How Are The Joneses Doing?

My interview today is with my first neighbor from the first house that I purchased, Winton Swanson. Today, we look back on what life has taught us on our real estate adventures 30 years later. If you are working hard to keep up with the Joneses, Winton suggests avoiding this; in reality some are broke and getting a divorce. Building the house of her dreams led Winton to many realizations about perfectionism and what it truly means to have a home. Tune in as Winton explains how to focus on the bigger picture and why buying an imperfect house may be the right decision for your family.

In This Episode:

  • [04:05] Keeping up with the Joneses? 
  • [07:00] How building a house affected Winton’s whole life. 
  • [11:30] At the end of the day, it’s just a house. 
  • [20:50] There’s nothing wrong with having a big house. However, if you can’t afford it, then you can’t afford it.

Key Takeaways:

  • When the perfect life that you imagine doesn’t happen, you are going to feel disappointed. 
  • Focus on the bigger picture: show up for your family how you need to show up. 
  • Instead of finding the perfect house, make alterations to the imperfect house. 
  • What you bring into the house is what will make it a home. 

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