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Real estate boundaries: real and imagined

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Since I've never been involved in a real estate transaction I'm often asked why I do so much work for the industry. It's a natural question. Especially when confronted with a lot "for real estate professionals, by real estate professionals" chatter.

One of the things that I enjoy about it is the diverse set of backgrounds and experiences of people in the industry. While some may decry the lack of standards or the need to "raise the bar," I personally enjoy the wide variety of paths people have taken on their journey to be successful in real estate.

I sort of wonder whether that life might get squashed in the name of standards and raising the bar. I'll write more about that in an upcoming column.

This week I want to talk about meaning and location, the other big thing that keeps me happy working for the real estate industry. The real estate professionals who I know are all very deeply aware of how the towns, cities and n...