Real Estate Agent and Bitcoin (Cryptocurrency) Adviser
Having been a real estate agent since 2004, over the years, I have worked very hard to separate myself from the average agent. Since day one, my goal has been to bring value beyond the traditional norms of the buying and selling process. To me, it’s about fostering a relationship with my clients, where trust is front and center. I want to be their go-to advisor regarding every real estate need, whether it’s selling, buying, or investing.
Never complacent with what I know and have, I am adding a dynamic wrinkle to the mix. The ultimate trifecta, to help my clients exponentially increase their power to purchase real estate assets and grow their net worth in short order, can now be coupled with cryptocurrency. I am calling it: a wealth tsunami.
Everywhere you turn, Bitcoin is the trending news topic. What is Bitcoin and what does it do? Should I buy some? Am I too late? For starters, Bitcoin is a worldwide payment system that is making its mark as the next financial revolution using what is called “blockchain technology.” As the first decentralized digital currency, the system works without a central bank. If you haven’t heard of Bitcoin or cryptocurrencies, let me take a moment to introduce you. Trust me, it will be the topic of conversation in your household or workplace, very soon.
15-years ago, I met a young entrepreneur inside the America Online entrepreneur chatroom. He was from Colorado, and I from Southern California. We had a lot in common, striking up a friendship that has lasted through the years. Our families have even come together over this time. As we do often, we touch base to check on the other at any given time. He was always up to something dynamic and cutting-edge. He was that guy! Always in the right place at the right time. Not because he was lucky, but because he was intellectually savvy. He created his luck, with smart choices.
My Bitcoin Blunder
We all live with some sort of regret in life. We have all heard the cliché, hindsight is 20/20. In these past moments of time, we don’t take something serious enough, and end up living to regret it. It’s the shoulda, coulda, woulda mentality.
In my case, I was no different. It was early 2013 when my friend told me about Bitcoin. I remember it like it was yesterday. “Scott, you need to take a close look at Bitcoin and buy some (when it was only $14.00 per coin). You will not regret it– Bitcoin will revolutionize our financial systems in every way.” I was likely motivated to take his advice at the time, but the learning curve was too much for me. I eventually brushed aside (now in hindsight) his life-altering advice. By far, to this day, my life’s biggest regret!
Fast forward to January 2017. It has been a few years since we connected. I reached out to see how he was doing, only to learn that Bitcoin had skyrocketed to $1000.00 per coin. He goes on to remind me about this expansive new asset class known as cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, sheepishly reminding me how I should have listened to him. He is a VERY humble person and never talks himself up. I pushed him to share his success, finding out his net worth skyrocketed to over $100 million dollars. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. As he stated, “this is all so surreal!”
It was in this moment, I felt an array of emotions. Part of me was so thrilled for my good buddy. His life as he knew it would never be the same – financial freedom at the highest level. At the same time, I was depressed and bitter, thinking that could have been me if I had listened and acted on his advice. Being the friend he was, he asked “Scott, do I have your attention now?” Of course, I am all ears. Teach me your ways! He challenged me to learn all I could about blockchain technology, to read everything I could and invest NOW! He told me if I could become a student in this space, I would not regret it. He confidently told me, “I am going to help you create some generational wealth, and advise you every step of the way. Get ready to be bitten by the crypto bug.”
Am I Too Late?
My biggest question and concern, like most getting started for the first time, is if I missed the boat. We are both big baseball guys, having played in college. So it was best described to me in a baseball analogy. He said we aren’t even in the top of the first inning yet. We are just arriving to the locker room, getting dressed for the game. That invigorated and motivated me like never before. I started my educational journey and investment objectives in January 2017. In hindsight, it was the best business decision of my life. Fast forward to December 2017 and the crypto space has morphed into a run-away freight train of wealth and opportunity. With it, a HUGE learning curve with potential pitfalls. This is where my knowledge and hands on experience will come into play for my clients.
I know, not long ago I was asking myself if I had missed the boat. I was told that we were only getting dressed for the game in the locker room. Well, we are still in the pre-game warm-up, waiting for the lineups to be announced over the loud speakers. We are on the doorstep of a multi trillion-dollar industry unfolding before our very eyes. There is NOT just Bitcoin, but over a 1000 other “Alt” coins like Bitcoin that have hit the market and making their own waves – Ethereum, Ripple, Dash, Monero, Litecoin, Digibyte, ZenCash, and the list goes on and on.
Take it from me: make sure you are in the lineup, not a spectator watching from the stands.
I don’t want to be your average real estate agent. I want to bring a different kind of value. I am prepared to show you a path you never thought existed. I am your real estate and cryptocurrency specialist, combining and advising you on two of the most powerful assets in our world. Real estate and cryptocurrencies aren’t mutually exclusive; they are two sides of the same wealth coin. Very soon, every day transactions will use cryptocurrency to buy and sell services and goods. Furthermore, cryptocurrency will be used to sell and buy Real Estate. It is time to get ready for this imminent change. Let me help you navigate these confusing and exciting waters!
If you are in the market to sell or buy Real Estate, now or in the future, I want to be your Realtor and Adviser – We can formulate a plan, and begin your journey towards wealth building using Real Estate and Cryptocurrency. Trillions of dollars of new money is shifting in 2018, so your time is NOW!
You can reach me at 909-731-4750 or by email at ScottShepard@Windermere.com. Please feel free to share my blog with family and friends.
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