Those of you who know me well will know I love going to music festivals. Glastonbury is my favourite and I’ve been going every year since 1991. What I love most about going, aside from outstanding performances from Coldplay, ZZ Top and The Who, is the atmosphere.
Thousands of people are gathered on that small-ish farm in Somerset and I know a lot of people think that, with so many people, the whole event is one big fight for space and a lot of pushing and shoving. When people think of Glastonbury, they think of the mud, the flooded tents, the constant noise and, dare I say it, the overflowing toilets!
But do you know what? They’re wrong! In my experience, it’s quite the opposite. Everyone happily gets along; dancing, drinking, chatting and, most importantly, enjoying quality music together. Moshing with the masses to The Prodigy in 1997 (before moshing was cool) was a highlight for me…but I digress.
The one striking thing about Glastonbury is that people of all ages, families, couples, friends and lone-wolves come together to do the thing they love. They create a community that keeps me going back to Glastonbury every year.
The My Home Move community reminds me a lot of Glastonbury. We’re all from different worlds (estate agents, brokers, builders, conveyancers), but we come together to do something we firmly believe in. Our community of property professionals believe in working in partnership to create a great experience for people moving home and I know that when we get it right, it makes the world of difference.
That’s why, up there with Glastonbury, I love the My Home Move Annual Conference, which took place only a couple of weeks ago. It’s the one day of the year that our community can come together, spend quality time and generally catch-up, making our teamwork stronger and our service to clients even better.
Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. For those of you who joined us for the day, let’s keep the momentum going and continue to make our relationship stronger throughout the year. For those of you who couldn’t make it, the sentiment remains; by working together and building on our relationships we can ensure our clients have a successful home move. I’ll look forward to catching you all at the next event.
P.S, has anyone else heard of Weather Report? They were a great band. My colleagues tell me I have no taste in music, but I beg to differ…