One of the secrets to making a lot of money is to catch a profitable wave. Sounds interesting, but how does it work?
Well, a financial wave happens when a variety of forces converge to move people or their money in a particular direction. That movement can have a substantial impact on any given asset class or geographic region – and the effect can be much more pronounced when the asset class or region is very limited in size. That’s why we’ve been intrigued over the years by the tiny country of Belize.
In this episode of The Real Estate Guys™ radio show, we’re on location at a beautiful beachfront resort in Ambergris Caye, Belize. Yes, it’s a rough life on the road as radio talk show hosts, but someone has to do it.
Sipping coconut juice behind the microphones while the tropical breezes blow:
- Your light and breezy host, Robert Helms
- Your coconut co-host, Russell Gray
- Special guest, top producing international real estate broker, John Turley
As part of the preparation for our upcoming field trips to Belize, we headed to San Pedro Town in Ambergris Caye, Belize. Yes, it’s THAT San Pedro – the one Madonna sings about in La Isla Bonita.
When you’re here, you understand why Madonna fell in love with San Pedro…and why we stopped here during our recent Summit at Sea™, then came back just a few weeks later for this trip, and are now going back for Memorial Day, again in June and staying into July. Yeah, it’s an addiction.
But for John Turley, formerly from the Rocky Mountain state of Colorado, his visit turned into a 7 year (and counting) transplantation. And in those 7 years, big John has become the #1 real estate agent in the entire country of Belize and the #2 international property (non-US) agent in the RE/MAX system. In case you didn’t know it, RE/MAX is the #1 (as in top selling) real estate brokerage in the world. So John Turley is not just #1 in his cubicle. He’s #1 for the #1 company in the world. Hey, nothing but the best for our listeners.
So NOW you can see that we have a LOT to talk about. Like, why did John decide to leave his life in the USA, uproot his family and start all over again in some dinky third world country? Hint: it’s beautiful, peaceful, friendly and insanely profitable. But listen in and let John tell you himself.
What’s important to note is that John is just like MILLIONS of other people in the US, Canada and around the world who are looking for a change. And as that wave of people continues to discover enchanting Belize, many are grabbing homes and filling hotels. Hmmmm….does that sound like real estate investment opportunity?
John explains how tourism is UP over the several years. What?!? We thought there was a global recession and everyone was hunkered down waiting for the storm to clear.
Some are. But it seems that others have decided that financial and political storms bring big waves, so it might be fun (and profitable) to go ride one (figuratively speaking, of course).
John reports that the interests of the people who come through his office have changed significantly in the last several years. It used to be that people came to Belize because it’s beautiful, quiet, affordable and friendly. After all, Belize is the ONLY English speaking country in Latin America, and it’s government and currency are stable. Did we mention that it’s breathtakingly beautiful?
But today, according to John, MANY people are coming into his office because they are concerned about the direction of the United States. Now, you may or may not be concerned, but apparently lots of folks are. So much so, they come to Belize not to vacation, but to establish a second home that could be easily converted into a primary residence. Kind of a Plan B (like Belize).
There are lots of other interesting tidbits in this interview, and your job (should you choose to accept it) is to listen as Big John Turley shares his perspectives on what’s driving this very popular real estate market – and how you can catch the wave of interest that is building about Belize.
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