When it was time for Bill Bailey to retire from his position as a principal, he was not ready – still hungry for the opportunity to help grow his community, he transitioned to a different, yet fitting career. “I wasn’t ready to retire, I needed a focus and it was an opportunity to bring my skills from my career in education into the real estate market,” Bailey explained.
Throughout the years spent teaching children and managing a school, Bailey became an expert in marketing. This is just one overlapping skill he took with him into his new career. As the de facto leader, Bailey learned how to put the school’s best face forward. Small hand negotiating, experience working with a diverse group of people, and adopting a solutions-based approach are other skills from Bailey’s previous career that he continues to use every day in his new profession.
“You get used to working with different types of people in different ways and I learned how to bring conflicting beliefs to a satisfactory conclusion, which is extremely important in real estate,” he said.
Though, what is perhaps the most valuable asset Bailey brings to Powell River’s increasingly competitive real estate industry is his dedication to his clients. “Client care is my number one focus and always has been,” he said, “I’m at the stage in my life now where I’ve been through one career, and my kids are all grown up so this has become my life, my hobby and my passion.”
Ready and willing to devote all his time to his clients, the full-time realtor guaranteed he is “ready at the drop of a hat.” In fact, its Bailey’s full devotion to his clients that ensures every client is also a friend for life. The truth is, Bailey disclosed, “clients are more than just numbers to me.” His client-centered approach enables him to truly get to know who he is working with to bring in the best results.