274: So What’s Next?

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274: So What's Next?


What’s next? I’ve been asked that question frequently over the past month. Some thought I was stopping the podcast, or changing the format or length, etc. First of all, things are not changing—I’m so excited with what we’re doing with the podcast, how we continue to grow, and am thankful for all of you. I took a break from recording new episodes the last couple of weeks in December as we moved to a new home. We took January to get settled in and take a mental break. It was a fun break, but I couldn’t wait to get back to it. This is the longest I’ve gone in the past two years without recording a podcast episode, so it feels weird, but I’m fired up about the things that are coming. The biggest thing for us right now is the move and getting settled in the new house. We listed our old home, and after three weeks, we got a great offer and are looking forward to settlement in March. The next big thing for us will be a month-long trip to Florida the middle of February. We’re excited about having real estate in a good enough place that I can take time away with my family. It will be a nice few weeks away from the cold and it’s really been a dream of ours that has come out of paying off our house and being debt free. Our families will come down to visit with us during that stay, so it’s going to be great. This is exactly the freedom Vincent Pugliese taught me about. I’ve watched him and his family go for a month here and there, enjoying time together, but I never thought it was possible for me. But here we are, so that’s a big “what’s next” for us. Even though I’ll be away for a five-week vacation, I’ll still have responsibilities for the team that I’ll work on every day, and I’ll still be recording podcast episodes. I’ll be sharing what we’re learning in our season in Florida and our journey there. Maybe I’ll go to a Phil’s game one afternoon, work a couple of hours in the morning or evening. I’ll have plenty of time to enjoy being in Florida with our families. The only thing I won’t be doing is showing houses—I can still make offers, write contracts and send them, and be on FaceTime or Zoom looking at houses with them. The cool thing about real estate right now is that so much of it is done digitally. My clients have been super supportive of it. I’ll also be exploring opportunities that have come out of the podcast and exploring the membership, which is growing and up by about 25-30 people. What’s next for that is to double down and help people grow their real estate business with low cost, but high value membership through the Real Estate Survival Guide membership community. We’re also going to have that second-tier people were asking for, the Real Estate Survival Guide Mastermind Community. I’m going to continue coaching, although I’m super limited on that. I don’t want to coach all day, every day, because it takes up so much time, but it will be a small part of what I do. We also hope to explore opportunities in our family of rentals. I’ve been looking at places in Pennsylvania and some in Florida—Airbnb’s and things like that with higher risk, but higher reward. The biggest thing remains helping people—helping Realtors find success. That’s what I love doing, so I just want to continue having great conversations with people about real estate and putting out that free content three times a week. I really appreciate you listening, and if you want to help me out, think of one person you can share the podcast with and pass it along. I would really appreciate it and it would help the show tremendously if each of the hundreds of people who listen every month share it with just one person. I’ll see you guys on Wednesday with our first interview of the year, and it will be a great one. Looking forward to it.


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Podcast edited by Kenny Carfagno.

Show notes and blog posts are created by Jennifer Harshman and RealtorEmails. John Schuchman is a licensed REALTOR® in Lancaster, PA, with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty and a part of the Andrew Welk Group. The opinions shared on this show represent the opinions & values of John Schuchman and do not necessarily represent the opinions & values of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty. The opinions & ideas shared in this podcast do not guarantee or promise any results of success to the listener.

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