In the New York Journal of June 2nd 1897, Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) said,
‘The report of my death was an exaggeration’.
Someone had mistaken his name for that of a cousin who had passed.
The other day, I heard some rumours that I was supposed to be retiring from selling Real Estate. They are not true.
I have decided that I will not follow the path from President of the Toronto Real Estate Board to leadership positions in either the Ontario Real Estate Association nor the Canadian Real Estate Association...but that is the extent of my refocusing.
As a matter of fact, moving to Sotheby's International Realty Canada last April with Sherille Layton, hiring a full time assistant, and adding a new online Media Partner, FOLIOVISION, have kept us all busier than ever. I like to say that I have gone over to the navy blue side and am proud of seeing all the SIRC Navy signs in the hood.
I have been speaking from time to time at Conferences in Canada and the United States however, I have no interest in speaking as a career, rather I use these opportunities to meet REALTORS, establish a growing referral base and learn more from a lot of very smart people.
Rather than retiring, I am reborn and very excited about the upcoming years. There will come a time when I will announce my retirement, but at this point I can unequivocally tell you that:
"Rumours of my retirement are not only overrated but are not true."