Football fans will by now be engrossed in the biggest tournament in the game: The World Cup.
2 games in and it’s fair to say this is the brightest start we’ve made to a tournament for some time. Collectively, the team appears very united with everyone playing their part. No doubt your family and friends have all become armchair experts, debating anything and everything, from VAR to Harry Kane and the race for the golden boot.
Whether you’re a football fan or not, the World Cup has probably touched you in some way. Events such as the World Cup have a habit of bringing people together and the longer England stay in, the more we (and our clients) walk around with a bounce in our step.
People from all walks of life watch, hope and cheer for their team (or adoptive team, in some cases depending on who you pulled out the sweepstake) – and, when you really think about it, it’s pretty unique as an event for doing this.
In the property industry, we’re in a unique position to experience this every day. We all do very different jobs; but whether you’re an Estate Agent, Mortgage Broker, House Builder or Conveyancer, one single thing brings us all together – the client.
Just as the World Cup is the biggest event in football, moving home is one of the biggest events in our lives – particularly if it’s for the first time. This single event brings us all together; all working as cogs in a machine to push moves through and make our clients’ dreams a reality.
Now, even though the dream of seeing England lift the World Cup again may still be exactly that, in our industry we really do get the chance to make dreams come true for clients every day. It might sound cheesy, but that’s probably because to us, doing this is just the day job – we can all sometimes forget just how remarkable it is.
Just like in the England team, everyone will play a part in the success. To achieve this everyone must come together, work in unison and collaborate to make a client’s moving dream a reality. Despite the market pressure, we must all continue to pull in the same direction, work with efficiency and with our clients’ best interests at heart. We all want the same result.
Harry Kane summed it up pretty well in his post-match interview on Sunday: “that’s what the World Cup’s all about – everyone coming together…we’ve just got to stick together and stick to our game plan.” So let’s take on Harry’s advice and continue to work together through the summer peak and pressures, because our teamwork across the industry can truly make a difference to our mutual clients.
As for England’s chances, tougher tests lie ahead in the knockout stages, but given what we’ve seen so far, I’m quietly confident we will at least emulate Euro ‘96 and Italia ‘90 and who knows, football might just come home!