Kickin It – Old School

Recently, I played in a *really* fun golf tournament with several good friends of mine. The players were a bunch of awesome community members that included local business owners, politicians, non-profits and more. Just a great mix of people having fun to raise money for some great causes. The fact that we were able to have a beautiful course, perfect weather, great food and some awesome raffle prizes were just icing on a very tasty cake.

I love this photo of Bruce Cooper holding the flag on the green while a bobcat crosses the fairway behind us. ( just left of the tree) Seeing the bobcat was almost as much fun as watching Bruce drain putts all day!

bruce cooper playing golf

After golf was over, we gathered at the 19th hole and had dinner and a traditional silent auction to raise some money for the Kyrene Rotary Club. Check ot these cool golf shoes I won at the auction! 🙂

old school tempe real estate agents

Randy Courtney, Nick Bastian, Patrick Walsh

Old School Tempe Real Estate:

After the auction I caught up with some old industry friends and icons. We talked about family, friends, life and our business. I love talking to agents who are collectively happy for each other’s success and who always look to be friends instead of adversaries. Many people in our industry treat each part of their transactions like a battle.

There’s probably 100 years of real estate experience between the three guys in the photo above. All of us have sold hundreds and hundreds of homes, but none of us look at each other as competition as much as we look at each other as friends and advocates. That’s a completely different mindset than what we see from a few others in our market.

It always cracks me up when I hear a particular agent here in Tempe tell her son that I am their competition. I just roll my eyes and smile / nod…

Overall, it was a really great day and I am looking forward to playing in the tournament again next year.

BIG thanks to my friend Mike Curlee for setting up our foursome! Maybe next year we’ll invite some rookies! 🙂

About Nick Bastian

Nick Bastian is a 26 year veteran of the real estate industry and enjoys his career very much. Nick is always available to "talk shop" with anyone that may have real estate related questions. "Just Call Nick" at 602-803-NICK (6425) - he's glad to help.
Nick can also be found over on the Phoenix Real Estate Guy blog and on Twitter or out and about in the community making friends and having some fun.

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