If any of you reading this post right now are thinking of moving your real estate business, there is much work involved.  Geeez, maybe in five years, I can tell you if it paid off or not for me.  Either way, I’m living the dream!

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    2. Greg Swann January 5th, 2011 5:15 pm

      Good on ya, Robert. Making your move took guts — right now even more so. Here’s to the joy of watching you surf the Palm Beach market back up to the top!

    3. LEANN ANDERSON January 5th, 2011 5:25 pm

      ROBERT,
      SENDING BEST WISHES TO YOU FROM THE OTHER COAST.
      BEST OF LUCK….
      LEANNNAPLES@AOL.COM

    4. Robert Worthington January 5th, 2011 7:30 pm

      Thank you Greg and LeAnn

    5. Mike Mullin January 5th, 2011 7:31 pm

      Robert, there’s a foot of snow outside the Starbucks and my average loan amount is barely above that dreaded $125k you left behind BUT your decision to move resonated with me. I too dreamed of buying a “vacation” home – although I chose the mountains instead of the beach (and we may try that next). Why wait until retirement to move to your dream location?

      Good luck and looking forward to your posts.

    6. Teri Lussier January 6th, 2011 7:27 am

      Amazing! Congratulations.

    7. Tom Johnson January 6th, 2011 10:16 am

      All the best, Robert!

    8. Mark Jacobs January 6th, 2011 1:26 pm

      Good luck in FL.

    9. Meg Hurtado January 6th, 2011 2:18 pm

      that’s very brave! get everything done at once. congratulations, and best of luck in Florida!!!

    10. Jeff Brown January 6th, 2011 3:02 pm

      Here’s me saluting you, Robert. More balls than is safe. :)

    11. Robert Worthington January 7th, 2011 7:02 am

      Mike, Terri, Tom, Mark, Meg, and Jeff
      Thank You…….Thank You again.

    12. Judy Orr January 8th, 2011 11:45 pm

      Oh how I envy you. I do have a townhouse in Scottsale, AZ, where I will be a snowbird some day. I was just commenting to my husband in the car, in the cold and snow, how I wish I were there right now.

      The only things holding me here are my 3 grandchildren, one who lives with us. I just can’t do it yet – can’t leave the family behind (although my Mom and brothers and their families live in California). If I could take them all with I’d be gone in a second. I was born in the wrong state!

    13. Rebecca Williamson January 9th, 2011 10:30 am

      We decided to pick up and move this year too. Though it has been challenging setting up a new business while running the previous business (as I’m sure you can relate) I think in the long run it will be worth it. Best of luck to you and your new adventure! Congrats on the new baby as well.

    14. Susan Horton January 9th, 2011 10:25 pm

      Congratulations on your wife having a baby, plus getting a new brokerage underway. With everything going on in your life, you must be able to handle a lot of stress and responsibility all at once. That’s impressive.