“Ok Zackry we are going to be traveling at speeds of up to 90 miles an hour with 150 other cars winding through the hot dusty desert and I need you to help me navigate the race.” Day 1 of racing is all preparation. Checking in. Filling out authorization forms. Checking the car from top to bottom. Discussing our game plan. Double and triple checking all the details from bolts to our communication system. At what point will we have any pit breaks? Who is a part of our team and what do they do? In case of trouble in the car here is our plan and/or strategy. Who or what can get in our way and what will we do about it? What are our responsibilities to ensure success? Success in a race does not come down to just the driver, it comes down to managing all finite details and all those who play a part. As the leader of the race team and driver you have to manage all these team members, car details, and drive your way to the finish line with as minimal challenges as possible. All the while being prepared for the unknown that only experience can get you through. As I was sitting at the starting line looking at all the other cars I could not help to start and think… Is everything prepped and ready to go? Did they check this car over from top to bottom? Did I make the right decision in getting into this car with Michael, the driver? Is he qualified to drive this fast and do I trust him to take me to the finish line safely? I have never done this before and I can’t help but feel anxiety as the car revs up to take off across the desert for 160 miles of unknown terrain. The gun goes off and the race begins. There is no turning back now as I stare at a computer screen, with blinding dust, cars all around us, gravel flying in our face, bumps shaking the car, and a heart that is beating through my chest. I can only look forward and navigate.
That day as I sat in the race car, I could not help but think and feel all the parallels of racing and buying a home. My clients are personally referred to me to make typically the biggest investment of their lifetime. Usually for the first time or for only a handful of times prior. But no matter how many times it is same the feeling of nervousness and stress that comes with such a large financial decision. We make a game plan and discuss all details. Here are the potential items we need to be aware of. There is a team that will be a part of your purchase and are equally a part of your success. This is how we will communicate. We cannot forecast the unknown but I can share my 15+ years of experience to successfully help you reach your final destination of a new home or mortgage. Everything is prepped in advance, but as soon as you enter into contract to buy a home it is like the starting line of blinding dust. Fear and excitement of ownership wash over you all at once. And you have chosen me to navigate you to the finish line. You have put your trust in me and I do not take this for granted. I have put trust in my team and they don’t take it for granted. We realize this is the biggest investment of your life and we are going to get you to the finish line. Every day I strap into the race car with new clients and the thrill that I get from it keeps me back at the racetrack every morning.
I thank my clients from over 15+ years until present day for the opportunity to navigate their race. Every day I live my passion in helping and being of service to others. My name is Zackry Cooper, and no I am not a race car driver. I am the navigator of your mortgage tied to the biggest investment of your life. Your home.
Check out this link that includes live recorded footage of my race: https://goo.gl/nktrfD