My first blog post.
Honestly, a few years ago I had no idea what "blog" even meant. But here I am, a bit intimidated, but venturing forward. Onward and upward as they say.
Where to start....
I batted around discussing current real estate market conditions, or maybe I can talk about conditions on Excelsior at Whiteface Mtn. Maybe I should just talk about vacation rentals and Airbnb, especially since it seems to be a hot topic right now.
Or maybe I should just start at the beginning.....
In a former life I had a very comfortable job as a Weapons Training Officer for New York State DOCS. In short, I was in charge of the shooting range in Ray Brook, and was responsible for training employees at Adirondack Correctional Facility (as it was then called). It really was a wonderful job, working for, and with some of the nicest people I have ever met. I retired after 25 years of service in February of 2009. Almost 10 years ago. Feels like yesterday.
Since I have a pretty good pension (thank you NYS taxpayers), I figured on a "little part-time gig" as a Realtor. Little did I know at the time what would be in store for me. I worked for a few years at a small brokerage in Lake Placid as a sales agent, but felt held back. I wanted to do more, to learn more, and be more active than I was.
In February of 2012 I approached my friend, and owner of Merrill Thomas Real Estate, Roby Politi, about moving my license over to his firm. A month later I joined the team at MLT and never looked back. It has been an exciting journey learning from the best in the business, getting my Associate Broker's license, and turning this "little part-time gig" into a full-time plus business.
My first blog? It's a thank-you to Roby, and a thank you to everyone I work with at MLT. The best of the best. I look forward to going to work every day, and for that I am grateful.
It's 8:07pm, and time to make dinner.
Bob Miller is an Associate Broker with 10 years of real estate experience as well as 15 years of service as a former Lake Placid School Board member, and is currently a 3-time elected Town Councilman in Lake Placid.